College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Calvin H Pearson
Professor
Western Colorado Research Center
College of Agricultural Sciences

Phone:
970-858-3629
Education:
  • Ph D, Oregon State University; Crop production/physiology/new crops
  • MS, Oklahoma State University; Crop production/physiology
  • BS, Brigham Young University; Agronomy
Website:
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Dr. Calvin H. Pearson is Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University and Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy. He is an employee of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station at the Western Colorado Research Center at Fruita, which is located in western Colorado near Grand Junction. Dr. Pearson has a B.S. degree from Brigham Young Univ., M.S. degree from Oklahoma State Univ., and a Doctorate from Oregon State Univ.

Brummer, Joe E, Jones, Lyndsay P, Cabot, Perry E, Pearson, Calvin H, Berrada, Abdelfettah, (2015) "Agronomic responses of grass and alfalfa hayfields to no and partial season irrigation as part of a potential Colorado Western Slope water bank" AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference Abstr. Session 85

Wardle, Erik M, Bauder, Troy A, Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Guidelines for Using Conservation Tillage Under Furrow Irrigation" Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR 15-10

Wardle, Erik , Bauder, Troy, Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Guidelines for Using Conservation Tillage Under Furrow Irrigation (second edition)" Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station TR15-10 17 pages

Pearson, Calvin H, Brick, Mark A, Smith, John, (2015) "Planting" Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming 3rd edition 23-27

Brick, Mark A, Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Post-Harvest" Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming 61-63

Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Tillage Practices" Colorado State University, University of Nebraska, University of Wyoming 3rd edition 43-48

Pearson, Calvin H, Williams, Morgan, Rock, Crosby D, (2015) "Agricultural Production of Prickly Pear Cactus for Biomass in the Intermountain West" Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR15-03 27-33

Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Evaluating a Pea/Oat Mixture as a Forage for Western Colorado" Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR15-03 23-26

Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Genetically Engineeered Crops - An Agronomist's Viewpoint" Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR15-03 1-7

Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "National Winter Canola Variety Trial, Report of Progress 1116" Kansas State University Research and Extension, Report of Progress 1116

Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Using Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Alfalfa in Western Colorado" Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR15-03 TR15-03 9-21

Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Western Colorado Alfalfa Variety Performance Test at Fruita 2012-2014" Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR15-03 35-40

Pearson, Calvin H, Haley, Scott D, (2015) "Winter Wheat Variety Performance Trial at Craig, Colorado" Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station TR15-03 41-44

Pearson, Calvin H, Atucha, Amaya Francesca, (2015) Agricultural Experiment Stations and Branch Stations in the United States Natural Sciences Education 44 1-6

Pearson, Calvin H, (2015) "Native grasses for biomass production at high elevations" Springer 101-132

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "Blunt ear syndrome alert" Western Colorado Research Center Winter 2014 WInter 2014 6

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "The purpose and value of agricultural burning" Western Colorado Research Center Winter 2014 WIner 2014 4-5

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "Enhancing Sustainability of Alfalfa Production Using Biological Products" submitted as an industry report to Bio-tec solutions. TR14-06 26-36

Pearson, Calvin H, Brummer, Joe E, Beahm, Andrew, Hansen, Neil Charles, (2014) Kura Clover Living Mulch Cropping System in Furrow-Irrigated Corn in the Intermountain West Agronomy Journal 106 1324-1328

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "Using subsurface drip irrigation in alfalfa in western Colorado" Agricultural Experiment Station TR14-06 14-25

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "Subsurface drip irrigation in alfalfa in western Colorado" Western Colorado Research Center Spring 2014 2,7

Pearson, Calvin H, Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, (2014) "Western Colorado Perennial Grass and Biomass Budget Generator. " Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension TR14-03

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "2014 National Winter Canola Variety Trial " Kansas State University Report of Progress 1098 25-26

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "Western Colorado Perennial Grass and Biomass Budget Generator" CSU Agricultural Experiment Station TR14-03 TR14-03

Pearson, Calvin H, (2014) "Managing Western Whorled MIlkweed" CSU Extension Fact Sheet No. 6.111

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) A versatile, low-cost weighing hopper for small-plot field research Agron J 105 3 619-622

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) Accurate quantification guayule resin and rubber requires sample drying below a critical temperature threshold Ind Crop Prod 43 158-164

Jones, Lyndsay, Brummer, Joe E, Pearson, Calvin H, Berrada, Abdelfettah, (2013) "Agronomic responses to partial and full season fallowing of alfalfa and grass hayfields" Colorado State University Winter 2013 2

Jones, Lyndsay, Brummer, Joe E, Pearson, Calvin H, Berrada, Abdelfettah, (2013) "Agronomic responses to partial and full season fallowing of alfalfa and grass hayfields" Western PhytoWorks (Calvin H. Pearson, ed.). Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University Winter 2

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) "Applying Biostimulant Products in Pasture in Western Colorado 2011-12" Colorado State University TR13-05 13-29

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) Extraction of natural rubber and resin from guayule using an accelerated solvent extractor Ind Crop Prod 41 506-510

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) "How do I decide what research to conduct?" Colorado State University Winter 2013 3-4

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) How Pressure and Filter Material Affect Extraction of Sunflower Latex Rubber, Ind Industrial Crops and Products 47 102-105

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) "Irrigation Workshop Taught in Afghanistan by CSU Experts" Colorado State University Spring 2013 8,10

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) "Research plots combines donated to the Western Colorado Research Center at Fruita" Colorado State University Spring 2013 6-7

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) "Roundup-Ready Soybean Variety Performance Trial and Number of Seed Rows on a Bed at Fruita, CO 2013" Colorado State University TR13-05 36-45

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) "Short grass prairie soil and vegetation investigation on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado" Report submitted to Buckley Air Force Base via US Fish 7 Wildlife Services

Pearson, Calvin H, (2013) "2009 National winter canola variety trial Fruita, CO" Report of Progress 1026 Kansas State Univ, Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service Manhattan, KS ; M Stamm and Cynthia La Barge (senior authors) 34-35

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) "Developing low-input, high-biomass, perennial cropping systems for advanced biofuels in the Intermountain West: Sun Grant Initiative" Presented at the 2012 National Conference Science for Biomass Feedstock: Production and Utilization October 2- 5, 2012, New Orleans, LA; http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/ConferenceProceedings/ENERGY+CROP+PRODUCTION.htm

Keske, Catherine M, Brandess, Andrew, Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) "Economic Feasibility of Bio-Butanol on Marginal Agricultural Lands in Western Colorado" 124047

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) "Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual recently published" Western PhytoWorks (Stephen D Menke, ed) Spring 2012 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University 4-Jan

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) Irrigation Outreach in Afghanistan: Exposure to Afghan Water Security Challenges Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 149 33-40

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) "Nitrate poisoning of livestock" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Winter 2011-2012 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University 5

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) Popping and yield characteristics of nuna bean lines developed for temperature climates Agron J 104 1574-1578

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) Registration of 'Riley' winter canola J of Plant Registrations 6 3-Jan

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) "What is second generation biofuel" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Winter 2011-2012 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University 3-Feb

Pearson, Calvin H, (2012) "Winter Wheat Variety Performance Trial at Hayden, Colorado 2012" Colorado State University TR13-05 30-35

Pearson, Calvin H, (2011) "Alfalfa Introduction" Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual, 2nd edition Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-02 Fort Collins, Colorado 91

Pearson, Calvin H, (2011) "An automatic gate valve actuator for gated pipe to increase efficiency of furrow irrigation" Progress Report, September 30, 2011

Pearson, Calvin H, (2011) "From the Foundation of Tradition to the Breakthrough of Innovation, We Invest in Agriculture" Colorado State University

Pearson, Calvin H, (2011) "Stand establishment (irrigated and dryland)" Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual, 2nd edition Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-02 Fort Collins, Colorado 111-119

Pearson, Calvin H, (2011) "Variety selection and budget" Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual, 2nd edition Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-02 Fort Collins, Colorado 93-109

Pearson, Calvin H, (2011) "Weed control in alfalfa" Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual, 2nd edition Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-02 Fort Collins, Colorado 149-162

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) "2010 Research Project Initiated in 2010 on Biomass and Bioenergy in Western Colorado" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Spring 2010. Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) Agronomic and natural rubber characteristics of sunflower as a rubber-producing plant Ind Crop Prod 31 481-491

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) "Field performance of oat varieties at Fruita, Colorado 2009-2010" Western Colorado Research Center 2010 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-11 Fort Collins, Colorado 13-19

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) Natural rubber quantification in sunflower using an automated solvent extractor Ind Crop Prod 31 469-475

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) Production of hybrid poplar under short-term, intensive culture in Western Colorado Ind Crop Prod 31 492-498

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) "The impact of field evaluations of alfalfa breeding material at the Western Colorado Research Center at Fruita 1995-2010" Western Colorado Research Center 2010 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-11 Fort Collins, Colorado 12-Aug

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) "The impact of field evaluations of corn grain breeding material at the Western Colorado Research Center at Fruita 2007-2010" Western Colorado Research Center 2010 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-11 Fort Collins, Colorado 20-26

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) "Western Colorado alfalfa variety performance test at Fruita 2010" Available at http://www.csucrops.com/alfalfa.html (verified 1 Jan 2011)

Pearson, Calvin H, (2010) "Winter wheat variety performance test at Hayden, Colorado 2009" Online: http://www.csucrops.com/wheat.html

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) A hydraulic press for extracting fluids from plant tissue samples Industrial Crops and Products 29 634-637

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) "AGVA Units to be Evalauted in 2010 at WCRC-Fruita" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Spring 2010 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) "Alfalfa Continues to be a Valuable Crop for Western Colorado" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Spring 2009

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) "Co-establishment of legumes and corn in a living mulch cropping system under furrow irrigation" Western Colorado Research Center 2009 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report 10-07 Fort Collins, Colorado 19-Oct

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) "Management of Alfalfa Forage Trials Changed during 2009" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Fall 2009 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) "Performance of fall-planted malting barley at Fruita, Colorado 2008-2009" Western Colorado Research Center 2009 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR10-07 Fort Collins, Colorado 20-27

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) "Western Colorado alfalfa variety performance test at Fruita 2009" Available at http://www.csucrops.com/alfalfa.html (verified 1 Jan 2010)

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) "Western Colorado alfalfa variety performance test at Fruita 2009" Online: http://www.csucrops.com/alfalfa.html

Pearson, Calvin H, (2009) 2008 National winter canola variety trial, Fruita CO Report of Progress 1009, M Stamm and Cynthia La Barge (senior authors), Kansas State Univ, Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service Manhattan, KS 43-44

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) Agronomy Journal turns one hundred (reprinted from Agron J, vol 100, pg 1-8, 2008) Agron J 100 S19-S26

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Competitive Grant Funds Living Mulch Research Project" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Spring 2008 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Evaluation of teff as an alternative crop for western Colorado 2008" Western Colorado Research Center 2008 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR09-12 Fort Collins, Colorado 17-20

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Fall-planted malting barley at Fruita, Colorado 2008" Western Colorado Research Center 2008 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR09-12 Fort Collins, Colorado 10-Jul

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Fertilizer Prices Skyrocket : What Should I do?" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Spring 2008 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Seed yield, oil content, and oil yield of sunflower at Fruita, Colorado" Western Colorado Research Center 2008 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR09-12 Fort Collins, Colorado 16-Nov

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) Standard operating protocol for growing transgenic sunflower plants in contained environments Online Crop Management doi:101094/CM-2008-0910- 01-PS

Pearson, Calvin H, Ernst, Susan M, Barbarick, Kenneth A, Hatfield, Jerry L, Peterson, Gary A, Buxton, Dwayne R, (2008) Turns One Hundred Agronomy journal 100 1 1–8

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Western Colorado alfalfa variety performance test at Fruita 2008" Available at http://www.csucrops.com (verified 31 Jan 2008) 25-29

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Wheat Prices Entice Spring Plantings" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Spring 2008 Newsletter of the Western Colorado Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Winter canola variety performance trials at Fruita, Colorado 2005-2008" Western Colorado Research Center 2008 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR09-12 Fort Collins, Colorado 21-24

Pearson, Calvin H, (2008) "Winter wheat variety performance trial at Fruita, Colorado 2008" Western Colorado Research Center 2008 Research Report Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR09-12 Fort Collins, Colorado 25-29

Pearson, Calvin H, (2007) A collection of articles to commemorate 100 years of Agronomy Journal - Preface Agron J 100 Vi-Vi

Pearson, Calvin H, (2007) Agronomy journal turns one hundred Agron J 100 8-Jan

Pearson, Calvin H, (2007) An updated, automated commercial swather for harvesting forage plots Agron J 99 1382-1388

Pearson, Calvin H, (2007) Letter from the editor Agron J 97 343-344

Hoag, Dana Loyd Keske, Keske, Catherine MH, Pearson, Calvin H, Brandess, Andrew, (2007) Western Colorado perennial grass and biomass budget generator Technical report (Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station); TR-14-3

Pearson, Calvin H, (2006) Associate editor's role in helping authors and upholding journal standards Agron J 98 417-422

Pearson, Calvin H, (2002) "Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual (2nd edition)" Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Colorado State University, Technical Bulletin TB11-02 Fort Collins, Colorado

Pearson, Calvin H, (2002) "Organic production of alfalfa and grass" Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual, 2nd edition Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-02 Fort Collins, Colorado 177-184

Brick, Mark A, Schwartz, Howard F, Ogg, J. Barry, Johnson, Jerry J, Judson, Frederick M, Pearson, Calvin H, (2002) Registration of 'Shiny Crow' black bean Crop Sci 42 1751-1752

Pearson, Calvin H, (2001) "Local Weather Data Available on the Internet" Western PhytoWorks (Ramesh Pokharel, ed) Spring 2001; Newsletter of the Western Colordo Research Center, Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University 2

Pearson, Calvin H, (2000) Double- cropping pinto bean after winter barley in western Colorado USA J Agricultural Science and Technology 4 7-Jan

Pearson, Calvin H, (2000) Registration of 'Hayden' wheat Crop Sci 41 925-926

Pearson, Calvin H, (1999) "Harvest and hay quality management" Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual, 2nd edition Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension, Technical Report TR11-02 Fort Collins, Colorado 163-175

Pearson, Calvin H, (1998) Surface residue and soil clods during furrow irrigation under simulated conditions J Sustain Agr 12 21-May

Pearson, Calvin H, (1997) Winter wheat planting date effect on Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 69 302-309

Pearson, Calvin H, (1996) Effects of bed width, planting arrangement, and plant population on seed yield of pinto bean cultivars with different growth habits J Prod Agric 9 79-82

Pearson, Calvin H, (1995) Registration of 'Fisher' pinto bean Crop Sci 35 1511-1511

Brick, Mark A, Wood, Don R, Schwartz, Howard F, Pearson, Calvin H, Ogg, J. Barry, Ballarin, Narci, Shanahan, John F., (1995) Registration of Arapaho Pinto Bean Crop Sci 35 1511-1512

Fisher, Adrian G., Brick, Mark A, Wood, Don R., Stack, Mark, Schwartz, Howard F, Ogg, J. Barry, Pearson, Calvin H, Shanahan, John F., Ballarin, Marco, (1995) Registration of Fisher Pinto Bean Crop Sci 35 1511

Pearson, Calvin H, (1994) Automating a Commercial Swather for Harvesting Forage Plots Agron J 86 1131-1133

Pearson, Calvin H, (1994) Conservation Tillage Grain Drill for Furrow-Irrigated Cropping Systems Agron J 86 1128-1131

Pearson, Calvin H, (1994) Performance of Fall-Spring and Spring-Planted Durum-Wheat in Western Colorado Agron J 86 1054-1060

Pearson, Calvin H, (1994) Plant-Response to the Management of Fluid and Solid N-Fertilizers Applied to Furrow-Irrigated Corn Fert Res 37 51-58

Pearson, Calvin H, (1993) Registration of Arapaho Pinto Bean Crop Sci 35 1511-1512

Pearson, Calvin H, (1993) Response of Seed Yield and Yield Components in Mixtures of Dry Edible Bean Field Crop Res 33 283-292

Pearson, Calvin H, (1992) Seed Size and Planting Depth Effects on Emergence and Yield of Pinto Bean J Prod Agric 5 103-106

Pearson, Calvin H, (1991) Registration of three germplasm lines of pinto bean Crop Sci 31 1100-1101

Pearson, Calvin H, (1990) Control of Venice Mallow (Hibiscus-Trionum) in Corn (Zea-Mays) and Onions (Allium-Cepa) Weed Technol 4 500-504

Pearson, Calvin H, (1990) Venice mallow (Hibiscus trionum) seed production and persistence in soil in Colorado Weed Technol 10 22-28

Pearson, Calvin H, (1989) Ethephon Application and Nitrogen-Fertilization of Irrigated Winter Barley in an Arid Environment Agron J 81 717-719

Pearson, Calvin H, (1989) Ethephon Application to Spring Barley under Variable Nitrogen and Moisture Regimes J Fert Issues 6 77-82

Pearson, Calvin H, (1989) Registration of 'Bill Z' pinto bean Crop Sci 29 488-488

Wood, Don R., Ballarin, Marco, Schwartz, Howard F, Brick, Mark A, Pearson, Calvin H, (1989) Registration of Bill-Z Pinto Bean Crop Sci 29 488

Pearson, Calvin H, (1986) Nitrogen-Fertilizer Effects on Growth, Flowering, Oil Yield, and Yield Components in Meadowfoam Agron J 78 1030-1034