Zachary Hayden

Zachary Hayden
Telephone: (517) 353-0410

Department of Horticulture

Assistant Professor
1066 Bogue St, Room A440-D
East Lansing, MI 48824

Area of Expertise:

Soil and Nutrient Management for Vegetables


  • 50% Research
  • 50% Extension

Education and Experience

  • AAAS S&T Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation (NSF) - Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
  • Ph.D., Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • B.S., Biology and Environmental Science, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Research Areas

  • Integrated soil fertility management
  • Organic nutrient management
  • Cover crop integration into vegetable cropping systems
  • Dynamics of nitrogen availability and loss in agroecosystems
  • System-level impacts of soil health and conservation strategies
  • Sensor-based (ground and remote) decision support for crop and nutrient management


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