Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 114L
Dr. Blaser joined the Department of Agricultural Sciences in 2009. A native of Rexburg, Idaho, he received an associates degree in crops and soil science from Ricks College in 2000 and completed a B.S. in agronomy from Brigham Young University in 2002. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University in 2005 and 2009, respectively.
Dr. Blaser is a member of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).
Dr. Blaser teaches principles of plant science, a core course for all agriculture majors, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in crop physiology, plant breeding, and grain, fiber, and oilseed crops.
Dr. Blaser’s research interests are in field crop production, physiology, ecology, and systems. He has a great interest in international agriculture and appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with the Dryland Agriculture Institute at WTAMU because of its combined emphasis on dryland crop production and international outreach.
Dr. Blaser and his wife Jessica live outside of Canyon with their four children: Davis, Duke, Gage, and Trayson. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in church activities, gardening, woodworking, and traveling.