James Heiser, MS

Senior Research Associate

Plant Science & Technology

Contact Information

Email HeiserJ@missouri.edu
Phone 573-379-5431
Address Fisher Delta Research Center, Portageville, MO


BS, Agronomy, Missouri State University
MS, Agronomy, University of Missouri


Jim Heiser is a Research Associate who began working at the Fisher Delta Research Center in April 2004 as a summer worker. Jim received a M.S. degree in Agronomy (Weed Science) from the University of Missouri in 2007 and worked for the Weed Science Project until accepting a Research Associate position in Cropping Systems and Soils with Dr. Gene Stevens in 2008. Jim returned to Weed Science in 2013 as project leader at the Delta Center. Jim’s responsibilities include:

  • Supervise field preparation, planting, spraying, and harvest operations for all of the corn, soybean, wheat, rice, and cotton weed research trials at the Delta Center.
  • Work with farmers, agricultural consultants and industry representatives to develop and promote effective weed management programs based on producer needs and sound IPM principles.
  • Design and manage field plots, collect data, and analyze trial results to address the needs of producers in the region.
  • Disseminate applied weed management information by delivering oral and written results in newsletters, at local field days, producer meetings, and scientific conferences.
  • Cooperate with extension and research colleagues at the Delta Research Center, at the University of Missouri Columbia campus, and in University of Missouri Extension.

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