Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Soil Science, farming practices, soil and water conservation, canola, rapeseed, wheat, landscapes

ID: 731610 Oregon, USA

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Expert has 39 years experience as a soil scientist, pedologist and agronomist. He has conducted hundreds of field studies to investigate soils, deploying various sampling methods and equipment. He has conducted scores of field experiments in dryland cropping systems. These include trials on tillage, plant nutrition, soil water, soil management, and soil sampling. Expert has experience in the production of wheat, barley, oats, canola, mustard, peas, garbanzo beans sunflower, camelina, flax, and other dryland crops.

Expert is licensed to handle neutron moisture meters containing radioactive sealed sources. He provides advice to farmers and those that advise farmers. He has approximately 200 direct individual clientele contacts annually and in group settings, clientele contacts exceed 2000 annually. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications in journals or extension publication.

Expert has advised individual growers, public institutions and private business on correcting soil pH. This includes both acid and alkaline soil condition. He has authored publications on the soil pH and correcting soil pH.

He has worked for more than 25 years with canola (rapeseed) (Brassica napus and Brassica rapa) on production, processing, and marketing of whole seed, canola meal and canola oil. He is cooperatively responsible for the release of 3 canola cultivars. He has advised on small and larger scale canola crushing plants and the production of biodiesel from vegetable oil. He is very familiar with the fatty acid profiles of canola and other vegetable oils.

Expert has worked in dryland wheat cropping systems for more than 25 years. He has advised producers on tillage practices, fertilizer application and nutrient management on winter and spring wheat and hard and soft wheat. He has been responsible for the education of growers and consultants on wheat and oilseed production practices and on best management practices to reduce erosion and minimize runoff.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: Phd Subject: Soil Morphology and Genesis Institution: Iowa State Univesity
Year: 1977 Degree: MS Subject: Soil Science Institution: Washington State University
Year: 1974 Degree: BS Subject: Natural Resource Management Institution: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Extension Soil Scientist Department: Crop and Soil Science Department
He is responsible for cropping systems research and extension for dryland farming in Oregon. His main focus is on soil and water management in semiarid regions with emphasis on wheat and oilseed produciton
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: Iowa State University Title: Assist Professor Department: Agronomy
He taught agronomy classes at Iowa State University
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1982 Employer: Iowa State University Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant Department: Agronomy
He taught agronomy and soil science classes and conducted research in pedology
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1977 Employer: USDA Soil Conservation Service (now NRCS) Title: Soil Scientist Department:
He mapped soils in the Cooperative Soil Survey
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1977 Employer: Washington State University Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant Department: Soils
He taught air photo interpretation and conducted research in Pedology
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1975 Employer: Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Title: Assistant zoning administrator Department: Zoning
He inspected soils approval of on-site septic systems
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1964 to 1974 Employer: self employed farmer Title: farmer Department:

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Provided deposition on farming practices and land management
Training / Seminars
Expert had developed numerous seminars on the production of winter canola. These seminars cover all aspects of canola production from tillage, planting equipment, sowing rates, time of sowing, row widths, fertilizer application, insect and weed scouting, insect management, harvest techniques and crop storage.

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