White, Jeffrey (Jeff) G.

Associate Professor
Crop and Soil Sciences
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I have a broad research palette. My primary interests are based in soil productivity, i.e., the combination of soil fertility and soil chemical and physical properties that affect primary production, predominantly in agro-ecosystems. I have a remote sensing mandate and apply remote and proximate sensing to characterize soil and plant parameters for agriculture and wetland restoration. Predominant among these parameters are soil moisture, soil physical properties, and crop nitrogen status and biomass. Soil incorporation of biochar has been suggested as a means to sequester C, and I study the effects of biochar on crop productivity and soil properties. Finally, I study biosolids, which are sewage sludge treated to meet EPA requirements for land application as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Land application of biosolids is the primary means by which we recycle dietary C and plant nutrients. However, some current waste water treatment processes designed to meet effluent quality standards also produce greenhouse gases such as CO2 and N2O.

  Natural Resources and Conservation | Water | Precision Agriculture | Waste Management, Composting | Agroecology | Crop Production | Organic Agriculture | Soil Fertility and Management
Country(s) of experience:
  Burundi | Mauritania | Senegal
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Extension provider in an international project | Visiting faculty | Other international activities | International consultant | Advisor for international students | Host for international post-doc
  USAID / Burundi Small Farming Systems Research Project
01/01/1989 - 12/31/1993
Funding Agency/Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentĀ (USAID)
Institutional Partner: Burundi Institute of Agronomic Sciences (ISABU), Burundi