Stephen Sparrow

Interim Dean, SNRAS, & Professor of Agronomy


Contact information:
Phone: 907-474-7620
Fax: 907-474-6184
Location: 315 O'Neill Bldng.
Email: sdsparrow@alaska.edu

Curriculum vitae:
B.S., 1969, North Carolina University
M.S., 1974, Colorado State University
PhD, 1981, University of Minnesota

Courses:
NRM304 - Perspectives in Natural Resources Management
NRM480 - Soil Management for Quality and Conservation
NRM485 - Soil Biology
NRM685 - Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

Research interests:

  • soil management
  • forage crops
  • biomass crops for fuel

Current research programs:

  1. Potential of Perennial Lignocellulosic Engergy Crops for Alaska,
  2. Soil fertility requirements for Alaska crops in Interior Alaska,
  3. Use of native sedges for revegetating decommisioned gravel pads on Alaska's North Slope

Examples of publications:
Gerber-Slaght, Robin; Sparrow, S.D., masiak, Darleen.T., and Holdmann, Gwen. 2009. Opportunities for Woody Biomass Fuel Crops in Interior Alaska. Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Miscellaneous Publication 2009-09.

Sparrow, S.D. and masiak, D.T. 2008. Second Harvest Timing and Cut Height of Forage Crops in Alaska. Agronomy Journal 100:1615-1621.

Zhang, M.; Sparrow, S.D.; Lewis, C.; and Knight C. 2007. Soil Properties and Barley Yield Under a Twenty-Years Experiment of Tillage, Straw Management and Nitrogen Application in the sub-arctic area of Alaska. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B-Soil and Plan Science 57:374-382

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