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Dr. Rob Rhykerd

Professor
Agriculture
Office
Clarence R Ropp Agriculture Bldng - RAB 125D
  • About
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Current Courses

499.013Independent Research For The Masters Thesis

287.013Independent Study

109.001Introduction To The Agricultural Industry

357.001Soil Fertility And Fertilizers

357.002Soil Fertility And Fertilizers

291.013Undergraduate Teaching Experiences In Agriculture

201.001Resources, Food & Society: A Global Perspective

Ph D Soil Science

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

MS Soil Science

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

BS Agronomy

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Other Agriculture

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Honorary State FFA Degree

FFA
2016

Impact Award

Illinois State University
2015

Excellence Award

Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education
2014

Soil Science Education Award

Soil Science Society of America
2013

Fellow

American Society of Agronomy
2012

Agronomic Resident Education Award

American Society of Agronomy
2010

Abstract

Manion, L., Kopsell, D., Rhykerd, R., Kopsell, D., & Sams, C. Glucosinolates and carotenoids in watercress are influenced by selenium fertilization. HortScience 46.9 (2011): S305.
Whitted, B., Kopsell, D., Kopsell, D., & Rhykerd, R. Silicon (Si) and titanium (Ti) influence growth of selected annual bedding plants. HortScience 46.9 (2011): S304.

Journal Article

Manion, L., Kopsell, D., Kopsell, D., Sams, C., & Rhykerd, R. Selenium fertilization influences biomass, elemental accumulations, and phytochemical concentrations in watercress. No. Journal of Plant Nutrition/Taylor & Francis, Inc. (2013): DOI:10.1080/01904167.2013.789110.
Whitted, B., Kopsell, D., Kopsell, D., & Rhykerd, R. Silicon (Si) and titanium (Ti) influence growth of selected annual bedding plants. HortScience 46.9 (2011): S304.

Manuscript

Mondyagu, S., Kopsell, D., Steffen, R., Kopsell, D., & Rhykerd, R. The Effect of Nitrogen Level and Form on the Growth and Development of Vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides). Illinois State Academy of Science
Ossom, E., Mavuso, N., & Rhykerd, R. Maize-sweet potato intercropping influences on agronomic characteristics and soil chemical properties in Swaziland. Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Presentations

Perry, W., Seyoum, W.M., et al., 2020 Pennycress: a new cash crop that may also functions as a cover crop. Integrated Plant Biology and Bioenergy Symposium.
Morning with a Professor. ISU Agriculture: 100 Years of Excellence - Academy of Seniors. Illinois State University. (2012)
Overview of the ISU Department of Agriculture. Young Men’s Club. (2012)
Creating Community Among New Faculty. Building Campus Community Through Collaborative Problem Solving. Heartland Community College. (2011)
Glucosinolates and Carotenoids in Watercress are Influenced by Selenium Fertilization. 2012 American Society for Horticultural Science Conference. ASHS. (2011)
ISU U-Club. ISU Agriculture: 100 Years of Excellence. (2011)