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Matthew Wallenstein, PhD.


Professor Soil and Crop Sciences
Department Head Soil and Crop Sciences

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-1623   Office: Plant Sciences C125

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Agriculture
2.) Soil Science

Areas of Interest

 irrigation technologymicrobiomessoil health


Agricultural water use can be affected by the abilities of soil to retain water. We are developing innovative approaches to rapidly enhance soil organic matter to enhance water holding capacity. Furthermore, crop stress under drought can be reduced through interactions with the microbiome. We are studying these relationships and developing microbial technologies to enhance crop resiliency under drought, especially in dryland cropping systems.