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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Crop and Soil Sciences

Think and Do The Extraordinary Support the College
Think and Do The Extraordinary Support the College

Deanna Osmond

Professor

Associate Department Head &

Department Extension Leader

Soil Fertility & Watershed Management

Faculty

2229 Williams Hall

919.515.7303

Area(s) of Expertise

Specialty: Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management, Conservation Practices and Water Quality Research is focused on agricultural production, reduction of agricultural pollutants through the use of conservation practices including riparian buffers and the development of decision support systems that both function at the watershed-scale and are applicable to field-scale soil fertility issues. These systems are designed to allow maximum user flexibility, yet to provide reliable information and answers.

Professional experience

July 2005 – present: Professor and Soil Science Department Extension Leader, Department of Soil Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
June 2002 – June 2005: Associate Professor and Soil Science Department Extension Leader, Department of Soil Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
May 2000 – May 2002: Associate Professor and Soil Science Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
May 1997 – April 2000: Assistant Professor and Soil Science Extension Specialist, Department of Soil Science, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
Feb 1993 – April 1997: Water Quality Extension Specialist, Water Quality Group, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.
May 1981 – May 1983: Agricultural Project Officer, United States Agency for International Development, Zaire, Africa.
Mar 1979 – May 1980: Research Associate, Soil Science Department, NC State University, Raleigh, NC.

Scholarly and creative activities

  • Book and Book Chapters   22
  • Refereed Journal Articles   85
  • Referred Proceedings   18
  • Invited Presentations   151
  • Volunteered Presentations, (including posters)   271
  • Extension publications and slide sets   73
  • Technical Reports   65
  • Extension Training   138
  • Software   9
  • Web site (WATERSHEDSS)   1
  • Grants   (>$10M)   110

Scholarly and professional honors  (selected)

  • USDA-CSREES Award for Comprehensive Educational Program to Improve Water Quality in the Neuse River Basin, 2000.
  • Professional Achievement Award – Water Quality, Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, 2004.
  • USDA Secretary’s Award for Protecting and Enhancing the Nation’s Natural Resource base and Environment, Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool Team, 2004.
  • Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension (2005 Inductee), NC State University, 2005
  • Agronomic Extension Education Award, American Society of Agronomy, 2006
  • American Society of Agronomy Fellow, 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award, Corn Growers Association of NC, 2010
  • American Society of Agronomy, ASA Distinguished Service Award, ASA Division Alignment Task Force, 2011
  • Soil Science Society of America Fellow, 2014

 

Extension Publications

 

 

Publications

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Education

Ph. D., Agronomy, Cornell University (1991)
M.S., Soil Science, NC State University (1979)
B.S., Agronomy and Anthropology, Kansas State University (1975)