Trevor Frank

Graduate Student

Department: Agronomy

Major Professor: Dr. Eileen Kladivko​





Area of Study

Cover Crops in corn and soybean rotation

Research Focus Area

Drought Simulation and Genome-wide association mapping of QTL for sorghum grain yield in stressed and non-stress environments  

Work Experience

1. Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. in Plover, WI – sweet corn breeding for different world markets and breeding for resistance of Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus. 

2. Forage Genetics International in West Salem, WI – corn silage and alfalfa breeding for dairy cattle.    

Past Education

Lincoln High School 
University of Wisconsin-River Falls (B.S. Crop and Soil Sciences with Crop Production Emphasis) ​


Frank, T. J., W. A. Anderson and V. Justen. 2011. Phenotypic Rating of Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus Infection of Sweet Corn (Zea Mays saccharata). 2011 National SASES Meetings, Oct 17.  San Antonio, TX.

Frank, T. J. and Eileen J. Kladivko. 2014. Effects of a Cereal Rye (Secale cereale L.) Cover Crop on Soil Properties and Crop Productivity in Southeast Indiana. 2014 Annual CSCAP Meetings, Aug 5. Ames, IA.

Frank, T.J. and Eileen J. Kladivko. 2014. Soil Physical Properties under a Corn-Soybean Rotation using No-tillage and a Cereal Rye (Secale cereale L.) Cover Crop. 2014 National ASA Meetings, Nov 5. Long Beach, CA.

Basche, Andrea D., Gabrielle E. Roesch-McNally, Lindsay A. Pease, Christopher D. Edison, Guy Bou Lahdou, Mike W. Dunbar, Trevor J. Frank, Laura Frescoln, Lei Gu, Ryan Nagelkirk, Jose Pantoja, and Adam K. Wilke. "Challenges and Opportunities in Transdisciplinary Science: The Experience of next Generation Scientists in an Agriculture and Climate Research Collaboration." Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69.6 (2014): 176A-79A. Print.

Frank, T. J. and Bruce J. Erickson. 2014. "Using Useful to Usable (U2U) Tools for an Introductory Agronomy Course (Purdue University) -- Lab Assignment,"


Wisconsin Rapids, WI ​   ​