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Francisco Arriaga named William Rothermel Bascom Professor in Soil Science

Soil science assistant professor Francisco Arriaga was recently appointed the William Rothermel Bascom Professor in Soil Science. The five-year professorship provides funding for research and scholarly activity.

Arriaga’s research supports the development of management systems that promote crop productivity as well as soil and water conservation. His interests include tillage, soil compaction issues, crop residue management, cover crops, and water quality and quantity issues.