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Aaron D. Esser

Aaron Esser

 

On-Farm Testing Associate
Chair of Adams County Extension
WSU Extension
210 W Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169

aarons@wsu.edu

 

 

Education

M.S. Plant Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1998
B.S. Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1995
Minor in Crop Science

Research Interests

Utilize on-farm testing as a tool to assess agronomic and economic viability of BMP’s to reduce wind erosion: Direct seed cropping systems, HRSW fertility management, alternative crop production to enhance crop rotations, and fall fertilization of spring wheat to improve yield, end quality, and workload management

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Koenig, R.T. and A.D. Esser. 2009. Fluids compared with dry in dryland winter wheat trials. Fluid Journal, Vol. 17, No. 4, Issue #66.

Extension Bulletins

Esser, A.D. 2011. Wireworm scouting: Shovel method and modified wireworm sola bait trap. Washington State University Extension Fact Sheet FS059E.

Esser, A.D. 2003. On-farm test results, Lincoln-Adams area 2003. Adams County Technical Report OFT-03.

Esser, A.D., H. Hinman, and T. Platt. 2003. 2003 Enterprise budgets for spring barley, spring wheat, and winter wheat using direct seeding tillage practices, Lincoln County, Washington. Washington State University Extension Bulletin 1963E.

Platt, T., H. Hinman, and A.D. Esser. 2003. 2003 Enterprise budgets for summer fallow-winter wheat, spring barley, and spring wheat using conservation tillage practices, Lincoln County, Washington. Washington State University Extension Bulletin 1964E.

Esser, A.D. 2002. On-farm test results, Lincoln-Adams area 2002. Adams County Technical Report OFT-02.

Esser, A.D. 2001. On-farm test results, Lincoln-Adams area 2001. Adams County Technical Report OFT-01.

Esser, A.D. 2000. On-farm test results, Lincoln-Adams area 2000. Adams County Technical Report OFT-00.

Withers, R., S. Berglund, A.D. Esser, J. Brown, and B. Smathers. 2000. Economics of Yellow Mustard in the Pacific Northwest. University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Bulletin 809.

Esser, A.D. 1999. On-farm test results, Lincoln-Adams area 1999. Adams County Technical Report OFT-99.

Hinman, H., and A.D. Esser. 1999. 1999 Enterprise budgets for summer fallow-winter wheat rotations and hard red spring wheat annual cropping, Adams County, Washington. Cooperative Extension Bulletin 1883, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D. 1998. On-farm test results, Lincoln-Adams area 1998. Adams County Technical Report OFT-98.

Conference Proceeding

Esser, A.D., and R. Jones. 2006. On-farm testing to adopt no-till fallow winter wheat production in the dryland cropping region of Eastern Washington. In National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference Proceedings. 23-27 July, Cincinnati, OH.

Published Abstracts

Esser, A.D. 2011. Wireworm control in cereal grain production. In National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference Proceedings, 7-11 Aug., Overland Park, KS.

Esser, A.D., K.S. Pike, and R. Dewald. 2011. Controlling wireworms with Neonicotinoid insecticides in wheat. In National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference Proceedings, 7-11 Aug., Overland Park, KS.

Esser, A.D. 2011. Chemical fallow herbicide application. Washington State Weed Association annual conference, 3-5 Nov., Yakima, WA.

Esser, A.D. 2011. Beyond the CLEARFIELD® winter wheat system. Washington State Weed Association annual conference, 2-4 Nov., Yakima WA.

Esser, A.D., and R. Hennings. 2011. Winter canola feasibility in rotation with winter wheat. WSU Showcase, 25 March, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D., R. Dewald, and M. Sheffels. 2010. Controlling wireworms with neonicotinoid insecticides in wheat. National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference Proceedings, 11-15 July, Tulsa, OK.

Esser, A.D., and R. Hennings. 2010. Winter canola feasibility in rotation with winter wheat. National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement conference proceedings. 11-15 July, Tulsa, OK.

Esser, A.D. 2010. Beyond the CLEARFIELD® winter wheat system. Washington State Weed Association annual conference. 3-5 November, Yakima, WA.

Esser, A.D., J. Knodel, and J. Knodel. 2009. Hard Red winter wheat feasibility in comparison to soft white winter wheat. National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement conference proceedings. 20-24 September, Portland, OR.

Esser, A.D. 2009. Wireworm solar bait traps are in style. National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement conference proceedings. 20-24 September, Portland, OR.

Esser, A.D. 2009. Managing cereal rye and rattail fescue in winter wheat. Washington State Weed Association annual conference. 4-6 November, Yakima, WA.

Esser, A.D. 2008. On-farm testing in today’s environment to solve agronomic and pest management problems. p. 31. 7th Annual Western Region Extension Professional Development Conference, Prineville, Oregon, 15-16 October.

Esser, A.D. 2008. Weed control in oilseed crops. p. 24. Washington State Weed Association annual conference, 5-7 November, Yakima, Washington.

Esser, A.D. 2008. On-farm testing for better farms and families. p. 94. National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement conference. 15-16 July, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Esser, A.D. 2008. On-farm testing in today’s environment to solve agronomic and pest management problems. p. 182. National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement conference. 15-16 July Greensboro, North Carolina.

Esser, A.D. and R. Jones. 2008. No-till and conventional tillage fallow winter wheat production comparison in the dryland cropping region of Eastern Washington. p. 46. National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement conference. 15-18 July Greensboro, North Carolina.

Esser, A.D, C. Laney, S. Swannack, and R. Koenig. 2007. Fall fertilization for spring wheat production in the dryland cropping region of Washington. [CD-ROM]. In National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference Proceedings, 16-20 July, Grand Rapids, MI.

Esser, A.D. 2007. Cheatgrass control in winter wheat: What works. Washington State Weed Association annual conference. 7-9 Nov., Yakima, WA.

Esser, A.D. 2006. Weed control with $3.00/gal diesel. Washington State Weed Association annual conference. 1-4 Nov., Yakima, WA.

Harwood, E., R. Koenig and A. Esser. 2006. Improving the yields of late-planted recrop winter wheat with seeding rate and phosphorus fertility. [CD-ROM]. Soil Science Society of America annual meeting, 12-15 Nov., Indianapolis, IN. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Abstracts.

Esser, A.D. and M. Sheffels. 2005. Value in incorporating mustard into an intense direct seed crop rotation. Crop Science Society of America, Western Society of Crop Science, and Western Wheat Workers joint summer conference. 19-22 June, Bozeman, MT.

Esser, A.D., T. Herdrick, D. Herdrick, B. Bandy, and R. Bandy. 2004. Recrop winter wheat feasibility in direct seeding. [CD-ROM]. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, 1-4 Nov., Seattle, WA. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Abstracts.

Tonks, D., and A.D. Esser. 2004. Fall fertilization for spring wheat production in direct seed annual crop rotations. [CD-ROM]. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, 1-4 Nov., Seattle, WA. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Abstracts.

Esser, A.D., and R. Veseth. 2003. On-farm testing of Best Management Practices to reduce PM10 emissions. p. 54. Soil and Water Conservation Society annual meeting, 28-31 July, Spokane, WA. SWCS Annual Conference Abstracts.

Experiment Station Research and Extension Reports

Esser, A.D., and R. Hennings. 2010. Winter canola feasibility in rotation with winter wheat. Adams County Technical Report OFT 10-1.

Esser, A.D., and R. Hennings. 2010. Winter canola feasibility in rotation with winter wheat. p. 35. In 2010 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 10-2. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D., R. Dewald, and M. Sheffels. 2010. Controlling wireworms with neonicotinoid insecticides in wheat. p. 26. In 2010 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 10-2. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D. 2009. WSU Wilke research and extension farm, operations, production, and economic performance, 2009. Adams County Technical Report WREF 09.

Esser, A.D. 2009. Wireworm control with oriental mustard and high neonicotinoid rates. Hard Red winter wheat feasibility in comparison to soft white winter wheat. Adams County Technical Report OFT 09-1.

Esser, A.D., S.O. Guy, and J. Kuehner. 2009. Lincoln-Adams variety trials, 2009. Adams County Technical Report VTD 09.

Esser, A.D. and R. Jones. 2008. No-till and conventional tillage fallow winter wheat production comparison in the dryland cropping region of Eastern Washington. p. 42. In 2008 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 08-1. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D., J. Knodel, and J. Knodel. 2008. Hard Red winter wheat feasibility in comparison to Soft White winter wheat. Adams County Technical Report OFT 08-2.

Esser, A.D., and R. Jones. No-till and conventional tillage fallow winter wheat production comparison. Adams County Technical Report OFT 08-1.

Esser, A.D. 2008. Lincoln-Adams Variety Trials, 2008. Adams County Technical Report VTD 08.

Esser, A.D. 2007. On-farm testing to adopt no-till fallow winter wheat production in the dryland cropping region of eastern Washington. p.31. In 2007 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 07-1, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D., C. Laney, S. Swannack and R. Koenig. 2007. Fall fertilization for spring wheat production in the dryland cropping region of Washington. p.31. In 2007 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 07-1, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D., C. Laney, S. Swannack, and R. Koenig. 2007. Fall fertilization for spring wheat production in the dryland cropping region of Washington. Adams County Technical Report OFT 07-1.

Harwood E., R.T. Koenig, and A.D. Esser. 2007. Phosphorus and seeing rate management to improve yields of late-planted winter wheat in the low rainfall zone. p. 32. In 2007 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 07-1, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.D., and M. Sheffels. 2006. Broadleaf incorporation into an intense direct seeded cereal rotation. p. 35. In 2006 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 06-2. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Koenig, R.T., E. Harwood, and A.D. Esser. 2006. Optimizing seeding rate and phosphorus fertility to enhance the yield of recrop, late-seeded winter wheat. p. 29. In 2006 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 06-2. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Yenish, J.P., A.D. Esser, D. J. Tonks, and F. Young. 2005. Evaluating chemical fallow systems for weed control efficacy. p. 44. In 2005 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 05-1. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Schillinger, W.F., B.S. Sharratt, D.L. Young, A.J. Busacca, W.L. Pan, A.C. Kennedy, C.S. Claiborn, B.K. Lamb, A.D. Esser, F.L. Young, B.E. Frazier, S. Machado, C.O. Stockle, J.Q. Wu, M. Flury, P.R. Wandschneider, and C.A. Warriner. 2004. 73. p. Northwest Columbia Plateau PM10 Project. 2004 Summary Report. Highlights of research achievements from 1998 through 2004.

Tonks, D., and A.D. Esser. 2003. Fall fertilization for spring wheat production in direct seed annual crop rotations. p. 32-33. In 2002 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 03-2, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Esser, A.E and D.J. Tonks. 2002. Spring cereal fertilization, Lincoln County. p. 29-30. On-Farm Test Results. OFT-01.