Don Horneck, Ph.D. (1958-2014)

Don passed away on September 28, 2014. He will be truly be missed.

Extension Agronomist - Professor

Department of Crop & Soil Science

Extension Research: Soil fertility/crop production, potatoes, onions, alfalfa, cereals. I offer expertise on a wide range of topics to the general public, growers and fieldmen in the area. I also represent agriculture's interests on committees. I am responsible for providing educational pesticide and CCA licensing opportunities for local growers and fieldmen. My primary concerns are profitability and environmental sustainability of local cropping systems.

Special Interests: Soil fertility / crop production / ammonia volatilization / biomass


PhD - 1993 - Soil Science with Chemistry and Environmental Engineering minors, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

M.S. -1984 - Agronomy/Soils, University of Illinois

B.A. - 1980 - Biology/Geology, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

Organizations and Affiliations:

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Western Society of Soil Science
  • Council on Soil & Plant Analysis
  • Oregon Society of Soil Scientists
  • National Extension Association


  • CCA
  • CPAg
  • CPSSc
  • Pesticide Consultant


Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

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