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Michael Aide, Ph.D.

Department of Agriculture
Office: Rhodes Hall  102C

Curriculum Vitae

I enjoy welcoming students to my discipline and mentoring them as functional soil and plant scientists.

What area do you teach?

Soil science and agronomy


Ph.D., 1982, Mississippi State University, Soil Chemistry Major, Chemistry Minor.
M.S., 1980, Mississippi State University, Soils Major
B.S., 1976, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Soils Major
B.S., 1973, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Chemistry and Mathematics Majors

Your philosophy of teaching:

I believe that agronomy is a blend of science, business and experiences related to the culture of crops and the soils that supports them. A good practicing agronomist-soil scientist must integrate these principles into a mode of thinking to become a good diagnostician and producer of food and fiber.

Why did you decide to teach?

I enjoy welcoming students to my discipline and mentoring them as functional soil and plant scientists

Credentials/career path

CPSS=certified professional soil scientist
Research focus across multiple aspects of soil science and agronomy

Professional Highlight

Visiting Egypt to improve rice production

Visiting Greece to improve dry bean production


Governor's Award for Excellence in Education (2014)

Organization with which you are involved

Soil Science Society America
Soil and Water Conservation Society
National Association of Black Journalists
Missouri Association of Professional Soil Scientists

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Aide, M.T. 2018. Lanthanide soil chemistry and its importance in understanding soil pathways: Mobility, plant uptake and soil health. In Lanthanides. InTech. Rijeka, Croatia.
Aide, M.T. and I.S. Braden. 2018. Lead sequestration in the soil environment with an emphasis on the chemical thermodynamics involving phosphate as a soil amendment: Review and simulations. International J. Applied Agricultural Research 13:9-19. ISSN 0973
Aide, M.T. 2018. Comparison of delayed flood and furrow irrigation regimes in rice to reduce arsenic accumulation. International J. Applied Agricultural Research 13:1-8. ISSN 0973-2683
Aide, M.T. 2017. Chemical thermodynamics of uranium in the soil environment. .Pp. 1 to 20. In Uranium, InTech. Rijeka, Croatia.," ISBN 978-953-51-5792-2

Best advice for students

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(573) 651-2106
Rhodes Hall 102A
Department of Agriculture
One University Plaza, MS 6100
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701