Agriculture is a major component of North Dakota's economy and my work at NDSU focuses on management practices for the production of broadleaf crops including soybean, sunflower, canola, dry bean, field pea, flax and other broadleaf crops except potatoes or sugarbeet. Soybean is the most important broadleaf crop produced in ND in terms of area cropped and value. In my position in the department of Plant Sciences, I take data, from agricultural research conducted at NDSU and similar regional universities, and use the information to present findings to agricultural producers in North Dakota (ND), Minnesota (MN), South Dakota (SD), and Canada, and to others in the agricultural industry. I have conducted production research on the various broadleaf crops and I have a major water management (tile) drainage research program.
Provided agronomy training in Ethiopia at Wolkite University by invitation from CRS Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. September 20 – October 5, 2019.
Provided 5 day training (During the period April 12-20, 2019) on the agronomy of dry bean, soybean and corn production at an irrigation project in Rwanda.
Provided 7 day training, from 9-12 each day, on the agronomy of rice production for improved productivity in Magburka Sierra Leone by invitation from CRS Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. September 2-15, 2017.
Provided agronomy training in Ethiopia by invitation from CRS Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. July 8 – July 26, 2016.
Provided cropping system analysis on coffee, banana, and, dry bean farming systems in Uganda by invitation from CRS Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. April 27-May 12, 2015.
Provided agronomy training in Ethiopia by invitation from CRS Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. May 29-June 18, 2014.
Provided sunflower and Soybean agronomy and extension training in Uganda by invitation from CNFA Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. August 31-September 18, 2012.
Provided sunflower agronomy training in Kenya by invitation from CNFA Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. March 11-March 28, 2011.
Provided sunflower agronomy and extension training in Uganda by invitation from CNFA Farmer to Farmer program funded by USAID. August 28-September 14, 2009.
Scientific Refereed Articles 2020 and 2021 (47 career publications)
Chowdhury, I., G. Yan, H. Kandel, and A. Plaisance. 2022. Population Development of the Root-lesion Nematode Pratylenchus dakotaensis on Soybean Cultivars. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-21-2444-RE
Matcham, E.G., R. Vann, L.E. Lindsey, J.M. Gaska, D.T. Lilley, J. Ross, D.L. Wright, C. Knott, C.D. Lee, D. Mosely, M. Singh, S. Naeve, T. Irby, W. Wiebold, H. Kandel, J. Lofton, M. Inman, J. Kleinjan, D.L. Holshouser, and S.P. Conley. 2021. Foliar fertilizers rarely increase yield in US soybean. Agronomy Journal, http://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20889
Schmitz, P.K., and Kandel, H.J. 2021. Individual and combined effects of planting date, seeding rate, relative maturity, and row spacing on soybean yield. Agronomy 2021, 11, 605. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11030605
Reis, A.B., L.M. Rosso, D. Davidson, P. Kovács, L.C. Purcell, F.E. Below, S.N. Casteel, C. Knott. H. Kandel, S.L. Naeve, W. Carciochi, W.J. Ross, V.R. Favoretto, S. Archontoulis, and I.A. Ciampitti. 2021. Sulfur fertilization in soybean: A meta-analysis on yield and seed composition. Submitted to European Journal of Agronomy, Vol 127: 126285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2021.126285
Johnson, K.L., H.J. Kandel, D.P. Samarappuli, and M.T. Berti. 2021. Interseeding camelina and rye in soybean with varying maturity provides soil cover without affecting soybean yield. Agronomy 2021, 11. 353. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11020353
Mourtzinis, S., J.F. Andrade, P. Grassini, J.I. Rattalino, H. Kandel, S. Naeve, K. Nelson, M. Helmers, and S.P. Conley. 2021. Assessing benefits of artificial drainage on soybean yield in the North Central US region. Agricultural Water Management 243:106425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106425
Cigelske, B.D., H. Kandel, and T.M. DeSutter. 2020. Soybean nodulation and plant response to Nitrogen and Sulfur fertilization in the Northern US. Agricultural Sciences Vol. 11. No. 6. 592-607. https://doi.org/10.4236/as.2020.116037
Matcham, E.G., S. Mourtzinis, S.P. Conley, J.I. Rattalino Edreira, P. Grassini, A.C. Roth, S.N. Casteel, I.A. Ciampitti, H.J. Kandel, P.M. Kyveryga, M.A. Licht, D.S. Mueller, E.D. Nafziger, S.L. Naeve, J. Stanley, M.J. Staton, and L.E. Lindsey. 2020. Management strategies for early- and late-planted soybean in the North-Central US. Agronomy Journal. 112:2928–2943. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20289
Gaspar, A.P., S. Mourtzinis, D. Kyle, E. Galdi, L.E. Lindsey, H.J. Kandel, P. Schmitz, J. Stanley, J.P. Schmidt, D.S. Mueller, E.D. Nafziger, J. Ross, P.R. Carter, A.J. Varenhorst, K.A. Wise, I.A. Ciampitti, M.I. Chilvers, A.U. Tenuta, S. Custer, B. Hauswedell, M. Chilvers, W. Carciochi, and S.P. Conley. 2020. Defining optimal soybean seeding rates and associated risk across North America. Agronomy Journal 112:2103-2114. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20203
Schmitz, P.K., J.D. Stanley, and H. Kandel, 2020. Row spacing and seeding rate effect on soybean seed yield in North Dakota Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 2020;6:e20010. https://doi.org/10.1002/cft2.20010
2021 National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Publication National Finalist State. Endres, G., H. Kandel, P. Schmitz, E. Eriksmoen, G. Pradhan, J. Rickertsen. 2020. Soybean Response to Planting Rates and Row Spacings in North Dakota. A1961. NDSU Extension, Fargo, ND.
2020 AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award.
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