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Ronald H. Delaney, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Plant Sciences

Current Appointment

  • Retired
  • Professor (1980)
  • Department Head (1997 to 2005)
  • Emeritus Professor

Degrees Earned

B.S., 1967, Montana State University
M.S., 1969, Montana State University
Ph.D., 1972, University of Arizona

Academic Expertise

  • Forage Crop Physiology
  • Improvement of alfalfa hay production and sainfoin seed yield and quality
  • Water conservation, economic efficiency, genetics, crop stress physiology, and water quality
  • Low Input Sustainable Agriculture

Current Research

Annual legumes for sustainable dryland farming. The objective is to incorporate annual legumes for grazing or green manure into the winter wheat - summer fallow cropping system.

Multidisciplinary Collaborations

  • Montana State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Science
  • University of Wyoming, Department of Civil Engineering.

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Western Society of Crop Science
  • American Forage and Grassland Council
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Alpha Zeta

Pertinent Information

Modern crop physiology research labs are located on the University of Wyoming campus, Laramie and field research is conducted at the Archer, Wyoming Research and Extension Center located in a 37 cm annual precipitation zone.

Contact Us

Department of Plant Sciences

Dept. 3354

1000 E University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3103


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