Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center and Oregon State University’s Selection Committee are pleased to announce the COARC Soil and Plant Nutrition position has officially been filled. After an extensive search and interview process, the selection committee offered the COARC Soil and Plant Nutrition position to Tracy Wilson, which she accepted. Tracy began working at COARC on January 19, 2015.
Tracy is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated in 2006 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, with a B.S. in Animal Science. She then completed her Master’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science in 2011 and her Ph.D in Soil Science in 2014 at Oklahoma State University. Her research in the past has focused on soil carbon sequestration in bioenergy crops, nitrous oxide emissions from various crops, as well as integrating summer cover crops into winter wheat cropping systems.
Some of her plans for future research include: refining nitrogen recommendations for carrot seed production, exploring “ferti-gation” usage for area crops in order to reduce inputs and get nutrients to crops when they are needed, and exploring ways to protect and enhance soil resources.
Tracy is a member of the Tri-Societies (SSSA-CSSA-ASA), Soil and Water Conservation Society. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, backpacking, kayaking, and sailing with her husband, Stuart, and daughter, Emma. Tracy is excited to be in central Oregon and to be a part of the COARC team.