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 Expert  723979

Expert in Forensic Agronomy; Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg)

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Nebraska (NE)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Agribusiness encompasses all activities involved with production agriculture, Expert has assisted several clients develop cash flows for grain farming to present to bankers. This also includes calculating farmer's economic loss caused by the actions of a second party. This has included working for attorneys and insurance companies.


Agricultural pest are mostly invertebrates eating or damaging a crop in some manor. The exception would be livestock or wildlife invasions producing economic damage to growing crop. Expert maintains a working knowledge of most insects, and their economic levels. This includes knowledge of pesticides used to control insects.

agricultural pest

Agricultural pesticide: Expert's experience includes pest identification, and knowledge of pesticides applicable to control the pests. This knowledge includes the economic ramifications of using or not using specific pesticides.

agricultural pesticide

Agricultural production includes all aspects of getting the crop to market, starting with field preparations to logistics of delivering it to the consumer, or for additional processing. He has worked with farmers in all phases of crop production and delivery to market. When confronted with problems out of his expertise, he finds someone who knows the answers.

agricultural production

Agricultural science is the summary of all phases of agricultural production and marketing. There are segments of this science one would be stronger in than others, but it is all part of the total package. Expert's background can help you with agricultural science questions.


agricultural management

Agriculture is an encompassing term applicable to any and all phases of farming, food production, and related disciplines. Every done professionally is part of agriculture. Expert has a wealth of experience with agriculture.


Agronomic or agronomist by definition is one who works primarily with field crop production, and any allied profession. Expert is a Certified Professional Agronomist, as designated by the American Society of Agronomy. Most work pertains to field production problems, and the solutions, including calculating economic damage caused by an event or events out of control of the farmer.



agricultural economics


micro irrigation

All work is with farming in some way. Farming encompasses all steps or processes pertaining to getting product into the market stream. Starting with soil preparation, input acquisition, through marketing are all part of farming, Expert's work is mostly pertaining the cases where problem arise during the production phases


Expert's work include application with hydroponics as well as growing crops in soil. The majority of crops are produced in soil, for practical reasons all farming is soil agriculture. The exception would be hydroponic in greenhouses.

soil agriculture

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Omaha, Nebraska;  Lincoln, Nebraska;  and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Often requested
with this expert:

Agricultural and Food Engineering
Agronomy, Regulated (GMO) & Regulated Crop/ Seed...
Soil Science, Crop Nutrition, Nutrient Management
Agronomy, Livestock Waste Management, Crop Consulting

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   BS   Agronomy   Univestity of Nebraska  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to






Field problem investigations of events caused by second or third parties, investigations for insurance companies and claims departments. (no claims adjusting). Investigations for attorneys, both plaintiff and defense. General agronomic problem solving

1980 to 1992


Self (Cropline Agronomy)


Field agronomist


Field scouting, soil sampling & testing, variety recommendations, irrigation scheduling. and agronomic problem solving

1966 to 1980


Self - Farmer



Career Accomplishments:

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)- Professional Certification Board of ASA; Nebraska Academy of Science (Lifetime Membership); Nebraska Wine Grape Growers Association; Nebraska Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association;


Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg)

Professional Appointments

Professional Certification Board, of ASA 3-yr term

Publications and Patents Summary

Public presentation of Forensic Agronomy to College students.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • A grass fire started by a railroad adjacent to a East-West set of tracks during a strong southerly wind burned about 15,000 acres of grazing land, and fences involving several ranchers.
  • Investigate the recommendation of an improper herbicide applied to 210 acres of sweet corn scheduled for harvest, and sale on labor day weekend. This case was settled for an amount in excess of $500,000.
  • Investigate a case where an employ mixed a nonselective herbicide with crop oil, and a second employ used the crop oil in the application of another herbicide to several hundred acres of corn, resulting in complete devastation of the crop.
  • A wind driven grass fire caused by a railroad on a North – South line burned pasture land on about 3500 acres, that included ranch building, windbreaks, equipment and winter feed.Working with all the ranchers, agreements were made to cover their actual loss.
  • A case of chemical invasion into a vegetable farmers fields by adjacent corn farmer resulting is limited production from vegetable crop. Case was settled out of court, on the day of trial.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Have given 15-18 depositions, testified in court 8-10 time in District and Federal Court
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Hay Production resulting from 10 acre Hay Farm.
  • Expert in agronomist for consulting on problem with corn seed germination- find source of problem.
  • Expert for consulting on farm damages.
  • Agricultural expert california for consulting on Farming best safty practices avoidance of gas pipelines.
  • Expert agronomist litigation for consulting on Agronomist.
  • Expert in Horizon 474 Oat seed.
  • Hydroponics industry expert on determining the market value of a patented hydroponic growing technology.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Give a presentation to college students on Forensic Agronomy each year, the students and University of Nebraska Agronomy Club, and agricultural students of Southeast Community College Career Day

Other Skills and Services

Have been active in promoting and judging science fairs for school children since 1982. Judged grade school and high school fairs on local, & district levels. Including Lincoln's (NE) Science Fair, and Nebraska Junior Academy of Science Fair.

Active in American Society of Agronomy, serve on the Professional Certification Committee.


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