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Richard Beard

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ASTE

Extension Agricultural Engineering

Associate Professor






Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: ASTE 101D
DialPhone: 435-797-0573
SendEmail: richard.beard@usu.edu

Awards

Communications Internet Education Technology Award: 1st Place Winner. Western Region, 2016

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

E.G. Peterson Extension Award, 2012

University

Certified Energy Auditor, 2010

Consortium for Renewable Energy in the West (CREW), 2009

Certified Energy Auditor, 2009

Utah Governor�s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change, 2009

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Volunteer Recognition Award, 2008

Utah Governor�s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change, 2007

Utah Governor�s Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change, 2007

VIP Distinguished Service Award, 2001

New Specialist Award, 2000


  • Pate, M., Miller, B., Beard, F., (2015). Teaching Applied Physcial Science in a Metals and Welding Activity. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • Nielson, T., Miller, R.L, Beard, F., (2014). Cost-Benefit Analysis of Drying Solid Manure and Sludge Prior to Transport. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Books

  • Beard, F., Deer, H.M, (2009). Agricultural Animal Pest Management, Study Guide for Pesticide Application and Safety, Category 1b.
  • Beard, F., (2007). UDAF Manual: Right-of-Way Manual.
  • Book Chapters

  • Beard, F., (2008). Aerial Application Pest Management. Study Guide for Pesticide Application and Safety *
  • Beard, F., (2008). Right-of-Way Pest Management. Study Guide for Pesticide Application and Safety *
  • Beard, F., (2008). Wood Destroying Organism Pest Management. Study Guide for Pesticide Application and Safety *
  • Beard, F., (2006). Demonstration, Consultation, and Research of Pest Management.. Study Guide for Pesticide Application and Safety
  • Beard, F., (2005). Public Health Pest Management Category 8. Study Guide for Pesticide Application and Safety *
  • Beard, F., (2003). Structural and health related pest management study guide for pesticide application and safety.. Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Division of Plant Industry *
  • Beard, F., (2002). Vertebrate animal pest management. Study guide for pesticide application and safety. Vertebrate Animal Category:pages 1-50 *
  • Beard, F., (2001). Agricultural plant pest management study guide for pesticide application and safety. Agricultural Plant Category *

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Fact Sheets

  • Beard, F., (2012). Glove Resistance to Pesticides.

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Curriculum

  • Beard, F., Deer, H.M, Roe, A.H, Kopp, K., Karren, J.B, (2011). Structural and Health Related Pest Management. Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
  • Beard, F., (2011). Calibration of Pesticide Backpack Sprayers.
  • Beard, F., (2011). Calibration of Pesticide Boom Sprayers.
  • Beard, F., (2011). Mixing and Diluting Pesticide Formulations.
  • Beard, F., (2011). ORNAMENTAL AND TURF PEST MANAGEMENT: Study Guide for Pesticide Application and Safety Category 3.
  • Beard, F., (2009). Agricultural Systems Technology within an Integrated Curriculum Model. *

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

  • Pate, M., Beard, F., Hall, K., (2017). Utah Regional Differences in Respirator Use and Fit-testing Among Pesticide Applicators. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health/American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 23:1, 55-66. doi: 10.13031/jash.11765
  • Beard, F., (2007). Project Construction for Undergraduate Non-Engineering Seniors. Journal of Agricultural Systems, Technology, and Management, 22, 608-614.
  • Beard, F., (2006). Developing Standards for Robotic and Remote Controlled Mowing Equipment. Journal of Agriculture Technology, Management, and Education, 21, 608-614.
  • Beard, F., (2001). Site selection based on historical information as an alternative to high frequency sampling for GPS soil mapping. J. of Agricultural Systems, Technology, and Management, January, Vol. 14
  • Beard, F., (2000). Handling waste rinsate associated with commercial pesticide application equipment.. J. of Agricultural Systems, Technology, and Management, November, Vol. 13
  • Beard, F., (1998). Decision support system for scheduling and evaluation of turfgrass equipment. Applied Engineering in Agiculture, 14(2), 201-207.

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Literary Journal

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - MultiMedia

      Powerpoint

    • Beard, F., Hall, K., Ramirez, R., (2016). Insecticide Application Strategies to Manage Pesticide Resistance. Pesticide Safety Education Program: Improvement and Modernization Initiative
    • Beard, F., Hall, K., , (2016). Pesticide Sprayer Calibration. Pesticide Safety Education Program: Improvement and Modernization Initiative
    • Beard, F., (2014). Comparison of Pesticide Poisoning and Heat Stress Symptoms.
    • Pate, M., Beard, F., Hatch, R., Miller, B., (2013). Agriculture Equipment Industry Partnership: The Cs in Curriculum Innovation are for Cooperation and Collaboration. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    • Beard, F., (2012). Calculating Pesticide Toxicity.
    • Beard, F., (2012). Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Legal Off-Label Pesticide Applications.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Overview of New Pesticide Regulations for Utah.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Pesticide Environmental Safety.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Pesticide Exposure and Toxicity.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Pesticide Transportation Safety.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Reducing Pesticide Exposure of Applicators.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Relative Toxicity of Pesticide Active Ingredients.
    • Beard, F., (2011). Pesticide Applicator Safety.
    • Web

    • Beard, F., Walker, T., Edwards, J., (2016). Cleaning and Maintenance of Pesticide Spray Equipment. Pesticide Safety Education Program: Improvement and Modernization Initiative
    • Beard, F., Hall, K., Black, C., (2016). EPA Risk Assessments and PPE Requirements for Pesticide Labeling. Pesticide Safety Education Program: Improvement and Modernization Initiative
    • Beard, F., Hall, K., Nagamine, C., (2016). Pesticide Labeling: Understanding and Safety. Pesticide Safety Education Program: Improvement and Modernization Initiative
    • Beard, F., Hall, K., Tharp, C., Hirnyck, R., (2016). Water Quality and Pesticide Performance. Pesticide Safety Education Program: Improvement and Modernization Initiative
    • Other Media

    • Beard, F., (2009). Controlling Pesticide Drift and Off Target Movement. Dept. of ASTE, Utah State University, Logan, UT *
    • Beard, F., (2009). Herbicide Mode of Action. Dept. of ASTE, Utah State University, Logan, UT *
    • Beard, F., (2009). Herbicide Site of Action. Dept. of ASTE, Utah State University, Logan, UT *
    • Beard, F., (2009). Off Label Pesticide Applications That Are Legal. Dept. of ASTE, Utah State University, Logan, UT *
    • Beard, F., (2007). Website: Pesticide Safety Education Program. *
    • Beard, F., (2007). PowerPoint/Internet: Website Options To Earn Continuing Education Units Toward Utah�s Pesticide License Renewal October 2007. *
    • Beard, F., (2007). PowerPoint: Senior Design Projects. *
    • Beard, F., (2006). Presentation on new Web-Based Instruction Modules for Pesticide Safety.. Four Presentations at Pesticide Safety Education Workshops. *
    • Beard, F., (2006). Presentation on the new National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. Six Presentations at Pesticide Safety Education Workshops. *

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Technical Reports

      Other Reports

    • Beard, F., (2014). Dissemination of Pesticide Drift Reduction Information and the Impact on Regulatory Complaints to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Translations & Transcripts

      Publications - Other

        Magazine/Trade Publication

      • Beard, F., (2015). Driveway de-ice.
      • Other

      • Beard, F., (2008). Camelina Production in Central Utah. *
      • Beard, F., (2008). Safflower Production in Northern Utah. *
      • Beard, F., (2008). Energy Efficient Automobiles: Cost Verses Mileage. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Selection of Energy Efficient Lighting. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Chipper Shredder Safety. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Snow Removal From Home Roofs. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Utah Pesticide Safety Education Program. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Expending Energy To Save Energy. Herald Journal *
      • Beard, F., (2007). PowerPoint: Pesticide Label Interpretation and Record Keeping. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Fuel Efficient Transportation. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Tractor Maintenance Record Sheets. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Infrared Heating Is Not A New Thing. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). PowerPoint: Pesticide Safety - Top Ten Concerns for Licensed Applicators. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Freeze prevention for Homeowners. *
      • Beard, F., (2007). Fact Sheet: Zone Heating for the Home. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Zone Heating to Reduce Home Heating Costs. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Regular Maintenance for Underground Septic Tanks.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Safety Practices for Outdoor Christmas Lighting.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Redirecting Downspout Rainwater for Underground Release.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Homeowner Guidelines for Determining the Need for a Hard Water Softener.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Calculating Area and Volume Values for Pesticide Applications.. Pesticide Safety Education Workshops. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Calculating Equivalent Dilution Values for Pesticide Mixing and Loading. Pesticide Safety Education Workshops *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Calculating Pesticide Application Rates in Gallons Per Minute and Gallons Per Acre. Pesticide Safety Education Workshops *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Solar Energy Contact Information for Utah Residents.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). The Potential for Canola Production in Utah.. Renewable Energy Meeting, Utah Farm Bureau *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Preventing and Eliminating Mothball Contamination.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Characteristics and Application of Wood Preservatives.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Installation and Construction of Root Cellars.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Advantages and Disadvantages of Tankless Water Heaters.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Organizing the Garage. Wire Service/Newspaper *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Purifying Drinking Water.. *
      • Beard, F., (2006). Freeze Prevention. *
      • Beard, F., (2005). Outdoor Christmas Lighting. *
      • Beard, F., (2005). Safe Operation of Snowblowers. Wire Service/Newspaper *
      • Beard, F., (2005). Snow Removal. Wire Service/Newspaper *
      • Beard, F., (2005). Fuel Efficient Operation. *
      • Beard, F., (2005). Utah Public Health State Pesticide Applicator Licensing Examination. *
      • Beard, F., (2005). ATV Safety. *
      • Beard, F., (2005). Summer Fuel Efficient Driving. Wire Service/Newspaper *
      • Beard, F., (2004). Pesticide Applicator Training CD and Interactive Website. Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Division of Plant Industry *
      • Beard, F., (2004). Structural and Health Related State Pesticide Applicator Licensing Examination. *
      • Beard, F., (2004). Ornamental and Turf State Pesticide Applicator Licensing Examination. *
      • Beard, F., (2003). Structural and Health Related State Pesticide Applicator Licensing Examination. *
      • Beard, F., (2003). Common causes of pesticide misapplications by licensed pesticide applicators of Utah. USU Extension Fact Sheet *
      • Beard, F., (2002). Calculating Travel Speed for Pesticide Spray Applications in Miles Per Hour. Pesticide Safety Education Workshops *
      • Beard, F., (2001). Utah State University Extension 4-H safety certification course: safe agricultural equipment operation. J. of Extension, October *
      • Beard, F., (2000). Calibration of boom sprayers using charts to reduce math calculations. J. of Extension, February *

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Scheduled Teaching

      ASTE 2200 - Electricity in Agricultural Systems, Spring 2016

      ASTE 4900 - Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity, Spring 2016

      ASTE 2200 - Electricity in Agricultural Systems, Spring 2015

      ASTE 4900 - Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity, Spring 2015

      ASTE 2200 - Electricity in Agricultural Systems, Spring 2014

      ASTE 4900 - Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity, Spring 2014

      ASTE 4900 - Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity, Spring 2013

      ASTE 4900 - Senior Project Research and Creative Opportunity, Spring 2012

      ASTE 4900 - SENIOR PROJECT, Spring 2011

      ASTE 3040 - Agricultural Structures, Spring 2010

      ASTE 4900 - Senior Design, Spring 2010


      Extension

      Assistant Department Chair, 2010 - 2016
      Writing and Editing Manual for Pesticide Education, 2010 - 2016
      Energy Conservation and Efficient Electrical Operation, 2009 - 2016
      Extension Agricultural Engineering, 2008 - 2016
      Pesticide Safety Education Program, 2008 - 2016
      Writing and Editing Manual for Pesticide Education, 2010 - 2015
      Energy Conservation and Efficient Electrical Operation, 2009 - 2015
      Extension Agricultural Engineering, 2008 - 2015
      Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Reduction, - 2011
      Licensing Private Pesticide Applicators in Utah, 2010 - 2010
      Licensing Private Pesticide Applicators in Utah, 2010 - 2010
      Agricultural Safety and Youth Safety, 2009 - 2009
      USU 4-H Shooting Sports, 2009 - 2009
      Civil Rights, 2008 - 2008

      Graduate Students Mentored

      Ryan Reigle, Agricultural Systems Technology & Education, January 2010 - May 2012