Richard B. Ferguson

Richard B. Ferguson

Richard B. Ferguson

Associate Department Head and Soil Fertility Specialist

B.S., Biology/Chemistry, Friends University, 1976

M.S., Agronomy/Soil Fertility, Kansas State University, 1981

PhD., Agronomy/Soil Fertility, Kansas State University, 1985

Area of Focus

Soil Fertility

Research Interests

  • Site-specific crop management
  • Landscape position impacts on nitrogen and water use efficiency
  • Use of crop canopy sensors for in-season evaluation of crop stress - particularly for nitrogen and water
  • Management practices to minimize nitrogen loss to the environment
  • Enhanced-efficiency fertilizers and their impact on nutrient use efficiency
  • Impacts of biomass removal on long-term soil productivity

Extension Interests


Major Project Activities

Multi-state committees:

  • Nebraska representative - NCR-180 - North Central Committee on Site-Specific Management
  • Nebraska representative - NCR-103 - North Central Committee on Non-Traditional Products

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Resources:


Recent Extension Publications