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College of Agriculture

Department of Agronomy
Faculty of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station

The Department of Agronomy provides statewide leadership in teaching, research, and extension in crop, soil, and range sciences. Weed science, crop breeding, climatology, and protecting soil and water resources are also important components of the department.

Eric Adee

Eric A. Adee
Associate Professor,
Agronomist-in-Charge

Specialization:
Crop performance
Plant pathology

Eduardo Santos

Eduardo Alvarez Santos
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Agricultural micrometeorology

Ray Asebedo

Antonio "Ray" Asebedo
Professor

Specialization: 
Precision agriculture

 

Ignacio Ciampitti

Ignacio A. Ciampitti
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Crop production
Cropping systems

 

Anita Dille

Anita Dille
Professor

Specialization:
Weed ecology

 

Kevin Donnelly

Kevin J. Donnelly
Professor

Specialization:
Crop science

Walter Fick

Walter H. Fick
Professor

Specialization:
Range management

 

Allan Fritz

Allan K. Fritz
Professor

Specialization:
Wheat breeding

Jianming Fu

Jianming Fu
Research Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Crop genetics

Ganga Hettiarachchi

Ganga Hettiarachchi
Professor

Specialization:
Soil and environmental chemistry
Nutrient and trace element biogeochemistry
Soil and water remediation
Urban soil issues

Mithila Jugulam

Mithila Jugulam
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Weed science

Mary Beth KirkhamM.B. Kirkham

Professor

Specialization:
Crop physiology
Soil-plant-water relations



 

Gerard KluitenbergGerard J. Kluitenberg
Professor

Specialization:
Soil and environmental physics

 

Xiaomao LinXiaomao Lin
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Agricultural climatology
Climate science
Bio-atmospheric interactions

Romulo Lollato

Romulo Pisa Lollato
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Wheat and forages production

 

Doo-Hong Min

Doo-Hong Min
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Forage management

 

Colby Moorberg

Colby J. Moorberg
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Root ecology and hydropedology

 

Geoffrey Morris

Geoffrey P. Morris
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Crop genetics and genomics

Nathan Nelson

Nathan O. Nelson
Professor

Specialization:
Soil fertility
Nutrient management

 

Clenton Owensby

Clenton E. Owensby
Professor

Specialization:
Range management

 

Andres Patrignani

Andres Patrignani
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Soil water management

 

 

P.V.V. Prasad

P.V. Vara Prasad
University Distinguished Professor
Director - Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab

Specialization: 
Crop ecophysiology
Sustainable farming systems
International agriculture

DeAnn Presley

DeAnn R. Presley
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Environmental soil science and management

Michel Ransom

Michel D. Ransom
Professor,
Interim Department Head

Specialization:
Soil classification and mineralogy

Davina RhodesDavina Rhodes
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Nutritional improvement of food crops

Charles RiceCharles W. Rice
University Distinguished
Professor

Specialization:
Soil microbiology
Soil carbon and nitrogen
Agriculture and climate change

Kraig Roozeboom

Kraig L. Roozeboom
Professor

Specialization:
Cropping systems

Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz

Dorivar A. Ruiz-Diaz
Professor

Specialization:
Soil fertility and nutrient management

William Schapaugh

William T. Schapaugh, Jr.
Professor

Specialization:
Soybean breeding

Krishna Jagadish

S.V. Krishna Jagadish
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Abiotic stress physiologist

Tesfaye Tesso

Tesfaye Tesso
Professor

Specialization:
Sorghum breeding and genetics

 

 

Peter Tomlinson

Peter J. Tomlinson
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Environmental quality

 

Stephen Welch

Stephen M. Welch
Professor

Specialization:
Theoretical plant modeling

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