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Lind Dryland Research Station staff.

  • Bill Schillinger is a Professor and Scientist who also serves as the Station’s Director. Bill leads long-term dryland and irrigated cropping systems experiments at the Station as well as in farmers’ fields. Bill has authored and co-authored numerous papers on conservation-till and no-till management to control wind erosion, ecology and control of Russian thistle, economics of cropping systems, root diseases, soil water dynamics, and reducing runoff from frozen agricultural soils. He earned a Ph.D. in crop science from Oregon State University.
  • Bruce Sauer is Farm Manager of the Lind Station. Bruce works closely with several scientists and technicians to establish and maintain experiment plots. He is responsible for conducting field operations, maintenance and repair of equipment, and supervision of all day-to-day activities at the Station. Bruce holds a B.S. degree in horticulture from the University of Idaho.
  • John Jacobsen is an Agricultural Research Technician III in Dr. Schillinger’s research program. He supervises, monitors, and conducts all aspects of numerous field and laboratory experiments. John also maintains, repairs, and fabricates equipment used for experiments. John holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering technology from Eastern Washington University.
  • Brian Fode, Utility Worker II, maintains the Station’s buildings and grounds. He has excellent machinery repair and metal fabrication skills. Brian also lends a hand with field experiments and other duties when needed.
  • Samantha CrowAdministrative Assistant II, provides administrative support for Bill Schillinger’s research and extension programs, the WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington Oilseed Cropping Systems, and the Lind Dryland Research Station. She is responsible for preparing materials for publications, organizing the annual Lind Field Day, and editing the annual Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Dryland Field Day Abstracts. Samantha manages the budgets for research grants, maintains multiple Internet web sites, and conducts a myriad of other duties to keep projects flowing smoothly.
  • Steve Schofstoll is a Technical Assistant III in Schillinger’s research program. He regularly monitors soil water dynamics in field experiments using neutron attenuation and gravimetric methods, obtains numerous field and laboratory measurements, and conducts a wide range of other duties. Steve is responsible for statistical analysis of data and constructing figures and tables for presentations and publications. He holds a B.S. in agronomy from Washington State University.