Delbert G. Voight, Jr
Senior Extension Educator - Agronomy
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Educator has provided educational programs to Pennsylvania Crop Producers in Agronomy for 24 years . Programs varied from soil fertility to crop and pest management. Program delivery consisted of one on one discussion, in depth meetings and newsletters. He currently oversees the Soybean contest and has supervised over 900 National and State Contest yields.
Four years before gaining the Senior Extension Educator rank the educator worked as an Extension Agent in the broad educational areas of Agronomy, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Science, Dairy Science and 4-H Tractor Safety. Prior to Extension employment the educator worked as a Crop Production Specialist with Cenex/Land O’lakes. The educator advised @ 30,000 acres of corn and soybean producers in Blackhawk County, Iowa on crop protection product selection and use. The educator continues to receive calls from Iowa producers related to crop production.
Research and demonstration plots
Numerous research and demonstration plots are conducted each year by the agent as determined by an advisory group and with the assistance of specialists. Plots completed over the consisted of the following with specialists support listed after plot emphasis:
Narrow Row Corn - Roth
Silage hybrid quality plot - Roth
Corn Biotechnology plot - Roth
Corn Hybrid screening plot - Voight
Corn Hybrid by starter plot- Voight
Corn Population plot - Roth
Wheat chlorophyll meter test - Beegle
Rye versus triticale yield trial - Voight
Alfalfa seeding rate trial pending publication - Hall
Round Up Timing plot pending publication - Curran
Biosolids evaluation plot pending publication – Stehouwer
Prevalence of European Corn Borer and Performance of Bt Hybrids
Scab Modeling Verification Dewolf
Alfalfa Weevil Modeling Verification – Calvin
Soybean Response to Varying Row Widths – Voight
Alfalfa response to Chloride applications – Voight
Corn Trait Comparison Study – Voight
Soybean Seed Treatment Assessment – Voight
Soybean Population Variables – Roth/Voight
Soybean Response to Pesticide Applications – Roth/Voight
Soybean On Farm Network- Establish and maintain research network statewide.