William Hunter Frame

Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, 2012, Virginia Tech
  • M.S., Plant Sciences, 2009, University of Tennessee
  • B.S., Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, 2007, Virginia Tech

Experience

  • 2011 - Present - Teaching Assistant, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • 2009 - Present - Ph.D. Research, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • 2007 - 2009 - Master’s Research, Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 2004 - 2007 - Undergraduate Research Technician, Southern Piedmont Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech, Blackstone, VA

Awards

  • Member of American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America
  • Third place in Division S-4 graduate student oral competition at the International American Society of Agronomy Meetings in Long Beach, CA November 2010
  • Soil survey full tuition scholarship, January 2005-May 2007
  • Dean’s list, Fall 2003-Spring 2007
  • Soil fertility and plant nutrition of agronomic cropping systems
  • Efficiency and efficacy of no-till cropping systems
  • Biochemical processes regulating nutrient cycling within no-till crop production systems
  • Extension education courses on soil fertility, nutrient management, and continuous no-till crop production systems.
  • Training master and doctoral level students in agronomy
  1. Frame, W. H., M. M Alley, W. Thomason, G. B. Whitehurst, B. M. Whitehurst and R. Campbell. 2013. Agronomic Evaluation of Coated Urea to Reduce Ammonia Volatilization from Side-dress Applications to Zea mays L. Crop Management.  doi:10.1094/CM-2013-0117-01-RS
  2. Frame, W. H., M. M Alley, G. B. Whitehurst, B. M. Whitehurst and R. Campbell. 2012. In Vitro Evaluation of Coatings to Control Ammonia Volatilization from Surface-Applied Urea. Agron. J. 104:1201-1207
  3. Frame, W. Hunter, P. Denton, D. Peek, B. Pearce, and S. Ebelhar. 2011. Improved Nitrogen Management for U.S. Burley Tobacco Production. Crop Management. doi:10.1094/CM-2011-1223-01-RS
  4. Woodward, T.R., W.H. Frame, M.M. Alley, G.B. Whitehurst, and B.M. Whitehurst. 2011. Design and Validation of a Laboratory System for Measurement of Volatilized Ammonia. Agron. J. 103:38-44.

Abstracts

  1. Frame, William, D.M. Ridgley, M. Alley, J. Barone, and C. Shang. 2011. Extraction and Activity Characterization of Urease From Various Crop Residues. In Abstracts, Int. Annu. Meet., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, San Antonio, TX. 16-19 Oct. 2011. Available at http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2011am/webprogram/Paper64315.html (Verified 25 Oct. 2011). ASA, Madison, WI.
  2. Frame, William, M.M. Alley, G. Whitehurst, and B. Whitehurst. 2010. In Vitro Evaluation of Coatings to Control Ammonia Volatilization From Surfaced Applied Urea. In Abstracts, Int. Annu. Meet., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Long Beach, CA. 31 Oct .- 4 Nov. 2010. Available at http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2010am/webprogram/Paper58836.html (Verified 25 Oct. 2011). ASA, Madison, WI.
  3. Woodward, T., W. Frame, M.M. Alley, G. Whitehurst, and B. Whitehurst. 2010. A Laboratory System to Measure Ammonia Volatilization From Soil and Fertilizer. In Abstracts, Int. Annu. Meet., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Long Beach, CA. 31 Oct .- 4 Nov. 2010. Available at http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2010am/webprogram/Paper58918.html (Verified 25 Oct. 2011). ASA, Madison, WI.

Presentations

  1. Frame, W.H. and M.M Alley.2011.Ammonia Volatilization from Urea-Based Fertilizers. 2011 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, Ocean City, MD. 15-17 Nov. 2011.
  2. Frame, William, D.M. Ridgley, M. Alley, J. Barone, and C. Shang. 2011. Extraction and Activity Characterization of Urease From Various Crop Residues. Int. Annu. Meet., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, San Antonio, TX. 16-19 Oct. 2011. (see Frame et al., 2011 above)
  3. Frame, W.H and M.M Alley.2011. Ammonia Volatilization from Surface Applied Urea Coated with the Urease Inhibitor: NBPT. Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center Field Day.
  4. Frame, William, M.M. Alley, G. Whitehurst, and B. Whitehurst. 2010. In Vitro Evaluation of Coatings to Control Ammonia Volatilization From Surfaced Applied Urea. Int. Annu. Meet., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Long Beach, CA. 31 Oct .- 4 Nov. 2010. (see Frame et al., 2010 above)
  5. Frame, W.H., P. Denton, D. Peek, and R. Pearce.2010.Burley Yield and TSNA Response to Nitrogen Fertilization in the Traditional U.S. Growing Area. Tobacco Workers’ Conference, Lexington, KY.

W. Hunter Frame, assistant professor, CSES

W. Hunter Frame, assistant professor, CSES
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  • whframe@vt.edu
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    23437