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Jose Guzman

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Title

Assistant Professor

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab

Office

247

Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 247
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2140C
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

CV

CV_JGG.docx

Education

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ph.D. in Soil Sciences

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
M.S. in Soil Science

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
B.S. in Agronomy

Specialty Area

  • "Soil Management, Soil Fertility, Soil Health, Soil Carbon Dynamics"

Area(s) of Research

For farmers in South Dakota to improve sustainability and productivity on their land in the long-term, attention must be given on how soils can be managed to; (i) mitigate the effects of changing climate conditions (i.e. improve soil structure to increase water conservation); (ii) produce more with less land and rising input cost (i.e. fertilizers and fuel); and, (iii) adapting soil conservation practices to reduce further degradation of soil health. Research at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm is assessing management practices that are derived from ecological principles (mimicking nature) which places heavy emphasis on developing a healthy and biologically active soil ecology and uses cultural practices (rotation, sanitation, competition, little soil disturbance) as the primary method of pest control.

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