Stephen C. Mason

Stephen C. Mason

Emeritus Professor

B.S., Agricultural Education, University of Missouri, 1971

M.S., Agronomy, Purdue University, 1976

Ph.D., Agronomy, Purdue University, 1983

Area of Focus

Crop Production and Management

Research Interests

Practices for production of dryland summer annual crops (maize, sorghum, pearl millet); Pearl millet as an alternate grain crop; Crop rotation; Production practice influence on grain quality; International sorghum and pearl millet agronomy.

Major Project Activities

Production practice and environment effects on grain quality of maize and grain sorghum, dryland production practices for maize and grain sorghum, grain sorghum - soybean rotation, production practices for pearl millet as an alternate grain crop, international research in Africa and Latin America. 


Co-leader for advising transfer students majoring in Agronomy.

Courses Taught


  • Kaye, N.M., S.C. Mason and T.D. Galusha. 2006. Nodulating and non-nodulating soybean rotation influence on soil NO3-N and water, and grain yield. Agron. J. 99: 599-606
  • Kaye, N.M., S.C. Mason, D.S. Jackson and T.D. Galusha. 2006. Crop rotation and soil amendment alters sorghum grain quality. Crop Sci. 47:722-729.
  • McCallister, D.L., D.J. Lee and S.C. Mason. 2005. Student numbers in agronomy and crop science in the United States: History, current status, and possible action. NACTA 49(3): 24-29.
  • Duarte, A.P., S.C. Mason, D.S. Jackson and J. de C. Keihl. 2005. Grain quality of Brazilian maize genotypes as influenced by nitrogen level. Crop Sci. 45: 1958 - 1964.
  • Maman, N., S.C. Mason and D.J. Lyon. 2004. Yield components of pearl millet and grain sorghum across environments in Nebraska. Crop Sci. 2004. 44: 2138 - 2145.
  • Traore, S., S.C. Mason, A.R. Martin, D.A. Mortensen and J.J. Spotanski. 2003. Velvetleaf interference effects on yield and growth of sorghum. Agron. J. 95: 1602 - 1607.
  • Pale, S., S.C. Mason and T.D. Galusha. 2003. Planting time for early-season pearl millet and grain sorghum in Nebraska. Agron. J. 95: 1047 - 1053.
  • Mason, S.C. and N.E. D'Croz-Mason. 2001. Production practice influence on maize grain quality. J. Crop Prod. 5: 75 - 91.