DR RICHARD CRUSE

PROFESSOR IN AGRONOMY

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

AWARDS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 3212-Agronomy Hall

Iowa State University

tel: 515-294-7850

email: rmc@iastate.edu

 
 


Richard Cruse is a professor in the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University. His research program involves field and laboratory research in: 1) Soil and Crop Management; 2) applied Soil Physics; and 3) Soil Fertility.Objectives include evaluating the effect of tillage and cropping systems on: 1) soil physical properties; 2) soil and water conservation; and 3) crop growth and yield.


Examples or recent and current research projects within this program and colleagues cooperating in these activities include:

  • Determining the effect of tillage systems on optimum planting date for corn and soybeans and evaluating these effects on corn and soybean yield – Mario Perez-Bidegain
  • Estimations of water runoff and soil erosion losses for each day and for each township in Iowa – Several cooperators across campus, University of Iowa, The National Soil Tilth Laboratory, and The National Soil Erosion Laboratory.
  • Estimating crop biomass removal (for energy production) effects on soil organic matter content – Krisztina Eleki
  • Determining tractor tire design impacts on corn yield – Brian Gelder
  • Designing and developing a water runoff and soil erosion collection system for small plots and natural rainfall events – Hillary Owen

His teaching program focuses on soil management. Classes are taught at the graduate level on campus and in the Masters of Science in Agronomy distance education program. Additionally, since 2000 a soil and water conservation class has been annually taught in Hungary for undergraduate students.


Webmaster: Krisztina Eleki (keleki@iastate.edu)

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