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Expert in Agronomy, Livestock Waste Management, Crop Consulting

Expert ID: 724009 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has expertise in waste management practices recommendations based on federal and state laws, best management practices, and agronomic principles for ag feedlots.

Scouting and recommendations for production of crops such as: variety selections, soil sampling, soil test interpretations, nutrient recommendations, plot work, yield checks and comparisons.

Scouting and pesticide recommendations for ag crops.

Evaluates and recommends ag pesticides for crop production based on scouting and or crop production situations with specific pest problems.

Crop production recommendations from an agronomist side of ag field crops based on agricultural principles.

NRCS Technical Service Provider. Makes recommendations for practices that improve soil conservation such as: no-till, mulch till, reduce till, strip till, crop selections, buffer strip and grass waterways, etc.

Pesticide application recommendations that include best management practices for reducing and controlling spray drift using: pesticide formulations, nozzle selection, pressure settings, speed, carrier volume, drift control agents, and wind speed and direction.

Retail agribusiness experience includes sales, budgeting, sales projections, inventory control, services, purchasing, marketing, setting margins.

Experience includes the science of crop production and animal waist storage and disposal in animal and crop production. The spectrum of experience in crops includes soils, crops, engineering, conservation, and production agriculture.

Experience includes the areas of production agriculture including hybrid and variety selection, soils information, soil conservation, pest best management practices, soil fertility analysis and recommendations, and animal waist disposal on agricultural lands.

Experience includes agronomic production in forage crops such as sorghum, sorghum-sudangrass, legumes and legume/grass crops.

Animal crops include grain and forage crop production. Corn, soybean, and all types of forage crop production, harvest and storage.

Animal waste management experience includes analysis of waste, crop nutrient recommendations, nutrient budgets, soil testing, best management practices, feedlot permits, regulatory compliance.

Crop management experience includes best management practices, budget analysis, hybrid and variety selection, pest management, soil management, conservation practice analysis and implementation, profit analysis, crop rotation analysis. Experience also includes crop rotation affects, profit analysis, best management practices, pest control, variety and hybrid selection process, and applying agronomy practices to cropping systems.

Herbicide experience includes soil analysis for making application recommendations, weed identification and control evaluation, label interpretation for producers, best management practices, herbicide selection and recommendations, custom application, application experience and analysis, application equipment, application analysis.

Agronomy experience includes best management practices, scouting, identification, biological control, variety selection, crop rotation effects, pesticide recommendations, prevention measures, application experience and equipment. Crop pest management including scouting, insecticide selection for pests, biological control evaluation, handling, re-entry, residual control, application.

Pesticide application equipment experience includes actual equipment experience in the field by ground equipment, calibration, nozzle selection, label requirements for pesticide application, equipment evaluation and selection, budget for custom application.

Agronomy experience in pesticide-resistance management includes mode of action rotation, weed identification, best management practices, crop rotation, environment, pesticide timing and rate selection, biological and mechanical control options.

Agronomy experience in soil agriculture includes soil testing and interpretation, soils maps, soil conservation, conservation tillage, tillage effects on soils, compaction, fertilizing soils, soil pest control.

Soil amendment experience includes application of gypsum, animal waste applications, soil testing and interpretations, liming and equipment, and fertilizing.

Agronomy experience in sustainable agriculture includes soil conservation, crop rotation, variety and hybrid selection, best management practices, IPM, biological and mechanical pest control.

Agronomy experience in tillage includes effects of tillage on soil structure, conservation tillage, residue management, strip-till, no-till, mulch till, equipment, and compaction.

Agronomy experience in wheat production includes hard red spring and winter wheats, variety selection, fertility recommendations, no-till production, crop rotation, pest control, scouting, IPM, best management practices, pesticide application, and disease control.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Duluth, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: BS Subject: Agronomy Institution: U of MN

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sales Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2005 to Present Agency: USDA NRCS Role: Technical Service Provider Description: Write, Develop, and Implement Comp. Manure Management Plans, Manure Management plans, Nutrient Management plans, and Pest Management Plans

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Agronomy
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Crop Advisor,
USDA NRCS Technical Service Provider,
Certified Assc. Professional Agronomist
Medical / Professional
Dow Chemical
FMC

Fields of Expertise

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