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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Kerri Loraine. Steenwerth

Soil Scientist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Cover crops and tillage in a mature Merlot vineyard affect yields and cluster weight but not nutrition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Mcelrone, A.J., Hanifin, R.C., Storm, C., Collatz, W. 2013. Cover crops and tillage in a mature Merlot vineyard affect yields and cluster weight but not nutrition. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 64:515-521.
'Cabernet Sauvignon' grape anthocyanin increased by soil conservation practices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Steenwerth, K.L. 2013. 'Cabernet Sauvignon' grape anthocyanin increased by soil conservation practices. Scientia Horticulturae. 159: 128–133.
Irrigation of an established vineyard with winery cleaning agent solution (simulated winery wastewater): vine growth, berry quality, and soil chemistry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mosse, K., Lee, J., Leachman, B.T., Parikh, S., Patti, A.F., Cavagnaro, T., Steenwerth, K.L. 2013. Irrigation of an established vineyard with winery cleaning agent solution (simulated winery wastewater): vine growth, berry quality, and soil chemistry. Agricultural Water Management. 123:93-102.
Discerning agricultural management effects on nitrous oxide emissions from conventional and alternative cropping systems: A California case study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suddick, E.C., Steenwerth, K.L., Garland, G.M., Smart, D., Six, J. 2012. Discerning agricultural management effects on nitrous oxide emissions from conventional and alternative cropping systems: A California case study. Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2011-1073.ch012.
Chapter 10 – Management to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Western U.S. Croplands Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Halvorson, A.D., Steenwerth, K.L., Suddick, E.C., Liebig, M.A., Bronson, K.F., Collins, H.P. 2012. Chapter 10 – Management to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Western U.S. Croplands. Elsevier. 167-182.
Chapter 10 - Management to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Western U.S. Croplands Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Halvorson, A.D., Steenwerth, K.L., Suddick, E.C., Liebig, M.A., Bronson, K.F., Collins, H.P. 2012. Chapter 10 - Management to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Western U.S. Croplands. Elsevier. 167-182.
Assessment of carbon in woody plants and soil across a vineyard-woodland landscape Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, J.N., Hollander, A., O'Geen, A., Thrupp, A., Hanifin, R.C., Steenwerth, K.L., Jackson, L. 2011. Quantification of carbon stocks and woody plant diversity across a vineyard-woodland landscape. Agriculture Ecosystems and the Environment. doi:10.1186/1750-0680-6-11.
Influence of floor management technique on grapevine growth, disease pressure, and juice and wine composition: A review of recent literature Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Guerra, B., Steenwerth, K.L. 2011. Influence of floor management technique on grapevine growth, disease pressure, and juice and wine composition: A review of recent literature. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. doi: 10.5344/ajev.2011.10001.
Management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in western U.S. croplands - (Book / Chapter)
Halvorson, A.D., Steenwerth, K.L., Suddick, E.C., Liebig, M.A., Smith, J.L., Bronson, K.F., Collins, H.P. 2012. Management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in western U.S. croplands. Elsevier. New York, NY: Elsevier Inc. p. 167-182.
Competitive effects of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible Conyza candensis on young grapevines (Vitis Vinifera L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alcorta, M., Fidelibus, M.W., Steenwerth, K.L., Belina, K.M., Shrestha, A. 2011. Competitive effects of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible Conyza candensis on young grapevines (Vitis Vinifera L.). Crop Protection. 59:489-494.
To till or not to till? - impact on grape YAN - (Other)
Lee, J., Steenwerth, K.L. 2011. To till or not to till? - impact on grape YAN. Oregon State University Extension Publications. 3:6.
Rootstock and vineyard floor management influence on 'Cabernet Sauvignon' grape yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN) - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J., Steenwerth, K.L. 2011. Rootstock and vineyard floor management influence on 'Cabernet Sauvignon' grape yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN). Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Meeting. Meeting Booklet.
Rootstock and Vineyard Floor Management Influence on 'Cabernet Sauvignon' Grape Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, J., Steenwerth, K.L. 2011. Rootstock and vineyard floor management influence on 'Cabernet Sauvignon' grape yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN). Food Chemistry. 127:926-933.
Effect of vineyard row orientation on growth and phenology of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible horseweed (Conyza canadensis L. Cronq.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alcorta, M., Fidelibus, M.W., Steenwerth, K.L., Shrestha, A. 2011. Effect of vineyard row orientation on growth and phenology of glyphosate-resistant and glyphosate-susceptible horseweed (Conyza canadensis L. Cronq.). Weed Science. 59:55-60.
Biodiversity and multiple ecosystem functions in an organic farmscape - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Smukler, S.M., Jackson, L.E., Sanchez Moreno, S., Fonte, S.J., H.Ferris, H., Klonsky, K., O'Green, A.T., Scow, K.M. 2010. Biodiversity and multiple ecosystem functions in an organic farmscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 139:80-97.
Vineyard Weed Management Practices Influence Soil N Retention and Microbial Communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Belina, K.M. VINEYARD WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES INFLUENCE NITRATE LEACHING AND NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 38:127-131.
Microbial community structure and diversity as indicators for evaluating soil quality - (Review Article)
Sharma, S.K., Aketi, R., Sharma, M.P., Joshi, O., Govaerts, B., Steenwerth, K.L., Karlen, D.L. 2010. Microbial community structure and diversity as indicators for evaluating soil quality. Sustainable Agriculture. 5:317-358.
Land Use and Climatic Factors Structure Regional Patterns in Soil Microbial Communities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Drenovsky, R.E., Steenwerth, K.L., Jackson, L.E., Scow, K.M. 2010. LAND USE AND CLIMATIC FACTORS STRUCTURE REGIONAL PATTERNS IN SOIL MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES. Global Ecology and Biogeorgraphy. 19:27-39.
Vineyard Weed Seedbank Composition Responds to Glyphosate and Cultivation after Three Years - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Baumgartner, K., Belina, K.M., Veilleux, L. 2010. VINEYARD WEED SEEDBANK COMPOSITION RESPONDS TO GLYPHOSATE AND CULTIVATION AFTER THREE YEARS. Weed Science. 58:310-316.
A Vineyard Agroecosystem: Disturbance and Precipitation Affect Soil Respiration under Mediterranean Conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Pierce, D.L., Carlisle, E.A., Spencer, R.G., Smart, D.R. 2010. A Vineyard Agroecosystem: Disturbance and Precipitation Affect Soil Respiration under Mediterranean Conditions. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 74:231-239.
Shifts in Vineyard Weed Seed Bank Composition in Reponse to Organic and Conventional Weed Control Practices - (Proceedings)
Steenwerth, K.L., Baumgartner, K., Belina, K.M., Veilleux, L. 2009. SHIFTS IN VINEYARD WEED SEED BANK COMPOSITION IN REPONSE TO ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL WEED CONTROL PRACTICES. Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for CoOperation(GiESCO).
Cover Crop Systems Affect Weed Communities in a California Vineyard - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baumgartner, K., Steenwerth, K.L., Veilleux, L.M. 2008. COVER CROP SYSTEMS AFFECT WEED COMMUNITIES IN A CALIFORNIA VINEYARD. Weed Science. 56:596-605.
Cover Crops and Cultivation: Impacts on Soil N Dynamics, Nitrous Oxide Efflux, and Microbiological Function in a Mediterranean Vineyard Agroecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Belina, K.M. 2008. COVER CROPS AND CULTIVATION: IMPACTS ON SOIL N DYNAMICS, NITROUS OXIDE EFFLUX, AND MICROBIOLOGICAL FUNCTION IN A MEDITERRANEAN VINEYARD AGROECOSYSTEM. Applied Soil Ecology. Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp370-380.
Cover Crops Enhance Soil Organic Matter, Carbon Dynamics and Microbiological Function in a Mediterranean Vineyard Agroecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Belina, K.M. 2008. COVER CROPS ENHANCE SOIL ORGANIC MATTER, CARBON DYNAMICS AND MICROBIOLOGICAL FUNCTION IN A MEDITERRANEAN VINEYARD AGROECOSYSTEM. Applied Soil Ecology. Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp359-369.
Soil Morphology, Depth and Grapevine Root Frequency Influence Microbial Communities in a Pinot Noir Vineyard - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Drenovsky, R.E., Lambert, J.J., Smart, D.R., Kluepfel, D.A., Scow, K.M. 2008. SOIL MORPHOLOGY, DEPTH AND GRAPEVINE ROOT FREQUENCY INFLUENCE MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES IN A PINOT NOIR VINEYARD. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40:1330-1340.
Weed Community Compostion in Response to Organic and Conventional Weed Control Practices in a California Vineyard - (Proceedings)
Steenwerth, K.L., Baumgartner, K., Veilleux, L. 2007. WEED COMMUNITY COMPOSTION IN RESPONSE TO ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL WEED CONTROL PRACTICES IN A CALIFORNIA VINEYARD. Weed Science Society of California Meeting Proceedings.
Effects of Organic and Conventional Practices on Weed Control in a Perennial Cropping System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baumgartner, K., Steenwerth, K.L., Veilleux, L.M. 2007. EFFECTS OF ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL PRACTICES ON WEED CONTROL IN A PERENNIAL CROPPING SYSTEM. Weed Science. 55:352-358.
Effects of Grapevine Roots, Soil Resources and Depth on Soil Microbial Communities in a Pinot Noir Vineyard - (Abstract Only)
Steenwerth, K.L., Parker, S., Kluepfel, D.A., Lambert, J., Smart, D.R. 2006. Effects of grapevine roots, soil resources and depth on soil microbial communities in a pinot noir vineyard. World Congress of Soil Science.
Analysis of Soil Properties and Bacterial Genera Influencing the Soil-Borne Culturable Bacterial Community in a California Grapevine Vineyard - (Abstract Only)
Parker, S.R., Kluepfel, D.A., Steenwerth, K.L., Lambert, J., Smart, D. 2006. Analysis of soil properties and bacterial genera influencing the soil-borne culturable bacterial community in a california grapevine vineyard. American Phytopathological Society Abstracts.
Land Use History, Soil Biology, and Soil Carbon - (Book / Chapter)
Ecology and Management of California Grasslands, Eds. Mark Stromberg (UC Hastings Natural History Reservation), Jeff Corbin (UCB) and Carla D'Antonio (UCSB)
Effects of Land Use on Soil Respiration: Conversion of Oak-Woodlands to Vineyards - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carlisle, E.C., Steenwerth, K.L., Smart, D.R. 2006. Effects of land use on soil respiration: conversion of oak-woodlands to vineyards. Environmental Quality. Vol. 35, 1396-1404.
Microbial Communities of a Native Perennial Bunchgrass Do Not Respond Consistently Accross a Gradient of Land Use Intensification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Jackson, L.E., Carlise, E.A., Scow, K.M. 2006. Microbial communities of a native perennial bunchgrass do not respond consistently accross a gradient of land use intensification. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Vol. 38, 1797-1811.
Soil Microbial Community Composition As Affected by Restoration Practices in California Grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Potthoff, M., Steenwerth, K.L., Jackson, L.E., Drenovsky, R.E., Scow, K.M., Joergensen, R.G. 2006. Soil microbial community composition as affected by restoration practices in california grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
Pre-Emergent Activity of Organic Herbicides on Field Bindweed and Barnyard Grass - (Abstract Only)
Steenwerth, K.L., Hunt, J.M., Eve, E., Shrestha, A. 2006. Pre-emergent activity of organic herbicides on field bindweed and barnyard grass. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts.
Vineyard Management Methods for Carbon Sequestration in Soil: a Stable Isotope Approach - (Abstract Only)
Pierce, D.L., Steenwerth, K.L., Harris, D., Smart, D.R. 2005. Vineyard management methods for carbon sequestration in soil: a stable isotope approach. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting.
Partioning of Soil Respiration into Aboveground and Rhizosphere Components Using 13co2 Labeling in Conventional and Conservation Tillage Systems - (Abstract Only)
Smart, D.R., Pierce, D.L., Steenwerth, K.L., Carlisle, E.A., Hunt, J.M., Strand, B.K. 2005. Partioning of soil respiration into aboveground and rhizosphere components using 13co2 labeling in conventional and conservation tillage systems. Ecological Society of America Proceedings.
Response of Microbial Community Composition and Activity in Agricultural and Grassland Soils after Simulated Rainfall - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steenwerth, K.L., Jackson, L.E., Calderon, F.J., Scow, K.M., Rolston, D.E. 2005. Response of microbial community composition and activity in agricultural and grassland soils after simulated rainfall. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 37: 2249-2262.
Soil Biological and Chemical Properties in Restored Perennial Grassland in California - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Potthoff, M., Jackson, L.E., Steenwerth, K.L., Ramirez, I., Stromberg, M.R., Rolston, D.E. 2005. Soil biological and chemical properties in restored perennial grassland in california. Restoration Ecology. 13: 61-73.
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