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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality

Location: National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Enhanced efficiency fertilizer’s effects on cotton yield and quality in the Coastal Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Watts, D.B., Runion, G.B., Smith Nannenga, K.E., Torbert III, H.A. 2014. Enhanced efficiency fertilizer’s effects on cotton yield and quality in the Coastal Plains. Agronomy Journal. 106:745-752. doi:10.2134/agronj13.0216
Sustainable uses of FGD gypsum in agricultural systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Watts, D.B., Dick, W.A. 2014. Sustainable uses of FGD gypsum in agricultural systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:246-252.
Gypsum use to reduce P loss from agricultural fields - (Experiment Station)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A., Mitchell, C.C. 2013. Gypsum use to reduce P loss from agricultural fields. Alabama Experiment Station Publication. Available: http://aurora.auburn.edu/repo/bitstream/handle/11200/44267/Gypsum%20Bulletin_2013.pdf?sequence=2.
Evaluation of N products for cotton and corn - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, C.C., Watts, D.B., Moore, D. 2013. Evaluation of N products for cotton and corn. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Implement with adjustable band spacing for subsurface band application of poultry litter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Way, T.R., Watts, D.B., Tewolde, H., Sistani, K.R., Torbert III, H.A. 2013. Implement with adjustable band spacing for subsurface band application of poultry litter. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 29(6): 831-839.
Zoning of an agricultural field using a fuzzy indicator model in combination with tool for multi-attributed decision-making - (Proceedings)
Kurtener, D., Arkhipov, M., Krueger, E., Torbert III, H.A. 2013. Zoning of an agricultural field using a fuzzy indicator model in combination with tool for multi-attributed decision-making. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 7-11, 2013, Catalonia, Spain. CDROM.
Impact of FGD gypsum application on water quality in a coastal plain soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torbert III, H.A., Watts, D.B. 2014. Impact of FGD gypsum application on water quality in a coastal plain soil. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:273-280.
Effects of various strip widths in strip tillage on seed emergence and yield of sunflower     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Celik, A., Altikat, S., Way, T.R. 2013. Effects of various strip widths in strip tillage on seed emergence and yield of sunflower. Soil and Tillage Research. 131:20-27.
Definition of zones with different levels of productivity within an agricultural field using fuzzy modeling     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kurtener, D., Yakushev, Y., Torbert III, H.A., Krueger, E. 2013. Definition of zones with different levels of productivity within an agricultural field using fuzzy modeling. Journal of Agricultural Science. 5(5):176-181.
Impact of FGD gypsum application on water quality in a coastal plain soil - (Abstract Only)
Torbert III, H.A., Watts, D.B. 2012. Impact of FGD gypsum application on water quality in a coastal plain soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Use of soil electrical conductivity to determine gypsum movement - (Abstract Only)
Arriaga, F.J., Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2012. Use of soil electrical conductivity to determine gypsum movement. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Evaluation of gypsum rates on greenhouse crop production - (Abstract Only)
Brown, B.W., Sibley, J.C., Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A., Foshee Ii, W.G. 2012. Evaluation of gypsum rates on greenhouse crop production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Impact of FGD gypsum on soil fertility and plant nutrient uptake - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2012. Impact of FGD gypsum on soil fertility and plant nutrient uptake. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Impact of alternative n fertilizer sources on cotton yield and greenhouse gas emissions in a coastal plain soil - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2012. Impact of alternative n fertilizer sources on cotton yield and greenhouse gas emissions in a coastal plain soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Development of a soil test for determining the impact of soil disturbance - (Proceedings)
Torbert III, H.A., Gebhart, D.L. 2012. Development of a soil test for determining the impact of soil disturbance. Proceedings of the 19th Triennial International Soil Tillage Research Organization, September 24-28, 2012, Montevideo, Uruguay. CDROM.
Effects of gypsum on trace metals in soils and earthworms     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, L., Kost, D., Tian, Y., Guol, X., Watts, D.B., Norton, L.D., Wolkowski, R.P., Dick, W.A. 2014. Effects of gypsum on trace metals in soils and earthworms. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:263-272. doi:10.2134/jeq2012.0096
Nitrogen mineralization in production agriculture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torbert III, H.A., Watts, D.B. 2012. Nitrogen mineralization in production agriculture. International Journal of Agronomy. Article ID 989365, 2 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/989365. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ija/2012/989365/.
Non-composted municipal solid waste byproduct influences soil and plant nutrients five years after soil reclamation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Watts, D.B., Arriaga, F.J., Torbert III, H.A., Busby, R., Gebhart, D.L. 2012. Non-composted municipal solid waste byproduct influences soil and plant nutrients five years after soil reclamation. Soil Science. 177:480-489.
Surface transport of nutrients from surface broadcast and subsurface-banded broiler litter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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Impact of poultry litter cake, cleanout, and bedding following chemical amendments on soil C and N mineralization     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Watts, D.B., Smith, K.E., Torbert III, H.A. 2012. Impact of poultry litter cake, cleanout, and bedding following chemical amendments on soil C and N mineralization. International Journal of Agronomy. Vol. 2012, Article ID 204629, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/204629.
Identifying military impacts on archaeological deposits based on differences in soil organic carbon and chemical elements at soil horizon interfaces - (Government Publication)
Gebhart, D.L., Torbert III, H.A., Hargrave, M.L., Busby, R.R., Palazzo, A.J. 2012. Identifying military impacts on archaeological deposits based on differences in soil organic carbon and chemical elements at soil horizon interfaces. Strategic Environment Research and Development Program (SERDP). US Army Corp of Engineers Technical Report. ERDC/CERL TR-12-5. 49 p.
Nitrogen and carbon cycling in a grassland community ecosystem as affected by elevated atmospheric CO2     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torbert III, H.A., Polley, H.W., Johnson, H.B. 2012. Nitrogen and carbon cycling in a grassland community ecosystem as affected by elevated atmospheric CO2. International Journal of Agronomy. Article ID 817343, 5 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/817343.
Soil carbon dioxide fluxes in conventional and conservation tillage corn production systems receiving poultry litter and inorganic fertilizer     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyakatawa, E.Z., Mays, D.A., Way, T.R., Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A., Smith, D.R. 2012. Soil carbon dioxide fluxes in conventional and conservation tillage corn production systems receiving poultry litter and inorganic fertilizer. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 36(8):873-892.
Alternative N sources for corn and cotton in Alabama - (Experiment Station)
Mitchell, C.C., Watts, D.B., Moore, D.P. 2012. Alternative N sources for corn and cotton in Alabama. Agricultural Experiment Station Publication. Bulletin 677. Available: http://www.aaes.auburn.edu/comm/pubs/bulletins/bull677.pdf
New technology N products in alabama - (Proceedings)
Mitchell, C.C., Watts, D.B., Moore, D.P. 2012. New technology N products in alabama. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6-,2012, Orlando, Florida. CDROM.
Microbial inoculants as tools for reducing nitrous oxide emissions from soil - (Abstract Only)
Calvo-Valez, P., Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A., Kloepper, J.W. 2011. Microbial inoculants as tools for reducing nitrous oxide emissions from soil [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2012, San Antonio, Texas. CDROM.
Use of industry by-product gypsum to reduce soluble P in soil - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Use of industry by-product gypsum to reduce soluble P in soil [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas. CDROM.
Impact of FGD gypsum on bermudagrass in Coastal Plain soil - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Impact of FGD gypsum on bermudagrass in Coastal Plain soil [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.CDROM.
Comparison of soil applied flue gas desulfurization (FGD) and agricultural gypsum on soil physical properties - (Abstract Only)
Arriaga, F.J., Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Comparison of soil applied flue gas desulfurization (FGD) and agricultural gypsum on soil physical properties [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas. CDROM.
The potential for FGD gypsum use in Alabama - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, C.C., Watts, D.B., Arriaga, F.J. 2011. The potential for FGD gypsum use in Alabama [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2012, San Antonio, Texas. CDROM.
Alternative substrates in production of trees in 25-gallon containers - (Proceedings)
Murphy, A.M., Gilliam, C.H., Fain, G.B., Torbert, H.A., Gallagher, T.V., Sibley, J.L., Marble, S.C. 2012. Alternative substrates in production of trees in 25-gallon containers. In: Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference. 57:55-59.
Application of composted poultry litter as a fertilizer for landscape bedding plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marble, S.C., Sibley, J.L., Gilliam, C.H., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Application of composted poultry litter as a fertilizer for landscape bedding plants. HortScience. 46(10):1367-1372.
Evaluation of poultry litter fertilization practices on greenhouse gas emissions - (Book / Chapter)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A., Way, T.R. 2011. Evaluation of poultry litter fertilization practices on greenhouse gas emissions. In: Understanding Greehouse Gas Emissins from Agricultural Management. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. p. 473-492.
Tillage and fertilizer management effects on soil atmospheric exchanges of methane and nitrous oxide in a corn production system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyakatawa, E.Z., Mays, D.A., Way, T.R., Torbert III, H.A., Smith, D.R., Watts, D.B. 2011. Tillage and fertilizer management effects on soil atmospheric exchanges of methane and nitrous oxide in a corn production system. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. Article ID 475370, 12 pages doi:10.1155/2011/475370. Available: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aess/ 2011/475370.
Low-value trees as alternative substrates in greenhouse production of three annual species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murphy, A.M., Gilliam, C.H., Fain, G.B., Torbert III, H.A., Gallagher, T.V., Sibley, J.L., Boyer, C.R. 2011. Low-value trees as alternative substrates in greenhouse production of three annual species. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 29:152-161.
Long-Term tillage and poultry litter impacts on soybean and corn grain yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Long-Term tillage and poultry litter impacts on soybean and corn grain yield. Agronomy Journal. 103:1479-1486.
Use of FGD gypsum on a bermudagrass pasture in the Appalachian Plateau Region - (Proceedings)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Use of FGD gypsum on a bermudagrass pasture in the Appalachian Plateau Region. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial World Coal Ash (WOCA) International Conference, May 9-12, 2011, Denver, CO. CDROM.
Zoning of agricultural field using a fuzzy indicators model - (Proceedings)
Kurtener, D., Yakushev, V., Torbert III, H.A., Kruger, E. 2011. Zoning of agricultural field using a fuzzy indicators model. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 11-14, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. CDROM.
Quantifying military training impacts using soil chemical and mechanical properties - (Abstract Only)
Hargrave, M., Gebhart, D., Torbert III, H.A., Baxter, C., Palazzo, A. 2011. Quantifying military training impacts using soil chemical and mechanical properties [abstract]. Society of American Archaeology Conference. CDROM.
New municipal solid waste processing technology reduces volume and provides beneficial reuse applications for soil improvement and dust control - (Book / Chapter)
Torbert III, H.A., Gebhart, D.L., Busby, R.R. 2011. New municipal solid waste processing technology reduces volume and provides beneficial reuse applications for soil improvement and dust control. In: Kumar, S., editor. Integrated Waste Management. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. p. 195-218.
An implement for subsurface band application of poultry litter - (Proceedings)
Way, T.R., Watts, D.B., Tewolde, H., Sistani, K.R., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. An implement for subsurface band application of poultry litter. In: Midwest Poultry Federation Proceedings, March 16-17, 2011, St. Paul, Minnesota. CDROM.
Fertilizer effects on annual growth in sweetgum, hickory, and cedar substrates - (Proceedings)
Murphy, A.M., Gilliam, C.H., Fain, G.B., Gallagher, T.V., Torbert III, H.A., Sibley, J.L. 2011. Fertilizer effects on annual growth in sweetgum, hickory, and cedar substrates. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings. 56:283-287.
Use of neem cake as an organic substrate component - (Proceedings)
Kiefer, C.W., Sibley, J.L., Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A., Fain, G.B., Gilliam, C.H. 2011. Use of neem cake as an organic substrate component [Abstract]. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, January 19-20, 2011, Mobile, Alabama. CDROM.
Identifying military impacts to archaeological resources based on differences in vertical stratification of soil properties - (Abstract Only)
Gebhart, D.L., Torbert III, H.A., Hargrave, M.L., Palazzo, A.J. 2010. Identifying military impacts to archaeological resources based on differences in vertical stratification of soil properties. Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop, November 30 - December 2, 2010, Washington D.C. CDROM.
Identifying military impacts on archaeology deposits based on differences in soil organic carbon and chemical elements at soil horizon interfaces - (Abstract Only)
Hargrave, M.L., Gebhart, D.L., Torbert III, H.A., Palazzo, A.J. 2010. Identifying military impacts on archaeology deposits based on differences in soil organic carbon and chemical elements at soil horizon interfaces [Abstract]. Second Science and Archaeology Symposium, November 12, 2010, University of Illinois, Campaign-Urbana, Illinois. CDROM.
Subsurface application of poultry litter and its influence on nutrient losses in runoff water from permanent pastures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Watts, D.B., Way, T.R., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Subsurface application of poultry litter and its influence on nutrient losses in runoff water from permanent pastures. Journal of Environmental Quality. 40:421-430.
Influence of tillage and fertilizer placement methods on corn yield - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Way, T.R., Torbert III, H.A. 2010. Influence of tillage and fertilizer placement methods on corn yield. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Subsurface band application of poultry litter - (Proceedings)
Way, T.R., Watts, D.B., Tewolde, H., Sistani, K.R., Torbert III, H.A. 2010. Subsurface band application of poultry litter. In: Proceedings of the National Poultry and Animal Waste Management Symposium, October 26-28, 2010, Greensboro, North Carolina. CDROM.
Water quality benefits of subsurface-banded poultry litter - (Popular Publication)
Sen, S., Way, T.R., Srivastava, P., Lamba, J., Stanford, K.M. 2010. Water quality benefits of subsurface-banded poultry litter. Extension Timely Information Sheet. Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn, Alabama. p. 1-6..
Long-term tillage and poultry litter application impacts on crop production in northeastern Alabama - (Proceedings)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2010. Long-term tillage and poultry litter application impacts on crop production in northeastern Alabama. In: Conservation Agriculture Impacts-Local and Global, Proceedings of the 32nd Southern Conservation Agricultural Systems Conference, July 20-22, 2010, Jackson, Tennessee. p.49-53.
FGD gypsum use as a soil amendment to reduce soluble P in soil - (Proceedings)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2010. FGD gypsum use as a soil amendment to reduce soluble P in soil. Southern Conservation Agricultural Systems Conference. In: Conservation Agriculture Impacts-Local and Global, Proceedings of the 32nd Southern Conservation Agricultural Systems Conference, July 20-22, 2010, Jackson, Tennessee. p.89-96.
Hardwood amended substrates for annual plant production - (Proceedings)
Murphy, A., Gilliam, C.H., Fain, G.B., Gallagher, T.V., Torbert III, H.A., Sibley, J.L. 2010. Hardwood amended substrates for annual plant production. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings. 55:385-388.
Greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, N2O) flux associated with agricultural fields with residual poultry litter applied as banded and surface applied treatments - (Abstract Only)
Smith, K.E., Watts, D.B., Way, T.R., Torbert III H.A. Greenhouse gas (CO2, CH4, N2O) flux associated with agricultural fields with residual poultry litter applied as banded and surface applied treatments [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. CDROM.
Impact of subsurface applying poultry litter on greenhouse gas emissions in a permanent pasture - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Way, T.R., Torbert III, H.A. 2009. Impact of subsurface applying poultry litter on greenhouse gas emissions in a permanent pasture [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. CDROM.
Impact of subsurface applying poultry litter on reducing P losses in surface water runoff in a permanent pasture - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Way, T.R., Torbert III, H.A. 2009. Impact of subsurface applying poultry litter on reducing P losses in surface water runoff in a permanent pasture. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. CDROM.
Influence of fertilizer placement on gaseous loss (CO2, CH4, N2O, and NH4) under different tillage management practices in a corn cropping system - (Abstract Only)
Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A., Way, T.R. 2009. Influence of fertilizer placement on gaseous loss (CO2, CH4, N2O, and NH4) under different tillage management practices in a corn cropping system [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. CDROM.
Amending pine bark with alternative substrates - (Proceedings)
Murphy, A., Gilliam, C.H., Fain, G.B., Torbert III, H.A., Gallagher, T.V., Sibley, J.L., Marble, S.C. 2009. Amending pine bark with alternative substrates. Southern Nursery Association Proceedings. 54:186-190.
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