TitleAssistant Professor, Crop Production
Office BuildingBerg Agricultural Hall
Mailing AddressBerg Agricultural Hall 228
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2207A
Brookings, SD 57007
Alternative crop research
Part of my research investigates potential alternative crops and their viability for inclusion in cropping systems in the Midwest region.
EducationSouth Dakota State University Microbiology BS 1994
South Dakota State University Biology M.S. 1996
South Dakota State University Plant Science PhD 2016
Awards and Honors•2016, Clay, D.E., G. Reicks, J. Chang, T. Kharel, and S.A.H. Bruggeman. 2016. Assessing a fertilizer program: Short and long-term approaches. In A. Chatterjee and D. Clay (eds), Soil Fertility Management in Agroecosystems. ASA/Crop Science/SSSA digital library, Madison WI, used to develop a certified crop consultant training guide.
•Gene “Doc” Arnold Plant Science Graduate Student Scholarship 2015-2016
•Awarded the Weed Science Society Paper of the Year in 2012
GrantsDetecting and monitoring brine spills in rangeland using remote sensing. L. Li, S.A. Bruggeman, J. J. Stone, H. Sieverding. $46,000.January 2018-September 2018. South Dakota NASA EPSCoR Program
Achieving 100 Bu/A soybean yields: on-farm research and sharing high yield protocols with South Dakota soybean producers.D.E. Clay et al. $283,478. July 2017-June 2018 (Co-PI) South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Achieving 100 Bu/A soybean yields: developing, testing, and sharing high yield protocols with South Dakota soybean producers. D. E. Clay et al. $280,382. July 2016-June 2017 (Co-PI) South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Influence of Agrisure Artesian water-optimization alleles on hybrid performance and response to excess soil moisture. Clay, D.E., G. Reicks, and S.A. Hansen.$32,125.February 2014-December 2015. Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
Sequencing of corn and teosinte samples in weed pressure studies.D.P. Horvath, S. A. Clay, and S.A. Hansen.2014. $50,000.USDA Program Leadership.
Identification of differential agronomic traits in early stage teosinte, flint, dent, and sugar (sweet) corn varieties in competition with weeds.Hansen, S.A. $4,000.May 2013-April 2014.South Dakota State University Center for Excellence in Drought Tolerance Research Excellence in Plant Stress Research Awards.
Identification of differential agronomic traits in early stage teosinte, flint, dent, and sugar (sweet) corn varieties in competition with weeds.Hansen, S.A. $7,400.April 1, 2013-March 30, 2014.South Dakota State University Research/Scholarship Support Fund 2013.
Drought tolerance in California studies. Clay, D.E., S.A. Clay, and S. Hansen. $28,676.March 2010-December 2010.