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Howard J. Woodard

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Title Professor
Office Building Berg Agricultural Hall
Room Number 316
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science
SAG 316, Box 2207A
Brookings, SD 57007

1973-1978, Supply Officer U.S. Navy
1979-1983, Graduate Research Assistant in Agronomy and Soil management
1984, Natural Resources Extension Assistant, Rutgers University
1985-1989, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Texas A&M University
1990-present, Faculty South Dakota State University

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Applications of Research

Farm systems and input recommendations

Academic Interests/Expertise

Crop production-tillage interactions, plant nutrient recycling, soil carbon, geology

Area(s) of Research

Soil management and soil fertility

Academic Responsibilities

Instruct or co-instruct:
. ABS203-Global Food Systems (team member)
. PS243-Principles of Geology
. PS244-Geological Resources of South Dakota (state tour)
. PRAG423-Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrient Management
. PS490/HO494-Internship Work Experience
. PS494/HO494-Internship Work Experience
. PS744-Soil N, P, and K,

Creative Activities

. Assist with S.D. Master Gardener's Training Workshops during summer
. Volunteer Crop Consultant with USAID, Winrock International, Land O' Lakes International in
Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Ghana, Bolivia, Lebanon, and China

Committee Activities

. Member of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science (AHPS) Department Leadership team
. Member of AHPS Curriculum Committee
. Member of AHPS Graduate Program Committee

Work Experience

Research, teaching, and consulting in agronomy and soil management

Specialty Area

  • Soil Management, Soil, Fertility, Crop Nutrition, Geology, Land Use


Ph.D. Agronomy, Rutgers University
B.S. Geology, University of Rochester

Extension Responsibilities

Volunteer basis as needed