Robert L Nielsen
Professor of Agronomy
Office: Lilly 3-450
Area of Expertise: Extension education in corn management systems
Dr. Nielsen is a Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University with major responsibilities for Extension education in corn management systems for the state of Indiana. Originally from Nebraska, he joined the Agronomy staff at Purdue in 1982 after obtaining M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is actively involved with Purdue’s Crop Diagnostic Training Center, a hands-on educational facility located at the Purdue Agronomy Farm. One of his major Extension activities is the development and maintenance of Web-based corn information sites. His two most popular Web sites are the Corn Growers' Guidebook and the Chat ‘n Chew Café. His current field research involves investigations into the relationship between crop canopy reflectance and optimum nitrogen fertilizer rates in corn, on-farm seeding rate trials, on-farm nitrogen rate trials, and the productive utilization of site-specific crop management tools.