Our seed production team lost one of its members this past week with the untimely death of Dr. Don Horneck, an agronomist working out of OSU’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  Don made many contributions to our research and extension efforts in seed crops as well as other crops grown across the state of Oregon.

Of particular interest for those involved in seed production, he conducted research on nutrient uptake, urease inhibitors, and pest management in grass seed crops.  His contributions are the basis for our understanding of micronutrient uptake in grass seed crops as well as adding to our knowledge in the uptake of macronutrients in these crops.  Most importantly, Don was a really nice person and good friend to many of us in agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.  He will be missed.

An article in the Capital Press about Don is linked below:

Capital Press

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