Dr. Bob Nielsen

Professor of Agronomy
Purdue University

I am a Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University with major responsibilities for Extension education in corn management systems for the state of Indiana. Originally from Nebraska, I joined the Agronomy staff at Purdue in 1982 after obtaining M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. I am actively involved with Purdue's Crop Diagnostic Training Center, a hands-on educational facility located at the Purdue Agronomy Farm. One of my major Extension activities is the development and maintenance of Web-based corn information sites. My two most popular Web sites are the Corn Growers' Guidebook (http://www.kingcorn.org) and the Chat 'n Chew Cafe (http://www.kingcorn.org/cafe). My current field research revolves around corn responses to plant population, nitrogen rate & timing, and starter fertilizer rates & placement.