My passion for my extension/research appointment emanates from my strong desire to support New York agriculture. To support that passion, I conduct a vigorous applied research program that focuses exclusively on New York agriculture. Last year, we conducted over 50 experiments at the Aurora Research Farm and on 11 farms throughout New York State to determine the best corn silage hybrids, soybeans varieties, and management practices for corn, soybean, and wheat. I strongly believe in disseminating the results of my research program to New York growers so I extensively publish my results in extension publications and I drive through New York State during the winter presenting the research results. I also have a keen interest in the science behind my applied research so I work enough fundamental science into a few of my experiments each year so I can publish the results in journal articles. This keeps me current with the literature and keeps me active in our annual Society Meetings.
Awards & Honors
Crop Science Society Fellow 2010 Crop Science Society of America