Mahdi Al-Kaisi

Professor of Soil Management/ Environment
Extension Soil and Water Specialist
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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.

Area of Expertise: 
Soil management
Crop rotation
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