About Me

Hello Readers!

I’m Emma, and I’m a PhD Candidate in Agronomy at UW-Madison. My main research project looks at the potassium needs of soybeans. I’m in a soybean and small grains agronomy lab, so when I’m not sitting on my computer with GIS open I spend a lot of time pulling soil samples and taking stand counts.

Starting in April of 2022, I will be an Assistant Professor in the Agronomy Department at the University of Florida. My research program will focus on nutrient cycling in agronomic crop production systems. I will continue using a mix of small plot, on-farm, and data mining research approaches, which should allow me to continue to have spatial data related musings to share with readers. Posting may slow down for a little bit though as I get settled in Florida.

Before starting my PhD, I received my MS in Crop Science and my BS in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife at Ohio State. During undergrad I worked in a honey bee laboratory looking at landscape ecology and insecticide drift. My MS research was in management zone delineation for variable rate seeding in soybeans. You can learn more about my past and current research on my Publications page.

In my free time I like to run slowly and dance enthusiastically. Sometimes I sit still long enough to make pysanky or sew.

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