Andrea Basche


·Resilient Cropping Systems Lab

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Andrea Basche

Associate Professor

Area of Expertise: Soil and Water Sciences

B.S., Biological Sciences & Philosophy, Fordham University, 2006

M.A., Applied Climate Science, Columbia University, 2010

Ph.D., Crop Production & Physiology and Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, 2015

Area of Focus

Cropping systems

Research Interests

  • Resource use efficiency in cropping systems
  • Soil health
  • Agricultural systems modeling
  • Agroecology
  • Water resources
  • Human and policy dimensions of agricultural decision-making

Awards and Honors

  • Best Research Paper for Impact and Quality, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 2017
  • Iowa State Graduate Symposium 1st Place 3-Minute Thesis Contest, 2015
  • Iowa State Agronomy Dept. Outstanding Graduate Student, 2014


Google Scholar publication list
  • Krupek, F.S., Mizero, S., Redfearn, D., and Basche, A. 2022. Assessing how cover crops close the soil health gap at on-farm experiments. Agricultural and Environmental Letters.
  • Krupek, F.S., Redfearn, D., Eskridge, K.M. and Basche, A., 2022. Ecological intensification with soil health practices demonstrates positive impacts on multiple soil properties: A large-scale farmer-led experiment. Geoderma. 409, 115594.
  • Liebman, M., Basche, A., Huong, T.X., Weisberger, D.A. 2021. How can cover crops contribute to weed management? A modelling approach illustrated with rye (Secale cereale) and Amaranthus tuberculatus. Weed Research.
  • Basche, A., Krupek, F., Chatterjee, N., and Speth, C. 2021. Farm simulation platforms increase undergraduate skills and confidence in decision-support technologies. Natural Sciences Education.
  • Basche, A., and Carter, A. 2021. Training future agriculture professionals in landowner-tenant conservation decision-making. Natural Sciences Education.
  • Basche, A., Tully, K., Álvarez-Berríos N.L., Reyes, J., Lengnick, L., Brown, T., Moore Kucera, J., Schattman, R., Johnson, L.K., Roesch-McNally, G. 2020. Evaluating the untapped potential of US conservation investments to improve soil and environmental health. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.
  • Chatterjee, N., Archontoulis, S., Bastidas, A., Elmore, R., Proctor, C., Basche, A. 2020. Simulating alternative corn management for earlier cover crop introduction in corn-soybean rotation system. Agronomy Journal.
  • Nichols, V., Martinez-Feria, R., Weisberger, D., Carlson, S., Basso, B., Basche, A. 2020. Cover crops and weed suppression in the US Midwest: a meta-analysis and modeling study. Agricultural and Environmental Letters.5:e20022.
  • Wirth-Murray, M. and Basche, A. 2020. Stimulating soil health within Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 75(4): 88A-93A.
  • DeLonge, M., Robbins, T., Basche, A., Haynes-Maslow, L. 2020. The state of sustainable agriculture research and broader impacts: A survey of U.S. scientists. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. 9(2):1-26.
  • Francis, C., Young, R., Wortman, S., Kaiser, M., and Basche, A. 2019. International topics increase global awareness in Midwest crops and soils courses. NACTA Journal. 63: 131-138.
  • Basche, A.D., DeLonge, M. 2019. Comparing infiltration rates in soils managed with conventional and alternative farming methods: a meta-analysis. PLoS ONE. 14(9) e0215702.