Wortman Research Team

Wortman Research
Wortman Research Team

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Ashley Thompson

ASHLEY THOMPSON

Hometown: Taylor, Pennsylvania

Degree(s):

  • B.S. in Biology, Susquehanna University
  • M.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine
  • Ph.D. in Horticulture, Virginia Tech.

Email: athompson@unl.edu

Graduate Research Assistants

Allison Butterfield

ALLISON BUTTERFIELD

Hometown: Chadron, Nebraska

Degree: B.S. in Horticulture, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Research focus: Determine optimum application rates for compost and other organic amendments to maximize nutrient availability and increase weed suppression.

Email: butterfield.allison@gmail.com

 Elise Reid

ELISE REID

Hometown: Spearfish, South Dakota

Degree: B.S. in Biology, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Research focus: Explore effects of bio-based mulch residues and organic soil amendments on vegetable crop production.

Email: EVREID@csbsju.edu

MITCHELL (BEN) SAMUELSON

MITCHELL (BEN) SAMUELSON

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Degree: B.S., Biology, Hendrix College, USA, 2010

Research focus: Evaluate the influence of various management practices on degradation of a 100% bio-based mulch fabric for use in certified organic production.

Email: samuelsonmb@gmail.com

Research Technologist

Tomie Galusha

TOMIE GALUSHA

Hometown: Fairmont, NE

Degree: B.S., Agronomy, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Email: tgalusha1@unl.edu