Website:·Grow Local Innovation Lab
Area of Expertise: Horticulture, Turf and Landscape Systems
B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies, University of St. Thomas, 2007
M.S., Agronomy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2009
Ph.D., Agronomy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2012
Area of Focus
- Specialty Crop Systems
- Interactions between plants and the environment
- Local, urban, and organic fruit and vegetable production
- Biobased management tools for improved sustainability of specialty crop farms
- Thompson, A. A., M. B. Samuelson, I. Kadoma, E. Soto-Cantu, R. Drijber, and S. E. Wortman. 2019. Degradation rate of bio-based agricultural mulch is influenced by mulch composition and biostimulant application. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 27:498-509. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-019-01371-9
- Braun, E.A., S.T. Lovell, M. Babadoost, F. Forcella, S. Clay, D. Humburg, and S.E. Wortman. 2019. Abrasive Grit Application in Organic Red Pepper: An Opportunity for Integrating Nitrogen and Weed Management. HortScience 54:1509-1516. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI14162-19
- Wortman, S. E., I. Kadoma, and M. D. Crandall. 2016. Biodegradable plastic and fabric mulch performance in field and high tunnel cucumber production. HortTechnology 26:148-155.
- Wortman, S. E. and S. T. Lovell. 2013. Environmental challenges threatening the growth of urban agriculture in the United States. Journal of Environmental Quality 42:1283-1294.
- Wortman, S. E., C. A. Francis, and J. L. Lindquist. 2012. Cover crop mixtures for the Western Corn Belt: Opportunities for increased productivity and stability. Agronomy Journal 104:699-705.