David Wright

Extension Specialist,
 Cropping Systems & Conservation Tillage

Professor of Agronomy

Area of Specialization

Cropping systems and conservation tillage techniques. Emphasis has been on sod based rotations and economic and environmental advantages of using this approach.


  • B.S., Agronomy, Tennessee Technological University
  • M.S., Soil Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D., Forage Physiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University


  • 30% Research
  • 70% Extension

Research Interests

Research has looked at how conservation tillage influences crop yield, physiology, soil characteristics, and economics of production. Much of our recent efforts have included transgenic crops, especially cotton and corn. Current interests include sod based rotations to minimize pest problems while maximizing yield and water availability for sustainable crop production.

David Wright

  • David Wright
    North Florida Research
     & Education Center
    155 Research Rd.
    Quincy, FL  32351-5677
  • Phone: (850) 875-7119
    Fax: (850) 875-7188
    E-mail: wright@ufl.edu