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Matt Yost

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Plants, Soils and Climate

Assistant Professor, Agroclimate Extension Specialist

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

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


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 water optimization, 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.

Awards

New Specialist Award, 2020

USU Extension Specialist Association

Early Career Award, 2019

American Society of Agronomy

Soil and Water Management and Conservation Young Scientist Award, 2019

Soil Science Society of America

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 - Abstracts

  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, Allen, L., (2020). Agricultural water optimization with advanced sprinkler packages for pivots. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2020). Effects of sprinkler maintenance and DATA-based water management decisions on alfalfa production. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2020). How a management stacking environment affects yield of silage corn. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Soil health indicator temporal and spatial variation. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Stacking and intersecting nutrient 4R’s and using in-season canopy health and petiole nitrate analysis on russet burbank potatoes. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2020). The effects of stacking water management factors on forage quality. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). The impacts of irrigation, herbicide, and oat companion crop on spring-seed alfalfa. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). The impacts of irrigation, herbicide, and oat companion crop on spring-seed alfalfa. Western Society of Crop Science annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Utah cover crops research and demonstration. NACAA Annual Virtual Conference *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Water use in western agriculture: Trends, resilience and efficiency in production. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2019). Agronomic strategies to improve seed set in organic quinoa..
  • Yost, M., (2019). Crop, soil, and water management impacts on corn silage yield.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Innovative water management using advanced irrigation systems and biochar.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Irrigation equipment maintenance and scheduling impacts on alfalfa production.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Irrigation maintenance impacts on alfalfa production.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Methods for mapping variability in soil properties, canopy density and yield in tart cherry, and applications for precision orchard management.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Modeling relationships among indicators, management, environment and yield for soil health planning.
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). New irrigation technologies are maintaining yield with less water.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Nitrogen fertilizer needs of small grains after alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Nitrogen management in small grains after alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Nitrogen response in small grains after alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Pivot irrigation innovations can maintain yield with less water.
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). Quantifying soil and tree canopy variation in tart cherries for precision irrigation applications.
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). Quantifying variation in tart cherry orchards for precision irrigation applications.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Small grain forage after alfalfa rarely requires nitrogen.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Soil Health Partnership Preliminary results and future prospects in soil health management.
  • Yost, M., (2019). The Soil Health Partnership database: Preliminary results and future prospects in soil health management.
  • Yost, M., (2020). Impacts of irrigation, cultivar, and nutrient management on hemp yield and quality. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Trends and opportunities in 4R nitrogen management of field and fruit crops in the Intermountain West. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). Advancing use of agriculture water optimization innovations on Utah farms.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Combinations of soil and water management for water optimization.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Refining mobile drip irrigation rates for alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Testing pivot irrigation innovations on Utah farms.
  • Gale, J.A, Pound, C.A, Yost, M., (2018). Small Grains Yield Response to Nitrogen Application Following Alfalfa in Sevier County, Utah. Proceedings - 2018 NACAA Western Region Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference

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

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          Extension

          Agroclimate Extension, 2017 - Ongoing

          Graduate Students Mentored

          Bradley Crookston, Plants, Soils, and Climate
          Cole Harding, Plants, Soils, and Climate
          Kyle Egbert, Plants, Soils, and Climate
          Tina Sullivan, Plants, Soils, and Climate
          Britta Schumacher, Environment & Society 2020
          Collin Pound, Plants, Soils, and Climate 2020
          Jonathan Holt, Plants, Soils, and Climate 2020