Dr. Susana Goggi

Professor Agronomy


Educational Background 

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, Agronomy /Seed Science, Ph.D. 1990 

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, Agronomy/Seed Science, M.S. 1987 

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, AR, Agronomic Engineering, B.S. 1983 

Research Interests

My research focuses on the physiological aspects of seed development, maturation, longevity, dormancy, and germination. Current research includes strategies for minimizing the adverse effects of the production environments on seed quality of soybeans and corn, including the development of organic seed protectants as an alternative to chemical seed treatments, the study of soybean genome fluidity events affecting seed quality and vigor, and the evaluation of differential gene expression after frost damage in corn seed. My research also includes developing strategies for producing high quality seeds in corn cultivars with enhanced nutritional properties and other value-added traits, and strategies to minimize outcrosses caused by adventitious pollen flow into corn production fields. 

Mentoring and Teaching Interests

I mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers conducting research in my lab; and teach two courses, Agronomy/Horticulture 338, Seed Science and Technology, Agron 538: Seed Physiology and the Environment. 

Professional Positions

Professor, Iowa State University, 2017-present

Associate Professor, Iowa State University, 2009-2017

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, 2000-2008

Seed Laboratory Manager, Iowa State University, 1994 – 1999 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, 1990 – 1994 

Graduate Research Assistant (1987 – 1990) and Graduate Student (1985 – 1987), Mississippi State University 

Graduate Teaching and Research Associate, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1983 - 1985 

Professional Service 

Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)

Associate Editor, Crop Science, 2012-20142015-2018.

—Board Representative, Div. C-4, 2001-2003.

—Program Chair, Div. C-4 ,1999. 

—Member, Honorary Membership Award Committee, 2003. 

—Member, Renaissance Initiative Coordinating Team, 2000 –2001. 

—Member, Seed Science Award Committee, 1995-1997, 2003-2005, 2007-2008; Chair 2016, 2019.

—Presiding Officer, Div. C-4 (Seed Science and Technology), 1993, 1994, 2001.

Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA)
—Chair, Research Committee, 2002 - 2006 

—Program Chair and Meeting Organizer: AOSA/Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) Annual Conference, June 2000, Ames

—Chair, AOSA Germination and Dormancy Subcommittee 1994-1998

—Member, AOSA/ISTA Harmonizing Committee, 1995- 2000

—Member, AOSA Tetrazolium (TZ) Subcommittee, 1990- 2000

—Member, AOSA Roundup Ready Committee, 1999 

International Seed Testing Association

—Member, ISTA Germination Committee, 1995 – 2000 

—Member, AOSA/International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Maize Split Coleoptile Committee, 1995 - 2001 

Awards, Honors, Recognitions

Named Honorary Member, Iowa Seed Association, 2019

Named Fellow, Crop Science Society of America, 2016.

Citation of Excellence for Associate Editors, Crop Science, 2014.

Crop Science Society of America Seed Science Award, 2013.

Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, 2005. 

Recipient, IPS-PEO International Peace Scholarship, 1986-1987.

Recipient, Rotary International Scholarship, 1985-1986. 

Refereed Journal Articles

Chad Kimmelshue, A. S. Goggi and K. Moore. 2022. Single plant grain yield in corn (Zea mays L.) based on emergence date, seed size, sowing depth, and plant to plant distance.  Crops 2, 62–86. https://doi.org/10.3390/crops2010006

Chad Kimmelshue, A. Susana Goggi, Ken J. Moore. 2022. Seed Size, Planting Depth, and a Perennial Groundcover System Effect on Corn Emergence and Grain Yield. Agronomy 12(2), 437. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12020437

Ashley N. Dean, Katharina Wigg, Everton V. Zambiazzi, Erik J. Christian, A. S. Goggi, Aaron Schwarte, Jeremy Johnson and Edgar Cabrera. 2021. Migration of Oil Bodies in Embryo Cells during Acquisition of Desiccation Tolerance in Chemically Defoliated Corn (Zea mays L.) Seed Production Fields. In: Modern Seed Technology, Special Issue, Ed. A. Taylor. Agriculture 11(2), 129. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11020129

Chad Kimmelshue, A. S. Goggi and Rebecca Cademartiri. 2019. Biological control coatings based on bacteriophages and polymers against bacteria in seeds. Scientific Reports 9, Article 17950 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54068-3

Moore, K. J., R. P. Anex, A. E. Elobeid, S. Fei, C. B. Flora, A. S. Goggi, K. L. Jacobs, A. L. Kaleita, P. Jha, D. A. Laird, D.s L. Karlen, A. W. Lenssen, T. Lübberstedt, M. D. McDaniel, D. R. Raman, S. L. Weyers. 2019. Regenerating agricultural landscapes with perennial groundcover for intensive crop production. Agronomy 9: 458. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9080458

Simma, B., A. Polthanee, A. S. Goggi, B. Siri, A. Promkhambut, P. C. Caragea. 2017. Wood vinegar seed priming improves yield and suppresses weeds in dryland direct-seeding rice under rainfed production.  Agronomy for Sustainable Development 37: 56.

Coleman, Z., J. Boelter, K. Espinosa, A. S. Goggi, R. G. Palmer, and D. Sandhu. 2017. Isolation and characterization of Aconitate hydratase 4 (Aco4) from soybean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science (DOI: 10.1139/CJPS-2016-0363).
Priester, J.H., S. C. Moritz, K. Espinosa, Y. Ge, Y. Wang, R. M. Nisbet, J. P. Schimel, A.S. Goggi, J. L. Gardea-Torresdey, and P. A. Holden. 2017. Stress and damage assessment for soybean (Glycine max) cultivated in soil amended with either CeO2 or ZnO manufactured nanomaterial. Science of The Total Environment 579: 1756-1768.
Sandhu, D., T. Atkinson, A. Noll, C. Johnson, K. Espinosa, J. Boelter, S. Abel, B. K. Dhatt, T. Barta, E. Singsaas, S. Sepsenwol, A. S. Goggi and R. Palmer. 2016. Soybean proteins GmTic110 and GmPsbP are crucial for chloroplast development and function. Plant Science 252: 76–87.
Samarah, N. H., R. E. Mullen, S. Cianzio, R. Gladon, A. S. Goggi. 2016. Ethylene evolution from podded and depodded seeds of soybean in relationship with seed desiccation tolerance during maturation. Seed Science and Technology 44 (1): 53-63.

Samarah, N.H., R.E. Mullen, S. Cianzio, R. Gladon, S. Goggi. 2016. Ethylene evolution from podded and depodded seeds of soybean in relationship with seed desiccation tolerance during maturation. Seed Sci. and Techn. 44 (1): (in press).

Sun, M., A. S. Goggi, K. Matson, R. G. Palmer, K. Moore, S. R. Cianzio. 2015. Thin plate spline regression model used at early stages of soybean breeding to control field spatial variation. J. of Crop Improvement 29(3): 333-352.

Beavers, A.W., A. S. Goggi, M. B. Reddy, A. M. Lauter, M. P. Scott. 2015. Recurrent selection to alter grain phytic acid concentration and iron bioavailability. Crop Science 55(5): 2244-2251.

Espinosa, K.,  J. Boelter, S. Lolle, M. Hopkins, A. S. Goggi, R. G. Palmer and D. Sandhu.  2015. Evaluation of spontaneous generation of allelic variation in soybean in response to sexual hybridization and stress. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 95:405-415.

Reed, S., T. Atkinson, C. Gorecki, K. Espinosa, S. Przybylski, A. S. Goggi, R. G. Palmer and D. Sandhu. 2014. Candidate gene identification for a lethal chlorophyll-deficient mutant in soybean. Agronomy 4:462-469.

Salas-Fernandez, Maria G., G. R Schoenbaum, and A. Susana Goggi. 2014. Novel germplasm and screening methods for early cold tolerance in sorghum. Crop Science 54:2631–2638. 

Puttha, R., A. S. Goggi, M. L. Gleason, S. Jogloy, T. Kesmala, N. Vorasoot, P. Banterng, and A.Patanothai. Pre-chill with gibberellic acid overcomes seed dormancy in Jerusalem artichoke. 2014. Agronomy for Sustainable Development J. DOI 10.1007/s13593-014-0213-x.

Christian, Erik J., A. Susana Goggi, and Kenneth J. Moore. 2014. Temperature and light requirements for Miscanthus sinensisgermination. Crop Science 54 (2): 791-795.

Mbofung, G., A. S. Goggi, L.F. S. Leandro, and R E. Mullen. 2013. Effect of storage temperature and relative humidity on viability and vigor of chemically treated soybean seeds. Crop Science 53:1086-1095.

Krueger, K., A. S. Goggi, A.P. Mallarino, and R.E. Mullen. 2013. Phosphorus and potassium fertilization effects on soybean seed quality and composition. Crop Science 53 (2): 602-610.

Christian, E.J. and A. S. Goggi. 2012. Alternating Temperatures Promote Seed Germination of Miscanthus sinensis. Seed Technology Journal 34 (2):249-256.

Gonzalez, M., L. Pollak, and S. Goggi. 2012.  Genotype x environment interactions in populations possessing Ga1-s and ga1 alleles for cross-incompatibility in maize. Euphytica 185:377–384.

Esteve Agelet, L., D. D. Ellis, S. Duvick, A. S. Goggi, C. R. Hurburgh, and C. A. Gardner. 2012. Feasibility of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for analyzing corn kernel damage and viability of soybean and corn kernels. Journal of Cereal Science xxx: 1-6.

Krueger, K, A. S. Goggi, R E. Mullen, and A P. Mallarino. 2012. Phosphorus and potassium fertilization do not affect soybean storability. Agronomy Journal 104:405-414.

Hayes, D. J., S. H. Lence, and A. S. Goggi. 2009. Impact of intellectual property rights in the seed sector on crop yield growth and societal welfare: a case study approach. AgBioForum12(2): 155-171. 

Samarah, N. H., R. R. Mullen, A. S. Goggi, and A. Gaul. 2009. Effect of drying methods and temperature on seed quality of soybean during maturation. Seed Science and Technology Journal 37: 469-473.

Goggi, A. S., D. Curry and J. Daniels. 2009. Cold test and saturated cold test reliability for testing carryover corn seed treated with seed-applied insecticides. Seed Technology 31: 7-20.

Ripplinger, D. G., D. J. Hayes, A. S. Goggi and K. R. Lamkey. 2008. Insuring against losses from transgenic contamination: the case of pharmaceutical maize. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91: 322-334.

de Geus, Y. N., A. S. Goggi, and L. Pollak. 2008. Seed quality of high protein corn in organic and conventional farming systems.Agronomy for Sustainable Development (formerly Agronomie) 28 (4): 541-550.

LeVan, N.A., A. S. Goggi, and R. Mullen. 2008. Improving the reproducibility of soybean standard germination test. Crop Science 48: 1933-1940. 

Christian, E.J. and A. S. Goggi. 2008. Aromatic plant oils as fungicide for organic corn production. Crop Science 48: 1941-1951.

Goggi, A.S., P. Caragea, L.M. Pollak, G. McAndrews, M. DeVries, and K. Montgomery. 2008. Seed quality assurance in maize breeding programs: tests to explain variations in corn inbreds and populations. Agronomy J. 100 (2): 337-343. 

DeVries, M., A. S. Goggi, and K. Moore. 2007. Determining seed performance of frost damaged seed lots. Crop Science 47:2089-2097. 

Arritt, R.W., C. A. Clark, A. S. Goggi, H. Lopez-Sanchez, M. E. Westgate, and J. M. Riese. 2007. Lagrangian numerical simulations of maize pollen dispersion and comparison with observations. Field Crops Research 102:151–162.

Goggi, A. S., H. Lopez-Sanchez, P. Caragea, C. Clark, M. Westgate, and R. Arritt. 2007. Gene flow in maize fields with different local pollen densities. International Journal of Biometeorology doi: 10.1007/s00484-007-0088-5.

Goggi, A. S., L. Pollak, J. Golden, M. DeVries, G. McAndrews, and K. Montgomery. 2007. Impact of early seed quality selection on maize inbreds and hybrids. Maydica 52:223-233.

Goggi, A. S., P. Caragea, H. Lopez-Sanchez, M. Westgate, R. Arritt, and C. Clark. 2006. Statistical analysis of outcrossing between adjacent maize grain production fields. Field Crops Research 99:147-157.

DeVries, M. and A. S. Goggi. 2006. Determining the extent of frost damage in maize seed using the tetrazolium test. Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2006-0414-01-RS. 

Goggi, A. S., K. M. Adam, H. Lopez-Sanchez, and M. Westgate. 2006. Improving corn grain purity . Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2006-0309-01-RS. 

Lopez-Sanchez, H., A. S. Goggi, and S. Rai. 2005. Detection of the CaMV-35S promoter sequence in maize pollen and seed. Seed Technology 27(2): 211-222. 

Munamava, M. R., A. S. Goggi and L. Pollak. 2004. Seed quality of maize inbred lines with different composition and genetic background. Crop Science, 44: 542-548. 

Hartwigsen, J. A. and A. S. Goggi. 2002. Expression of a dehydrin-like protein in maize seedlings germinated from seed exposed to freezing. Journal of Plant Biology, 2002, 45(2):225-229.

Hui, Z., C. Hongbin, L. Li, S. Goggi, and Y. Shyy. 1999. Studies on accelerated aging seed vigor test for foxtail millet. Scientia Agricultura Sinica 1999, 32(3): 66-71.

Goggi, A.S. and M.G. Stahr. 1997. ROUNDUP™ Pre-emergence treatment to determine the presence of the Roundup Ready™ Gene in Soybean Seed: A Laboratory Test. Seed Technology 19 (1):99-102.

Goggi, A. S., J. C. Delouche, and L. M. Gourley. 1993. Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] seed internal morphology related to seed specific gravity, weathering, and immaturity. Journal of Seed Technology 17 (1):1-11.

Area of Expertise: 
Seed Physiology