Hero Gollany, Ph.D.
Research Soil Scientist
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Located at the Pendleton Station
Dr. Hero Gollany received her BS degree in Soil Science from the University of Minnesota in 1984, MS in Agronomy (Soil Physics/Management) in 1986, and PhD in Agronomy (Soil Biochemistry/Chemistry) in 1992 from South Dakota State University.
Hero’s Scientific Roles:
- Project lead of the USDA-ARS National Program 212-Soil and Air. To understand the effects of and prepare agriculture for, adaptation to climate change.
Hero's Current Projects:
Nutrient Cycling and Precipitation Use Efficiency for Increasing Productivity and Resilience in Dryland Agroecosystems.
USDA-ARS lead of Soil Carbon Research.
The U.S. Croplands Research Group Co-Chair, Global Research Alliance for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). Croplands | Global Research Alliance
Quantify impact of intercropping legume cover crops with winter wheat to increase soil organic carbon and reduce herbicide and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer inputs.
Examine the use of biochar (thermal carbonized manure) as amendments in dryland wheat production systems in order to improve soil pH in nitrogen fertilizer application zone under no-till and plant health, and profitability.
Examine the use of biostimulants as amendments in dryland wheat production systems in order to improve soil and plant health, profitability, and resilience to extreme weather and climate change.