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Frank L. Young

Frank Young

Research Agronomist/Weed Scientist, USDA-ARS
Adjunct Professor/Agronomist
Crop and Soil Sciences Department
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164

youngfl@wsu.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. Agronomy (Weed Science), Minor: Soils, University of Minnesota
M.S. Agronomy (Weed Science), University of Minnesota, 1979
B.S. Wildlife Biology, South Dakota State University, 1972

Research Interests

Research includes agronomic, biological, and economic studies on the control of weed in small-grain conservation tillage production systems and the development of integrated systems of pest management for wheat production areas of the Pacific Northwest. Research focuses on reducing farmer dependence on pesticides, developing means for managing and conserving the Nation’s soil, and water resources, and maintaining and increasing the productivity and quality of crop plants. Weed research focuses on Russian thistle, jointed goatgrass, downy brome, and herbicide resistance.

Technical Support Staff

Larry McGrew, USDA Biological Technician
Karl Launchbaugh, USDA Biological Technician
Ed Scheenstra, WSU Associate in Research
Olivia Forte-Gardner, WSU Graduate Student

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Feng, G., B. Sharratt, and F. Young. 2011. Soil properties governing soil erosion affected by cropping systems in the US Pacific Northwest. Soil & Tillage Research 111:168-174.

Feng, G., B. Sharratt and F. Young.2011. Influence of long-term tillage and crop rotations on soil hydraulic properties in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 66:233-241.

Bewick, L.S., F.L. Young, J.R. Alldredge and D.L. Young. 2008. Agronomics and economics of no-till facultative wheat in the Pacific Northwest. Crop Protection 27:932-942.

Thorne, M.E., F.L. Young, and J.P. Yenish. 2007. Cropping systems alter weed seed banks in Pacific Northwest semi-arid wheat region. Crop Protection 26:1121-1134.

Young, F.L., M. Thorne, and D.L. Young. 2006. Nitrogen fertility and weed management critical for continuous no-till wheat in the Pacific Northwest. Weed Technology 20:658-669.

Clement, S.L., L.R. Elberson, N. Youssef, F.L. Young, and M.A. Evans. 2004. Cereal aphid and natural enemy populations in cereal production systems in eastern Washington. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77:165-173.

Forté-Gardner, O., F.L. Young, D. Dillman, and M.S. Carroll. 2004. Increasing the effectiveness of technology transfer for conservation cropping systems through research and field design. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems Vol 19:199-209.

Rainbolt, C.R., D.C. Thill, and F.L. Young. 2004. Control of volunteer herbicide-resistant wheat and canola. Weed Technology 18:711-718.

Young, F.L. 2004. Long-term weed management studies in the Pacific Northwest. Weed Science 52:897-903.

Young, F.L. and M.E. Thorne. 2004. Weed species dynamics and management in no-till and reduced-till fallow cropping systems for the semiarid agricultural region of the Pacific Northwest, USA. Crop Protection 23:1097-1110.

Clement, S.L., L.R. Elberson, F.L. Young, J.R. Alldredge, R.H. Ratcliffe, and C. Hennings. 2003. Variable Hessian Fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) populations in cereal production systems in eastern Washington. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 76:567-577.

Thorne, M.E., F.L. Young, W.L. Pan, R. Bafus, and J.R. Alldredge. 2003. No-till spring cereal cropping systems reduce wind erosion susceptibility in the wheat/fallow region of the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 58:250-257.

Schillinger, W.F., and F.L. Young. 2000. Soil water use and growth of Russian thistle after wheat harvest. Agronomy Journal 92:167-172.

Schillinger, W. F., R.I. Papendick, R.J. Veseth, and F.L. Young. 1999. Russian thistle skeletons provide residue in wheat-fallow cropping systems. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 54:506-509.

Extension Bulletins

Schillinger, W.F., F. Young, H. Schafer, and L. McGrew. 1999. Soil water use and growth of Russian thistle after wheat harvest. Pacific Northwest Conservation Tillage Handbook Series No. 17, Chapter 5.

Schillinger, W., R. Papendick, R. Veseth, F. Young, H. Schafer, and B. Sauer. 1998. Russian thistle skeletons provide residue in wheat-fallow cropping systems. Pacific Northwest Conservation Tillage Handbook Series No. 20, Chapter 3.

Yenish, J., R. Veseth, A. Ogg, D. Thill, D. Ball, F. Young, E. Gallandt, D. Morishita, C. Mallory-Smith, D. Wysocki, and T. Gohlke. 1998. Managing downy brome under conservation tillage systems in the Inland Northwest cropping region. Pacific Northwest Extension Publication PNW 0509.

Young, F., R.J. Veseth, D. Thill, W.F. Schillinger, and D. Ball. 1995. Russian thistle management under conservations systems in Pacific Northwest crop-fallow regions. Pacific Northwest Conservation Tillage Handbook Series No. 16, Chapter 5.

Conference Proceedings

Clement S., L. Elberson, F.L. Young, and N.N. Youssef. 2001. More on aphids and their natural enemies in Washington wheat. p 63-66. In Research Reports, 60th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, January, Portland, OR.

Elberson, L., S. Clement, F.L. Young, and N.N. Youssef. 2001. Effects of tillage and cropping system on Hessian fly densities in small grains of central Washington. p 71-75. In Research Reports, 60th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, January, Portland, OR.

Pan, W.L., F.L. Young, and K.K. Kidwell. 2001. Carbon and nitrogen cycling in direct-seeded spring cereal alternatives to summer fallow. p. 202-209. In B. Brown (ed.) Proceedings of the Western Nutrient Management Conference. Potash and Phosphate Institute, Brookings, SD.

Elberson, L., S. Clement, and F.L. Young. 1999. Insect pests and beneficials in small grains under conservation tillage in the semiarid wheat – fallow region of Washington state. p 77-80. In Research Reports 58th Annual Pacific Northwest Insect Management Conference, January, Portland, OR.

Published Abstracts

Bewick, L.S. 2006. Weed dynamics in no-till facultative wheat produced in the Pacific Northwest. Western Society of Weed Science Abstracts 314:5.

Bewick, L.S. 2006. Agronomics, economics, and weed species dynamics of facultative wheat. p. 21. Washington State Weed Association annual conference, 1-4 Nov., Yakima, WA.

Bewick, L.S. 2006. Agronomics & economics of no-till facultative wheat produced in the dryland Pacific Northwest. [CD-ROM]. Soil Science Society of America annual meeting, 12-15 Nov., Indianapolis, IN. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Abstracts 59:78.

Young, F.L. 2005. Weed and annual spring crop management in Pacific Northwest low-rainfall regions. Abstract. Washington State Weed Association: 28-29.

Forté-Gardner, O., and F.L. Young. 2003. Growers’ response to conservation tillage research to reduce wind erosion. p. 54. Soil and Water Conservation Society annual meeting, 28-31 July, Spokane, WA. SWCS Annual Conference Abstracts.

Young, F.L., W.L. Pan, K.K. Kidwell, and O. Forté-Gardner. 2003. Environmental, agronomic, and pest management advances in the Pacific Northwest wheat-fallow region. p. 53. Soil and Water Conservation Society annual meeting, 28-31 July, Spokane, WA. SWCS Annual Conference Abstracts.

Young, F.L. 2002. Long term weed management studies in the Pacific Northwest. WSSA Abstracts. 42:57.

Young, D.L, W.F. Schillinger, and F.L. Young. 2001. Economics of no-till hard red spring wheat vs. winter wheat-summer fallow. [CD-ROM]. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, 21-25 Oct., Charlotte, NC. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Abstracts.

Schillinger, W.F., and F.L. Young. 2000. Soil water recharge after annual no-till spring wheat vs. winter wheat-fallow. Western Society of Crop Science annual meeting, 18-21 June, Moscow, ID. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Abstracts.

Young, F.L., W.L. Pan, K.K. Kidwell and C.R. Hennings. 2000. Integrated spring cropping systems in the Pacific Northwest. p. 76. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, 5-9 Nov., Minneapolis, MN. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Abstracts.

Schillinger, W.F., and F.L. Young. 1998. Soil water use and growth of Russian thistle after wheat harvest. p. 109. Western Society of Weed Science annual meeting, 10-12 March, Waikoloa, HI. Proceedings annual meeting Western Society Weed Science.

Experiment Station Research and Extension Reports

Bewick-Sullivan, L., F. Young, and D. Young. 2009. Agronomics and economics of no-till facultative wheat at Ralston, WA, USA. p. 41-42. In 2009 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 09-1. 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.

Forté-Gardner, O., F. Young, W. Pan, and C. Hennings. 2003. Ralston project continues on! p. 27. In J. Burns and R. Veseth (eds.) 2003 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 03-2, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Young, D.L., and F.L. Young. 2003. Economics of wind erosion control and cropping systems at the Ralston project. p. 35. In J. Burns and R. Veseth (eds.) 2003 Field Day Abstracts: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 03-2, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Young, D.L., W.F. Schillinger, and F.L. Young. 2002. How the 2001 drought affected the economic risk of continuous no-till hard red spring wheat in Adams and Benton counties experiments. p. 136-140. In 2002 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 02-1, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Launchbaugh, K., L. McGrew, and F.L. Young. 2001. Integrated spring cropping systems for the semiarid wheat – fallow region. Technical Report 01-2, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Young, D.L., J.J. Janosky, F.L. Young, and T. Kwon. 2001 Economic results for Phase I of Ralston project, 1996-2000. In J. Burns and R. Veseth (eds.) 2001 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 01-4, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Forte-Gardner, O. and F.L. Young. 2000. The Ralston Project. p. 1-27. Technical Report 00-03, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Launchbaugh, K., L. McGrew, and F.L. Young. 2000. Spring cropping systems for the semiarid wheat fallow region. p. 92. Technical Report 00-4, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Janosky, J.S., D.L. Young and F.L. Young. 1999. Profitability analysis for Ralston spring cropping trials, 1996-1998. p. 134-137. In S. Dofing (ed.) 1999 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 99-1, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Schillinger, B., B. Papendick, R. Veseth, F. Young, H. Schafer, and B. Sauer. 1998. Conserve Russian thistle skeletons in low crop residue situations. p. 47-53. In 1998 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 98-2, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Schillinger, W., F. Young, H. Schafer, and L. McGrew. 1998. Russian thistle: Water use and growth of after wheat harvest. p. 51-52. In 1999 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 99-1, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Schillinger, B., F. Young, H. Schafer, and L. McGrew. 1998. Soil water use and growth of Russian thistle after wheat harvest. p. 43-46. In 1998 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress. Technical Report 98-2, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Thorne, M.A. and F.L. Young. 1998. Integrated spring cropping systems for the semiarid wheat – fallow region. p. 97. Technical Report 98-1, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Young, F., R.J. Veseth, D. Thill, W.F. Schillinger, and D. Ball. 1995. Managing Russian thistle under conservation tillage in crop-fallow rotations. PNW Extension publication in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.