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Myers is new State Cereal Crops Extension Specialist

Published: November 30, 2012

Brent Myers

Dr. Brent Myers will join the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources in the Division of Plant Sciences as Assistant Professor effective December 1, 2012. Brent will serve as State Extension Specialist for Cereal Crops with a 75% Extension / 25% Research appointment. Brent will perform needs analyses and develop focused extension and applied research programs to address those needs. He will have primary responsibility for Extension education programming on the production of corn, wheat, and other cereal crops in Missouri with emphasis on sustainability and profitability of production systems, cultural practices, stress management, and grain quality and use, and other areas. In addition, Brent will develop active relationships with other faculty, regional Extension specialists, cereal grain producers, and industry and participate in appropriate interdisciplinary programs and projects.

Prior to joining Plant Sciences, Brent earned MS and PhD Degrees in Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri. His dissertation was entitled “Sensor driven methods for soil landscape models”. Most recently, Brent has worked as Research Soil Scientist with the USDA-ARS group in Columbia. Before that, he served as postdoctoral research associate at the University of Florida, Gainesville, for two years. Recent research includes mapping continuous depth fluctuations of subsoil potassium, modeling soil electrical conductivity, associations between soil carbon and ecological landscape drivers, and several other topics. Brent has broad expertise in geospatial assessment of corn/soybean yield risk, crop profitability modeling, soil landscape models, digital soil mapping and other areas that bring the power of modern technologies to application in Missouri’s crop production systems.

Please join us in welcoming Brent to the Division of Plant Sciences, CAFNR, and Mizzou. His email is myersdb@missouri.edu.

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