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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Stewart B. Wuest

Soil Scientist

Stewart Wuest

Educational Background

BS degree in Agrarian Studies from the University of California in 1980, where I later earned an MS in Agronomy, and in 1991 a PhD in Soil Science.

Research Program: Soil Ecology


See the Soil Ecology page for more information about current research projects.





Publications


Citation
View PDF Wuest, S.B., and L.K, Lutcher. Soil water potential requirement for germination of winter wheat. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77: 279-283. 2013.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., and H.T. Gollany. Soil organic carbon and nitrogen after application of nine organic amendments. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77:237-245. 2013.
View PDF Wuest, S. B. An array for measuring detailed soil temperature profiles. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77:427-431. 2013.
View PDF Williams, J.D., D.S. Long, and S.B. Wuest. Capture of Plateau Runoff by GPS Guided Seed Drill Operation. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 66(6):355-361. 2012.
View PDF Halvorson, Jonathan J., Hero T. Gollany, Ann C. Kennedy, Ann E. Hagerman, Javier M. Gonzalez and Stewart B. Wuest. Sorption of Tannin and Related Phenolic Compounds and Effects on Extraction of Soluble-N in Soil Amended with Several Carbon Sources. Agriculture 2:52-72. 2012.
View PDF Williams, J.D., Wuest, S.B. Tillage and no-tillage conservation effectiveness in the intermediate precipitation zone of the inland Pacific Northwest, United States. Journal Soil and Water Conservation. 66(4): 242-249. 2011.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. and W.F. Schillinger. Excessive summer-fallow tillage reduces water storage before, during, and after summer. Oregon Wheat October p. 6-8. Oregon Wheat Growers League, Pendleton, Oregon. 2011.
View PDF Wuest, S. B., and Corp, M. K. One-pass tillage for summer fallow under arid summer conditions. Crop Management. 2011.
View PDF Wuest, S. B. and W. F. Schillinger. Evaporation from high residue no-till versus tilled fallow in a dry summer climate. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 75:1512-1518. 2011.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., W.F. Schillinger, and M.K. Corp. One Tillage Pass Can Produce Highly Effective Tilled Summer Fallow. Dryland Agricultural Research Annual Report, Dryland Station Report 101. Columbia Basin Agric. Res. Center, Pendleton, OR. 2010.
View PDF Riar, D. S., D. A. Ball, J. P. Yenish, S. B. Wuest, and M. K. Corp. Comparison of fallow tillage methods in the intermediate rainfall inland Pacific Northwest. Agronomy Journal. 102:1664-1673. 2010.
View PDF Lutcher, L.K., W.F. Schillinger, S.B. Wuest, N.W. Christensen and D.J. Wysocki. Phosphorus fertilization of late-planted winter wheat into no-till fallow. Agronomy Journal. 102:868-874. 2010.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Tillage depth and timing effects on soil water profiles in two semi-arid soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. (Accepted March 25, 2010).
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Correction of bulk density and sampling method biases using soil mass per unit area. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 73:312-316. 2009.
View PDF Williams, J.D., H.T. Gollany, M.C. Siemens, S.B. Wuest and D.S. Long. Comparison of runoff, soil erosion, and winter wheat yields from no-till and inversion tillage production systems in northeastern Oregon. Journal Soil and Water Conservation. 64(1):42-53. 2009.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Comparison of preferential flow paths to bulk soil in a weakly aggregated silt loam soil. Vadose Zone Journal. 8:623-627. 2009.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. How Tillage affects Water Infiltration. Oregon Soil Quality Technical Note No. 3, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Portland OR., October 2009.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., T.R. Johlke, W. Matlock. Do High Velocity Water Flow Paths Develop Over Time Under No-till? Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Annual Report, Special Report 1091. Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2009.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. and W.F. Schillinger. Small-increment electric soil sampler. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 72:1554-1556. 2008.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., J.D. Williams, H.T. Gollany, M.C. Siemens, D.S. Long. Comparison of runoff and soil erosion from no-till and inversion tillage production systems. Dryland Agricultural Research Annual Report. Special Report 1083. Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 74-85. 2008.
View PDF Machado, S., L. Pritchett, E. Jacobsen, S. Petrie, R. Smiley, D. Ball, D. Wysocki, S. Wuest, H. Gollany, and W. Jepsen. Long-term Experiments at CBARC-Moro and Center of Sustainability-Heppner, 2006-2007. Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Annual Report. Special Report 1083. Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 2008.
View PDF Wuest, S. Vapour is the principal source of water imbibed by seeds in unsaturated soils. Seed Science Research. 7:3-9. 2007.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Surface versus incorporated residue effects on water-stable aggregates. Soil and Tillage Research. 96:124-130. 2007.
View PDF Williams, J.D., S.B. Wuest, W.F. Schillinger, and H.T. Gollany. Rotary subsoiling newly planted winter wheat fields to improve infiltration in frozen soil. Soil and Tillage Research. 86:141-151. 2006.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., J.D. Williams and H.T. Gollany. Tillage and perennial grass effects on ponded infiltration for seven semi-arid loess soils. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 61:218-223. 2006.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., J.D. Williams and T.R. Johlke. Effects of tillage on water infiltration. Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Annual Report. Special Report 1068. Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 86-92. 2006.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Bias in ponded infiltration estimates due to sample volume and shape. Vadose Zone Journal. 4:1183-1190. 2005.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., T.C. Caesar-TonThat, S.F. Wright and J.D. Williams. Organic matter addition, N, and residue burning effects on infiltration, biological, and physical properties of an intensively tilled silt-loam soil. Soil and Tillage Research. 84, 154-167. 2005.
View PDF Machado, S., K. Rhinhart, S. Petrie, S. Wuest, R. Correa and T. Johlke. Long-term experiments at CBARC-Pendleton, 2004. Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Annual Report. Special Report 1061. Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 73-86. 2005.
Qiu, H., J.D. Williams, J. Wu, G.N. Flerchinger, H.S. Oviatt, S.B. Wuest, and D.K. McCool. Effects of tillage and residue management on seed-zone temperature and moisture: field investigation and SHAW modeling. In American Society of Agri Engineers Special Meetings and Conferences Papers. 2005. (Proceedings)
View PDF Williams, J.D., S.B. Wuest, W.F. Schillinger and H.T. Gollany. Rotary subsoiling to reduce erosion and improve infiltration in newly planted winter wheat after summer fallow. Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Annual Report. Special Report 1054. Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 103-109. 2004.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., D. Durr and S.L. Albrecht. Carbon dioxide flux measurement during simulated tillage. Agronomy Journal. 95:715-718. 2003.
View PDF Wuest, S. Seed-soil contact and the role of vapor in germination. 2003 Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Annual Report. Special Report 1047. Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 69-72. 2003.
Williams, J.D., S.B. Wuest, W.F. Schillinger, H.T. Gollany, and D.K. McCool. Rotary subsoiling effectiveness on runoff and erosion in dryland wheat in Washington State. In Proceedings of American Water Resources Association Conference, Nov. 2-6, 2003. San Diego, CA. CD-ROM. 2003.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Water transfer from soil to seed: The role of vapor transport. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 66:1760-1763. 2002.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Soil biopore estimation: effects of tillage, nitrogen, and photographic resolution. Soil and Tillage Research. 62:111-116. 2001.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. Earthworm, infiltration, and tillage relationships in a dryland pea-wheat rotation. Applied Soil Ecology. 18:187-192. 2001.
View PDF Williams, J.D., and S.B. Wuest. No-till influence on hydrology and stream morphology in dryland crop areas. 2001 Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Annual Report. Special Report 1026, Agric. Exp. Sta., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. 84-95. 2001.
Wuest, S., S. Albrecht, J.L. Smith, and D. Bezdicek. How tillage and cropping systems change soil organic matter. Inland Pacific Northwest Research. p 36-43. In Northwest Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference. Jan. 5-7, 2001. Spokane, WA. WSU Press, Pullman, WA. 2001.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., S.L. Albrecht and K.W. Skirvin. Crop residue position and interference with wheat seedling development. Soil and Tillage Research. 55:175-182. 2000.
Williams, J.D., and S.B. Wuest. Direct seeding influence on hydrology and stream morphology in dryland crop areas. In Proceedings of the American Water Resource Association Annual Water Resources Conference, Nov. 6-9, 2000.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., D.K. McCool, B.C. Miller and R.J. Veseth. Development of more effective conservation farming systems through participatory on-farm research. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture, 14(3):98-102. 1999.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., S.L. Albrecht and K.W. Skirvin. Vapor transport vs. seed-soil contact in wheat germination. Agronomy Journal. 91:783-787. 1999.
View PDF Wuest, S., and K. Skirvin. Crop residue and plant health - research overview and implications for no-till. p 81-83. In L. Patterson (ed.) 1999 Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Report. Special Report 999. Agric. Exp. Stn., Oregon State University and USDA-ARS, Pendleton, OR. 1999.
Wuest, S.B., P.E. Rasmussen, C.L. Douglas, Jr., R.W. Rickman, S.L. Albrecht, D.E. Wilkins and R.W. Smiley. Documenting Soil Quality Changes in the Transition to No-Till: 16 Years No-Till Versus First Year No-Till and Conventional Tillage Near Pendleton, OR. p. 74-76. In R.J. Veseth (ed.) Proceedings of the Northwest Direct Seed Cropping Systems Conference and Trade Show. Spokane WA. Jan. 5-7, 1999.
View PDF Wilkins, D. and S. Wuest. Seeding peas and barley into heavy cereal residue. p 47-49. In J.D. Williams (ed.) 1998 Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Report. Special Report 989. Agric. Exp. Stn., Oregon State University and USDA-ARS, Pendleton, OR. 1998.
Veseth, R., S. Wuest, B. Miller, R. Karow, S. Guy, D. Wysocki and T. Feiz. Producer managed on-farm testing -- a scientific approach to grower evaluation of new technologies. In Proceedings of the Agri FUTURE Farm Technology Expo, Red Deer, Alberta, Feb. 4-6, 1998. 1998.
View Link Wuest, S.B., S.O. Guy, L.J. Smith and B.C. Miller. On-farm tests as a tool for extension programming. Journal of Extension. 33(4). 1995.
Wuest, Stewart, Baird Miller, Stephen Guy, Russ Karow, Roger Veseth and Donald Wysocki. Charles Francis, Rhonda Janke, Victoria Mundy, James King, editors. Use of On-Farm Research by Farmers for Technology Development and Transfer. p.7-12. In Alternative Approaches to On-Farm Research and Technology Exchange. University of Nebraska - Lincoln. 1995.
Wuest, S.B., B.C. Miller, R.J. Veseth, S.O. Guy, D.J. Wysocki and R.S. Karow. Using an On-Farm Test for Variety Selection. Pacific Northwest Extension Bulletin PNW 486. 1995.
Wuest, S.B., B.C. Miller, R.J. Veseth, S.O. Guy, D.J. Wysocki and R.S. Karow. On-Farm Test Record Form. Pacific Northwest Extension Bulletin PNW 487. 1995.
View PDF Wuest, S.B., B.C. Miller, J.R. Alldredge, S.O. Guy, R.S. Karow, R.J. Veseth and D.J. Wysocki. Increasing plot length reduces experimental error of on-farm tests. Journal of Production Agriculture. 7:211-215. 1994.
Wuest, S.B., B.C. Miller, R.J. Veseth, S.O. Guy, D.J. Wysocki and R.S. Karow. 1994 Pacific Northwest on-farm test results. >Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Technical Report 95-1, Washington State University, Pullman WA. 1994.
Wuest, S., R. Veseth, B. Miller and S. Guy. On-farm testing: A powerful new tool for growers. In 1993 Field Day Proceedings: Highlights of Research Progress. WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Technical Report 93-4. pp. 60-63. 1993.
Wuest, S., R. Veseth, S. Guy and B. Miller. On-farm testing: A powerful new tool for growers. pp. 48-50. In 1993 Field Day Research and Extension Report. University of Idaho, Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences. 1993.
Wuest, S.B., B.C. Miller, R.J. Veseth, S.O. Guy, D.J. Wysocki and R.S. Karow. 1993 Pacific Northwest on-farm test results. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Technical Report 94-1, Washington State University, Pullman WA. 1993.
Wuest, S.B. Why on-farm testing can make a difference. Sustainable Farming Quarterly Vol. No. 4, February 1993.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. and K.G. Cassman. Fertilizer-nitrogen use efficiency of irrigated wheat: I. Uptake efficiency of pre-plant versus late season application. Agronomy Journal. 84:682-688. 1992.
View PDF Wuest, S.B. and K.G. Cassman. Fertilizer-nitrogen use efficiency of irrigated wheat: II. Partitioning efficiency of preplant versus late season application. Agronomy Journal. 84:689-694. 1992.
Wuest, S.B. and K.G. Cassman. Effects of variations in soil water potential, depth of N placement, and cultivar on postanthesis N uptake by wheat. Plant and Soil. 143:45-53. 1992.
Wuest, S.B., B.C. Miller, R.J. Veseth, S.O. Guy, D.J. Wysocki and R.S. Karow. 1992 Pacific Northwest on-farm test results. Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Technical Report 92-4, Washington State University, Pullman WA. 1992.
Wuest, S.B. How to do an on-farm test. STEEP Extension Conservation Farming Update, Winter 1992.
Miller, B., S. Wuest, R. Veseth, S. Guy, R. Karow and D. Wysocki. Farmer driven on-farm research to develop site-specific conservation farming practices in the Pacific Northwest. p. 187-8. In Proceedings of a Conference on Participatory On-Farm Research and Education for Agricultural Sustainability, Champaign, IL, July 30 - August 1, 1992. 1992.
Wuest, S.B. Nitrogen Fertilizer Management. California Wheat Commission. 1991.
Wuest, S.B., K.G. Cassman and B.A. Linquist. Comparison of uptake efficiency and partitioning of N in wheat before and after anthesis: Evaluation of N management strategies. In Proceedings, 1988 California Plant and Soil Conference, California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy. February 1-2, 1989. Sacramento, CA. 1989.

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