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New ISU Extension Corn Specialist Begins July 1



AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University will welcome a new corn specialist when Roger Elmore joins the Agronomy faculty as a professor on July 1.

Elmore was previously a professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Illinois State and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois in agronomy. 

“My extension program focuses on delivering the best scientific principles to producers and my research is driven by the desire to generate research that answers questions and impending needs of farmers,” Elmore said. 

Elmore’s research has included resource-efficient cropping systems, corn greensnap, nodulation and physiological response of glyphosate resistant soybean to glyphosate and comparing glyphosate-tolerant and conventional corn hybrid performance.

“At Iowa State I have a number of research projects planned such as testing abiotic stresses (like frost, hail and wind), biotic stresses (insects, weeds and disease), yield and new cropping systems,” he said. 

Elmore is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and an active member of several professional organizations including the Crop Science Society of America and the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Production Agriculture and the Agronomy Journal.

Elmore will be speaking at several events this summer including ISU Agribusiness Education crop diagnostic clinics on July 11-12, July 13-14 and July 18-19.  For more information visit http://www.aep.iastate.edu/

Elmore also will work closely with ISU’s Corn and Soybean Initiative, a program to integrate the university’s applied research and extension programs and expertise in corn and soybean production with a goal of increasing Iowa growers’ productivity and global competitiveness.


Contacts :
Melea Reicks Licht, Agronomy, mreicks@iastate.edu, (515) 294-1890

Jean McGuire, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu



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