Dr. Melissa A. Bledsoe


College of Agriculture
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
College of Agriculture
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Plant, Insect & Microbial Sciences (Plant Physiology and Nutrition), 2010, University of Missouri
  • MS, Plant Science, 2004, Missouri State University
  • BS, Horticulture, 2002, Missouri State University


  • Soils Lab
  • Crop Physiology
  • Hydroponic Production Systems
  • First-Year Foundations

Research and professional interests

  • Plant mineral nutrition in both forages and horticultural crops
  • Plant physiology and mineral nutrition
  • Seasonal nutrient dynamics of perennial forage grass
  • Effects of different management practices on leaf nutrient composition in stockpiled forage
  • Nitrogen storage and remobilization in tall fescue
  • Species and nutritional effects on forage quality and production

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