1. Staff

James Locke

Planned Consultation Manager and Senior Soils and Crops Consultant

Locke serves as a soils and crops consultant in the producer relations program. He assists agricultural producers with soil fertility evaluation and recommendations, weed and pest management recommendations, and forage and agronomic crop production.

Prior to joining Noble Research Institute in 2004, Locke managed a private contract research company in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. In that capacity, he worked with a wide variety of agronomic and horticultural crops, conducting research on herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, adjuvants, fertilizers and additives.

Locke grew up in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Master of Science in Agronomy (Weed Science), Texas A&M University, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science in Crop Science (Business and Management), Texas Tech University, 1986
  • Certified Crop Adviser, American Society of Agronomy
  • Resistance Management Specialist, American Society of Agronomy
Professional Memberships
  • National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants
  • Southern Weed Science Society
  • Weed Science Society of America