Matt Yost

PSC Dept

Agroclimate Specialist


Matt Yost

Contact Information

Phone: 435-797-4210
Email: matt.yost@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Applied Plant Sciences, (GIS), University of Minnesota, 2013
Nitrogen Management for Corn Following Alfalfa: Field, Literature, and Geographic Analyses
MS, Applied Plant Sciences, (Soil Science), University of Minnesota, 2011
Potassium and nitrogen management during the rotation from alfalfa to corn
BS, Agribusiness, Science, and Technology, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2009

Biography

Dr. Yost is a native of southern Idaho where he was raised on a dairy farm. After completing his PhD, he spent 4 years doing postdoctoral research in the U.S. Midwest. He has authored numerous journal and extension articles on research dealing with water optimization, nitrogen management, precision agriculture, soil conservation, and bioenergy crops.

Teaching Interests

Adult education programs through Extension that help crop producers and other stakeholders be more profitable and sustainable - particularly as it relates to handling weather variability and extremes and preparing for future climate changes.

Research Interests

Developing land management practices that promote resiliency to weather variation and changing climate. Such practices include precision management and conservation of water and other agricultural inputs, improving soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and using climate scenarios and projections as decision aids for managing climate risk.

Awards

Communication Award , 2022

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Specialist of the Year, 2022

USU Extension Agricultural Agents Association

Agronomy Journal Outstanding Associate Editor, 2021

Agronomy Journal

Graduate Research Mentor of the Year award, 2021

USU College of Agric. & Applied Sciences

Team Leader Award, 2021

USU Extension

New Specialist Award, 2020

USU Extension Specialist Association

Early Career Award, 2019

American Society of Agronomy

Soil and Water Management and Conservation Young Scientist Award, 2019

Soil Science Society of America

Charles and Dorothy Andrew Bird Award, 2013

Sigma Xi

Gordon and Lynette Marten Fellowship, 2013

University of Minnesota

Hueg-Harrison Fellowship, 2013

University of Minnesota

Soils and Environmental Quality Division Graduate Student Award, 2013

Soil Science Society of America

International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award, 2012

International Plant Nutrition Institute

Gordon and Lynette Marten Fellowship, 2011

University of Minnesota

Graduate student award, 2011

North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference

Hueg-Harrison Fellowship, 2011

University of Minnesota


Publications | Abstracts

  • Yost, M., (2023). A deep learning-based method for detecting pot marigold flowers with complex backgrounds. CODATA-RDA Advanced Workshop for Research Data Science *
  • Yost, M., (2023). Alfalfa and silage corn production with soil wetting agents for water conservation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). Critical period of weed control for drought-tolerant corn exposed to varied irrigation levels. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, Cardon, G., (2023). Evaluating zinc requirements of corn, small grains, and alfalfa. Western Nutrient Management Conference *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, Cardon, G., (2023). Evaluating zinc requirements of forages. Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium *
  • Yost, M., Bugbee, B.G, (2023). Floral hemp cultivar trials for semi-arid Intermountain West production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). From disciplinary silos to interdisciplinary insights: Unpacking complex system characteristics in agroecology. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). Impact of variable-rate nitrogen on potato yield, nitrogen use efficiency, and profit. Western Nutrient Mgt. Conf. *
  • Yost, M., (2023). Impacts of irrigation management and drought-tolerant genetics on alfalfa nutrient uptake. Western Nutrient Mgt. Conf. *
  • Yost, M., Bugbee, B.G, (2023). Nutrient management for semi-arid cannabis production. Western Nutrient Mgt. Conf. *
  • Yost, M., Bugbee, B.G, (2023). Nutrient management for semi-arid cannabis production. Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). On-farm evaluation of variable rate irrigation in semi-arid western U.S.A.. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Creech, J.E, Yost, M., (2023). Row spacing effects on dryland winter wheat yield and weed suppression in the Intermountain West. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Bugbee, B.G, (2023). Soil wetting agents and biologicals as drought defense options for alfalfa and corn production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Bugbee, B.G, (2023). Soil wetting agents and biologicals as drought defense options for alfalfa production. Western Society of Crop Science Annual Meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). Stacking and intersecting nutrient 4Rs on potato. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). The Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool (FRST) database and web application. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). The Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool (FRST) overview. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). The journey to defining the critical soil test value for FRST. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). United States (U.S.) efforts to align soil test P and K recommendations: The Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool (FRST). International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2022). Comparison of Private and Public Lab Fertilizer Recommendations in Field Crops. Soil Science Society of America *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2022). Irrigation management and variety selection for the semi-arid intermountain west cannabis production. Crop Science Society of America *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2022). Minor Impacts of Soil Wetting Agents on Silage Corn Production. Soil Science Society of American *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2022). Reevaluating Nitrogen Recommendations for Dryland Winter Wheat in the Intermountain West. Soil Science Society of America *
  • Jensen, R., Shumate, S., Yost, M., (2022). Spatiotemporal variation of crop water productivity in an irrigated alfalfa field. Soil Science Society of America *
  • Kerry, R., Hansen, N., Yost, M., (2022). Temporal stability of soil moisture and static variables to determine optimal sensor placements within variable rate irrigation systems. Soil Science Society of America *
  • Kerry, R., Hansen, N., Yost, M., (2022). Variable rate nitrogen approach in a potato-wheat-wheat cropping system. Soil Science Society of America *
  • Yost, M., (2021). Advancing predictability of fertilizer nitrogen requirements for second-year maize following alfalfa. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Boren, D., Creech, J.E, (2021). Effects of management factors on silage corn production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2021). Effects of management factors on silage corn production.. Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2021). Evaluation of private and public lab fertilizer recommendations for field crops. . ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2021). Exploring seasonal soil microbiome under corn production as influenced by soil order and nitrogen fertilization. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Sullivan, T., Creech, J.E, (2021). Irrigation and genetic effects on yield and quality of alfalfa. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2021). Irrigation rates and sprinkler technologies influence on teff grass. Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium *
  • Yost, M., (2021). Nitrates in small grain and teff forages: A case study.
  • Yost, M., (2021). Optimal number of sensors and sensor placement for sensor-based irrigation scheduling for a variable-rate irrigation system. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2021). Potato 4R nitrogen management. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2021). Reducing pivot ruts with simple sprinkler changes.. Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2021). Scope of 4R nitrogen and irrigation adoption in Utah and Idaho. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2021). Evaluation of private and public lab fertilizer recommendations for field crops. . Western Alfalfa and Forage Symposium *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, Allen, L., (2020). Agricultural water optimization with advanced sprinkler packages for pivots. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2020). Effects of sprinkler maintenance and DATA-based water management decisions on alfalfa production. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2020). How a management stacking environment affects yield of silage corn. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Soil health indicator temporal and spatial variation. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Stacking and intersecting nutrient 4R’s and using in-season canopy health and petiole nitrate analysis on russet burbank potatoes. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Ransom, C., Creech, J.E, (2020). The impacts of irrigation, herbicide, and oat companion crop on spring-seed alfalfa. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). The impacts of irrigation, herbicide, and oat companion crop on spring-seed alfalfa. Western Society of Crop Science annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Water use in western agriculture: Trends, resilience and efficiency in production. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2019). Agronomic strategies to improve seed set in organic quinoa..
  • Yost, M., (2019). Crop, soil, and water management impacts on corn silage yield.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Innovative water management using advanced irrigation systems and biochar.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Irrigation equipment maintenance and scheduling impacts on alfalfa production.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Irrigation maintenance impacts on alfalfa production.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Methods for mapping variability in soil properties, canopy density and yield in tart cherry, and applications for precision orchard management.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Modeling relationships among indicators, management, environment and yield for soil health planning.
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). New irrigation technologies are maintaining yield with less water.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Nitrogen fertilizer needs of small grains after alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Nitrogen management in small grains after alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Nitrogen response in small grains after alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2019). Pivot irrigation innovations can maintain yield with less water.
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). Quantifying soil and tree canopy variation in tart cherries for precision irrigation applications.
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). Quantifying variation in tart cherry orchards for precision irrigation applications.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Small grain forage after alfalfa rarely requires nitrogen.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Soil Health Partnership Preliminary results and future prospects in soil health management.
  • Yost, M., (2019). The Soil Health Partnership database: Preliminary results and future prospects in soil health management.
  • Yost, M., (2023). Automated surge irrigation as water optimization tool to help save the Great Salt Lake. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2023). Closed loop alfalfa monitoring to improve irrigation efficiency. American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting *
  • Waring, E., Yost, M., (2023). User perspectives on climate change and the role of digital tools in sustainable water management for the water scarce western United States. AGU Annual Conference *
  • Heaton, M., Yost, M., (2023). Using poultry litter as fertilizer in cool season pasture plantings. Chad Reid NACAA Western Region Professional Improvement Conference *
  • Yost, M., (2023). What’s happening in the west: Fertilizer recommendation trends and opportunities. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Creech, J.E, Yost, M., (2022). Compost carryover and cover crops in dryland organic wheat in Utah. American Society of Agronomy *
  • Yost, M., (2022). Prioritizing water optimization in western cropping systems. Soil Science Society of America *
  • Yost, M., (2021). First county-level view of irrigation trends in the western United States. . ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Housley, A., Yost, M., Loveland, C., Ransom, C., Putnam, D., Samac, D., Creech, J.E, (2021). Glyphosate injury in glyphosate-resistant alfalfa when applied in periods of low temperatures. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2021). Hybrid vigor in remote and in-person extension programming. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Nelson, R., Yost, M., Ransom, C., Pace, M., Hadfield, J., Creech, J.E, (2021). Seeding rates for dormant seeded safflower. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2021). State-level FRST soil test correlation and calibration trials; View from Utah.. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Davis, B., Yost, M., Reeve, J., Jacobson, A., Creech, J.E, (2021). The response of organic dryland wheat to compost and cover crops in semi-arid conditions. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Impacts of irrigation, cultivar, and nutrient management on hemp yield and quality. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Sullivan, T., Yost, M., Creech, J.E, Allen, L., (2020). The effects of stacking water management factors on forage quality. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Yost, M., (2020). Trends and opportunities in 4R nitrogen management of field and fruit crops in the Intermountain West. ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting *
  • Palmer, M.D, Pace, M., Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2020). Utah cover crops research and demonstration. NACAA Annual Virtual Conference *
  • Yost, M., Allen, L., (2019). Advancing use of agriculture water optimization innovations on Utah farms.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Combinations of soil and water management for water optimization.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Refining mobile drip irrigation rates for alfalfa.
  • Yost, M., (2019). Testing pivot irrigation innovations on Utah farms.
  • Gale, J.A, Pound, C.A, Yost, M., (2018). Small Grains Yield Response to Nitrogen Application Following Alfalfa in Sevier County, Utah. Proceedings - 2018 NACAA Western Region Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

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Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

Public or Trade Journal

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | MultiMedia

PowerPoint

Video

Web

    Other Media

    • Yost, M., (2019). 4R's of Irrigation Infographic. *
    • Yost, M., (2019). 6 tools for drought defense Infographic. *
    • Yost, M., (2019). Five ways to connect with USU Extension Crops Infographic. *
    • Yost, M., (2019). Soil Health Building Tips Infographic. *
    • Yost, M., (2019). Steps to Take When Considering Mobile Drip Irrigation Infographic. *
    • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2019). USU Extension Crops Facebook Page. *
    • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2019). USU Extension Crops Instagram Page. *
    • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2019). USU Extension Crops Twitter Page. *

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    Publications | Technical Reports

    Research Reports

    • Yost, M., (2022). Agriculture water optimization. USU Janet Quinney-Lawson Institute Land, Water, and Air 2022 Report to Governor *

    Other Reports

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      Publications | Other

      Bulletins

      • Yost, M., Cardon, G., Creech, J.E, (2020). Chemigation guide. USU Extension
      • Yost, M., Allen, L., Variable frequency drives for irrigation pumps. USU Extension
      • Yost, M.A, (2015). Managing the rotation from alfalfa to corn. Univ. of MN Ext.

      Magazine/Trade Publications

      Newsletter

      • Yost, M., (2022). Irrigation investment tool. USU Crops From the Field *
      • Yost, M., Creech, J.E, (2019). From The Field E-Newsletter. *

      Other

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        Teaching

        , Fall 2022
        PSC 7900 - Special Problems: Certified Crop Advisor Preparation, Fall 2022
        PSC 7900 - Special Problems: Advanced Agronomy, Spring 2021

        Extension

        Agriculture , 2020 - Ongoing
        Agroclimate Extension, 2017 - Ongoing
        1B. Sevier County Assignment: Agronomic Crops 2of2 - Research , 2009 - 2025

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