Dr. Joseph R. Heckman

Dr. Joseph R. Heckman

Wheat Harvest at Rutgers Snyder Research and Extension Farm - image one of ten

Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Measuring the moisture content of the grain from an organic popcorn research project - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

Soil fertility research. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Soil fertility research on sweet potato - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

grass hay. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Soil fertility research on grass hay - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

chickens on pasture. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Soil fertility research with chickens on pasture - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

Forage research. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Forage research - image courtesy of Joe Heckman - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

Application of fertilizer. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Application of fertilizer to leaves of snap bean - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

Checking soil quality. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Checking soil quality for greenhouse experiment - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

Silicon soil fertility research. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Silicon soil fertility research to protect pumpkin plants from powdery mildew disease - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

rice. Photo Courtesy of Joseph Heckman

Silicon soil fertility research on rice - image courtesy of Joe Heckman

Biography

Joseph Heckman, Ph.D. is a Professor of Soil Science, Rutgers University, where he teaches courses in Soil Fertility, Organic Crop Production, and Agroecology. He conducts research and extension programs on optimizing nutrition and soil quality in support of plant, animal, and human health. Dr. Heckman has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of American Society of Horticulture Science. He has served as chair of several professional organizations including Council on History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Soil Science, Committee on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Management Systems Community of the American Society Agronomy, and as President of the Northeast Branch of the Crops, Soils, and Agronomy Tri-Societies. Dr. Heckman organized and hosted a symposium on Silicon Nutrient Management for the Soil Science Society American Meetings. Dr. Heckman has authored several book chapters: Practical Steps to Soil Fertility for Organic Agriculture, Silicon in Soils and Plants, Human Contact with Plants and Soils for Health and Well-Being, Silicon Soil and Plant Analysis, and Chlorine Nutrition. He most recently co-authored a book on Fresh Milk Production, The Cow Edition. He also publishes a newsletter called The Soil Profile: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/soilprofile/

Title and Address:
Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility
Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Primary Focus Area: Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Secondary Focus Area: Plant Protection

Contact Information:
Dr. Joseph R. Heckman
Department of Plant Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
59 Dudley Road, Foran Hall Room 182
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Tel: 848-932-6333
heckman@aesop.rutgers.edu