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Name: Beatrix Haggard
Title: Instructor
Specialization: Soil Specialist
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Department: Northeast Region
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 212-B Macon Ridge Road
Address 2: Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone Number: (318) 435-2903
Fax Number: (318) 435-2902

Education/Training
2012 – Ph.D., Agronomy, LSU
2008 – B.S., Agronomy and Range Management (Soils Emphasis and Geology Minor), Tarleton State University

Areas of Specialization/Research
• Soil fertility research to improve fertilizer use efficiency, yield, and environmental quality in Louisiana.
• Soil fertility as it relates to soil properties in alluvial and upland soils.
• Water quality research and demonstrations in Northeast Louisiana.

Professional Experience
September 2012 – current: Instructor, LSU AgCenter Northeast Region

Awards/Grants
Gamma Sigma Delta
Phi Kappa Phi
Alpha Zeta

Publications/Presentations/Patents
Peer-reviewed publications:

Zhang, W., D.C. Weindorf, Y. Zhu, B. Haggard, and N. Bakr. 2012. Soil series and land use impacts on major soil properties: A quantitative comparison. Soil Res. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SR11247.

Haggard, B., D.C. Weindorf, H. Cacovean, and T. Rusu. 2012. Soil classification in the Transylvanian Plain, Romania. Soil Horizons. Soil Hor. doi:10.2136/sh12-02-0002.

Haggard, B., D.C. Weindorf, A.L. Hiscox. 2012. Evaluation of the predictive capabilities of landsat 7 ETM+ on 50-cm mean annual soil temperature in the Transylvanian Plain, Romania. European Journal of Soil Science. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2012.01428.x.

Weindorf, D.C., Y. Zhu, B. Haggard, J. Lofton, S. Chakraborty, N. Bakr, W. Zhang, W.C. Weindorf, and M. Legoria. 2012. Enhanced pedon horizonation using portable x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76(2):522-531. doi:10.2136/sssaj2011.0174.

Zhang, W., D.C. Weindorf, Y. Zhu, B. Haggard, and N. Bakr. 2012. Anthropogenic management impact on soil organic carbon variability: A case study in Louisiana, USA. Soil Hor. doi: 10.2136/ssh2012-53-1-2zhang.

Haggard, B., D.C. Weindorf, H. Cacovean, T. Rusu, and J. Lofton. 2010. Analysis of growing degree days in the Transylvanian Plain, Romania. Studia Geographia 2:13-20.

Lofton, J., D.C. Weindorf, B. Haggard, and B. Tubana. 2010. Nitrogen variability: A need for precision agriculture. Agricultural J. 5(1):6-11.

Weindorf, D.C., N. Bakr, Y. Zhu, B. Haggard, S. Johnson, and J. Daigle. 2010. Characterization of placic horizons in ironstone soils of Louisiana, USA. Pedosphere 20(4): 409-418.

Zhu, Y., D.C. Weindorf, S. Chakraborty, B. Haggard, S. Johnson, and N. Bakr. 2010. Characterizing surface soil water with field portable diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. J. of Hydrol. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.07.014.

Weindorf, D.C., R. Sarkar, M. Dia, H. Wang, Q. Chang, B. Haggard, A. McWhirt, and A. Wooten. 2008. Correlation of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometry and Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) for Elemental Determination in Composted Products. Compost Sci. and Util. 16(2):79-82.

Published Abstracts:

Weindorf, D.C., Y. Zhu, N. Bakr, S. Nuss, A. McWhirt, B. Haggard, and J. Lofton. 2012. Assessing anthropogenic soil changes via portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometry. ASA-CSSA-SSSA National Meetings. 21-24 October, Cincinnati, OH. http://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2012am/webprogram/Paper71114.html

Nuss, S., D.C. Weindorf, Y. Zhu, B. Haggard, A. McWhirt, J. Lofton, K. Shook, and C. Nelson. 2012. A model for soil organic carbon determination using portable x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. ASA-CSSA-SSSA National Meetings. 21-24 October, Cincinnati, OH. http://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2012am/webprogram/Paper73458.html

Haggard, B., D.C. Weindorf, and T. Rusu. 2011. Mean annual soil temperature estimation from Landsat-7 ETM+ in the Transylvanian Plain, RO. ASA-CSSA-SSSA National Meetings. 16-19 October, San Antonio, TX. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2011am/webprogram/Paper65133.html

Haggard, B., D.C. Weindorf, A. Hiscox, T. Rusu, and H. Cacovean. 2010. 10 cm soil temperature data validation and model in the Transylvanian Plain, Romania. ASA-CSSA-SSSA National Meetings. 3 November, Long Beach, CA. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2010am/webprogram/Paper59230.html

Haggard, B., D.C. Weindorf, M. Selim, J. Wang, T. Rusu, and H. Cacovean. 2009. A coarse evaluation of soil temperature in the Transylvanian Plain, Romania. ASA-CSSA-SSSA National Meetings. 3 November, Pittsburgh, PA. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2009am/webprogram/Paper53190.html

Zhu, Y., D.C. Weindorf, B. Haggard, S. Johnson, and S. Chakraborty. 2009. Digital soil mapping and SSURGO data: A case study from Louisiana. ASA-CSSA-SSSA National Meetings. 3 November, Pittsburgh, PA. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2009am/webprogram/Paper52616.html

Johnson, S., D.C. Weindorf, M. Selim, Y. Zhu, N. Bakr, B. Haggard, and S. Chakraborty. 2009. Spatial and temporal movement of soil nutrients in Southern Louisiana. ASA-CSSA-SSSA National Meetings. 3 November, Pittsburgh, PA. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2009am/webprogram/Paper53872.html

Johnson, S., B. Haggard, B. Rinard, D. Weindorf, A. McWhirt, and C. Spinks. 2008. High resolution soil survey of Capulin Volcano National Monument. 42nd Annual Meeting of South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, 30 March - 1 April, Hot Springs, AR.


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