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Cody Creech’s research and extension activities are focused on developing profitable water use efficient dryland cropping systems for the semi-arid high plains environment of western NE. Rainfall is the primary yield limiting factor for rainfed crops in the region.
He is currently leading research to enhance wheat yields through improvements in cultural management practices and is evaluating methods to enhance corn yields by better managing wheat residue. He is also collaborating with partners to explore crop and livestock system integration and the impact of such a system on soil water conservation. Creech is exploring alternative crops and cover crops that may enhance the resiliency of the cropping system while providing benefits to producers and the soil.
Creech is the Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist located in the Nebraska Panhandle. Raised on a diversified crop and dairy farm in the Intermountain West, he operated a large dryland wheat farm while obtaining his B.S. degree.
He holds a Ph.D. in agronomy and weed science from the University of Nebraska. He has a master’s degree I plant science and a bachelor’s degree in business operations management, both from Utah State University.