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
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
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.
Nebraska Farm Bureau
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
Division Chair of Agronomy – Ag Mechanics
Assessment Committee Chair