A graduate research assistantship is available at Kansas State University for a project that will characterize nutrient stratification and quantify nutrient use efficiency with the addition of cover crops following wheat in a no-till wheat- sorghum-soybean cropping system. The research will involve applied field studies evaluating nutrient stratification, nitrous oxide losses, N uptake, biomass production, and grain production in relation to N supply and cover crops. The student will oversee all aspects of field and laboratory tasks related to this study and will work as part of a collaborative team investigating nutrient management, soil fertility and cropping system related issues. Candidate will complete coursework necessary for a Master of Science degree in Agronomy with a thesis topic related to nutrient use efficiency.
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Peter J. Tomlinson, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor and Extension Specialist for Environmental Quality
Kansas State University, Agronomy Department
2013B Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-5501
Office: 785-532-3198; Cell: 785-477-2389