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Matt Yost

Matt Yost

Ecology/Plants, Soils and Climate

Assistant Professor, Agroclimate Extension Specialist

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 325
IconPhone: 435-797-4210
IconEmail: matt.yost@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Applied Plant Sciences, (GIS), University of Minnesota, 2013
MS, Applied Plant Sciences, (Soil Science), University of Minnesota, 2011
BS, Agribusiness, Science, and Technology, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2009

Biography

Dr. Yost is a native of southern Idaho where he was raised on a dairy farm. After completing his PhD, he spent 4 years doing postdoctoral research in the U.S. Midwest. He has authored numerous journal and extension articles on research dealing with nitrogen management, precision agriculture, soil conservation, and bioenergy crops.

Students:
1. Kyle Egbert (M.S. Plant Science) – is studying advanced irrigation schedules for water optimization in agriculture.
2. Jonathan Holt (M.S. Plant Science) - is studying advanced irrigation systems and biochar for water optimization in agriculture.
3. Collin Pound (M.S. Soil Science) - is studying how small grains after alfalfa can save nitrogen and water.
4. Cole Harding (M.S. Plant Science) - is studying effectiveness and economics of precision irrigation in tart cherries.
5. Bradley Crookston (Ph.D. Soil Science) – is studying social, agroecological, and agronomic impacts of soil health.