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Ekrem Ozlu

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor and Soil Management Extension Specialist


Vernon James Research and Extension Center


Working Location

Vernon James Research and Extension Center

207 Research Station Rd, Plymouth, NC



Ph.D.: 2020,   Department of Soil Science with minors in Statistics and Geography, University of             Wisconsin-Madison

M.S.:   2016,   Department of Plant Science, South Dakota State University

B.S.:    2011,   Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Ataturk University, Turkey



  • Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Soil Management, North Carolina State University 2022-Present.
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center – W. K. Kellogg Biological Station and Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, 2020-2022


Research and Extension Interests

  • Provide training and leadership to county agents in the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina.
  • Develop extension and research programs related to climate smart soil management strategies.
  • Tillage strategies for corn, soybean, and wheat for the Blacklands.
  • Working on issues and strategies related to soil health, carbon sequestration, and saltwater intrusion.
  • Regenerative agriculture practices for higher yield return and optimum soil health.
  • Soil management trainings.


For more details, please check Soil Management Lab Webpage.



The Vernon James Center

Tidewater Research Station

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences @ NCSU