Thomas Kaspar

Collaborator Professor

My research program focuses mainly on crop and soil management to improve water quality and soil productivity. I have conducted field-scale research on root growth in response to soil temperature, tillage systems, and compaction; water infiltration as affected by wheel traffic compaction and tillage; stand establishment in no-till as affected by planter attachments; and spatial variability of corn and soybean yields in response to soil characteristics. My recent research has focused on the environmental benefits of small grain cover crops in corn-soybean rotations.