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Department of Agronomy

Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti

Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti

Associate Professor

Crop Production and Cropping Systems
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Kansas State University
2014E Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6940
Fx: +1-785-532-6094

Biography & Education


Dr. Ignacio A. Ciampitti was born in Buenos Aires City, in Argentina. He received his degree in Agricultural Engineer at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

During his time pursuing a Ph.D. at Purdue University, Ignacio worked as a research assistant, and was actively involved in the graduate students' representatives committee. Ignacio received several honors among them, Marschner Young Scientist Award, Gerald O. Mott Award, Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, and the International Scholar Award from IPNI.

His research program focuses on integrating field, statistics, remote sensing and modeling research for understanding plant responses. Dr. Ciampitti has published several synthesis-analysis and review papers for corn, soybean, sorghum and canola crops.

Dr. Ciampitti has authored or co-authored + 150 refereed journal articles in the last 10 years. He was awarded with both Early Career Awards from Agronomy and Crop Science societies, Extension and Education Award, and research awards for Gamma Sigma Delta and Sigma Xi.

Currently, he is an Associate Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Agronomy, and part of the Editorial Board for Remote Sensing, Field Crops Research, and Forecasting journals. He is also a board member of the Crop Science Society of America. He recently has received awards for his early professional career achievements such as the Early Career Awards for Epsilon Sigma Phi and Gamma Sigma Delta.

Ignacio married Gloria in 2007 and they have three children, Simon, Josefina and Jeremías. For recreation, Ignacio enjoys time spent with family, the outdoors, swimming, and cooking.

  • Ph.D. Crop Physiology and Nutrition, Purdue University, 2012
  • M.S. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009
  • B.S. Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005


Focuses on using his applied and basic research program on extending the information to stakeholders, agronomists, crop consultants, and farmers. Unravelling the complexity of genotype (G), environment (E), and management (M) interactions is critical to advance the science and provide critical information for our stakeholders. The mission of the Ciampitti lab is to foster excellence in research and outreach with a focusing on integrating new technologies and data science to improve on farm predictions and decision making. Ciampitti’s research and outreach activities aim to help early-career scientists and farmers translate research information from data to management actions to improve the on-farm data-driven and scientific knowledge-based decision-making process.


For a complete list of publications, please visit the Ciampitti Lab website at:


Here is a list of the most relevant publications (10 total):

  • Ciampitti, I.A., D. Makowski, J. Fernandez, J. Lacasa, and G. Lemaire. 2021. Does water availability affect the critical N dilution curves in crops? A case study for maize, wheat, and tall fescue crops. Field Crops Res. 108301.
  • Ciampitti, I.A., Fernandez, J., Tamagno, S., Zhao, B., Lemaire, G., Makowski, D., 2021. Does the critical N dilution curve for maize crop vary across genotype x environment x management scenarios? - A Bayesian analysis. Eur. J. Agron. 126202.
  • Nieto, L., Schwalbert, R., Prasad, P.V.V., Olson, B.J.S.C., and Ciampitti, I.A., 2021. An integrated approach of field, weather, and satellite data for monitoring maize phenology. Sci Rep 11, 15711. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95253-7
  • de Borja Reis, A.F., L.H. Moro Rosso, et al., and I.A. Ciampitti. 2021. Sulfur fertilization in soybean: A meta-analysis on yield and seed composition. Eur. J. Agron. 126285.
  • Correndo, A.A., T.J. Hefley, D.P. Holzworth, and I.A. Ciampitti. 2021. Revisiting linear regression to test agreement in predicted-observed datasets. Ag. Systems. 103194.
  • Secchi, M.A., L.M. Bastos, M.J. Stamm, Y. Wright, C. Foster, C.D. Messina, and I.A. Ciampitti. 2021. Winter survival response of canola to meteorological variables and adaptative areas for current canola germplasm in the United States. Ag. Forest Met. 108267.
  • Fernandez, J.A., J. DeBruin, C.D. Messina, and I.A. Ciampitti. 2020. Late-season nitrogen fertilization on maize yield: A meta-analysis. Field Crops Res. 247: 107586.
  • Lemaire, G., and I.A. Ciampitti. 2020. Crop Mass and N Status as Prerequisite Covariables for Unraveling Nitrogen Use Efficiency across Genotype-by-Environment-by-Management Scenarios: A Review. Plants 9, 1309.
  • de Borja Reis, A.F., Tamagno, S., Moro Rosso, L.H., I.A. Ciampitti. 2020. Historical trend on seed amino acid concentration does not follow protein changes in soybeans. Sci Rep 10, 17707. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74734-1
  • Balboa, G.R., and I.A. Ciampitti. 2020. Estimating biological nitrogen fixation in field-grown soybeans: impact of B value. Plant Soil 446, 195–210.
  • Ciampitti, I. A., and F. Salvagiotti. 2018. New Insights into Soybean Biological Nitrogen Fixation. Agron. J. 110:1185-1196. doi:10.2134/agronj2017.06.0348


Our main research areas are in crop ecophysiology with expertise in stress adaptation, crop modeling, remote sensing, and farming systems with experience in corn, soybeans, sorghum, and canola field crops. In addition, our team is strong on blending field data with modern statistical tools for Applied Research.

For a complete list of current research projects, please visit the Ciampitti Lab website at:


Staff & Students

For complete information about current staff & students, please visit the Ciampitti Lab website (Team Members) at: