Mahdi Al-Kaisi

Mahdi Al-Kaisi is a professor of agronomy and extension soil and water specialist at Iowa State University. His current research and extension in soil management and environment focuses on the effects of crop rotation, tillage systems, residue management, and nitrogen input on soil carbon dynamics, soil health, greenhouse gas emissions, and crop productivity. He studies the long- and short-term effects of tillage, crop rotation, nitrogen input, and residue removal on soil carbon, soil health, and corn and soybean yields. His research program outcomes are utilized to develop and deliver state-wide extension and outreach programs in the area of soil and water management.

Mahdi Al-Kaisi photo
January 27, 2017 8:04 AM

The second annual Soil Health Conference will be held in Ames, Iowa at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University on February 16-17, 2017.

This two-day soil health conference will host a number of renowned scientists, agronomists, farmers, and agriculture business personnel as...

Soils, Soil Management
November 1, 2016 10:40 AM

Building on the success of the Inaugural Soil Health Conference in 2016, the second Soil Health Conference will be held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University on February 16-17, 2017. This conference is...

Soil Management
September 13, 2016 3:50 PM

The early signs of corn and soybean in particular ready for harvest are around the corner, and it is time to think about your next season conservation plans.

Soil Management
July 20, 2016 5:19 PM

This spring consisted of wet field conditions for many regions across Iowa during planting season. When soil moisture is at or exceeds field capacity, there is an increased potential for soil compaction, particularly at topsoil depths. Soil compaction at planting time can impact root growth and...

Soil Management
January 13, 2016 2:34 PM

Folks will have the opportunity to learn about building healthy soils on Feb. 2-3 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa at the Inaugural Iowa Soil Health Conference.

Producers, agronomists, faculty, scientists, students, and...

Soils, Soil Fertility, Soil Management
December 1, 2015 10:46 AM

The upcoming soil health conference in Ames, Iowa, February 2-3, 2016 is fast approaching. This Inaugural Soil Health Conference will provide a unique opportunity to Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) who are seeking soil and water credits. The conference has been approved for a total of 17 soil and...

Soils
November 9, 2015 12:16 PM

By: Mahdi Al-Kaisi

Soil tillage increases the potential for soil erosion and reduces water infiltration and subsoil recharge. Keeping crop residue on the soil surface this fall along with cover crops...

Soils, Soil Fertility, Soil Management
October 14, 2015 4:26 PM

By: Mahdi M Al-Kaisi

The Inaugural Soil Health Conference “Strategies for Building Healthy Soils” will be February 2-3, 2016 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa. The goal of this conference is to increase awareness and understanding of soil health as a pivotal measure to...

Soil Management