Soybean Agronomic Production
Obtaining profitable yields and high seed quality, as well as contributing to increasing demand and maintaining our natural resources, requires careful planning and thoughtful investment.
Gregory Bossaer is the Assistant Ag & Natural Resources Program Leader for the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. Greg spent 30 years in the field as an Ag & Natural Resource Extension Educator. A majority of his field staff tenure was spent in White County focusing on crop production and farm management education.
Dr. Shaun Casteel earned his PhD in Soil Science at North Carolina State University and joined the Purdue Agronomy Department in 2009 as the Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist with a focus on optimal production systems.
Dr. Kenneth Foster's research interests are in the fields of production economics and marketing. He is currently working with Dr. Casteel on some high-oleic soybean Ag Seed research.
Dr. Bill Johnson received his PhD from the University of Arkansas and then joined the Purdue University Department of Botany and Plant Pathology in 2002. His research and Extension programs focus on the development of weed management systems for soybeans and corn.
Dr. Christian Krupke received his PhD from Washington State University in 2004 and then joined the faculty in the Department of Entomology at Purdue University. His research and Extension program focuses on insect management in corn and soybeans.
Dr. Michael Langemeier joined Purdue University in July 2012. Michael’s Extension and research interests include cropping systems, benchmarking, strategic management, cost of production, and technical and economic efficiency. Most of Michael’s research has focused on the efficiency of farms and ranches, and crop and livestock enterprise production costs and efficiency.
Dr. James Mintert is a professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics and serves as director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. Jim joined Purdue’s faculty in 2009 and served as the assistant director of Extension for agriculture and natural resources before taking on his director responsibilities at the Center.
Dr. Michael Schutz is the director of Purdue Extension's agriculture and natural resources programs in Indiana. These programs include such areas as farm management and safety, livestock, crops, energy, youth in agriculture, environmental stewardship and wildlife.
Dr. Kiersten Wise received her PhD from North Dakota State University in 2008 and then joined the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University. Her research and Extension programs focus on economical and sustainable disease management practices for soybeans, corn, and wheat.
Dr. Bryan Young earned his bachelor’s degree in crop and soil science at Michigan State University and doctorate in crop science (specialization in weed science) from the University of Illinois. His research focuses on weed biology and ecology relative to developing effective management strategies in agronomic crops, herbicide application technologies for optimization and stewardship of herbicide use, and the physiological characterization of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes.