Expert in Soil Science, Crop Nutrition, Nutrient Management
Expert has extensive experience in soil requirements for growth of vegetable and fruit crops with particular emphasis on irrigated potato production. In addition to potatoes, he has conducted fertilizer and soil amendment research on blueberries, strawberries, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, garlic, onions, peas, snap beans, and sweet corn.
Because of the contamination of lead in many urban environments, Expert has kept up to date on the risks associated with this toxic element. He has written a fact sheet on how to cope with lead in the home garden and urban landscapes. He has also been involved with lead analysis of byproducts and associated risks of land application of these byproducts. Expert has experience with risk assessment of other metal contaminants such as cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and molybdenum that may be associated with industrial byproducts.
Expert has been involved with successful athletic field construction, his role being to identify the proper soil unit for drainage.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
|Year: 1983||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Soil Science||Institution: University of California-Davis|
|Year: 1978||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Horticulture||Institution: Pennsylvania State University|
|Year: 1976||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Horticulture||Institution: Pennsylvania State University|
|Years: 1995 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1989 to 1995||Employer: University of Minnesota||Title: Associate Professor||Department: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1983 to 1989||Employer: University of Minnesota||Title: Assisant Professor||Department: Department of Soil, Water, and Climate||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1978 to 1983||Employer: University of California||Title: Research Assistant||Department: Department of Pomology||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1976 to 1976||Employer: Pennsylvania State University||Title: Lab Technician||Department: Plant Pathology Department||Responsibilities:|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: Russia and Morocco||Summary: Expert helped set up a soil and plant tissue testing laboratory in Russia China, and Morocco. In both counties, he provided expertise in developing fertilizer recommendations for vegetable crop production.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, the American Society for Horticultural Science, and the Potato Association of America.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert is the author or co-author of 108 peer reviewed publications in the area of fertilizer use and nutrient management for crop production|