James J. Camberato

Professor of Agronomy

Department: Agronomy
Fax: 765.496.2926
Office: Lilly 3-365
E-mail: jcambera@purdue.edu

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Curriculum Vitae​​

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition


Dr. Jim Camberato is an Extension soil fertility specialist at Purdue. In general my research and Extension programs center on soil fertility, fertilizers, and plant nutrition. Specific emphasis has been on determining appropriate rates of N fertilization for corn and evaluating tools for fine-tuning N recommendations.


Outreach programs on the fertilization of agronomic crops in Indiana.

Research Areas
Determine the impact of soil and applied essential plant nutrients on crop productivity and profitability. 

Most Significant Publications

Camberato, J.J., B. Gagnon, D.A. Angers, M. Chantigny, and W.L. Pan. 2006. Pulp and paper mill by-products as soil amendments and plant nutrient sources. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 86:641-653.

Camberato, J.J., P.D. Peterson, and S. B. Martin. 2006. Salinity and salinity tolerance alter rapid blight disease occurrence. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2006-0213-01-RS.

Camberato, J.J., and W.L. Pan. 1999. Calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. p. d53-d69. In Handbook of soil science. (ed.) M.E. Sumner, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Pan, W.L., J.J. Camberato, W.A. Jackson, E.J. Kamprath, and R.H. Moll. 1995. Altering source-sink relationships in prolific maize hybrids: Consequences for N uptake and remobilization. Crop Science 35:836-845.

Camberato, J.J., and J.R. Frederick. 1994. Residual maize fertilizer nitrogen availability to wheat on the southeastern Coastal Plain. Agron. J. 86:962-967.

Camberato, J.J., E.J. Kamprath, R.H. Moll, and W.A. Jackson. 1989. Apical and subapical earshoot development of prolific maize hybrids (Zea mays L.): The role of nitrogen. Maydica 34:309-317.

Professional Experience

2013-present Professor, Agronomy, Purdue University
2006-2013 Associate Professor, Agronomy, Purdue University
2003-2005 Professor, Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Clemson University
1995-2003 Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Environmental Science, Clemson University
1989-1995 Assistant Professor, Agronomy and Soils, Clemson University
1987-1989 Research Chemist, National Fertilizer Development Center, Tennessee Valley Authority

Awards and Honors 

2008-present, Associate Editor for the Agronomy Journal
2002, Editorial Board for the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
2001, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Superior Performance Award
1996-2001, Associate Editor for the Soil Science Society of America Journal, Division S-4 (Soil Fertility)
1995, National and S.C. Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award


Ph.D., North Carolina State University (3/87), Soil Science
M.S., North Carolina State University (12/82), Soil Science
B.S., University of Massachusetts (5/80), Plant and Soil Science

Date joined staff: 2006 ​​​​​