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Thandi Nleya

Thandi Nleya



Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab



Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 245B
Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science-Box 2140C
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


BiographicalSketch_Nleya.docx(22.71 KB)


Ph.D. (Crop Science): 1997. University of Saskatchewan, Canada
M.S. (Agronomy): 1988. Southampton University, England
B.S. (Agriculture): 1984. University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Academic Interests

PS/HO 447/547- Organic Plant Production
PS 781 - Graduate Seminar

Cropping Systems, Crop Management

Awards and Honors

Agronomy Journal Outstanding Associate Editor -2017

Professional Memberships

Member, American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
Associate Editor, American Society of Agronomy
Leader, Bioenergy Systems Community -2018
Vice-Leader, Bioernegy Systems Community -2017

Work Experience

2004-current South Dakota State University - Cropping Systems Agronomist
1999-2003 University of Saskatchewan, Canada - Postdoctoral Research Associate
1997-1999 University of Saskatchewan, Canada - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
1993 -1997 University of Saskatchewan, Canada - Research Assistant
1988-1992 Ministry of Agriculture, Zimbabwe - Principal Research Scientist
1987-1988 Southampton University, England - Research Assistant
1984-1987 Ministry of Agriculture, Zimbabwe - Research Scientist

Area(s) of Research

Cereal, oilseed, and pulse crops management
Dryland croppings systems
Organic crop production
Bioenergy crops