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Burton L. Johnson

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Office: Loftsgard Hall 470D
Phone: (701) 231-8895
E-mail: Burton.Johnson@ndsu.edu

Professor
Sunflower, Minor, and New Crop Production

Recent research efforts of the sunflower, minor and new crop production program include: 1) Sunflower seed physiological maturity determination to aid in timing of harvest aids and desiccants; 2) Canola seeding date effects on crop performance and implications on insurance planting cutoff dates; 3) Soybean plant cutoff effects on crop recovery and application for updating soybean hail loss charts and 4) Screening winter canola and winter camelina for regional adaptation. The benefits of this research will enable earlier sunflower harvest, possibly extend the insurance final cutoff canola planting date, update current soybean hail loss charts for our region, and identity a potential new winter annual regional crop. Producers are the direct benefactors, but the agribusiness industry also benefits and thus agricultural sustainability is strengthened in the region.

Teaching Responsibilities

Education

  • PhD 1993, Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • MS 1982, Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • BS 1974, Biology, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - present: Professor, Sunflower, Minor, and New Crop Production, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2004 - 2010: Associate Professor, Sunflower, Minor, and New Crop Production, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1998 - 2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1993 - 1998: Interim Project Leader, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Professional Affiliation

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Soil Science Society of America
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