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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Ph.D., Agronomy, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, 1975 Master of Science, Agronomy, Univ. of Tenn., Knoxville, 1972 SP4, US Army, 1969-1970 (Vietnam veteran) Bachelor of Science, General Agriculture, Univ. of Tenn., Martin, 1968
Research Agronomist, GS-15, US Dept. of Agric.-Agric. Res. Serv., Stoneville, MS, 1975-2004 (Retired in 2004--see Delta Farm Press article)
Coordinator of Research and Technology Transfer, Miss. Soybean Promotion Board (www.mssoy.org) , 2010-present
RESEARCH SPECIALTY AREAS:
Soybean and Corn Irrigation Cropping Systems Early Soybean Production System General Soybean Production and Management Economics of Weed Management Systems for Soybeans Economics of Cropping and Production Systems that Utilize Soybeans and Corn.
Developed Stale Seedbed Concept of Production.
Developed Early Soybean Production System for Midsouthern US.
Developed Soybean Irrigation Scheduling Technology for the Midsouthern US.
Co-editor of Early Soybean Production System Handbook.
Co-editor of Soybean Production in the Midsouth.
Author of three authoritative chapters in American Society of Agronomy Monographs.
Developed technology that results in >$100 million annual increase in producer income in Midsouthern US.
Early Soybean Production System Handbook
Soybean Production in the Midsouth
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING AND ADVISORY RECORD
Associate Editor, CROP SCIENCE, 1984-1985.
Technical Editor, CROP SCIENCE, 1986-1988.
Member, DowElanco Southeastern US Soybean Crop Advisory Board, 1991-1992.
Editorial Board, FIELD CROPS RESEARCH, 1994-1998.
Wrote "Delta Soybean Scene", monthly column, DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL, 1998-2001.
United Soybean Board proposal peer review panel, 1999-2002.
Writing Coordinator and Problem Area author, ARS National Program 305, 5-year action plan, 2001.
Subcontractor, Miss. State University, Yazoo Backwater Area Reformulation Project, 2005.
Freelance writer, Delta Farm Press, Soybean South, Successful Farming, 2005-2007 (See Articles page for list of published articles).
Member, Successful Farming magazine High Yield Team, 2005-2007.
Project Manager/Lead Author of CAST (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology) Special Publication No. 30 entitled "Sustainability of U.S. Soybean Production: Conventional, Transgenic, and Organic Production Systems", July 2009. Available for purchase from CAST at http://www.cast-science.org/default.asp.
Coordinator of Research and Technology Transfer, Miss. Soybean Promotion Board (http://www.mssoy.org/) , Sept. 2010--