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Dr. Frank J Coale

Professor & Acting Asst Dean

Acting Assistant Dean

Office of the Dean College Park, MD

Extension Specialist

Environmental Science & Technology 1426 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building 1439 Animal Science/Ag. Engineering Bldg College Park, Maryland 20742

Extension Specialist

Chesapeake Bay Agricultural Programs 410 Severn Ave Suite 112 Annapolis, Maryland 21403


  • soil science
  • Environmental Science

Research Focus

  • Keen investigative focus on soil phosphorus dynamics and the inter-relationships among agronomic production practices and phosphorus over-enrichment of surface water resources
  • Applied his science to the study of on-farm nutrient management for efficient agronomic production and water quality protection in the Chesapeake Bay watershed
  • Discovery and rigorous quantification of the impact of agronomic production practices on phosphorus transport to threatened water resources