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Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

Albert Sims

simsx008@umn.edu | 218-281-8602Albert Sims

Northwest Research and Outreach Center
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN 56716

 

Education:

B.S. 1983 University of Nebraska Agronomy
M.S. 1987 University of Nebraska Agronomy (Soils)
Ph.D. 1992 North Carolina State University Soils


I conduct research and extend research information dealing with fertility and fertilizer management as it pertains to the cropping systems in Northwest Minnesota.  My primary focus has been nitrogen and phosphorus management associated with sugar beet production and the sugar beet industry.  I also work in fertility management in spring wheat production.


Selected Publications:
Sims, A.L., C.E. Windels, and C.A. Bradley.  Content and potential availability of selected nutrients in field applied sugar beet factory lime.  Comm. Soil. Sci. Plant Anal.  In press.

Sims, A.L. 2007. Estimating soil nitrogen mineralization during the growing season in sugarbeet grown after corn, wheat, and soybean.  2006 Sugarbeet Res. Ext. Rept., Coop. Ext. Serv. North Dakota State Univ.  37:75-78.

Sims, A.L. 2007.  Sugarbeet production on sandy soils: The need for non-traditional nutrients.  2006 Sugarbeet Res. Ext. Rept., Coop. Ext. Serv. North Dakota State Univ.  37:99-100.

Sims, A.L. 2007.  Sugarbeet production after previous crops of corn, wheat, and soybean.  2006 Sugarbeet Res. Ext. Rept., Coop. Ext. Serv. North Dakota State Univ.  37:110-115.

Sims, A.L, and K. Hoff. 2007. Sugarbeet factory spent lime: Its effects on soil chemical properties.  2006 Sugarbeet Res. Ext. Rept., Coop. Ext. Serv. North Dakota State Univ.  37:91-93.

Sims, A.L., C.E. Windels, and C.A. Bradley.  2007.  Field applications of sugar factory spent lime: Effects on soil phosphorus. Pg. 77-79 in: Am. Soc. Sugarbeet Technol., Proceed. 35th biennial meeting, March 1-3, 2007.

Windels, C.E., J.R. Brantner, A.L. Sims, C.A. Bradley.  2007.  Spent lime effects on sugarbeet, root rot, microorganisms, and rotation crops.  2006 Sugarbeet Res. Ext. Rept., Coop. Ext. Serv. North Dakota State Univ.  37:208-219.

Windels, C.E., J.R. Brantner, A.L. Sims, C.A. Bradley.  2007.  Spent lime effects on yield, quality, and Aphanomyces root rot of sugarbeet. Pg. 186-194. in. Am. Soc. Sugarbeet Technol., Proceed. 35th biennial meeting, March 1-3, 2007.

Sims, A.L.  2007. Development of tools to more accurately predict in-season spring wheat nitrogen needs for yield and protein.  2007 Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council Research Reports