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Earl Creech

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Extension Agronomist

Associate Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Weed Science, Purdue University, 2007
Biology, Management, and Interactions of Winter Annual Weeds and Soybean Cyst Nematode
MS, Plant Science, Utah State University, 2003
An Investigation of Mesotrione Alone or in Herbicide Combinations for Weed Management in Corn
BS, Chemistry, (Agronomy), Utah State University, 2001
Other, Hesston College, 1998





Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: AGRS 323
DialPhone: 435-797-7319
SendEmail: earl.creech@usu.edu

Awards

1st Place, Publication over 16 pages, “Fortifying Farms and Ranches Against Weed Invasion”, 2016

Extension Education Community Educational Materials Awards Program, American Society of Agronomy

Advisor to the recipient of the 1rd place paper (Mark Pieper) in the student paper contest, 2016

Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

Advisor to the recipient of the 2nd place poster (Mark Pieper) in the student poster contest, 2016

C-3 Division at the ASA/CSSA/SSSA 2016 International Annual Meetings, Phoenix

Advisor to the recipient of the 2nd place paper (Craig Rigby) in the student paper contest, 2014

Western Society of Crop Science

Advisor to the recipient (Jason Clark) of the Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science, 2013

Crop Science Society of America

Advisor to the recipients of the 1st (TJ Bingham) and 4th (Jason Clark) place papers in the student paper contest, 2013

Western Society of Crop Science

Outstanding New Specialist, 2013

USU Extension Specialists Association

Ulysses P. Hendrick Award, 2011

American Pomological Society

Certificate of Excellence, 2010

Division A-4 Educational Materials Awards Program, American Society of Agronomy

Bronze Award (3rd place nationally), 2008

Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences

Certificate of Excellence, 2008

Division A-4 Educational Materials Awards Program, American Society of Agronomy

1st place paper, 2006

North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting

Outstanding Ph.D. Student, 2006

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University

1st pace poster, 2005

North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting

Graduate student travel award, 2005

North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting

1st place overall graduate individual, 1st place ovrall graduate team, 1st place team sprayer calibration, 2004

North Central Collegiate Weed Science Contest

2nd place paper, 2004

North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting

Graduate student travel award, 2004

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University

2nd place overall graduate team, 2003

North Central Collegiate Weed Science Contest

D. Kenneth Christensen Scholarship, 2003

College of Agriculture, Utah State University

Graduate Student Award, 2003

Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology Department, Utah State University

Richard L. Chase Scholarship, 2003

Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology Department, Utah State University

Graduate Student of the Month, 2003

Utah State University

Graduate Student Award, 2002

Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology Department, Utah State University

Richard L. Chase Scholarship, 2002

Plants, Soils, and Biometeorology Department, Utah State University

Presidents Scholarship, 1998

Hesston College

  • Miller, R.L, Nielson, T., Jensen, M., Waldron, B.L, Bingham, T.J, Creech, J.E, Peel, M.D, (2016). Nutrient leaching under grazing systems with grass monocultures and grass-legume mixtures. American Society of Agronomy *
  • Murphy, K., Reeve, J., Creech, J.E, Hinojosa, L., Maughan, P.J, Jellen, E., Kellogg, J., Machado, S., Ludvigson, K., Shroeder, K., Finkelnburg, D., Wu, G., Ganiyal, G., Ross, C., Morris, C., Packer, D., (2016). Quinoa cultivation in western North America: Lessons learned and the path forward. American Society of Agronomy *
  • Pieper, M., Creech, J.E, Hines, S.L, Cardon, G., Ramirez, R., (2016). Silage Corn Hybrid Response to Row Spacing and Plant Density in the Intermountain West. American Society of Agronomy *
  • Creech, J.E, Deakin, M., Reeve, J., Hole, D.J, (2016). Compost carryover and cover crop effects on dryland organic wheat in Utah. Western Society of Crop Science *
  • Pieper, M., Creech, J.E, Hines, S.L, Cardon, G., Ramirez, R., (2016). Silage corn hybrid response to row spacing and plant density. Western Society of Crop Science *
  • Whitesides, R.E, Creech, J.E, Davison, J.C, (2016). Fortifying farms and ranches against weed invasion. Western Society of Weed Science *

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

    • Creech, J.E, Griggs, T., Israelsen, C.E, Bingham, T.J, Clark, J., Pieper, M., (2015). Irrigated Alfalfa Variety Performance, 2011-2014; North Logan, Utah. Utah State University Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Cardon, G., Barnhill, J.V, Gale, J.A, Israelsen, C.E, Kitchen, B.M, Nelson, R., Pace, M., (2015). The Potential for Reducing N Fertilizer Inputs for Corn Production in the First Year Following Alfalfa. Utah State University Extension
    • Allen, L., Creech, J.E, Pace, M., Israelsen, C.E, (2015). Irrigation of Safflower in Northern Utah. Utah State University Extension
    • Pace, M., Israelsen, C.E, Creech, J.E, Allen, L., (2015). Growing Safflower in Utah. Utah State University Extension
    • Pace, M., Israelsen, C.E, Allen, L., Creech, J.E, (2015). 2014 Dryland Safflower Variety Trial Results at Blue Creek, Utah. *
    • Israelsen, C.E, Pace, M., Creech, J.E, Allen, L., (2015). Dryland Safflower Response to Dormant Seeding in Utah. Utah State University Extension
    • Young, A., Creech, J.E, Zobell, D., Israelsen, C.E, Eun, J., (2014). Integrating Teff into Livestock Operations. Utah State University Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Rasmussen, V., Newhall, R., (2014). The ten most common mistakes in using Conservation Tillage. USU Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Newton, J., Davison, J., Schultz, B., (2014). Establishing priority weeds for early detection and rapid response (EDRR) education in Nevada. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Pace, M., Israelsen, C.E, Creech, J.E, (2013). 2012 Dryland Safflower Variety Trial at Blue Creek, Utah (Box Elder Co.). Utah State University Extension *
    • Creech, J.E, Laca, M., Barnhill, J.V, Olsen, S.H, (2012). Teff Hay Production Guidelines for Utah. Utah State University
    • Creech, J.E, Israelsen, C.E, Pace, M., Whitesides, R.E, (2012). Herbicide Strategies to Maximize Yield in Glyphosate-Resistant Corn. Utah State University Extension
    • Blecker, L., Creech, J.E, Davison, J., (2011). Integrated weed management in seedling alfalfa. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Evans, M., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Carson City and Storey Counties. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Churchill County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Clark and S. Nye Counties. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Lewis, S., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Douglas County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., McAdoo, K., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Elko County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., McCuin, G., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Eureka County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Humboldt County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Davis, R., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Lander County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Gatzke, H., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Lincoln County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Singletary, L., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Lyon County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Emm, S., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Mineral County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Meier, A., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for N. Nye and Esmeralda Counties. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Nevada. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Foster, S., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Pershing County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Donaldson, S., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for Washoe County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Blecker, L., Davison, J., Schultz, B., Nelson, D., (2011). Weeds to Watch: New Weed Threats for White Pine County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Olsen, S.H, Barnhill, J.V, (2011). Corn grain hybrid trial, 2010. USU Extension
    • Creech, J.E, Rafferty, D., (2007). Identification and Management of Russian-olive. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication

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    Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Smith, R.C, Waldron, B.L, Creech, J.E, Zobell, R.A, Zobell, D., (2016). Forage kochia and Russian wildrye potential for rehabilitating Gardner’s saltbush ecosystems degraded by halogeton. Rangeland Ecology & Management , 69, 390-398.
      • Holt, M.S, Yang, S., Creech, J.E, Eun, J., Young, A., (2016). In situ ruminal degradation kinetics of corn silage hybrids harvested prior to or at maturity in dry and lactating dairy cows. J. Anim. Plant Sci., 26, 46-53.
      • Cox, S., Peel, M.D, Creech, J.E, Waldron, B.L, Eun, J., Zobell, D., Miller, R.L, Snyder, D.L, Forage production of grass-legume binary mixtures on Intermountain Western USA irrigated pastures. Crop Science
      • Mock, V., Creech, J.E, Ferris, V., Faghihi, J., Westphal, A., Santini, J., Johnson, W., (2012). Influence of winter annual weed management and crop rotation on soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) and winter annual weeds: years four and five. Weed Science, 60, 634-640.
      • Pace, M., Israelsen, C.E, Creech, J.E, (2012). Dryland Safflower Response to Dormant Seeding in Utah. Journal of the NACAA, 5:2, doi: ISSN 2158-9429
      • Kyser, G.B, Creech, J.E, Zhang, J., DiTomaso, J.M, (2012). Timing of low glyphosate rates for control of medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) in sagebrush scrub. Invasive Plant Management Science, 5, 1-8.
      • Rowley, M.A, Black, B.L, Ransom, C., Reeve, J., Creech, J.E, (2011). Alternative alleyways for tart cherry orchards. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 65:4, 208-217.
      • Mock, V.A, Creech, J.E, Ferris, V.R, Hallett, S.G, Johnson, W.G, (2010). Influence of winter annual weed removal timings on soybean cyst nematode population densities. . Weed Science, 58, 381-386.
      • Mock, V.A, Creech, J.E, Davis, V.M, Johnson, W.G, (2009). Plant growth and soybean cyst nematode response to purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum), annual ryegrass, and soybean combinations. Weed Science, 57, 489-493.
      • Creech, J.E, Westphal, A., Ferris, V.R, Faghihi, J., Vyn, T.J, Santini, J.B, Johnson, W.G, (2008). Influence of winter annual weed management and crop rotation on soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines) and winter annual weeds. Weed Science, 56, 103-111.
      • Johnson, W.G, Creech, J.E, Mock, V.A, (2008). Role of winter Annual weeds as alternative hosts for soybean cyst nematode. Crop Management, doi: 10.1094/CM-2008-0701-01-RV
      • Creech, J.E, Webb, J.S, Young, B.G, Bond, J.P, Harrison, S.K, Ferris, V.R, Faghihi, J., Westphal, A., Johnson, W.G, (2007). Development of soybean cyst nematode on henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) and purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum). . Weed Technology, 21, 1064-1070.
      • Creech, J.E, Faghihi, J., Ferris, V.R, Westphal, A., Johnson, W.G, (2007). Influence of intraspecific henbit (Lamium amplexicaule) and purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) competition on soybean cyst nematode. Weed Science, 55, 665-670.
      • Creech, J.E, Santini, J.B, Conley, S.P, Westphal, A., Johnson, W.G, (2007). Purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) and soybean cyst nematode response to cold temperature regimes. Weed Science, 55, 592-598.
      • Creech, J.E, Johnson, W.G, Faghihi, J., Ferris, V.R, (2007). Survey of Indiana producers and crop advisors: A perspective on winter annual weeds and soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines). . Weed Technology, 21, 532-536.
      • Creech, J.E, Johnson, W.G, (2006). Survey of broadleaf winter weeds in Indiana production fields infested with soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines). . Weed Technology, 20, 1066-1075.
      • Creech, J.E, Johnson, W.G, Faghihi, J., Ferris, V.R, Westphal, A., (2005). First report of soybean cyst nematode reproduction on purple deadnettle under field conditions. Crop Management, doi: 10.1094/CM-2005-0715-01-BR
      • Monaco, T.A, Johnson, D.A, Creech, J.E, (2005). Morphological and physiological responses of the invasive weed Isatis tinctoria to contrasting light, soil-nitrogen and water. Weed Res., 45, 460-466.
      • Creech, J.E, Monaco, T.A, Evans, J.O, (2004). Photosynthetic and growth responses of Zea mays L. and four weed species following post-emergence treatments with mesotrione and atrazine. Pest Management Science, 60, 1079-1087.
      • Monaco, T.A, Creech, J.E, (2004). Sulfosulfuron effects on growth and photosynthesis of 15 range grasses. Journal of Range Management, 57, 490-496.
      • Professional Journal

      • Jensen, K.B, Harrison, P., Chatterton, N.J, Bushman, B.S, Creech, J.E, , (2014). Seasonal trends in nonstructural carbohydrates in cool- and warm-season grasses. Crop Science, 54, 2328-2340.
      • Creech, C.F, Waldron, B.L, Ransom, C., Zobell, D., Creech, J.E, (2013). Factors influencing the field germination of forage kochia. Crop Science/Crop Science Society of America, 53:Sept-Oct, 2202-2208. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.09.0533
      • Creech, C.F, Waldron, B.L, Ransom, C., Zobell, D., Creech, J.E, (2013). Factors influencing the field germination of forage kochia. Crop Science/Crop Science Society of America, 53:Sept-Oct, 2202-2208. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.09.0533

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                Bulletins

              • Blecker, L., Paterson, J., Davison, J., Creech, J.E, Schultz, B., (2014). Establishing priority weeds for early detection and rapid response (EDRR) education in Nevada. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication
              • Creech, J.E, Schultz, B., McAdoo, K., (2014). The response of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) to physical and chemical mowing and herbicide treatment of the regrowth. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
              • Schultz, B., Creech, J.E, Singletary, L., (2010). Criteria for Herbicide Selection and Use. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication
              • Schultz, B., Creech, J.E, Singletary, L., (2010). Needs Assessment for Noxious Weeds in Humboldt County: Part 1 of 5 – Problem Weeds and Approaches and Methods of Control. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
              • Schultz, B., Creech, J.E, Singletary, L., (2010). Needs Assessment for Noxious Weeds in Humboldt County: Part 2 of 5 – Problems of and Obstacles to Weed Management. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication
              • Schultz, B., Creech, J.E, Singletary, L., (2010). Needs Assessment for Noxious Weeds in Humboldt County: Part 3 of 5 – Spread, Detection, and Prevention of Weeds. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication
              • Creech, J.E, Schultz, B., Blecker, L., (2010). Nevada Noxious Weed Field Guide. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication
              • Blecker, L., Creech, J.E, Davison, J., (2010). Nevada’s 2008 Weed Management Extension Program Needs Assessment: A Survey of Agricultural Producers and Public Land Managers. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication
              • Schultz, B., Creech, J.E, Singletary, L., (2010). Priority Research and Outreach. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Publication
              • Creech, J.E, Schultz, B., Torell, R., Davies, K., (2008). Ranch Biosecurity as a Weed Control Measure. Cow-Calf Management Guide - Cattle Producer's Library. University of Idah, Moscow
              • Magazine/Trade Publication

              • Creech, J.E, (2016). Considerations when switching from alfalfa to corn. Progressive Forage Grower *
              • Whitesides, R.E, Creech, J.E, Israelsen, C.E, (2014). Hard water affects herbicide efficacy. Progressive Forage Grower Magazine *

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              Scheduled Teaching

              PSC 7970 - RESEARCH & THESIS, Spring 2011

              PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010


              Extension

              Soil Health, 2016 - Ongoing
              Civil rights, 2010 - Ongoing
              Utah agronomic crops, 2010 - Ongoing

              Graduate Students Mentored

              Jacob Briscoe, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2016
              John Mortenson, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2016
              Michael Deakin, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2016
              Bailey Shaffer, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2016
              Avik Mukherjee, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2015
              Mark Pieper, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2015
              Michael Laca, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2010
              Joseph Sagers, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2015 - August 2016
              Craig Rigby, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2013 - May 2016
              Rob Smith, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2011 - May 2015
              TJ Bingham, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2012 - May 2014
              Jason Clark, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2011 - May 2014
              Steven Cox, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2011 - September 2013