Kapil Arora

Agricultural Engineering Specialist
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Frequent Clients
Agri-businesses, farmers, homeowners, livestock producers

Joined ISU Extension and Outreach
September, 2002

Other Experience

  • senior engineer for a private firm working with organic, non-hazardous industrial solid waste management, 1998-2002
  • environmental engineer, 1996-1998
Area of Expertise
biomass harvesting, biomass crops, composting, irrigation, manure handling, manure management plans, P-index, RUSLE2, soil compaction, tile drainage, tillage, water quality, ag building ventilation, ag odor/air quality, ag safety, ag building structures, bio-economy, CRP, energy conservation, forage harvest, forage storage, grain handling, grain storage, home energy, home indoor air quality, home maintenance, machinery, methane digesters, native grasses, onsite sewage disposal, open feedlot design, private water supply, local foods
Education
Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering (Soil & Water Resources), Iowa State University, 2014
M.S., Agricultural Engineering & Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 1995
Awards
ISU Extension - Scholarship and Discovery/Engagement Award, 2011
ISU - R.K. Bliss Outstanding Career Achievement Award, 2010
ISU Extension - Excellence in Agricultural Extension Programs Award, 2009
ISU Extension - Achievement by Educational Team Award, 2008, 2004
ISU Extension - Individual Achievement Award, 2006
Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Professionals Society - State Early Career Award, 2006
Iowa State University Extension - New Professional Award, 2005
Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Superior Paper Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE)
Published Articles

Arora, Kapil, Steven K. Mickelson, Matthew J. Helmers, and James L. Baker, 2010. Review of Pesticide Retention Processes Occurring in Buffer Strips Receiving Agricultural Runoff. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 46(3):618-647.

Mickelson, S.K., M.J. Helmers, K. Arora, and M. Bansal. 2006. Vegetative Filter Education and Assessment in the State of Iowa. Paper presented at the 2006 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA. 9 - 12 July 2006. ASABE meeting paper Number 062175.

Arora, K., S.K. Mickelson, J. L. Baker, M.J. Helmers. 2006. Effect of Buffer Strip Processes on Pesticide Transport from Agricultural Fields: A Review. Paper presented at the 2006 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA. 9 - 12 July 2006. ASABE meeting paper Number 062152.

Arora, K., S.K. Mickelson, and J.L. Baker. 2003. Effectiveness of vegetated buffer strips in reducing pesticide transport in simulated runoff. Transactions of the ASAE 46(3): 635-644.

Baker, J. L., S. K. Mickelson, K. Arora, and A. K. Misra. 2000. The Potential of Vegetated Filter Strips to Reduce Pesticide Transport. p 272-285 in T. R. Steinheimer, L. J. Ross, and T. D. Spittler, eds., Agrochemical Fate and Movement: Perspective and Scale of Study. American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium Series 751. Oxford University Press, Washington, D.C.

Arora, K., S. K. Mickelson, J. L. Baker, D. P. Tierney and C. J. Peters. 1996. Herbicide Retention by Vegetative Buffer Strips Under Natural Rainfall. Transactions of the ASAE 39(6):2155-2162.

Arora, K., S.K. Mickelson, and J.L. Baker. 1995. Evaluating vegetative buffer strips for herbicide retention. Paper No. 95-2699. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Arora, K., J.L. Baker, S.K. Mickelson, and D.P. Tierney. 1993. Evaluating herbicide removal by buffer strips under natural rainfall. Paper No. 93-2593. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

Contact
515-462-1001
117 North John Wayne Drive
Winterset
Iowa
50273
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