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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Paul T. Koerner



  • B.S., 1979.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Agronomy.
  • M.S.,  1982.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Agronomy (Soil Science).

Research Interests: 

Soil spatial variability and its effect on crop production, particularly as determined using apparent soil electrical conductivity (ECa) measurements. 


Major Project Activities:

My activities involve soil ECa measurement as a means of determining crop production potentials and field spatial variability.  A major portion of my work is done in support of the precision farming research conducted by the Agroecosystem Management Research Unit.



Wienhold, B.J. and Koerner, P.T. Apparent Electrical Conductivity as a Tool for Delineating Spatial Patterns in Inherent Soil Properties. Great Plains Soil Fertility Conf. Proc. 11:161-165. 2006.


Power, J.F., Koerner, P.T., Doran, J.W. and Wilhelm, W.W.1998. Residual effects of crop residues on grain production and selected soil properties. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 62:1393-1397.


Power, J.F., Doran, J.W., Koerner, P.T., and Wilhelm, W.W. (Oct. 1994). Long-term residual effects of crop residues in eastern Nebraska. Great Plains……Amarillo, TX.


Power, J.F. and Koerner, P.T., 1994. Cover crop production for several planting and harvest dates in eastern Nebraska. Agron. J. 86:1092-1097.


Koerner, P.T., and Power, J.F., Legumes in rotation with corn in southeastern Nebraska. Proc., Cover crops for clean water, 1991., Hargrove, W.L. editor, Soil and Water Conservation Society of America., The proceedings of an international conference, West Tennessee Experiment Station, , Jackson, Tennessee, April 9-11, 1991.


Power, J.F., Doran, J.W. and Koerner, P.T. 1991. Hairy vetch as a winter cover crop for dryland corn production. J. Prod. Agric., 4:62-67.


Koerner, P.T. and Power, J.F. Legumes as a source of nitrogen for corn in Nebraska. Agron. Abst. 1989:244.


Koerner, P.T., and Power, J.F., Hairy vetch winter cover for continuous corn in Nebraska. Proc., The role of legumes in conservation tillage systems, 1987., Power, J.F. editor, Soil Conservation Society of America,  The proceedings of a national conference University of Georgia, Athens, April 27-29, 1987

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