Field Agronomist: Paul Kassel

Counties Served
  • Buena Vista
  • Clay
  • Dickinson
  • Emmet
  • Hancock
  • Kossuth
  • Palo Alto
  • Pocahontas
  • Sac
  • Winnebago
Areas of Expertise

Extension educational programs in crop production and protection; soil survey, fertility and conservation; and management of weeds, insects and crop disease.

Frequent Clients

Farmers and agribusiness personnel; educational programs are available for farmers, agribusiness, pesticide applicators and certified crop advisors.

Joined ISU Extension

Joined August, 1989

Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Agronomy extension,1981-present.
  • Pioneer hi-bred in South Dakota for 3 years
  • M.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University,1981
  • B.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University, 1978
  • A few paper presentations at the North Central Weed Science Society
  • Past President of Iowa Section of National Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • Past President of the ISU Ag Alumni Association
  • 2011 -- Using Ground Eggshells as a Liming Material in Corn and Soybean Production, by John D. Holmes, John E. Sawyer, Paul Kassel, and Dorivar Ruiz Diaz.  Journal: Crop Management, Plant Management Network.
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