What We Do & Who We Are

We address today’s agronomic challenges of soybean and small grains through various extension programs and applied research. Outreach efforts are to educate, train, and provide the most relevant information that enables timely and sound management decisions in these production systems.

Overall goals of our extension and research team are to improve the production of soybeans and small grains while maintaining economic viability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. To this end, we evaluate various cultural practices, new and upcoming inputs, and integrated management. Key areas of interest include: precision management of resources and practices; integration of soil characteristics, nutrient inputs, and crop physiology; and the influence of agronomic practices on yield physiology of first crop and double crop soybean systems (winter wheat and cover crop).
Shaun Casteel

Shaun Casteel Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Agronomy and Extension Soybean Specialist

Ph.D., Soil Science North Carolina State University | 2009
M.S., Crop Science North Carolina State University | 2004
B.S., Crop Science University of Illinois (Urbana) | 2001
A.S., Agriculture Lake Land College | 1999

Andrew Holderbaum

Andrew Holderbaum

Lead Agronomy Technician


 West Lafayette, IN