Dana Landry

Field Research Specialist


Dana is a field research specialist for the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment at the University of Illinois. She has a degree in environmental science with over 10 years of experience in research agriculture mostly focusing on entomology, pathology, and crop variety trials. While working for the University of Illinois, Dana is working on hemp fiber and grain production, investigating the effect of different nitrogen rates, planting dates, planting density, different cultivars, and variety trials. She also works for the CABBI (Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation) project and provides aid in the research involved in the project. She oversees agronomy of the research such as planting, fertilizing, and spraying in addition to a range of data collections in the field. She works with sorghum and perennial grasses such as switchgrass and miscanthus.