William (Bill) Wiebold



Adjunct Professor and Professor Emeritus

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Interim Director

Grape and Wine Institute

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Extension objectives included development of cropping systems that improve productivity, enhance economic stability, and protect the environment. He promoted grower acceptance of these cropping systems through educational programs targeting growers, input dealers, and regional extension specialists in Missouri. Applied research included interrelationships among crop management choices (e.g. seeding rate, row spacing, planting date), no-tillage, grain composition and precision agriculture.

Bill Wiebold had an extension/research appointment related to soybean and corn management. He will continue his extension and research program as professor emeritus. Bill is director of the MU Variety Testing Program.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Agronomy, University of Georgia
  • M.S., Crop Production and Physiology, Iowa State University
  • B.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University