Dave Wilson

Extension Educator, Agronomy

    Expertise:

    Soil Fertility
    Soil Health
    Cover Crops
    No-Till Planting and Planting Green
    Weed Management
    Forages and Forage Quality
    Pasture Management and Rotational Grazing
    Grazing Winter-Annuals, Summer Annuals, Brassicas, Extending the Grazing Season
    Crop Rotation Strategies
    Organic Farming
    New and Beginning Farmer/Start Farming Programs

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    About Me

    Dave has over 20 years of experience as a research agronomist in field crops, cover crops, forages, pasture management, grazing, soil health and farming rotations. He has been actively involved with developing new field crops programs and working as an Ag-Educator in Soil Health, Cover Crops, Forage Crop, Grazing Systems, and Crop Rotation. He holds a B.S. degree in Agronomy & Environmental Science from the Delaware Valley College of Science & Agriculture. He has collaborated with Penn State and Cornell University with the evaluation of the inter-row seeder project looking at various species of cover crop inter-seeded in corn and soybeans.

    Dave's background includes dairy farming, maize breeding, certified hybrid corn production, certified soybean and small grain production and agricultural pesticide research. His prior experience includes working as as research agronomist for King's Agriseeds Inc., conducting research evaluating new species and varieties for use in forage systems and as cover crops. Also he has experience as a Research Agronomist at the Rodale Research Institute conducting research in organic systems and working with organic farmers doing on-farm research. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council and interacts with Project Grass projects and PA No-till alliance. 

    As an Ag-educator, Dave gives presentations for pesticide credits, and other presentations concerning soil fertility, soil health, cover crops, forage crops and forage quality, pasture management and grazing systems, weed management, compost utilization and crop rotation strategies for both conventional and organic farmers. In addition Dave works with New and Beginning farmers and the Start Farming program.

    Background

    Education
    The Pennsylvania State University - Agronomy Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, BS Agronomy and Environmental Science