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Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

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Research Projects

Agriculture Production Systems

Dr. John Holman, Assistant Professor, is the Cropping Systems Agronomist at Garden City, SWREC. Holman earned a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and a master’s degree in Weed Science from Montana State University, and a PhD in Plant Science from the University of Idaho. His expertise is in integrated cropping systems with emphasis in weed science and forages. From 2002 to 2006, he worked as a research and extension scientist for the University of Idaho. He joined Kansas State University in 2006.

Area of Emphasis

John Holman’s research focuses on improving the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture production systems, with emphasis in utilizing cultural and technological tools to address underlying cropping systems concerns. Several projects that have been initiated are:

  • Evaluate alternative cropping systems that incorporate nitrogen fixating crops into the rotation by increasing cropping intensity, yet maintain or increase economic return, water-use efficiency, and soil and water quality
  • Evaluate winter canola production systems for southwest Kansas
  • Investigate sustainable methods of strip-tillage and no-tillage irrigated corn production