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Kendall Lamkey

Professor and Chair



Office: 2104B Agronomy Hall

Phone: 515-294-7840









Department: Agronomy

Research Interests: plant breeding, quantitative genetics

Brief description of current research:

Research projects within the Raymond F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding seek to advance the science of plant breeding through hypothesis driven research, develop enhanced germplasm and superior cultivars of improved productivity, nutritional value, and adaptability, and educate the next generation of public and private plant breeders.

Also, as Chair of the Department of Agronomy, I provide leadership and direction to the department in the areas of education, research, and extension. I advocate for and set priorities for the academic and research portfolio of the department through shared governance with the faculty. In cooperation with Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, I also advocate for and set priorities for extension and outreach in crops, soils, and climatology. I have responsibility for representing the department as I interact with the public in Iowa and at the national and international level.

Recent publications:

Flynn, E. S., K. J. Moore, J. W. Singer, and K. R. Lamkey, 2013: Evaluation of grass and legume species as perennial ground covers in corn production. Crop Sci., 53, 611-620.

Wiggans, D. R., J. W. Singer, K. J. Moore, and K. R. Lamkey, 2012: Response of continuous maize with stover removal to living mulches. Agronomy Journal, 104, 917-925.

Wiggans, D. R., J. W. Singer, K. J. Moore, and K. R. Lamkey, 2012: Maize water use in living mulch systems with stover removal. Crop Sci., 52, 327-338.

Reif, J. C., S. Fischer, T. A. Schrag, K. R. Lamkey, D. Klein, B. S. Dhillon, H. F. Utz, and A. E. Melchinger, 2010: Broadening the genetic base of European maize heterotic pools with US Cornbelt germplasm using field and molecular marker data. Theor. Appl. Genetics, 120, 301-310.