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Strahinja Stepanovic

Cropping systems Extension Educator in SW Nebraska

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

 

Education

  • B.S. Agronomy – Crop Protection, University of Belgrade – Serbia, 2011
  • M.S. Agronomy – Weed science, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2013
  • Ph.D. Agronomy – Crop Science, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Expected graduation 2017

 

Extension and Outreach

Extension Publications

  • Technical Report on Soybean Management Field Day Irrigation Management Trial. 2014. Charles Burr, Gary Zoubek, Troy Ingram, Strahinja V. Stepanovic, William Kranz.
  • Propane-Fueled Flame Weeding in Corn, Soybean, and Sunflower. 2012. Authors: Stevan Z. Knezevic, Avishek Datta, Chris Bruening, and George Gogos. Contributors: Strahinja V. Stepanovic, Brian Neilson, Ana Obradovic, Jon Scott, and Dejan Nedeljkovic. Download at: http://www.agpropane.com/ContentPageWithLeftNav.aspx?id=1916

Extension Workshops/Conferences

  • Chemigation Certification Training. Conducted 4 trainings at 3 locations in SW Nebraska Counties. March 2015
  • Invited Extension Presentation/Discussion for Frenchman Valley Coop. Presented and discussed about herbicide resistant management in south-west NE. February 2015
  • Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training. Conducted 5 trainings at 4 locations in SW Nebraska Counties. February 2015
  • West-Central Nebraska Cattleman’s Day. Organized location in Imperial and Presented “Grazing Corn Residue” at North Platte and Imperial, NE. February 2015
  • Crop Production Clinics – Water Management. Presented “UNL Irrigation apps” at West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE, USA. January 2015
  • Back Yard Beautiful – Law/Garden/Tree Workshop. Organized and presented “Weed control in home lawns” at four locations (Grant, Imperial, Benkleman and Trenton) in south-west Nebraska, USA. November 2014
  • 10th Annual West Central Crops & Water Field Day. Presentation on corn and soybean variety selection under deficit irrigation at Brule, NE, USA. August 2014
  • Soybean Management Field Day. Presentation on irrigation water use efficiency and soybean variety selection under deficit irrigation at two locations (Belgrade and Snyder) in central Nebraska, USA. August 2014
  • Flame-weeding Workshop. Presentation and field demonstration on “Flame-weeding and Cultivation in Organic and Conventional Corn and Soybean” at Northeast Research and Extension Centre (NEREC), UNL, Concord, NE, USA. August, 2011 and 2012
  • Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Field Day. Presentation and field demonstration about weed control and crop tolerance to propane flaming at the South Dakota State University Research Station, Beresford, SD, USA. August, 2011

Extension Presentations and Field Days

  • “Significance of planting Certified, Fungicide Treated Winter Wheat Seed”. Invited presentation at Syngenta wheat symposium, Ogallala, NE, USA. August 2014.
  • “Weed control in organic cropping systems” at the VIP Tour, Haskell Ag Laboratory, NEREC, UNL, Concord, NE, USA. August, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • “Effects of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in organic corn and soybean” at the 2011 UNL Extension Organic Winter Wheat Tour, Haskell Ag Laboratory, NEREC, UNL, Concord, NE, USA. June, 2011

 

Teaching Experience

  • AGRO 103 – Intro to agriculture and natural resources (Fall, 2013; Spring, 2014)

 

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Stepanovic S.V., Shaver T.M., Yung H., Kruger G.R.. 2015. Differential response of modern corn hybrids under deficit irrigation. (In preparation)
  2. Stepanovic S.V., Palhano M.G., Sandell L.D., Kruger G.R.. 2015. Control of glyphosate-resistant common waterhemp using tank-mixtures of 2,4-D and dicamba with glufosinate and lactofen. (In preparation)
  3. Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Neilson B., Bruening C., Shapiro C.A., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z.. 2015. The effectiveness of flame weeding and cultivation on weed control, yield, and yield components of organic soybean as influenced by manure application. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, doi: 10.1080/01448765.2015.1028443
  4. Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Neilson B., Bruening C., Shapiro C.A., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z.. 2015. Effectiveness of flame weeding and cultivation for weed control in organic maize. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture: An International Journal for Sustainable Production Systems, doi: 10.1080/01448765.2015.1028443
  5. Knezevic S.Z., Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Nedeljkovic D., Turson N.. 2013. Soybean yield and yield components as influenced by the single and repeated flaming. Crop protection 50:1-5, doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2013.03.014
  6. Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Nedeljkovic D., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z.. 2013. Impact of single and repeated flaming on yield and yield components of maize. Organic Agriculture 3:141-147, doi: 10.1007/s13165-013-0053-z
  7. Knezevic S.Z., Stepanovic S.V., Datta A.. 2013. Growth Stage Affects Response of Selected Weed Species to Flaming. Weed technology 28:233-242, doi: 10.1614/WT-D-13-00054.1

Conference Papers

  1. Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.. 2012. Effects of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in corn and soybean. Proceedings of the First THEA International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture, Pisa, Italy.
  2. Stepanovic S.V., Shaver T.M., Kruger G.R.. 2014. Evaluation of crop yield, water productivity and profitability of modern corn hybrids under deficit irrigation in western Nebraska. Proceedings of the Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference, Denver, CO 15: 170-175
  3.  Knezevic S, Rajkovic M., Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Bruening C., Gogos G., Malidza G., Vrbnicanin S.. 2014. Effects of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield of maize in Nebraska and Serbia. Proccedings of the 16th European Weed Research Society Symposium, Samsun, Turkey

Abstracts and Proceedings

  1. Stepanovic S.V., Henry R.S., Claussen S., Kruger G.R.. 2014. An evaluation of a hooded sprayer for pesticide drift reduction. Proceedings of the 69th NCWSS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  2. Stepanovic S.V., Henry R.S., Kruger G.R.. 2014. Utilizing R software for response surface data analysis in application technology and weed science. Proceedings of the 69th NCWSS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  3. Stepanovic S.V., Shaver T.M., Yang H., Kruger G.R.. 2014. Evaluation of Crop Yield, Water Productivity and Profitability of Modern Corn Hybrids Under Deficit Irrigation in Western Nebraska. Proceedings of the ASA Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA
  4. Stepanovic S.V., Shaver T.M., Yang H., Kruger G.R.. 2014. Effects of Tillage Type and Nitrogen Rate on Corn Hybrids in Western Nebraska. Proceedings of the ASA Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA
  5. Stepanovic S.V., Steckel L.E., Norsworthy J.K., Young B.G., Bradley K.W., Johnson W.G., Loux M.M., Davis V.M. Eubank T.W., Sandell L., Kruger G.R.. 2013. Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth Control Using Dicamba, 2,4-D and Isoxaflutole Based Chemical Programs. Proceedings of the 68th NCWSS Conference, Columbus, OH, USA
  6. Baldridge L., Moody J., Stepanovic S.V., Sandell L., Steckel L.E., Norsworthy J.K., Young B.G., Bradley K.W., Johnson W.G., Loux M.M., Davis V.M. Eubank T.W., Kruger G.R.. 2013. Use of Residual Herbicides to Control Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth. Proceedings of the 68th NCWSS Conference, Columbus, OH, USA
  7. Stepanovic S.V., Palhano M., Kruger G.R., Sandell L.. 2013. Effects of Carrier Volume on Growth Regulator and Contact Herbicide Tank-Mixtures. Proceedings of the 68th NCWSS Conference, Columbus, OH, USA
  8. Knezevic S.Z., Rajkovic M., Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Bruening C., Gogos G., Malidza G., Vrbnicanin S.. 2013. Effects of Flaming and Cultivation on Weed Control and Yield in Nebraska and Serbia. Proceedings of the EWRS 16th Symposium, Samsum, Turkey, p.150-151
  9. Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Rana N., Neilson B., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z.. 2012. Effects of Flaming and Cultivation on Weed Control and Yield in Organic Soybean as Influenced by Manure Application. Proceedings of the 67th NCWSS Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, p.26
  10. Knezevic S.Z., Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Nedeljkovic D., Tursun N., Rana N.. 2012. Soybean Tolerance to Single and Multiple Flaming. Proceedings of the 67th NCWSS Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA,60
  11. Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Rana N., Knezevic S.Z.. 2012 Tolerance of Selected Weed Species to Broadcast Flaming. Proceedings of the 67th NCWSS Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, p.72
  12. Knezevic S.Z., Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Nedeljkovic D., Rana N. 2012. Corn Tolerance to Single and Multiple Flaming. Proceedings of the 67th NCWSS Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, p.73
  13. Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Rana N., Neilson B., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2012. Effects of Flaming and Cultivation on Weed Control and Yield in Organic Corn as Influenced by Manure Application. Proceedings of the 67th NCWSS Conference, St. Louis, MO, USA, p.77
  14. Stepanović S.V., Ulloa S., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knežević Z.S. 2012. Flaming and Cultivation in Organic Corn. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of Plant Protection, Zlatibor, Serbia. p.84
  15. Datta A., Neilson B., Stepanovic S.V., Bruening C., Gogos G., Tursun N., Knezevic S.Z. 2012. Soybean and corn tolerance to multiple flaming. Proceedings of the 6th International Weed Science Congress, Hangzhou, China. p.90
  16. Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2012. Effect of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in corn and soybean. First RHEA International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  17. Neilson B., Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2011. Effect of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in sunflower. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.3
  18. Nedeljkovic D., Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic SZ. 2011. Corn tolerance to multiple flaming. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.11
  19. Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2011. Effect of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in organic corn. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.12
  20. Tursun N., Datta A., Neilson B., Stepanovic S.V., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2011. Soybean tolerance to multiple flaming. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.16
  21. Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2011. Effect of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in organic soybean. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.17
  22. Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2011. Effect of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in conventional soybean. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.81
  23. Bruening C., Neilson B., Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Knezevic S.Z., Gogos G. 2011. Propane dose–response in conventional corn as influenced by flaming equipment with and without hoods. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.120
  24. Neilson B., Bruening C., Stepanovic S.V., Datta A., Gogos G, Knezevic S.Z. 2011. Design of a combination flaming and cultivation implement. Proceedings of 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.121
  25. Stepanovic S.V., Neilson B., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knezevic S.Z. 2011. Effect of flaming and cultivation on weed control and yield in conventional corn. Proceedings of the 66th NCWSS Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA, p.123
  26. Knezevic S.Z., Datta A., Stepanovic S.V., Bruening C., Neilson B., Gogos G.. 2011. Weed control with flaming and cultivation in maize. Proceedings of the 9th European Weed Research Society Workshop on Physical and Cultural Weed Control, Samsun, Turkey. p.79
  27. Nedeljković D., Stepanović S.V., Datta A., Bruening C., Gogos G., Knežević Z. S. 2011. Corn Tolerance to Multiple Flaming. Proceedings of the XI Conference of Plant Protection, Zlatibor, Serbia. p.120
  28. Bruening C., Neilson N., Gogos G., Ulloa S., Knezevic S.Z., Stepanovic S.V.. 2010. Effects of Flaming and Cultivation on Weed Control and Crop Injury in Soybean. Proceedings of the 65th NCWSS Conference, Lexington, KY, USA, p.13
  29. Bruening C., Neilson N., Gogos G., Ulloa S., Knezevic S.Z., Stepanovic S.V.. 2010. Effects of Flaming and Cultivation on Weed Control and Crop Injury in Corn.  Proceedings of the 65th NCWSS Conference, Lexington, KY, USA, p.38
  30. Stepanovic S.V., Nedeljkovic D., Datta A., Kneževic Z. S. 2010. Soybean tolerance to multiple flaming. Proceedings of the XIV Symposium of Plant Protection and IX Congress of weeds, Zlatibor, Serbia. p.167

 

Honors and Awards

  • 2014/15 UNL Deans fellowship recipient
  • 2014 Graduate Student Award at Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference
  • 2013 NCWSS weed science contest: 1st place in category of field-sprayer calibration and 3rd place in category of graduate team competition
  • 2012 NCWSS winning quiz bowl team
  • 2010 Young Talents fellowship – Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport
  • 2009 MK Group scholarship – Industry funded scholarship

 

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Agronomy, Member, 2015 – present
  • Crop Science Society of America, Member, 2015 – present
  • Soil Science Society of America, Member, 2015 – present
  • North Central Weed Science Society, Member, 2015 – present

 

Language and Computer Skills

  • Serb0-Chroatian: Native Language
  • English: speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency
  • Advanced statistical analysis with SAS, R

 

Other

  • Clean drivers license
  • Honorable member of folklore ensemble “Hajduk Stanko”, Sabac, Serbia
  • Honorable member of folklore ensemble “Abrasevic”, Sabac, Serbia

 

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