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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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Specialty Area

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


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

Academic Interests/Expertise

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

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,

Committee Activities

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

Extension Responsibilities

Volunteer basis as needed

Applications of Research

Farm systems and input recommendations

Area(s) of Research

Soil management and soil fertility

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

Work Experience

Research, teaching, and consulting in agronomy and soil management