Brad Ramsdale

Email: bramsdale2@unl.edu

Phone: 308.367.5225

Office: Educational Center 117

Division Chair/Associate Professor

PH.D., PLANT SCIENCE, NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000
M.S., AGRONOMY, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, 1995
B.S., AGRONOMY, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, 1992

Areas of Expertise

Agronomy, weed management, sprayer technology, curriculum development and assessment

Courses Taught

AGR 1091 Crop Practicum I

AGR 1591 Crop Practicum II

AGR 2091 Crop Practicum III

AGR 1103 Crop Science

AGR 1203 Principles of Soils

AGR 1201 Soils Lab

AGR 1213 Natural Resource Management

AGR 2323 Irrigation Management

AGR 2304 Soil Fertility

AGR 2354 Pest Management

AGR 2404 Crop Management

AEQ 2323 Precision Farming

BIO 1313 Plant Science

BIO 1321 Agronomic Plant Science Lab

HON 1001 Honors Seminar I

HON 2001 Honors Seminar II

Student Organizations

Farm Bureau Club Advisor

Crops Judging Team Coach

Selected Awards and Honors

Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence, Senior Faculty. Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2016

Parents Recognition Award for Contribution to Students, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents Association, 2016.

Teaching Award of Merit, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2010.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, 2010.

Selected Publications (Refereed)

Ramsdale, B. K., G. O. Kegode, C. G. Messersmith, J. D. Nalewaja, and C. A. Nord.  2006.  Long-term effects of spring wheat-soybean cropping systems on weed populations.  Field Crops Research 97(2-3):197-208.

Ramsdale, B. K., C. G. Messersmith, and J. D. Nalewaja.  2003.  Spray volume, formulation, ammonium sulfate, and nozzle effects on glyphosate efficacy.  Weed Technol.  17:589-598.

Ramsdale, B. K. and C. G. Messersmith.  2002.  Adjuvant and herbicide concentration in spray droplets influence phytotoxicity.  Weed Technol.  16:631-637.

Ramsdale, B. K. and C. G. Messersmith.  2002.  Low-rate split-applied herbicide treatments for wild oat (Avena fatua) control in wheat (Triticum aestivum).  Weed Technol. 16:149-155.

Ramsdale, B. K. and C. G. Messersmith.  2001.  Drift-reducing nozzle effects on herbicide performance.  Weed Technol.  15:453-460.

Ramsdale, B. K. and C. G. Messersmith.  2001.  Nozzle, spray volume, and adjuvant effects on carfentrazone and imazamox efficacy.  Weed Technol.  15:485-491.

Ramsdale, B. K. and J. D. Nalewaja.  2001.  Adjuvants influence herbicide efficacy at low spray volumes.  In H. de Ruiter, ed.  Adjuvants for Agrochemicals, Sixth Int. Symp., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  pp. 224-229.

Nalewaja, J. D., Z. Woznica, E. F. Szeleznak, and B. K. Ramsdale.  2007.  Sequence of tank-mixing water conditioning adjuvants and herbicides.  In R. E. Gaskin, ed.  Adjuvants for Agrochemicals, Eighth Int. Symp., Columbus, Ohio.  August 6-9, 2007.

Harbour, J. D., C. G. Messersmith, and B. K. Ramsdale.  2003.  Surfactants affect herbicides on kochia and Russian thistle.  Weed Sci.  51:430-434.

Professional Associations

Nebraska Farm Bureau

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Affiliations

Division Chair of Agronomy – Ag Mechanics

Assessment Committee Chair