Joe Keaschall

Joe Keaschall

Joe Keaschall

Professor of Practice

B.S., Agronomy with High Distinction,University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1978

M.S., Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1980

Ph.D., Plant Breeding and Genetics, Purdue University, 1983

Industry Career with DuPont Pioneer

  • Corn Breeder for Pioneer Hi-Bred Int., Inc. at Windfall, IN for 11 years
  • Corn Research Director for Eastern, Central, and Western U.S. regions and Southern Europe for 19 years
  • Corn Product Program Director for Latin America, Southern/Western U.S., and the Ag Traits projects for drought tolerance for 2 years

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Graduate student teaching in Plant Breeding; goal is to inspire and educate future plant breeding scientists and research associates
  • Drought tolerance improvement
  • Yield enhancement and stabilization of crops in Nebraska and the world

Courses Taught


  • Gaffney, J., J. Schussler, C. Löffler, W. Cai, S. Paszkiewicz, C. Messina, J. Groeteke, J. Keaschall, and M. Cooper. 2015. Industry-Scale Evaluation of Maize Hybrids Selected for Increased Yield in Drought-Stress Conditions of the US Corn Belt. Crop Sci. 55:1608-1618.
  • Keaschall, J. 1996. Inbred corn line PHP38. U.S. Patent 5,506,367.