Inside The BARN with CSU Crops Testing’s Jerry Johnson, PhD.
The BARN – Briggsdale, CO – June 24,2020 – Due to the current situation we all find ourselves in with the COVID-19 Pandemic, new realities require new action and CSU Crops Testing is excited to bring you the next best thing to in-field wheat field days with their 2020 Virtual Colorado Wheat Field Days video series. Joining the Colorado Ag News Network to discuss that in great detail is Dr. Jerry Johnson, a seasoned veteran of crop variety testing…
ABOUT JERRY JOHNSON, PhD.
Jerry Johnson is a Professor and Extension Specialist for crop production and since 1995, has been the leader of the Crops Testing Program at Colorado State University in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.
He obtained his B.S. from U.C. Davis and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington State University where he studied crop variety testing. The Crops Testing Program currently conducts on-farm and small-plot variety trials on sorghum, winter wheat, dry beans, sunflower, proso millet, irrigated and dryland corn, and oilseeds for biodiesel (canola, Indian brown mustard, and camelina).
He also worked for over 12 years in West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, doing food crop research and extension, and developing famine early warning systems in Benin, Mali, Cameroon, and Chad.