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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sustainable Dryland Cropping System for the Central Great Plains

Location: Central Plains Resources Management Research

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

Using fourier-transform mid-infrared spectroscopy to distinguish soil organic matter composition dynamics in aggregate fractions of two agroecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(10-Sep-14)
Quantifying and characterizing dissolved carbon and nitrogen leaching from litter: a comparison of methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(07-Jul-14)
Long term alternative crop rotation experiment: USDA-ARS Akron, Colorado - (Abstract Only)
(01-May-14)
Cover crop water use and subsequent effects on wheat yield in a semi-arid environment - (Abstract Only)
(25-Apr-14)
Water deficit stress effects on corn (Zea mays, L.) root: shoot ratio     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benjamin, J.G., Nielsen, D.C., Vigil, M.F., Mikha, M.M., Calderon, F.J. 2014. Water deficit stress effects on corn (Zea mays, L.) root: shoot ratio. Open Journal of Soil Science 4:151-160.
Impact of drought genetics on irrigated corn production - (Proceedings)
Schneekloth, J.P., Nielsen, D.C., Aiken, R.M. 2014. Impact of drought genetics on irrigated corn production. Meeting Proceedings. Proc. 26th Annual Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition. Pg. 34-39. Feb. 25-26, 2014. Colby, KS.
Soil chemical insights provided through vibrational spectroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(27-Jan-14)
Remediation/restoration of degraded soil in the Central Great plains - (Proceedings)
Mikha, M.M., Stahlman, P.W., Benjamin, J.G., Geier, P.W. 2014. Remediation/restoration of degraded soil in the central Great plains. Meeting Proceedings. Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference. March 4-5, 2014. Denver, Colorado. 15:206-211.
Searching for synergism in dryland cropping systems in the central Great Plains     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nielsen, D.C., Vigil, M.F. 2014. Searching for synergism in dryland cropping systems in the central Great Plains. Field Crops Research. 158:34-42. Doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2013.12.020.
Llwr Techniques for Quantifying Potential Soil Compaction Consequences of Crop     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benjamin, J.G., Karlen, D.L. 2014. LLWR techniques for quantifying potential soil compaction consequences of crop. BioEnergy Research. 7:468-480.
Fertilizer placement to maximize nitrogen use by fescue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(07-Nov-13)
Remediation/restoration of degraded soil I: Impact on soil chemical properties     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mikha, M.M., Benjamin, J.G., Stahlman, P.W., Geier, P.W. 2013. Remediation/restoration of degraded soil I: Impact on soil chemical properties. Agronomy Journal. 106:252-260.
Remediation/restoration of degraded soil II: Impact on crop production and nitrogen dynamics     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mikha, M.M., Stahlman, P.W., Benjamin, J.G., Geier, P.W. 2013. Remediation/restoration of degraded soil II: Impact on crop production and nitrogen dynamics. Agronomy Journal. 106:261-272.
Standing crop residues and wind erosion - (Other)
Vigil, M.F. 2013. Standing crop residues and wind erosion. Southeast Area Extension Circular Farm and Ranch Newsletter. 1(3) 1-11.
Yield and water use of Siberian wildrye with ridge and furrow planting in northern China     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, W., Li, Z., Gong, Y., Lu, X., Nielsen, D.C. 2013. Yield and water use of Siberian wildrye with ridge and furrow planting in northern China. Agronomy Journal. 105:1787-1796.
Disruption of tillage pans by slot tillage - (Abstract Only)
(29-Apr-13)
Residue management to improve precipitation storage and water use efficiency - (Abstract Only)
(25-Apr-13)
Winter wheat yield response to available water - (Experiment Station)
Nielsen, D.C. 2013. Winter wheat yield response to available water. p. 56-57. In J.J. Johnson (ed.) Making Better Decisions. CSU Tech. Rep., 2013 Wheat Field Days Edition, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins. http://www.extsoilcrop.colostate.edu/CropVar/documents/winterwheat/2012/wheatreport_2012_WFD_Update.pdf
Soil carbon changes influenced by soil management and calculation method     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mikha, M.M., Benjamin, J.G., Halvorson, A.D., Nielsen, D.C. 2013. Soil carbon changes influenced by soil management and calculation method. Open Journal of Soil Science. 3:123-131.
Soil management and carbon calculation methods influence changes in soil carbon estimation - (Abstract Only)
(22-Mar-13)
A comparison of two models to evaluate soil physical property effects on corn (Zea mays, L.)root growth     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benjamin, J.G., Nielsen, D.C., Vigil, M.F., Mikha, M.M., Calderon, F.J. 2013. A comparison of two models to evaluate soil physical property effects on corn (Zea mays, L.)root growth. Agronomy Journal. 105:713-720.
Long-term tillage impacts on soil aggregation and carbon dynamics under wheat-fallow in the central Great Plains     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mikha, M.M., Vigil, M.F., Benjamin, J.G. 2013. Long-term tillage impacts on soil aggregation and carbon dynamics under wheat-fallow in the central Great Plains. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77:594-605.
Rapid changes in microbial biomass and aggregate size distribution in response to changes in organic matter management in grass pasture     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hurisso, T.T., Davis, J.G., Brummer, J.E., Stromberger, M.E., Mikha, M.M., Haddix, M.L., Booher, M.R., Paul, E.A. 2012. Rapid changes in microbial biomass and aggregate size distribution in response to changes in organic matter management in grass pasture. Geoderma. 193-194:68-75.
Tillage and nutrient sources impact the productivity of eroded soil - (Abstract Only)
(18-Jul-12)
Yields in stripper header vs conventional header in dryland cropping systems - (Abstract Only)
(15-Jul-12)
Principles of water capture, evaporation, and soil water retention - (Abstract Only)
(15-Jul-12)
Canopy cover and leaf area index relationships for wheat, triticale, and corn     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nielsen, D.C., Miceli-Garcia, J.J., Lyon, D.J. 2012. Canopy cover and leaf area index relationships for wheat, triticale, and corn. Agronomy Journal. 104:1569-1573.
Carbon allocation below ground transfers and lipid turnover in a plant-microbial association - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calderon, F.J., Schultz, D.J., Eldor, P.A. 2012. Carbon allocation below ground transfers and lipid turnover in a plant-microbial association. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:1614-1623.
Simulating the production potential of dryland spring canola in the Central Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nielsen, D.C., Saseendran, S.A., Ma, L., Ahuja, L.R. 2012. Simulating the production potential of dryland spring canola in the Central Great Plains. Agronomy Journal. 104:1182-1188.
Soil carbon and soil organic matter quality in soil size fractions from crop and livestock systems in Texas - (Abstract Only)
(30-Apr-12)
Determining the least limiting water range using limited soil data - (Abstract Only)
(04-Apr-12)
Comparison of methods to evaluate soil and crop management-induced soil carbon changes - (Proceedings)
Mikha, M.M., Benjamin, J.G., Halvorson, A.D., Nielsen, D.C. 2012. Comparison of methods to evaluate soil and crop management-induced soil carbon changes. 2012 Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference Proceedings. 14:258-264. March 6-7, 2012. Denver, Colo.
Organic amendment and residue removal rates influence soil productivity - (Research Notes)
Mikha, M.M., Schlegel, A.J. 2012. Organic amendment and residue removal rates influence soil productivity. Extension Reports. 1066:29-30.
Management practices influence productivity of degraded or eroded soils - (Research Notes)
Mikha, M.M., Stahlman, P.W., Benjamin, J.G., Geier, P.W. 2012. Management practices influence productivity of degraded or eroded soils. Kansas Fertilizer Research Extension Reports. 1066:26-28.
Irrigation capacity impact on limited irrigation management and cropping systems - (Proceedings)
Schneekloth, J.P., Nielsen, D.C., Schlegel, A. 2012. Irrigation capacity impact on limited irrigation management and cropping systems. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Central Plains Irrigation Conference. pg 68-78. Feb. 21-22, 2012.
Using the least limiting water range to evaluate water stress on crops - (Abstract Only)
(07-Sep-11)
Soybean forage yield response to water - (Abstract Only)
(15-Aug-11)
Comparing cropping system productivity of fixed rotations and a flexible fallow system using Aqua-Crop - (Abstract Only)
(15-Aug-11)
Mid-infrared soil spectral changes due to cultivation, C mineralization, and short-term substrate utilization - (Abstract Only)
(26-Apr-11)
Methods to evaluate soil and crop management-induced soil carbon changes - (Abstract Only)
(12-Apr-11)
Last Modified: 9/29/2014
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