Resources, tools, and information specific to soil health, fertility, and management.


Soil Management

The Iowa State University soil management web page provides research-based information and current extension and outreach projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops. Extension publications, newsletter articles, referred journal articles, and relevant links are listed under each area of interest. Several management tools are listed, including residue and erosion calculators and other decision-making tools. The materials on this web page are intended for public use with proper credit to the authors and Iowa State University Department of Agronomy and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach when using these materials for educational and research purposes.

Soil Management Website

Soil Fertility

The Iowa State University soil fertility web page is a complete resource for extension and research information on soil fertility and nutrient management topics. Simply click on a nutrient topic of interest and you can find information about that topic, including extension publications, newsletter articles, conference proceedings and reports, presentations, photos, and links to related online sites. In addition, there are links to online tools such as the Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator and online sites with additional soil fertility information such as the Compendium of Nontraditional materials and the North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference Proceedings. Contact information is there for Iowa State University soil fertility extension and research specialists.

Soil Fertility Website

Field Specialists

Field Agronomist in Central Iowa
(319) 331-0058
Field Agronomist in NC Iowa
(641) 426-6801
Field Agronomist in NW Iowa
(712) 546-7835
Field Agronomist in NW Iowa
(712) 262-2264
Field Agronomist in NC Iowa
(515) 231-2830
Field Agronomist in SW Iowa
(712) 769-2650
Field Agronomist in SE Iowa
(563) 263-5701
Field Agronomist in NW Iowa
Field Agronomist in EC Iowa
(319) 653-4811
Field Agronomist in WC Iowa
(641) 430-2600

Soil Campus Specialists

Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, Extension Specialist
(515) 294-6200