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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.)

Mid-infared (MidIR) and near-infared (NIR) dection of rhizoctonia solani AG 2-2 IIIB on barley based artificial inoculum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(10-Apr-15)
Plant nitrogen uptake drives rhizosphere bacterial community assembly during plant growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bell, C., Asao, S., Calderon, F.J., Wolk, B., Wallenstein, M. 2015. Plant nitrogen uptake drives rhizosphere bacterial community assembly during plant growth. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.03.006.
Switchgrass biochar effects on soil microbial dynamics and wheat yield in two soils from different regions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kelly, C., Calderon, F.J., Acosta Martinez, V., Mikha, M.M., Benjamin, J.G., Rutherford, D., Rostad, C. 2015. Switchgrass biochar effects on soil microbial dynamics and wheat yield in two soils from different regions. Pedosphere. 25(3): 329–342.
Chemical indicators of cryoturbation and microbial processing throughout an alaskan permafrost soil depth profile - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ernakovich, J., Wallenstein, M., Calderon, F.J. 2015. Chemical indicators of cryoturbation and microbial processing throughout an alaskan permafrost soil depth profile. Soil Science Society of America Journal. doi:10.2136/sssaj2014.10.0420.
A comparison of corn residue and its biochar on soil C and plant growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calderon, F.J., Benjamin, J.G., Vigil, M.F. 2015. A comparison of corn residue and its biochar on soil C and plant growth. PLoS One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121006.
A new conceptual model on the fate and controls of fresh and pyrolized plant litter decomposition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soong, J.L., Parton, W., Calderon, F.J., Campbell, N., Cotrufo, M.F. 2015. A new conceptual model on the fate and controls of fresh and pyrolized plant litter decomposition. Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-015-0079-2.
Cover crops in mixtures do not use water differently than single-species plantings - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nielsen, D.C., Lyon, D.J., Hergert, G.W., Higgins, R.K., Calderon, F.J., Vigil, M.F. 2015. Cover crops in mixtures do not use water differently than single-species plantings. Agronomy Journal. 107:1025-1038.
High plains cover crop research - (Proceedings)
Nielsen, D.C., Lyon, D.J., Calderon, F.J., Hergert, G.W., Higgins, R. 2015. High plains cover crop research. Meeting Proceedings. 12:7-12.
The water conundrum of planting cover crops in the great plains: when is an inch not an inch? - (Popular Publication)
Robinson, C., Nielsen, D.C. 2015. The water conundrum of planting cover crops in the great plains: when is an inch not an inch? Crops and Soils. 48:24-31.
Cover crop water use and impacts on subsequent wheat yields in the Central Great Plains     Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Nielsen, D.C., Lyon, D.J., Hergert, G.W. 2014. Cover crop water use and impacts on subsequent wheat yields in the Central Great Plains. Colorado State University Newsletter. Vol 1:1-4.
Long-term manure impacts on soil aggregates and aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mikha, M.M., Hergert, G.W., Nielsen, R.A., Benjamin, J.G., Jabro, J.D. 2015. Long-term manure impacts on soil aggregates and aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 10.2136/sssaj2014.09.0348.
Automated canopy estimator (ACE): Enhancing crop modelling and decision making in agriculture - (Abstract Only)
Coy, A.D., Rankine, D.R., Taylor, M.A., Nielsen, D.C. 2014. Automated canopy estimator (ACE): Enhancing crop modelling and decision making in agriculture. Meeting Abstract. Available: http://www.climate-services.org/sites/default/files/ICCS4/Automated%20canopy%20estimator,%20Andre%20Coy.pdf
Manure usage for remediation of degraded farmland - (Other)
(30-Sep-14)
Using fourier-transform mid-infrared spectroscopy to distinguish soil organic matter composition dynamics in aggregate fractions of two agroecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fultz, L., Moore-Kucera, J., Calderon, F.J., Acosta Martinez, V. 2014. Using fourier-transform mid-infrared spectroscopy to distinguish soil organic matter composition dynamics in aggregate fractions of two agroecosystems. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:1940-1948.
Cumulative deficit irrigation effects on corn (Zea mays, L.) biomass and grain yield - (Abstract Only)
(28-Jul-14)
Quantifying and characterizing dissolved carbon and nitrogen leaching from litter: a comparison of methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soong, J.L., Betzen, J., Calderon, F.J., Cotrufo, F. 2014. Quantifying and characterizing dissolved carbon and nitrogen leaching from litter: a comparison of methods. Plant and Soil. Available: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11104-014-2232-4.
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)
Nielsen, D.C., Lyon, D.J., Hergert, G.W. 2014. Cover crop water use and subsequent effects on wheat yield in a semi-arid environment. Agronomy Abstracts. Available: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2014am/webprogram/Paper85762.html.
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)
Parikh, S., Goyne, K.W., Margenot, A.J., Mukome, F., Calderon, F.J. 2014. Soil chemical insights provided through vibrational spectroscopy. Advances in Agronomy. Available: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2473&context=usdaarsfacpub.
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.
Diffuse-reflectance fourier-transform mid-infrared spectroscopy as a method of characterizing changes in soil organic matter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calderon, F.J., Haddix, M., Conant, R., Magrini-Bair, K., Paul, E.A. 2013. Diffuse-reflectance fourier-transform mid-infrared spectroscopy as a method of characterizing changes in soil organic matter. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77:1591-1600.
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)
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