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Brent Turnipseed

E Turnipseed


Professor Emeritus of Agronomy

Office Building

Young Brothers Seed Technology Laboratory



Mailing Address

Seed Technology Lab 126
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2100A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Supervision of the overall operation of the SDSU Seed Testing Laboratory and leadership
of a seed research project. Instructional responsibilities include teaching four undergraduate
courses (PS 403/L - 503/L - Seed Technology, PS 312 - Seed and Grain Production and Conditioning, PS 308/L - Grain Grading, and PS 320 - Crop Judging), coaching of a crops judging team, serving on graduate committees, and advising of undergraduate students. Also serve on several departmental committees

Assistant Department Head, AHPS, June 22, 2018 - present

Federal Grain Inspection Service Advisory Board Member, 2018 - 2021 (3 yr. term)

Association of Official Seed Analysts, President, 2006 - 2009

Registered Seed Technologist (RST), 2001 - present

Supervisor, SDSU Seed Testing Lab, 1991 - present


Ph.D. Degree in Agronomy (Seed Technology), 1993. Mississippi State University
Minor: Plant Physiology
Dissertation: Deteriorative Changes in Soybean and Cotton

M.S. Degree in Agronomy (Seed Technology), 1987. Mississippi State University
Emphasis: Biochemistry and Botany
Thesis: Evaluation of Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Field Deterioration
in Soybean Seeds.

Academic Interests

Seed photography and seed identification

Seed Testing, Seed Dormancy, Seed Conditioning

Academic Responsibilities

Serving as Teaching Coordinator (2008 - present)
Instructor of 4 courses
Approval/Denial of departmental course petitions
Visit with prospective students/families
Other recruitment activities

Committee Activities

Variety Release Committee
Scholarship Committee
Curriculum Committee
Leadership Team
Teaching Enhancement and Assessment committee