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Phillip Williams

Program Coordinator II
Graduate Student
Edisto Research and Education Center

Office: Edisto Research and Education Center
Phone: 803-664-4620
Email: pbw@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

PhD Plant and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University 2018

MS Agronomy and Soils
Auburn University 2015

BA Biological Sciences
Clemson University 2013

 Courses Taught

Guest Lectures
- Soil Chemistry
- Soil Fertility
- Plant Nitrogen Metabolism

 Profile

I was raised on a row crop farm in South Carolina that grows cotton, corn, soybeans, peanuts and wheat. I have an admiration for farmers because it is a tough life that can be easily overlooked by people outside of the farming community.

 Research Interests

- Soil Fertility mainly focusing on row crops of the southeastern United States

- Conduct on-farm demonstrations, working with producers, to implement Nutrient Management Strageties.

- Improve yields with relation to nutrients and water use.

 Extension and Outreach

Site Specific Nutrient Management - On research station and on farm trials using NDVI to calculate nitrogen needs for cotton and corn.

Deep Rooted Cover Crops - On research station trial testing deep rooted cover crops as a means to decrease soil compaction

Interseeding - On research station and on farm trials establishing soybeans and peanuts into growing wheat to allow for a full season summer and winter crop.

Site Specific Nitrogen Applications through Center Pivots - PhD research allowing irrigation to apply nitrogen where needed based on needs in fields.

Phillip Williams, Ahmad Khalilian, Mike Marshall, Joe Maja, Jose Payero, 2015, “Technical guide for sensor-based nutrient management”. Workshop and field day training resources, Clemson University.

Ahmad Khalilian, Mike Marshall, Jeremy Greene, Phillip Williams, 2015, “Clemson Interseeder: Advanced double cropping system for cotton & soybean. Workshop and field day training resources, Clemson University.

Phillip Williams, Ahmad Khalilian, Mike Marshall, Joe Maja, Jose Payero, 2015 “Deep-Rooted Cover Crops as a means for compaction reduction,” Workshop and field day training resources, Clemson University.

Website and mobile application for using NDVI sensors to address cotton nitrogen needs. ClemsonNitrogenCalculator.com 2015

Website and mobile application for using NDVI sensors to address corn nitrogen needs. ClemsonNitrogenCalculator.com 2016(In Progress)

 Publications

Marshall, Michael, Phillip Williams, Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi, Joe Mario Maja, Jose Payero, John Mueller, and Ahmad Khalilian. 2016. Influence of Tillage and Deep Rooted Winter Cover Crops on Soil Properties, Pests, and Yield Responses in Cotton; Journal of Soil Sciences, Vol 6 No. 10 pp. 149-158.

Khalilian, Ahmad, Michael Marshall, Jose Payero, Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi, Phillip Williams, 2016. Effects of Deep-Rooted Cover Crop on Soil Compaction and Crop Productivity, Abstract ID: 163, Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Khalilian, Ahmad, Michael Marshall, Jose Payero, Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi, Phillip Williams, 2016. An Interseeding System for Soybean to Reduce Pest Occurrence and Energy Consumption, Abstract ID: 165, Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Khalilian, Ahmad, Michael Marshall, Jose Payero, Ali Mirzakhani Nafchi, Phillip Williams, 2016. Sensor-based Nitrogen Management for Cotton in Coastal Plain Soils, Abstract ID: 166, Soil and Water Conservation Society.