NCERA59: Soil Organic Matter: Formation, Function and Management

(Multistate Research Coordinating Committee and Information Exchange Group)

Status: Active

SEAS-422 Reports

09/26/2017

Publications:


CA:


Wade, J., W. R. Horwath, M. B. Burger. 2016.  Integrating Soil Biological and Chemical Indices to Predict Net Nitrogen Mineralization across California Agricultural Systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 80: 1675-1687.


Hurisso, T. T., S. W. Culman, W. R. Horwath, J. Wade, D. Cass, J. W. Beniston, T. M. Bowles, A. S. Grandy, A. J. Franzluebbers, M. E. Schipanski, S. T. Lucas and C. M. Ugarte. 2016. Comparison of Permanganate-Oxidizable Carbon and Mineralizable Carbon for Assessment of Organic Matter Stabilization and Mineralization. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 80: 1352-1364.


KY:


Mubiru, D.N., J. Namakula, J. Lwasa, G. A. Otim, J. Kashagama, M. Nakafeero, W. Nanyeenya, and M. S. Coyne. 2017. Conservation farming tillage methods are more beneficial than conventional methods on degraded Ugandan soils. Sustainability. (In press.)


Kreba*, S., O. Wendroth, M.S. Coyne, and J. Walton. 2016. Soil gas diffusivity, air-filled porosity, and pore continuity: Land use and spatial patterns. Soil Science Society of America (Manuscript S-2016-10-0344-OR).(In Press).


IL:


Wolz, K., DeLucia, E., Branham, B. Eddy, W., Revord, R., Wander, M., Yang, W., and S. Lovell, S. In review. Production agroforestry: a transformative solution for temperate agriculture. Frontiers in Ecology.


Ugarte, C., Kwon, H., and M. Wander, In press. Conservation Management and Ecosystem Services in Midwest Agricultural Systems. Journal Soil and Water Conservation.


Qin , Z., Canter CE., Dunn, J.B., Mueller, S. Kwon, H-Y, Han, J., Wander, M.M. and M. Wang. In review. Land management change greatly impacts biofuels’ greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment.


Kwon, H-Y., Ugarte, C.M., Ogle, S.M., Williams, S.A., and M.M. Wander.  2017. Use of inverse modeling to evaluate CENTURY-predictions for soil carbon sequestration in US row crop systems. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(2):e0172861


Soman, C., Li, D., Wander, M.M. and A.D. Kent. 2016. Long-term fertilizer and crop-rotation treatments differentially affect soil bacterial community structure. Plant and Soil. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3083-y


Lazicki, P.A., Liebman, M., M.M Wander. 2016.   Root parameters show how management alters resource distribution and soil quality in conventional and low-input cropping systems in central Iowa.  PlosOne. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164209


Qin, Z., Dunn, J.B., Kwon, H-Y, Mueller, S. and M.M. Wander. 2016. Influence of spatially-dependent, modeled soil carbon emission factors on life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of corn and cellulosic ethanol. Global Change Biol. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.1233.


NE:


Joseph, M., T. Awada, N. Bryan, W. Schacht, R. Drijber, Y. Li, X. Zhou, J. Okalebo, D. Wedin, J. Brandle, J. Hiller. 2016. Ecophysiological responses of native invasive woody Juniperus virginiana L. to resource availability and stand characteristics in the semi-arid grasslands of the Nebraska Sandhills. (Accepted by Photosynthetica).


Rakkar, M.K. et al. Impacts of cattle grazing of corn residues on soil properties after 16 years. Accepted by SSSAJ.


Snell, L.K., J.A. Guretzky, V.L. Jin, R.A. Drijber, M. Mamo. Ruminant urine increases uptake but decreases relative recovery of nitrogen by smooth bromegrass. (Accepted by Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management).


Segal, L.M., D.N. Miller, R.P. McGhee, T.D. Loecke, K.L. Cook, C.A. Shapiro, R.A. Drijber. Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) abundance more responsive to management than ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) in a long term continuous maize site. (Accepted by Soils and Tillage Research).


Liang, Z., R.A. Drijber*, D.J. Lee,  D.A. Wedin, G.Y. Yuen, I.M.Dweikat. 2016. Molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in roots of Juniperus virginiana invasive to grasslands. (Accepted by SSSAJ).


ND:


Olson, K. R., M. Al-Kaisi, R. Lal, and L. Cihacek.  2016. Soil organic carbon dynamics in eroding and depositional landscapes.  Open J. Soil Sci. 6:121-134. 


Bhowmik, A, A.M. Fortuna, L. J. Cihacek, A. I. Bary, and C. G. Cogger. 2016.  Use of biological indicators of soil health to estimate reactive nitrogen dynamics in long-term organic vegetable and pasture systems. Soil Biol. & Biochem. 103:308-319.


Aher, G., L. J. Cihacek and K. Cooper.  2017. An evaluation of C and N of fresh and aged crop residue from mixed long-term no-till cropping systems.  J. Plant Nutr. 40:177-186.


Bhowmik, A., A. M.  Fortuna, L. Cihacek, A. I. Bary, P. Carr, and C. G. Cogger.  2017. Potential carbon sequestration and nitrogen cycling in long-term organic management systems.  Renew. Agric. Food Sys. doi:10.1017/S1742170516000429.


Bhowmik, A., A.-M. Fortuna, L.J. Cihacek, and P.M. Carr. 2017.  Use of laboratory incubation techniques to estimate GHG footprints from clean and no-tillage organic agroecosystems. Soil Biol. Biochem. 112:2014-215.


OR:


Awale, R., S. Machado, R. Ghimire, P. Bista. Soil Health. In Georgine Yorgey and Chad Kruger (eds) Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Washington State University, pp 47-98.


Bista, P., S. Machado, R. Ghimire, G. Yorgey, D. Wysocki. 2017. Conservation Tillage Systems. In Georgine Yorgey and Chad Kruger (eds) Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Washington State University, pp 98-124.


Yorgey, G., W. Pan, R. Awale, S. Machado, A. Bary. 2017. In Georgine Yorgey and Chad Kruger (eds) Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Washington State University, pp 283-318.


Maaz, T.M., W. F. Schillinger, S. Machado, E. Brooks, J. L. Johnson-Maynard, L. E. Young, F. L. Young, I. Leslie, A. Glover, I. J Madsen, A. Esser, H. P. Collins, W. L. Pan. 2017. Impact of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies on Winter Wheat and Cropping System Performance across Precipitation Gradients in the Inland Pacific Northwest, USA


Hansen, N.C., B.L. Allen, S. Anapalli, R.E. Blackshaw, D.J. Lyon, and S. Machado (2017) Dryland agriculture in North America. In: Farooq M, Siddique KHM (eds) Innovations in dryland agriculture. Cham, Springer, pp 415–441.


Ghimire, R., S. Machado, and P. Bista. 2017. Soil pH, soil organic matter, and Crop Yield in Wheat-Fallow Systems. Agron J. 109:1–12. doi:10.2134/agronj2016.08.0462.


Bista, P., S. Machado, R. Ghimire, S. J. Del Grosso, and M. Reyes-Fox. 2016. Simulating soil organic carbon in a wheat-fallow system using the Daycent Model. Agron J. 108:2554-2565.


WI:


Cates, A.M. and M.D. Ruark. 2017. Soil aggregate and particulate C and N under corn rotations: responses to management and correlations with yield. Plant and Soil 415:521-533.


Collier, S.M., M.D. Ruark, M.R. Naber, T.W. Andraski, and M.D. Casler. 2017. Apparent stability and subtle change in surface and subsurface soil carbon and nitrogen under a long-term fertilizer gradient. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 81:310-321.


Willis, A., Bunge, J., and Whitman, T. 2016. Improved detection of changes in species richness in high-diversity microbial communities. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 10.1111/rssc.1220.


Woolf, D., J. Lehmann, A. Cowie, M.L. Cayuela, T. Whitman, and S. Sohi. 2017. Biochar for climate change mitigation. In R. La. (editor) Advances in soil science: Soil and climate.


Lajtha, K., V. Bailey, et al. 2017. Chapter 12 – Soils. In State of the Carbon Cycle Report 2. U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program.


USDA-ARS:


Castellano, M., K.E. Mueller, D.C. Olk, J. Sawyer,  and J. Six. 2016. Integrating plant litter quality, soil organic matter stablilization, and the carbon saturation concept. Glob. Change Biol. 21:3200-3209.



Mao, J., X. Cao, D.C. Olk, W. Chu, and K. Schmidt-Rohr, K. 2017. Advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy of natural organic matter. Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 100: 17-51.


Abdelrahman, H., C. Cocozza, D.C. Olk, D. Ventrella, and T. Miano, T. 2017. Carbohydrates and amino compounds as short-term indicators of soil management.  Clean – Soil Air Water 45 (1): 1600076. 


Poffenbarger, H.J., D.W. Barker, M.J. Helmers, F.E. Miguez, D.C. Olk, J.E. Sawyer, J. Six, and M.J. Castellano, M.J.  2017.  Maximum soil organic carbon storage in Midwest U.S. cropping systems when crops are optimally nitrogen-fertilized.   PLOS One: DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0172293.


Xu, J, B. Zhao, W. Chu, J. Mao, D.C. Olk, X. Xin,  and J. Zhang. 2017.  Altered humin compositions under organic and inorganic fertilization on an intensively cultivated sandy loam soil.  Sci. Total Environ. 601-602: 356-364.


Xu, J.S., B.Z. Zhao, W.Y. Chu, J.D. Mao, D.C. Olk,  J.B. Zhang, and W.X. Wei. 2017. Evidence from nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the processes of soil organic carbon accumulation under long-term fertilizer management. Eur. J. Soil Sci. :  DOI:


Theses:


NV:     Trimble, B.R. The effects of land management on organic matter dynamics in a semi-arid Nevada soil. 2017. M.S. Thesis. University of Nevada, Reno.


TN:     Chu, M. 2017.  Effect of different cover crop species on crop production and soil health. MS Thesis. The University of Tennessee.


Activities (Outreach and Presentations):


KY:


Alvarado-Raya, H., J. Taraba, and M.S. Coyne. 2017. Factors regulatorios para las emisiones de metano y dioxide de carbano a partir de compostas. 2017. V Congreso Internacional y XIX Congreso Nacional de Ciencias Agronomicas, Universidad Autonoma Chapingo. p. 459-460.


Coyne, M.S.  2017. “Soil Quality and How to Measure It”Ag Biotech Day, 22 July 2017. Lexington KY.


Coyne, M.S. 2017. “Soil Quality and How to Measure It.” Grain Crops Field Day. 07/27/20017, Princeton KY.


Coyne, M.S. 2017. “CIG Project.” Field Day - Manure & Cover Crops in Small Scale Farming. 06/14/2017, Logan Co. KY.


Gibbs, L., M.S. Coyne, and J. Grove. 2017 “Potential Nitrogen Benefits from Cover Crops.” Kentucky No-Till and Cover Crop Soil Health Forum, 03/23/2017, Princeton KY.


IL:


Wander, M., Ugarte, C. and B. Davison. Co-organized with Extension and Illinois Organic Growers Association: “Local Grains and Local Markets”, to explore challenges & opportunities for high value organic grain crops in Illinois. Champaign, IL. September 2016.


Wander, M.M. Presented the W.A. Albrecht Lecture: Valuing Soil Health, Ecological Intensification and the Oeconomy, April University of Mo.  2016.


Wander.  M.M.  Presented ‘Assessing and Accessing Progress in Soil Health’.  Campaign, IL. Land Connection Conference’ Beyond Production, Growing the Organic Grain Industry Feb 17, 2017.  Audience about 100.


Wander, M.M.  Presented ‘Increase Soil Organic Matter to Increase Row-Crop Resiliency: The Living Soil’ as part of the Extension Crop Management Conference Winter Series 2017.  Presented in Mt Vernon, Jan 18, Springfield, Jan 25, Champaign, Feb 1. and Malta Feb 15. Audience 100-150.


NE:


Ramirez II, S., J.L. Lindquist, R.A. Drijber, V.L. Jin, E.S. Jeske, H. Blanco. The Impact of Organic Crop Rotations and Ecological Weed Management Strategies on Soil Quality. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov. 6-9, 2016. Phoenix AZ. (Nov 9, poster)


Ramirez II, S., R.A. Drijber, V.L. Jin, E.S. Jeske, H. Blanco. Impact of Corn Stover Removal on Soil Microbial Communities in No-till and Convential till Continuous Corn. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov. 6-9, 2016. Phoenix AZ. (Nov 7, oral)


Ramirez II, S., R.A. Drijber, V.L. Jin, E.S. Jeske, H. Blanco. The Impact of Increasing Diversity of Crop Rotations on Soil Microbial Communities Under Variable Rates of Nitrogen Fertilization. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov. 6-9, 2016. Phoenix AZ. (Nov 8, oral)


Rakkar, M.K., H. Blanco, M. Drewnoski, J. MacDonald, R.A. Drijber, T.J. Klopfenstein. Impacts of Cattle Grazing of Corn Residues on Soil Properties after 16 Years. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov. 6-9, 2016. Phoenix AZ. (Nov 7, oral)


Ramirez II, S., R.A. Drijber, V.L. Jin, E.S. Jeske, H. Blanco. The Impact of Increasing Diversity of Crop Rotations on Soil Microbial Communities Under Variable Rates of Nitrogen Fertilization. UNL Plant Science Retreat, October 14, 2016, Nebraska City, NE.


Stengel, A., R.A. Drijber, J.R. Herr. Microbes, Management, and Maize, Oh My! A Meta-Analysis of the Maize Microbiome. UNL Plant Science Retreat, October 14, 2016, Nebraska City, NE.


ND:


Cihacek, L. J.  2016.  Building soil organic matter for increased nutrient cycling and crop production. August 25, 2016. Building for the Future: Beef and Forage Field Day, Dickinson Research Extension Center Ranch Headquarters, Manning, ND. (Oral, invited).


Landblom, D. G., S. Senturklu, L. Cihacek and E. Brevik.  2016.  Effect of a 5-year multi-crop rotation on mineral N and hard red spring wheat yield, protein, test weight and economics in western North Dakota, USA.  Abst. No.  EGU2016-17807.  Abst. of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Meetings, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.


Landblom, D., S. Senturklu, L. Cihacek, and E. Brevik.  2017.  Integrated systems mitigate land degradation and improve agricultural system stability.  Abst. No. EGU2017-11591.. Abst of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Meetings, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.


Cihacek, L. J.  2016.  Building soil organic matter for increased nutrient cycling and crop production. August 25, 2016. Building for the Future: Beef and Forage Field Day, Dickinson Research Extension Center Ranch Headquarters, Manning, ND. (Oral, invited).


NV:


Verburg, P.S.J., Ketchian, E., Trimble, B.R., and S.R. Poulson. 2016. Assessment of two methods for determination of quantity and isotopic composition of soil C in arid soils. Annual Meeting Soil Science Society of America, Academic, Phoenix AZ.


Trimble, B.R., Verburg, P.S.J., and S.R. Poulson. 2016. Effects of Land Use Change on the Organic C Fractions in a Semi-Arid Soil. Annual Meeting Soil Science Society of America, Phoenix, AZ.


TN:


Chu, M., S. Jagadamma, M. Buschermohle, and F. Walker. 2017. Effects of different cover crop species on soil and water quality. 26th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, April 5-7, Burns, TN (oral presentation).


Jagadamma, S.  2017. Conservation Management Practices for Agroecosystem Sustainability. 26th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, April 5-7, Burns, TN (oral presentation).


Ottinger, S., and S. Jagadamma. 2017. Effects of genetically modified switchgrass cultivation on soil carbon dynamics. Posters at the Capitol, March 1, Nashville, TN (poster presentation)


Jagadamma, S. 2016. Organic matter sequestration and cycling in managed ecosystems. China-US Joint Symposium of Environmental Health and Ecological Safety with main theme of “International Nexus of Food, Energy, Water and Soil”. Oct 26-28. Yixin, China (oral presentation)


Jagadamma, S. 2016. Moderator for a half-day session on Soil Health organized by the Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition Division of SSSA at the 2016 ASA-SSSA-CSSA Annual Meeting


WI:


Diederich, K., K. Krishnan, E. Silva, and M.D. Ruark. 2017. Increasing labile C and N pools in agricultural soils requires a change in system, rather than practice. Ecology of Soil Health Summit, Fort Collins CO, 5-9 June.


Richardson, G., M. Ruark, M. Chawner, E. Olson, and A. Radatz. 2017. Comparison of labile nitrogen and carbon measurements to assess soil health in Wisconsin. Soil Health Conference, Ames, IA, 16-17 Feb.


Diederich, K., K. Krishnan, E. Silva, and M.D. Ruark. 2017. Wisconsin dairy vs. grain rotations: how big are the differences in soil health? Soil Health Conference, Ames, IA, 16-17 Feb. https://register.extension.iastate.edu/images/events/2017Soilhealth/Diedrich---Wisconsin-Daity-vs-Grain-Rotation.pdf


Krishnan, K., M.D. Ruark, and J.R. West. 2017. Examining the effect of cover crop treatments on potentially mineralizable nitrogen. Soil Health Conference, Ames, IA, 16-17 Feb. https://register.extension.iastate.edu/images/events/2017Soilhealth/Krishnan_-_Examining_the_Effect_of_Cover_Crop_Treatments_of_Potentially_Mineralizable_Nitrogen.pdf


Krishnan, K., M.D. Ruark, and J.R. West. 2016. Examining the effect of cover crop treatments on potentially mineralizable nitrogen. ASA-SSSA-CSA, Phoenix, AZ, 6-9 Nov.


Ivancic, K, and M.D. Ruark. 2016. How quantifiable are in-situ mineralization columns in sandy soils? ASA-SSSA-CSA, Phoenix, AZ, 6-9 Nov.


Whitman, T., M. Traxler, I. Grigoriev, and T.D. Bruns. 2017. Determination of the roles of Pyrophilous microbes in the breakdown and sequestration of pyrolyzed forms of SOM. Dept. of Energy Genomics Mtg., Washington, DC. (poster presentation)


Whitman, T. 2017. Life inside the black box: Soil microbes, climate change, and fire. Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar, UW-Madison, Madison, WI. (oral presentation).


Whitman, T. 2016. C association and bacterial and fungal colonization of fresh soil minerals in the rhizosphere. Plant Pathology, UW-Madison. (oral presentation).


Whitman, T. 2016. Life in the charosphere: pyrogenic organic matter cycling in natural and managed ecosystems. Environmental Chemistry, UW-Madison. (oral presentation).


Public outreach at Science Expeditions Day: Designed and ran “Soil safari and critter quest” booth for public including children and parents. (April 2017).

09/12/2018

Peer-reviewed Publications:


CA:


Lu-Jun Li, Xia Zhu-Barker, Rongzhong Ye, Timothy A. Doane, William R. Horwath. 2018. Soil microbial biomass size and soil carbon influence the priming effect from carbon inputs depending on nitrogen availability. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 119: 41-49.


Wolf, Kristina M., Emma E. Torbert, Dennis Bryant, Martin Burger, R. Ford Denison, Israel Herrera, Jan Hopmans, Will Horwath, Stephen Kaffka, Angela Y. Y. Kong, R. F. Norris, Johan Six, Thomas P. Tomich, Kate M. Scow. 2018. The century experiment: the first twenty years of UC Davis' Mediterranean agroecological experiment. Ecology. 99:503-503.


Wade, Jordon, Hannah Waterhouse, Leslie M Roche, William R Horwath. 2018. Structural equation modeling reveals iron (hydr) oxides as a strong mediator of N mineralization in California agricultural soils. Geoderma, 315: 120-129.


Salamanca-Jimenez, Alveiro, Timothy A Doane, William R Horwath. "Coffee response to nitrogen and soil water content during the early growth stage" Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 180(5): 614-623.


Verhoeven, Elizabeth, Engil Pereira, Charlotte Decock, Gina Garland, Taryn Kennedy, Emma Suddick, William R. Horwath, Johan Six. 2017. N2O emissions from California farmlands: A review. 2017. California Agriculture. 71: 148-159.      


Ye, Rongzhong and William R Horwath. 2017. Influence of rice straw on priming of soil C for dissolved organic C and CH4 production. Plant and Soil. 417: 231-241.


Wade, J., S. W. Culman, T. T. Hurisso, R. O. Miller, L. Baker, W. R. Horwath. 2108. Sources of Variability that Compromise Mineralizable Carbon as a Soil Health Indicator. Soil Science Society of America Journal. doi:10.2136/sssaj2017.03.0105


Hartman, W. H., R. Ye, W. R. Horwath, S. G. Tringe. 2017. A genomic perspective on stoichiometric regulation of soil carbon cycling. The ISME Journal. doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.115.


Zhu-Barker, X., S. K Bailey, M. Burger, W. R Horwath. 2017. Greenhouse gas emissions from green waste composting windrow. Journal Waste Management. 59: 70-79.


Horwath, W. R 2017. The Role of the Soil Microbial Biomass in Cycling Nutrients. In: Microbial Biomass: A Paradigm Shift in Terrestrial Biogeochemistry. Ed. K. R. Tate. World Scientific. Pp. 41-66.


Burger, Martin, Matthew R Dumlao, Juan Wang, Barzin A Moradi, William R Horwath, Wendy K Silk. 2017. Cover Crop Development Related to Nitrate Uptake and Cumulative Temperature. Crop Science doi:10.2135/cropsci2016.09.0741.


IL:


Kwon, H-Y., Ugarte, C.M., Ogle, S.M., Williams, S.A., and M. M. Wander.  2017. Use of inverse modeling to evaluate CENTURY-predictions for soil carbon sequestration in US row crop systems. PlosOne. 12(3): e0173729.


Wolz, K., DeLucia, E., Branham, B. Eddy, W., Revord, R., Wander, M., Yang, W., and S. Lovell, S. 2017. Production agroforestry: a transformative solution for temperate agriculture. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13986


Dorak, S.J., Green, M.L., Wander, M. M., Ruiz, M.O., Buhnerkempe, M.G.,  Tian, T.,  Novakofski J.E., and  N. E. Mateus-Pinilla. 2017. Clay content and pH: soil characteristic associations with the persistent presence of chronic wasting disease in northern Illinois. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 18062.


Qin, Z., Canter, C. E., Dunn, J. B., Mueller, S., Kwon, H., Han, J., Wander, M. M. and M. Wang, M. 2018. Land management change greatly impacts biofuels’ greenhouse gas emissions. GCB Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12500.


Bakker, E. Hubert, F., Wander, M. M., and B. Lanson.  2018. Soil development under continuous agriculture at the Morrow Plots experimental fields from X-ray diffraction profile modelling. Soil Syst.  2(3), 46


Ugarte, C.M., Kwon, H-Y., and M. M. Wander. 2018. Conservation management and ecosystem services in Midwest agricultural systems.  J. Soil Water Cons. 73(4): 422-433.


Xia, Y., Ugarte C.U., Guan, K. Pentrak, M. and M. M. Wander. 2018. Developing near- and mid-infrared spectroscopy analysis methods for rapid assessment of soil quality in Illinois.  Soil Science Society of America. In press.


IN:


S Yang, Z Xu, R Wang, Y Zhang, F Yao, Y Zhang, RF Turco, Y Jiang. 2017. Variations in soil microbial community composition and enzymatic activities in response to increased N deposition and precipitation in Inner Mongolian grassland. Applied Soil Ecology 119, 275-285


TD Berry, TR Filley, AP Clavijo, M Bischoff Gray, R Turco. 2017. Degradation and Microbial Uptake of C60 Fullerols in Contrasting Agricultural Soils. Environmental Science & Technology 51 (3), 1387-1394


QD Law, JM Trappe, Y Jiang, RF Turco, AJ Patton. 2017. Turfgrass selection and grass clippings management influence soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. Agronomy Journal 109 (4), 1719-1725


MD:


Rahmani, A., and R. Weil. 2018. Rocks, radishes, and restoration: On the relationships between clean water and healthy soil. In A. Toland, Noller, J., Wessolek, G, ed. Field to palette – the soil art dialogues. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis), Boca Raton. 703 p.  


Wang, F., R.R. Weil, and X. Nan. 2017. Total and permanganate-oxidizable organic carbon in the corn rooting zone of US coastal plain soils as affected by forage radish cover crops and N fertilizer. Soil and Tillage Research 165:247-257.


Chen, G., L. Kolb, M. Cavigelli, R. Weil, C. Hooks. 2018. Can conservation tillage reduce N2O emissions on cropland transitioning to organic vegetable production? Science of the Total Environment. 


Wang, F., and R.R. Weil. 2018. The form and vertical distribution of soil nitrogen as affected by forage radish cover crop and residual side-dressed N fertilizer. Soil Science 183:22-33.


Wang, Fang, Ray R. Weil, Lei Han, Mingxin Zhang, Zhaojun Sun and Xiongxiong Nan. 2019. Subsequent nitrogen utilization and soil water distribution as affected by forage radish cover crop and nitrogen fertilizer in a corn silage production system. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science.


MI:


Bowsher, A.W., Evans, S., Tiemann, L.K. and Friesen, M.L., 2018. Effects of soil nitrogen availability on rhizodeposition in plants: a review. Plant and Soil, 423(1-2), pp.59-85.


Jilling, A., Keiluweit, M., Contosta, A.R., Frey, S., Schimel, J., Schnecker, J., Smith, R.G., Tiemann, L. and Grandy, A.S., 2018. Minerals in the rhizosphere: overlooked mediators of soil nitrogen availability to plants and microbes. Biogeochemistry, 139(2), pp.103-122.


Ouyang, Y., Evans, S. A., Friesen, M. L. & Tiemann, L. K. (in press). Effect of nitrogen fertilization on the abundance of nitrogen cycling genes in agricultural soils: A meta-analysis of field studies. Soil Biology and Biochemistry


MN:


Ginakes, P. Grossman, J., Sooksa-nguan, T., Dobbratz, M., Baker, J. 2018. Soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics under zone tillage of varying intensities in a kura clover living mulch system. Soil and Tillage Research, In Press.


Liebman, A., Grossman, J., Brown, M., Wells, M.S., Reberg-Horton, S.C. Shi, W. 2018. Legume Cover Crops and Tillage Impact Nitrogen Dynamics in Organic Corn Production. Agronomy Journal, 110(2), In press.


Raskin, D., Wells, M. S., Grossman, J. M., Coulter, J. A., & Sheaffer, C. C. 2017. Yield and economic potential of spring-planted, pea-barley forage in short-season corn double-crop systems. Agronomy Journal, 109(6), 2486–2498.


NE:


Jeske, E.S., H. Tian, K. Hanford, D.T. Walters, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Long-term nitrogen fertilization reduces extraradical biomass of arbuscular mycorrhizae in a maize (Zea mays L.) cropping system. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 255:111-118.


Ruis, S., H. Blanco, C. Burr, B. Olson, M. Reiman, D. Rudnick, R. Drijber, T. Shaver. 2017. Corn residue baling and grazing impacts on soil carbon stocks and other properties on a Haplustoll. Soil Science Society of America Journal 82:202-213


Cadenas, M., L.M. Durso, D.N. Miller, H. Waldrip, B.L. Castleberry, R.A. Drijber, and C. Wortman.  2018.  Tetracycline and Sulfonamide Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Soils from Nebraska Organic Farming Operations.  Accepted by Frontiers Microbiology special topic “Surveying Antimicrobial Resistance: The New complexity of the Problem” in Frontiers in Microbiology, section Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy.


Akinrinlola, R.J., G.Y. Yuen, R.A. Drijber, A.O. Adesemoye. 2018. Evaluation of bacillus strains for plant growth promotion and predictability of efficacy by in vitro physiological traits. Accepted by International Journal of Microbiology


ND:


Kaur, J., L. J. Cihacek, and A. Chatterjee. 2018.  Estimation of nitrogen and sulfur mineralization in soils amended with crop residues contributing to nitrogen and sulfur nutrition of crops in the North Central U. S.  Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. (https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.1499761)


NE:


Trimble, B., Calderon, F., Poulson, S.R., Verburg, P.S.J. 2018. Conversion of a Semi-arid Nevada soil to irrigated agriculture preferentially removes labile carbon. Soil Systems. 2(3), 38; https://doi.org/10.3390/soilsystems2030038


Ketchian, E., Trimble, B., Poulson, S.R., Verburg, P.S.J. 2018. Direct determination of quantity and isotopic composition of soil C in arid soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 82, 231-234.


SD:


Alhameid A., Ibrahim M., Kumar S., Sexton P., Schumacher T. (2017) Soil Organic Carbon Changes Impacted by Crop Rotational Diversity under No-Till Farming in South Dakota, USA. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81:868-877.


TN:


Wegner, B., Subedi, K., Singh, S., Lai, L., Abagandua, G., Kumar, S., Osborne, S., Lehman, M., and Jagadamma, S. 2018. Response of Soil Surface Greenhouse Gas Fluxes to Crop Residue Removal and Cover Crops Under a Corn-Soybean Rotation. Journal of Environmental Quality. doi: 10.2134/jeq2018.03.0093


Anapalli, S., Reddy, K., and Jagadamma, S. 2018. Conservation Tillage Impacts and Adaptations in Irrigated Corn in a Humid Climate. Agronomy Journal. doi: 10.2134/agronj2018.03.0195


Chu, M., Jagadamma, S., Walker, F. R., Eash, N. S., and Buschermohle, M. J. 2017. Effect of Multispecies Cover Crop Mixture on Soil Properties and Crop Yield. Agricultural and Environmental Letters 2, 170030


USDA-ARS (Iowa):


Linh, T.B., Guong, V.T., Tran, V.T.T., Khoa,,L.V., Olk, D.C., and Cornelis, W.M. 2017. Effects of crop rotation on properties of a Vietnam clay soil under rice-based cropping systems in small-scale farmers’ fields. Soil Res. 55:162-171.


Li Z., Zhao, B., Olk, D.C., Jia, Z., Mao, J., Cai, Y., and Zhang, J. 2018. Contributions of residue-C and –N to plant growth and soil organic matter pools under planted and unplanted conditions. Soil Biol. Biochem. 120:91-104.


Olk D.C., Dinnes, D.L., Scoresby, J.R., Callaway, C.R., and Darlington, J.W. 2018. Humic products in agriculture: Potential benefits and research challenges. J. Soils Sed. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-018-1916-4.


Zhang, Y.-L., Yao, S.-H., Cao, X.-Y., Schmidt-Rohr, K., Olk, D.C.  Mao, J.-D., and Zhang. B. 2018. Structural evidence for soil organic matter turnover following glucose addition and microbial controls over soil carbon change at different horizons of a Mollisol. Soil Biol. Biochem. 119:63-73. 2018.


Zhang, Y.-L., Li, L.-J., Yao, S.-H., Mao, J.-D., Schmidt-Rohr, K., Olk, D.C., Cao, X.-Y., Cui, J.-F., and Zhang, B. 2018. Changes in composition of soil organic matter with length of cropping time in subsoils of a Phaeozem and Chernozem. Eur. J. Soil Sci (In Press)


Cordova, S.C., Olk, D.C., Dietzel, R., Mueller, K., Six, J. Archontouilis, S., and Castellano, M.J. 2018. Plant litter quality affects the accumulation rate, composition, and stability of mineral-associated soil organic matter. Soil Biol. Biochem.125:115-124.


Poffenbarger, H.J. Sawyer, J.E., Barker, D., Olk, D.C., Six. J., and Castellano, M.J. 2018. Legacy effects of long-term nitrogen fertilizer application on the fate of nitrogen fertilizer inputs in continuous maize. Agric., Ecosyst. & Envir. 265:544-555.


Olk, D.C., Bloom, P.R., Perdue, E.M., Chen, Y., McKnight, D.M., De Nobili, M., Farenhorst, A., Wells, M.J.M., Senesi, N., Weber, J., Schmitt-Koplin, P., Hertkorn, N., and Harir, M. Environmental and agricultural relevance of organic matter fractions extracted by alkali from soils and natural waters.  J. Environ. Qual. Invited manuscript (in press).


WI:


Whitman, T., Neurath, R., Perera, A., Chu‐Jacoby, I., Ning, D., Zhou, J., Nico, P., Pett‐Ridge, J., and Firestone, M. (2018) Microbial community assembly differs across minerals in a rhizosphere microcosm. Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1111/1462‐2920.14366


DeCiucies, S., Whitman, T., Woolf, D., Enders, A., and Lehmann, J. (2018) Priming mechanisms with additions of pyrogenic organic matter to soil. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 238, 329-342.


Braus, M., Graham, L., and Whitman, T. (2017) Spatiotemporal dynamics of the bacterial microbiota on lacustrine Cladophora glomerata (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology, 63, 1255-1262.


 


Activities (Outreach and Presentations):


CA:


Horwath, W. R. 2017. Soil Carbon Sequestration and Redefining Soil Health. Soil Science Society Annual Meeting, October 22-25, Tampa, FL.


Horwath, W. R. 2018. How much can soil organic matter realistically be increased with cropping management in California? California Plant and Soil Conference, February 7th, Fresno, CA.


IL:


Wander, M. M.  2017. Assessing and Accessing Progress in Soil Health. Land Connection Conference. Beyond Production, Growing the Organic Grain Industry Feb 17, 2017.


Wander, M. M.  2017. Increase Soil Organic Matter to Increase Row-Crop Resiliency: The Living Soil’ as part of the Extension Crop Management Conference Winter Series 2017.  Presented in Mt Vernon, Jan 18, Springfield, Jan 25, Champaign, Feb 1. and Malta Feb 15. Audience 100-150.


Wander, M. M. 2017. Soil Health: From an Organic to an ISO Standard.  Keynote speaker, Scientific Challenges to Operationalizing Payments for Agro-Ecosystem Services (PAgES) meeting convened in Indianapolis, Indiana November 14-15.


Hunter, D., and Wander, M.M. 2017. Applying Functional Niche Framework to Agroecosystems. Annual ASA/SSSA/CSA Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 2017.


Xia, Y., Kwon, H. and M. Wander, 2017. Use of Rapid Assessment of U.S. Soil Carbon Dataset to Calibrate a Surrogate Century Model. Annual ASA/SSSA/CSA Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 2017.


Wander, M. M. 2017. Organic Agriculture's Ongoing Contribution to Soil Health and the economy. Annual ASA/SSSA/CSA Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 2017.


Wander, M. M. 2018. Soil Organic Matter as a Proxy for Soil Health; Indicators and Standards, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, UNL.  Feb. 16.


Wander, M. M. 2018. The Holey Trinity (Tillage, Fertility and Rotation) and Soil Health on Your Farm, Organic Grain Conference, Land Connection.  Champaign, IL.


KY:


Murdock, L. 2017. Fragipan-Ryegrass Cover Crop. Corn, Soybean, and Tobacco Field Day Talk, Princeton, KY.


Coyne, K.S. 2017. Soil Health and How to Measure It. Corn, Soybean, and Tobacco Field Day Talk, Princeton, KY.  
Gibbs, L. T. Keene, and M.S. Coyne. 2017. Cover Crops and Hemp: A Microbial Perspective. UK Hemp Field Day, Lexington KY 09/09/2017.


Coyne, M.S. 2018. CIG Project – Part II. Field Day – Soil Health Assessment: Use of Manure & Cover Crop in Small-Scale Farming.” Madison Co. KY.


Coyne, M.S. 2017. CIG Project - Field Day - Manure & Cover Crops in Small Scale Farming. Logan Co. KY.


Grove, J. 2017. The Impact of Cover Crops on N Rate For Corn. Corn, Soybean, and Tobacco Field Day Talk, Princeton, KY.


Gibbs, L., M.S. Coyne, and J. Grove. 2017. Potential Nitrogen Benefits from Cover Crops. Kentucky No-Till and Cover Crop Soil Health Forum, Princeton KY, 03/23/2017 


MD:


Weil, R. 2017. Digging deeper into cover crop benefits. National No Till Conference - Quarter Century of No Till Learning. St. Louis, MO.


Weil, R. 2017. Soil Carbon: Major Player in Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Balance. Maryland Commission on Climate Change Mitigation Work Group, Baltimore, MD.


Weil, Ray and Sarah Hirsh. 2017. Organized and spoke at field day on “Getting the most from your cover crops”, Central Maryland Research & Educ. Center. 1 November 2017.


Weil, Ray. 2017. Building Soil Organic Matter: What, Why, How? Soil Health Track in National Cover Crops Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Dec 8-9, 2017.


Weil, R. 2017. Digging deeper into cover crop benefits. National No Till Conference - Quarter Century of NoTill Learning. St. Louis, MO.


Weil, Ray. 2018. Soil Fertility 101: Interactions between Soils, Crops and Nutrients. Keynote address for Nutrient-Smart Conference. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) and the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC) of the University of Guelph. Guelph, ON, Canada. 19 January 2018.


Weil, Ray. 2018. Managing Soil Organic Matter- Key to Soil Health and Productivity. Farm-Smart Conference. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) and the Ontario Agriculture College (OAC) of the University of Guelph. Guelph, ON, Canada. 20 January 2018.


Weil, R. 2018. Keynote address: Roots run deep in cover crop science. Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting. Fargo, ND. 13 March 2018.


Weil, R. 2018. Soil Health in Responsible Farming. Bayer Forward Farm Field Day at Harborview Farms, Rock Hall, Md. 19 April 2018.


Weil, R. 2018. Getting the Most from Cover Crops. Bayer Forward Farm Field Day at Harborview Farms, Rock Hall, Md.  16 May 2018. 


Weil, R. S. Hirsh and N. Sedghi. 2018. Plant early, kill late-getting the most from your cover crops. Oral presentation and poster at Commodity Classic. Queenstown, Md. 26 July 2018.


Hirsh, S. and R. Weil. 2017. Using Cover Crops to Capture and Recycle Deep Soil N: On-Farm Experiments. Soil Science Society of America International Meetings, Tampa, Florida. 23 October.


Hirsh, S. and R. Weil. 2017. How Much Nitrogen Is Left in the Soil Profile after Summer Annual Crops? A Deep N Survey on Mid-Atlantic Farms. Poster Number 1251. Soil Science Society of America International Meetings, Tampa, Florida. 23 October.


Hirsh, S. and R. Weil. 2017. Tracking Deep Soil Nitrogen in Cover Crop Systems: A N-15 Isotope Study. Soil Science Society of America International Meetings, Tampa, Florida.  23 October 2017.


Juma, Stan and R. Weil. 2017. Effects of Maize-Forage Legumes Intercropping on ACTIVE Carbon Dynamics and Maize YIELD in Southern Malawi.  American Society of Agronomy International Meetings, Tampa, Florida. 23 October.


Weil, Ray. 2017. The “Birch Effect” – Understanding Soil Organic Matter Mineralization in Dry Regions. Soil Science Society of America International Meetings, Tampa, Florida. 23 October.


MI:


Tiemann, L. K. Biological Systems: Current Issues in Soil Biology. Michigan Agri-business Association winter conference, January 10, 2018.


Smercina, D., Tiemann, L. K., Evans, S. E. and M. L. Free-living Nitrogen-Fixation Rates Driven by Nitrogen-Fixer Diversity Over Nitrogen Availability. Goldschmidt Conference, Boston, MA, August 13-17, 2018.


Tiemann, L. K., Smercina, D., Evans, S. E. and M. L. Free-living N-fixation: Optimizing 15N methods and reassessing importance in soils. Goldschmidt Conference, Boston, MA, August 13-17, 2018.


Curtright, A. J., Renner, K., Sprague, C. and L. K. Tiemann. Improving Soil Health and Nitrogen Use Efficiency through Early Inter-seeded Cover Crops. Soil Health Institute Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, August 1-3, 2018.


Brooker, A., Tiemann, L. K., Renner, K., and C. Sprague. Early Interseeding of Cover Crops in Corn Alters Subsequent Year's Nitrogen Dynamics. America Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting, November 4-7, Baltimore, MD.


MN:


Gutknecht, J. 2017. Soil health as a win-win for sustainable management and adaption to changing weather. Feburary 14th. Invited webinar, University of Minnesota Extension annual “Local Foods College” webinar series.


Grossman, J. 2017. Agroecologia y abonos verdes para suelos sustentables. XVI Encuentro Nacional de Estudiantes de Ingeniería Sanitaria, Ambiental y Áreas afines – ENEISA, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, November 8.


Grossman, J. 2017. Biología del Suelo para una Agricultura Sustentable y Saludable. Semanario Departmento de Biologia, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, October 30.


Grossman, J. 2017. Biología del Suelo para una Agricultura Sustentable y Saludable. XIV Semana de Ingeniería, October 19.


Grossman, J. 2017. Managing Cover Crop Legumes for Improved Soil Health and Nutrient Cycling. March 8. University of Wisconsin Women in Science seminar series.


Grossman, J. Ginakes, P. and Dobbratz, M. 2017. Zone tillage for Organic Vegetables. Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Association Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, Jan 30 - Feb 1.


Grossman, J. and Perkus, L. 2017. Overcoming Tunnel Vision - Using Cover Crops in High Tunnels. Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Association Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, Jan 30 – Feb 1.


Perkus, L., Pfeiffer, A., and Grossman, J. 2017. Soil management & cover crops in high tunnel production, Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association annual conference, St Cloud, MN, January 19.


Gutknecht, J. 2017. Is your farm ready for the next storm? Soil health as a win-win for sustainability and resiliency to climate change. Oral presentation, Soil Ecological Society, Fort Collins, CO, June 5-9.


Perkus, L., Grossman, J., Rogers, M., and Poppe, S. 2017. Legume cover crop management in high tunnels for soil health and fertility, ASA/CSSA/SSSA annual meeting, Tampa, FL, October 25-27, Tampa, Florida.


Thurston, C., Perkus, E.A., Watkins, E., Heineck, G., Grossman, J.  2017. Freezing tolerance of two legume cover crops for upper midwest high tunnel conditions. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, October 23-25, Tampa, Florida.


Perrone, S., Liebman, A., Sooksa-nguan, T., Gutknecht, J., Grossman, J. 2017. Nitrogen contributions from winter annual cover crops in the Upper Midwest. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Oct 23-25, Tampa, FL.


Liebman, A., S. Perrone, T. Sooksa-Nguan, J. Grossman. 2017. Linked Crop Production and Soil Organic Matter Impacts of Winter Annual Legumes in Upper Midwest Organic Agroecosystems, Agronomy Society of America Annual Meeting, Soil Health for Agroecosystems session, October 23-25, Tampa, FL.


Grossman, J., Liebman, A., Perrone, S., Sooksa-nguan, J. 2017. Nitrogen dynamics of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) and red clover (Trifolium pretense L.) legume cover crops in organically-managed agroecosystems in the northern United States. Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology, (SOCLA), Brasilia, Brazil. Sept 10-15.


Perkus, L., Grossman, J., Rogers, M., and Poppe, S. 2017. Managing Cover Crops in High Tunnels for Fertility and Soil Health, CIG Showcase – SWAC annual meeting, Madison, WI, July 31.


Perkus, L., Grossman, J., Rogers, M., and Poppe, S.2017. Overcoming tunnel vision: Incorporating cover crops into high tunnel rotations to improve soil health, MOSES Organic Farming Conference, La Crosse, WI, February 25-27.


Perkus, L. Grossman, J., Rogers, M., Poppe, S. 2017. Overcoming tunnel vision: Incorporating cover crops into high tunnel rotations to improve soil health. Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Conference, Jan 25-28.


Perrone, S. Grossman, J., Liebman, A., Pfeiffer, A., Sooksa-nguan, T.  2017. Nitrogen contributions from winter annual cover crops in the upper Midwest. Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Conference, Jan 25-28.


NE:


Stengel, A., J.R. Herr, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Big Data, Micro-organisms: the maize-associated microbiome. UNL Complex Biosystems Seminar, February 9, 2017, Lincoln, NE.


Stengel, A., J.R. Herr, R.A. Drijber. 2017. The Maize-Associated Soil Microbiome: a meta-analysis. EPSCoR Genome to Phenome Symposium, April 6-7, Lincoln, NE.


Stengel, A., J.R. Herr, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Microbiomes Beneath Our Feet: soil microbes at a long-term field site. UNL Gut Group Meeting, September 8, Lincoln, NE.


Stengel, A., S. Ramirez II, J.R. Herr, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Microbe Detectives – Who is Who in the Soil? UNL-EPSCoR, Sunday with a Scientist: Outreach at Morrill Hall, September 17.


Stengel, A., J.R. Herr, R.A. Drijber. 2017. The Maize-Associated Soil Microbiome: a meta-analysis. EPSCoR Grant Review, September 18, Lincoln, NE.


Stengel, A., J. R. Herr, S. Ramirez II, E. S. Jeske, S. Everhart, V. Jin, R. A. Drijber.  2017. Nitrogen and Crop Rotation as Drivers of the Maize-Associated Soil Microbiome. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, October 24, Tampa FL.


Stengel, A., J.R. Herr, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Soil Microbial Diversity Across Maize Agroecosystems. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, October 24, Tampa FL.


Stengel, A., J. R. Herr, S. Ramirez II, E. S. Jeske, S. Everhart, V. Jin, R. A. Drijber. 2017.  Nitrogen and Crop Roation as Drivers of the Maize-Associated Soil Microbiome. Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting, November 1, Lemont, IL.


Alserae, H., V. L. Jin, H. Blanco-Canqui, M. R. Schmer, R. A. Drijber. 2017. Conservation Tillage Impacts Soil Microbial Community Structure and Function in a Long-Term Maize-Soybean Cropping System. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, October 24, Tampa FL.


Ramirez II, S., R.A. Drijber, J.L. Lindquist, V.L. Jin, H. Blanco-Canqui, E.S. Jeske. 2017. The impact of organic crop rotations and ecological weed management strategies on soil quality. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, October 24, Tampa FL.


Rakkar, M.K., H. Blanco-Canqui, R.J. Rasby, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Impact of residue grazing and baling on soil gas fluxes and microbial biomass in irrigated corn.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, October 24, Tampa FL


Ramirez II, S., R.A. Drijber, V.L. Jin, H. Blanco-Canqui, E.S. Jeske. 2017. The impact of increasing diversity of crop rotations on soil microbial communities under variable rates of nitrogen fertilization. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, October 24, 2017, Tampa FL.


Drijber, R.A. 2017. Microbial ecology of maize agroecosystems. Naiman Desertification Research Station, September 9, Tongliao, China.


Drijber, R.A. 2017. Microbial ecology of maize agroecosystems. Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, September 14, Lanzhou, China.


Ramirez II, S. V.L. Jin, E.S. Jeske, H. Blanco-Canqui, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Crop rotation alters maize rhizosphere community structure. NC1195. March 7, Kansas City, KS.


Ramirez II, S. V.L. Jin, E.S. Jeske, H. Blanco-Canqui, R.A. Drijber. 2017. Crop rotation alters maize rhizosphere community structure. NCERA59. June 21, Madison, WI.


Drijber, R.A. 2017. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi and their role in modern agriculture. North Central Soil Fertility Conference, November 16, 2017, Des Moines, IA.


ND:


Cihacek, L. J., E. Lovering, C. Race, and J. Ransom.  2017.  Mineral nitrogen availability from ethanol distiller’s by-products.  2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings.  Tampa, FL.


Cihacek, L. J., J. M. Teboh, J. Ransom, P. J. Flores, and S Zilhai-Sebess.  2017.  Plant available phosphorus from distiller’s by-products.  2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings.  Tampa, FL.


De, M., M. Lawerinko, R. Baldwin-Kordick, S. Hall, L. J. Cihacek, and M. D. McDaniel.  2017.  Impacts of Conservation Reserve Program on soil health. 2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings.  Tampa, FL.


Kaur, J., L. Cihacek, and A. Chatterjee.  2017.  Estimation of nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) mineralization in soils amended with crop residues. 2017 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings.  Tampa, FL.


Cihacek, L. J.  2017.  Benefits of integrated crop-livestock systems on soil health. 2017 ND Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Workshop.  Bismarck, ND.


Cihacek, L.  2018.  N mineralization in differing cropping and grazing systems.  ND Ag Experiment Station Spring Workshop.  Fargo, ND.


Cihacek, L.  2018.  Soil erosion, soil productivity and soil health.  Cover Crops for Soil Health Workshop.  Langdon, ND.


Cihacek, L. J., D. L. Landblom, and S. Senturklu.  2018.  A place for cover crops in and integrated crop-grazing system.  2018 Midwest Cover Crops Council Workshop. Fargo, ND.


Cihacek, L., S. Senturklu, and D. Landblom. 2018. Enhancing soil sustainability and soil health in and integrated crop-grazing system.  73rd SWCS International Annual Conference.  Albuquerque, NM.


Alghamdi, R. and L. Cihacek.  2018. Nitrogen mineralization from selected no-till crop residues. .  73rd SWCS International Annual Conference.  Albuquerque, NM.


NV:


Verburg, P.S.J., Ketchian, E., Trimble, B.R., and S.R. Poulson. 2016. Assessment of two methods for determination of quantity and isotopic composition of soil C in arid soils. Annual Meeting Soil Science Society of America, Academic, Phoenix AZ.


Trimble, B.R., Verburg, P.S.J., and S.R. Poulson. 2016. Effects of Land Use Change on the Organic C Fractions in a Semi-Arid Soil. Annual Meeting Soil Science Society of America, Phoenix, AZ.


SD


Singh J., and S. Kumar. 2017 Impacts of Diverse Crop Rotations and Cover Crops under different tillage systems on Soil Health in South Dakota, US. Poster Presentation at the MANAGING GLOBAL RESOURCES FOR A SECURE FUTURE CSA/ASSA Annual Meeting | October 22-25 | Tampa, FL


Alhameid A., J. Singh, E. Ozlu and S. Kumar. 2017. SOC Changes and Other Soil Properties as Impacted by Crop Rotational Diversity under No-Till Farming in NGP. Oral Presentation at the 72nd Soil Water Conservation Society; International Annual Conference, Wisconsin-Madison July 30 – August 02, 2017.


TN:


Jagadamma, S., M. Chu, F. R. Walker, M. J. Buschermohle, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  Multi-species cover crop mixture improved soil properties and crop yield.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Oct 22-25. Tampa, FL.


Ottinger, S. L.*, and S. Jagadamma.  2017.  Effects of genetically modified switchgrass cultivation on soil carbon dynamics.  8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium


Jagadamma, S. 2018. Soil organic matter sequestration and cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. USDA Grazing lands Research Center, El Reno, OK. February 12 (invited).


Jagadamma, S and Manuel Sabbagh. 2018. Cover crop mixtures and soil properties. Biannual no-till field day, Milan, Tennessee. July 26.


Singh, S., and Jagadamma, S. 2018. Long-term effect of tillage intensities on soil carbon dynamics under soybean production systems of west Tennessee. American Society of Agronomy’s Southern Branch Meeting. February 4-6. Jacksonville, FL.


Li, X., Jagadamma, S., and Walker, F. 2018. Soil and crop responses to biochar amendment for the forage systems of middle Tennessee. American Society of Agronomy’s Southern Branch Meeting. February 4-6. Jacksonville, FL.


Singh, S., Yan, S., Jagadamma, S., Sorochan, J., Stier, J., and Zhuang, J. 2018. Comparative evaluation of turfgrass and row crop management on soil carbon dynamics and nutrient availability. American Society of Agronomy’s Southern Branch Meeting. February 4-6. Jacksonville, FL.


Sabbagh, M., Jagadamma, S., and Walker, F. 2018. Cover crops to mitigate water quality impairment in the Mississippi River. 27th Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, April 11-13, Burns, TN.


USDA-ARS (Iowa):


Improved soil physical properties with long-term application of humic product in corn-soybean rotations, and co-led a session on humic products at the annual meeting of the Soil Science Society of America, Tampa, FL. October, 2017.


Advancing nutrient use efficiency with humic fertilizer technologies at the “4R Nutrient Stewardship Summit”, The Fertilizer Institute. Des Moines, IA.  June, 2018.


WI:


Whitman, T. 2018. Fire effects on soil microbes: burn severity in the boreal forest. North American Forest Soil Conference, Quebec City, QC, June 2018


Whitman, T. 2018. The role of microbes in the soil. Madison Microbiome Meeting, Madison, WI, April 2018


Whitman, T. 2018. The soil microbiome from a soil biologist’s perspective. Turfgrass Phytobiome Researchers Meeting, UW-Madison, April 2018


Whitman, T. 2018. Fire effects on soil microbes: burn severity in the boreal forest. Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, February 2018


Whitman, T. 2018. Pyrogenic Organic Matter Effects on Soil Carbon Stocks and Soil Microbial Communities - from Biochar to Fires. Climate, People and the Environment Program seminar series, UW-Madison, February 2018


Whitman, T. 2017. Fire effects on soil microbes: burn severity in the boreal forest. qBio seminar, UW-Madison, November 2017


Whitman, T.  2017.  Fire effects on soil microbial communities. Kenneth B. Raper Symposium, Dept. of Bacteriology, UW-Madison, September 2017  


Whitman, T.  2017.  Microbial response to organic matter additions to soils:  What do we know and why do we care?  North American Manure Expo, Madison, WI, August 2017


Whitman, T.  2017.  Soil microbial communities – Fire effects and mineral colonization. Computational Biology, Ecology and Evolution, UW-Madison, May 2017


Richardson, G, M.D. Ruark, et al. 2017. The effect of agricultural management practices on labile soil carbon and nitrogen in Wisconsin. 2017 North Central Extension and Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, IA.


Diederich, K.M., M.D. Ruark, et al. 2017. Increasing labile carbon and nitrogen pools in agricultural soils requires a change in system, rather than practice. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Conference, Tampa, FL.


Khrishnan, K., M.D. Ruark et al. 2017. Short-term benefits of cover crop on labile carbon and nitrogen pools. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Conference, Tampa, FL.


Diederich, K.M., M.D. Ruark, et al. 2017. Short-term benefits of cover crops on labile carbon and nitrogen pools in soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Conference, Tampa, FL.


Richardson, G., M.D. Ruark et al. 2017. The effect of agricultural management practices on labile soil carbon and nitrogen in Wisconsin. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Conference, Tampa, FL.


Ruark, M.D. 2018. Do cover crops improve soil health? Presentation at 2017 Arlington Agronomy/Soils Field Day (~250 attendees)


Ruark, M.D. 2018. Cover crops and soil health. Presentation at the 2018 Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference.


Ruark, M.D. 2018. Reviewing the benefits of soil biological additives. Presentation at the 2018 Wisconsin Corn-Soy Expo.


Ruark, M.D. 2018. Cover crops and soil health. Webinar, UW-Extension Cover Crops Team.)


Ruark, M.D. 2018. Cropping systems and soil health. 2018 GrazingWorks Conference.


 


Reports:


Dunn, J.B., Qin, Z., Mueller, S. Kwon, H-K., Wander, M. M. and M. Wang. 2017. Carbon Calculator for Land Use Change from Biofuels Production (CCLUB): Users’ Manual and Technical Documentation.  Argonne National Lab. ANL/ESD/12-5.


Xia, X., Kwon, H-Y., and M. Wander. 2017. Adding US Domestic N2O Emission Factors to the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model.  Final Report for ARGONNE National Lab.


Xia, X. and M. Wander. 2018.  Review of Novel Soil Indicators and Environmental Impacts of Soil Health Promoting Management Practices. Soil Health Institute.


 


Funding:


CA:


The assessment of certified organic fertilizers to supply nitrogen to crops. California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fertilizer Research and Education Program. 01-Jan-17 - 31-Dec-19, $210,290.00.


IL:


Wander, M. and Y. Xia (Grant manager for Grad Student PI). 2017. Soil Health Partnership. Review Novel Soil Indicators and Environmental Impacts of Soil Health Promoting Management Practices. $8000. *Synergistic with group efforts- ideas contributing to joint manuscript.


Ugarte, C.U et al. Science of Soil Health Methods Comparison, $299,980, NRCS. 2019-2020. This will have data ties to parallel grants between NRCS and other committee members in several other states.


KY:


One-year funding obtained from the small grains commodity board to investigate the long term soil health benefits to having wheat in Kentucky farmers’ crop rotation.


MD:


Grant on “Innovative Practices to Enhance Soil Quality for Vacant Urban Lot Afforestation” from The Tree Fund. $99, 931. 10/16/2016 - 01/15/2020.


Grant on “Raising the Bar: A Comprehensive Approach to Nutrient Management on Farms” from Shore Rivers Association. $249,273. 07/01/2017-06/30/2020.


Grant on Planting Green - Getting More Payback from Cover Crops from Maryland Soybean Growers Assoc. $24,452. From 04/10/2017 - 03/31/2018.


NE:


Cahoon, E. (PI) et al., Project ID 41161. “RII Track-1: Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI)”. NSF EPSCoR, Awarded. $1,924,313.


Drijber, R. (PI), Project ID 29247, "Soil Microbial Community Structure and Function in High Production Corn-Soybean Systems", Dept of Agriculture-ARS, Federal, Research, Awarded. 08/01/2014-07-31/2019. $100,000.


Drijber, R. (PI), Lindquist, J., Blanco-Canqui, H. Project ID 29381. "Cover Crop Strategies to Build Soil Organic Matter, Thereby Enhancing Soil Biology, Water Retention and Weed Control in Organic Cropping Systems of the Western Corn Belt", Ceres Trust, Associations/Foundations, Research, Awarded. $180,000.


Wortman, S. and Drijber, R. (PI’s). Project ID 42720, “Leveraging Management to Speed Degradation of Bio-based Mulches in Soil”. USDA-NIFA-ICGP. Awarded 09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019. $491,718.


TN:


Jagadamma, S. 2018. Establishing Cover Crops for Sustainable Soybean Production. Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board. $17,500. 01/01/18 to 12/31/2018 (PI)


Oakes, R., Jagadamma, S., and Rius, Agustin. 2018. Demonstrating the Soil Health Benefits of the White Clover Living Mulch Production System among Different Soil Classes and Geographical Landscapes. NRCS-CIG grant (Sub-award from the University of Georgia). 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021. $85,000 to Jagadamma.

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