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Howard Woodard

Howard J. Woodard


Professor Emeritus of Soil Science

Office Building

Berg Agricultural Hall



Mailing Address

Berg Agricultural Hall 316
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2100A
University Station
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


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

Academic Interests

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

Work Experience

Research, teaching, and consulting in agronomy and soil management

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

Area(s) of Research

Soil management and soil fertility

Applications of Research

Farm systems and input recommendations