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Name: Josh Lofton
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialization: Agronomy
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Department: Macon Ridge Research Station
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 212A Macon Ridge Road
Address 2: Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone Number: (318) 435-2157
Fax Number: (318) 435-2133

Education/Training
• 2007, B.S., Plant and Soil Science, Oklahoma State University
• 2009, M.S., Plant and Soil Science, Oklahoma State University
• 2012, Ph.D., Agronomy, Louisiana State University


Areas of Specialization/Research
  • Improvement of fertilizer management to improve crop production systems in Northeast Louisiana (including the implementation of advanced technologies)
  • Investigation of alternative fertilizer sources
  • Evaluation of micronutrient fertilization for corn, cotton, and soybean production in both alluvial and upland soils in Northeast Louisiana
  • Evaluation of tillage systems


Professional Experience
May 2012-current: Assistant Professor, LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station



Awards/Grants
Gamma Sigma Delta and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society (Ph.D.)



Publications/Presentations/Patents

Peer-reviewed publications:
 
Lofton, J., B.S. Tubana, Y. Kanke, J. Teboh, M. Dalen, and H. Viator. 2012. Estimating Sugarcane Yield Potential Using an In-Season Determination of Normalized Difference Vegetative Index. Sensors. (In-review).
 
J. Lofton, Y. Kanke, J. Teboh, H. Viator, and B. Tubana. Predicting sugarcane response to fertilizer nitrogen using an in-season vegetative index. Agron. J. 104:106-113.

D.C. Weindorf, Y. Zhu, B. Haggard, J. Lofton, S. Chakraborty, N. Bakr, W. Zhang, W.C. Weindorf, and M. Legoria. Enhanced soil pedon horizonation using portable X-ray fluorescence. (In review)
 
Tubana, B.S., D.L. Harrell, T. Walker, J. Teboh, J. Lofton, Y. Kanke, and S. Phillips. Relationship of spectral vegetation indices with rice biomass and grain yield at different sensor view angles. Agron. J. (In press)

Harrell, D.L., B.S. Tubana, J. Lofton, and Y. Kanke. 2011. Rice response to nitrogen fertilization under stale seedbed and conventional tillage systems. Agron. J. 103:494-500.

Lofton, J., D.C. Weindorf, B. Haggard, and B. Tubana. 2010. Nitrogen Variability: A need for precision agriculture. Agri. J. 5:6-11.

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. C.B. Godsey, and H. Zhang. 2010. Determining aluminum tolerance and critical soil pH for winter canola production for acidic soils in temperate regions. Agron. J. 102:327-332.

Published abstracts:

Lofton, J., B. Tubana, Y. Kanke, and H. Viator. 2011. Predicting sugarcane response to fertilizer nitrogen using an in-season vegetative index. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 16-19 October, San Antonio, TX.

Lofton, J., Y. Kanke, J. Teboh, M. Dalen, J. Khan, H. Viator, and B. Tubana. 2011. Estimation of sugarcane yield potential using normalized difference vegetative index. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 16-19, October, San Antonio, TX.
 
Kanke, Y., J. Lofton, B. Tubana, H. Viator, J. Teboh, M. Dalen, and P. Jaa. 2011. Quantitative relationship of sugarcane biomass and canopy reflectance as a function of nitrogen supply. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 16-19 October, San Antonio, TX.

Dalen, M. B. Tubana, D. Boquet, Y. Kanke, J. Lofton, and J. Wang. 2011. Effect of lime and annual application of phosphorus and potassium on soybean yield and soil fertility indices of an acid Mississippi silty upland soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 16-19 October, San Antonio, TX.

Kanke, Y., H. Viator, J. Lofton, J. Kraska, J. Teboh, and B. Tubaña. 2011. Quantitative relationship of sugarcane biomass and canopy reflectance as a function of nitrogen supply. In 8th European Conference on Precision Agriculture. Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. July 11-14, 2011.

Tubaña B., H. Viator, J. Teboh, J. Lofton, and Y. Kanke. 2011. Feasibility of using remote sensing technology in nitrogen management in sugarcane production. In ASSCT Abstracts. American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Joint Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 8-10, 2011.

Lofton, J., B.S. Tubana, D. Boquet, E. Clawson, J. Teboh, Y. Kanke, and T. Udeigwe. 2010. The use of plant indices for in-season prediction of cotton lint yield response to nitrogen fertilization. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 1 November, Long Beach, CA.

Kanke, Y., J. Lofton, B. Tubana, D. Harrell, J. Teboh, T. Walker, and S. Phillips. 2010. Algorithm for predicting rice yield potential at different sensor head orientation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 1 November, Long Beach, CA.

Teboh, J. B. Tubana, J. Lofton, D. Harrell, T. Walker, and S. Phillips. 2010. Response analysis of in-season rice biomass and grain yield to nitrogen fertilization. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 1 November, Long Beach, CA.

Harrell, D., M. Kongchum, B. Tubana, J. Lofton, J. Leonards, R. Regon, and J. Fluitt. 2010. Rice response to zinc fertilization on high pH, low zinc soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. 1 November, Long Beach, CA. 

Lofton, J., B. Tubana, D. Harrell, J. Teboh, J. Fluitt, T. Walker, J. Satterfield, and S. Phillips. 2010. Rice yield potential algorithms based on canopy reflectance measured at different sensor head orientation. Rice Technical Working Group Annual Meetings. 23, February, Biloxi, MS.
 
Lofton, J., B. Tubana, D. Boquet, E. Clawson, and J. Teboh. 2010. Mid-season estimates of cotton lint yield response to nitrogen using in-season plant-based indices. Beltwide Cotton Annual Conference. 7, January, New Orleans, LA.

Lofton, J., C. Godsey, and H. Zhang. 2008. Determining the Al tolerance and optimum soil pH of winter canola in the Southern Great Plains. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings 8 October, Houston, TX.
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