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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Hubert Lagae
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Hubert Lagae 

Contact Information:

Attn: Hubert Lagae
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

Office Phone in Wind Lab: 785-776-2749
Wind Lab Work Bay Area: 785-537-5517
Fax: 785-537-5507

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 Hubert Lagae- Engineering Technician


Growing up on a ranch operation in eastern Colorado, Hubert has had an interest in agriculture most of his life.  His master’s thesis work involved analyzing data from a long-term research project in eastern Colorado on the use of biosolids in a wheat-fallow rotation.  The effects of  various factors, including soil organic matter, on wheat yield and protein was estimated.  In his present position as Engineering Research Technician, he assists in planning, initiating, and conducting research projects.  He also provides technical support in wind erosion research in such areas as instrumentation, equipment maintenance, and field, laboratory and wind tunnel studies.



  • Bachelor of Science, 1976 – Farm and Ranch Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

  • Master of Science, 1999 – Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.




    1978 - 1986:   Ranch Manager, Williams Creek Ranch, Fountain, CO.

    1987 - 1995:   Agricultural Research Technician, Central Great PlainsResearch Station,

              Akron , CO .

    1997 - 2001:   Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

    2002 - 2003:   Agricultural Statistician, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Topeka,


    2004 - present:   Engineering Technician, Engineering and Wind Erosion

                                  Research Unit, Manhattan, KS.



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Lagae, H.L., Langemeier, M., Lybecker, D., and Barbarick, K.  2009.  Economic value of biosolids in a semiarid agroecosystem.  Agronomy Journal.  101: 933-939.


Nielsen, D.C., Lagae, H.L., Anderson, R.L.  1995.  Time-Domain Reflectometry Measurements of Soil Water Content.  Soil Science of America Journal, vol. 59: 103-105.


Lagae, H.L.  1999,  Soil organic matter - the missing piece of the productivity puzzle? Deriving an estimate of the economic value of soil organic matter.*  Colorado State University. 149 pp.  (M.S. Thesis)  

* Goes to a non-ARS website


Last Modified: 10/28/2014