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Matt Yost

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Plants, Soils and Climate

Agroclimate Extension Specialist


Educational Background

PhD, Applied Plant Sciences, (GIS), University of Minnesota, 2013
Nitrogen Management for Corn Following Alfalfa: Field, Literature, and Geographic Analyses
MS, Applied Plant Sciences, (Soil Science), University of Minnesota, 2011
Potassium and nitrogen management during the rotation from alfalfa to corn
BS, Agribusiness, Science, and Technology, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2009


Biography

Dr. Yost is a native of southern Idaho where he was raised on a dairy farm. After completing his PhD, he spent 4 years doing postdoctoral research in the U.S. Midwest. He has authored numerous journal and extension articles on research dealing with nitrogen management, precision agriculture, soil conservation, and bioenergy crops.

Teaching Interests

Adult education programs through Extension that help crop producers and other stakeholders be more profitable and sustainable - particularly as it relates to handling weather variability and extremes and preparing for future climate changes.

Research Interests

Developing land management practices that promote resiliency to weather variation and changing climate. Such practices include precision management and conservation of water and other agricultural inputs, improving soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and using climate scenarios and projections as decision aids for managing climate risk.


Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 325
DialPhone: 435-764-1456
SendEmail: matt.yost@usu.edu

Awards

Charles and Dorothy Andrew Bird Award, 2013

Sigma Xi

Gordon and Lynette Marten Fellowship, 2013

University of Minnesota

Hueg-Harrison Fellowship, 2013

University of Minnesota

Soils and Environmental Quality Division Graduate Student Award, 2013

Soil Science Society of America

International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award, 2012

International Plant Nutrition Institute

Gordon and Lynette Marten Fellowship, 2011

University of Minnesota

Graduate student award, 2011

North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference

Hueg-Harrison Fellowship, 2011

University of Minnesota

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

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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

                  • Yost, M.A, Coulter, J.A, Russelle, M.P, (2015). Managing the rotation from alfalfa to corn. Univ. of MN Ext.
                  • Magazine/Trade Publication

                  • Walker, z., Coulter, J., Yost, M., Russelle, M., (2015). Sidedressing and soil testing for enhanced nitrogen fertilizer management in corn following alfalfa on fine-textured soils. Forage Focus, Midwest Forage Assoc. *
                  • Yost, M., Russelle, M., Coulter, J., Schmitt, M., Randall, G., sheaffer, c., (2014). Nitrogen requirements of corn following young alfalfa stands. Forage Focus, Midwest Forage Assoc. *
                  • Yost, M., Russelle, M., Coulter, J., Davenport, M., (2014). Challenges, opportunities for improved N management in corn following alfalfa. Clippings, Midwest Forage Assoc. *
                  • Yost, M., Russelle, M., Coulter, J., Bolstad, P., (2014). Satellite images reveal patterns in crop rotations with alfalfa. Forage Focus, Midwest Forage Assoc. *
                  • Yost, M., Coulter, J., Russelle, M., davenport, m., (2014). Cash in on N credits when corn follows alfalfa. Hay and Forage Grower *
                  • Yost, M., Coulter, J., Russelle, M., (2013). Nitrogen for corn following alfalfa: When and how much?. Dairy Star LLC *
                  • Yost, M., Coulter, J., Russelle, M., (2013). Improved predictability of fertilizer nitrogen need for corn following alfalfa. Forage Focus, Midwest Forage Assoc. *
                  • Coulter, J., Yost, M., Russelle, M., (2012). Yield and nitrogen benefits for corn following alfalfa. Progressive Forage Grower *
                  • Coulter, J., Yost, M., Russelle, M., (2012). Yield and nitrogen benefits for corn following alfalfa. Plant Management Network *
                  • Coulter, J., Yost, M., Russelle, M., (2012). Predicting on-farm nitrogen credits from alfalfa to second- year corn. Minnesota Corn Growers Assoc. *
                  • Coulter, J., Yost, M., Russelle, M., Sheaffer, C., Kaiser, D., (2011). Accounting for alfalfa N credits increases returns to corn production. Forage Focus, Midwest Forage Assoc. *

                  * Has not been peer reviewed