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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

MARTY R. SCHMER

Research Agronomist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparison of measured and modeled effects of residue removal on soil organic carbon - (Abstract Only) - (22-May-14)
Can cover crop and manure maintain or improve soil properties after stover removal from irrigated no-till corn? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco-Canqui, H., Ferguson, R.B., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J., Tatarko, J. 2014. Can cover crop and manure maintain or improve soil properties after stover removal from irrigated no-till corn?. Soil Science Society of America Journal. DOI: 10.2136/SSSAJ2013.12.0550.
Cob biomass supply for combined heat and power and biofuel in the north central USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Dose, H.L. 2014. Cob biomass supply for combined heat and power and biofuel in the north central USA. Biomass and Bioenergy. 64:321-328. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.03.051.
Biomass round bales infield aggregation logistic scenarios Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cannayen, I., Archer, D.W., Gustafson, C., Schmer, M.R., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Keshwani, D., Backer, L., Hellevang, K., Faller, T. 2014. Biomass round bales infield aggregation logistic scenarios. Biomass and Bioenergy. 66:12-26.
Energy potential and greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy cropping systems on marginally productive cropland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Varvel, G.E., Follett, R.F., Mitchell, R.B., Jin, V.L. 2014. Energy potential and greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy cropping systems on marginally productive cropland. PLoS One. 9:e89501 DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0089501 2014.
Soil greenhouse gas emissions in response to corn stover removal and tillage management across the US corn belt Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, V.L., Baker, J.M., Johnson, J.M., Karlen, D.L., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Sauer, T.J., Stott, D.E., Varvel, G.E., Venterea, R.T., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J. 2014. Soil greenhouse gas emissions in response to corn stover removal and tillage management across the US corn belt. BioEnergy Research. 7(2):517-527. DOI: 10.1007/S12155-014-9421-0.
Production and supply logistics of switchgrass as an energy feedstock - (Book / Chapter)
Schmer, M.R., Cannayen, I. 2014. Production and supply logistics of switchgrass as an energy feedstock. In: Wang,L. editor. Sustainable Bioenergy Production. 1st edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 155-191.
Using cover crops and animal manure to maintain or improve soil properties after corn stover removal - (Abstract Only) - (26-Jun-13)
Cover Crop Chart: An intuitive educational resource for extension professionals Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Archer, D.W., Hendrickson, J.R., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L. 2013. Cover Crop Chart: An intuitive educational resource for extension professionals. Journal of Extension. 51(3):1-5.
A career in government: my experiences working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service - (Popular Publication)
Schmer, M.R. 2013. A career in government: my experiences working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. CSA News. 58(2):46-49. Available: https://www.soils.org/publications/csa/articles/58/2/46.
Water use efficiency by switchgrass compared to a native grass or a native grass alfalfa mixture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hendrickson, J.R., Schmer, M.R., Sanderson, M.A. 2013. Water use efficiency by switchgrass compared to a native grass or a native grass alfalfa mixture. BioEnergy Research. DOI:10.1007/s12155-012-9290-3.
Landscape variation in soil properties and potential impacts on biofuel cropping systems - (Abstract Only) - (06-Sep-12)
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) for biofuel production - (Experiment Station)
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R. 2012. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) for biofuel production. Extension Publications. http://www.extension.org/pages/26635/switchgrass-panicum-virgatum-for-biofuel-production.
Corn stover removal impacts on soil greenhouse gas emissions in irrigated continuous corn systems - (Abstract Only) - (28-Jun-12)
Diversification and ecosystem services for conservation agriculture: Outcomes from pastures and integrated crop-livestock systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanderson, M.A., Archer, D.W., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Liebig, M.A., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L., Aguilar, J.P. 2013. Diversification and ecosystem services for conservation agriculture: Outcomes from pastures and integrated crop-livestock systems. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 28(2):129-144.
Growing season greenhouse gas flux from switchgrass in the northern Great Plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Tanaka, D.L., Phillips, B.L. 2012. Growing season greenhouse gas flux from switchgrass in the northern Great Plains. Biomass and Bioenergy. 45:315-319.
Elevating your elevator talk - (Popular Publication)
Schmer, M.R. 2012. Elevating your elevator talk. CSA News. June 2012. 57:38.
Landscape influences on soil nitrogen supply and water holding capacity for irrigated corn - (Proceedings)
Ferguson, R., Shaver, T., Ward, N., Irmak, S., Van Donk, S., Rudnick, D., Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Francis, D.D., Adamchuck, V., Hendrickson, L. 2012. Landscape influences on soil nitrogen supply and water holding capacity for irrigated corn. In: Proceedings of International Society of Precision Agricultural. 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 15-18, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2012 CDROM.
Cob biomass supply for bioenergy in the north central USA - (Abstract Only) - (16-Apr-12)
Switchgrass harvest and storage - (Book / Chapter)
Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R. 2012. Switchgrass harvest and storage. In A. Monti (ed.) Switchgrass: A valuable biomass crop for energy (Green Energy and Technology). pp. 113-127.
Crop management for switchgrass - (Book / Chapter)
Sanderson, M.A., Schmer, M.R., Owens, V., Keyser, P., Elbersen, W. 2012. Crop management for switchgrass. Book Chapter. p. 87-112. IN: A. Monti. Switchgrass, a valuable biomass crop for energy. Springer-Verlag, NY.
Understanding variation in switchgrass biomass composition - (Popular Publication)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Casler, M.D. 2012. Understanding variation in switchgrass biomass composition. CSA News. March 2012. Pg. 14.
Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Casler, M.D. 2012. Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol yield. Agronomy Journal. 104:54-64.
Infield aggregation and transport of biomass round bales - (Abstract Only)
Igathinathane, C., Archer, D.W., Gustafson, C., Schmer, M.R., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Keshwani, D., Hellevang, K., Nowatzki, J., Backer, L., Thorson, C.R., Faller, T., Roth, M. Infield Aggregation and Transport of Biomass Round Bales. Meeting Abstract. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual Internation Meeting. 2011.
Field emissions of greenhouse gases from contrasting biofuel feedstock production systems under different N fertilization rates - (Abstract Only)
Jin, V.L., Varvel, G.E., Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2011. Field emissions of greenhouse gases from contrasting biofuel feedstock production systems under different N fertilization rates. Abstract #135-5. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract #135-5.
Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol recovery - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Casler, M.D. 2011. Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol recovery [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract No. 64434. Available: http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2011am/webprogram/Paper64434.html.
Bioenergy cropping systems for food, feed, fuel, and soil - (Abstract Only)
Archer, D.W., Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Nichols, K.A., Kronberg, S.L. 2011. Bioenergy cropping systems for food, feed, fuel, and soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. 62-2.
Field-scale soil property changes under switchgrass managed for bioenergy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2011. Field-scale soil property changes under switchgrass managed for bioenergy. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 3: 439-448.
Switchgrass and intermediate wheatgrass aboveground and belowground response to nitrogen and calcium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Hanson, J.D., Johnson, H.A. 2012. Switchgrass and intermediate wheatgrass aboveground and belowground response to nitrogen and calcium. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 35:1065-1079.
Determining switchgrass biomass supplies for cellulosic biorefineries - (Research Technical Update)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schacht, L.C., Marx, D.B. 2010. Determining switchgrass biomass supplies for cellulosic biorefineries. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Vol. 2, page 1.
The role of multi-feedstocks for cellulosic biofuel production and their potential in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R. 2010. The role of multi-feedstocks for cellulosic biofuel production and their potential in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. BIT's 3rd World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology. Dalian, China. Meeting Abstract. 25-27 July, 2010.
Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers - (Other)
Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L. 2010. Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers. Agricultural Research Service Publication. Vol. 6, page 1.
Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers - (Research Technical Update)
Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L. 2010. Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Vol. 6, page 1.
Switchgrass affects on soil property changes in the Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2010. Switchgrass affects on soil property changes in the Great Plains. Abstract #56-8. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts (CDROM), 1-3 Nov. 2010, Long Beach, CA.
Evaluating a hybrid soil temperature model in a corn-soybean agroecosystem and a tallgrass prairie in the Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feng, S., Salvagiotti, F., Schmer, M.R., Wingeyer, A., Weiss, A. 2010. Evaluating a hybrid soil temperature model in a corn-soybean agroecosystem and a tallgrass prairie in the Great Plains. Great Plains Research 20 (Fall 2010):249-60.
Switchgrass - (Experiment Station)
Mitchell, R.B, Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., and Pennington, D. Switchgrass for biofuel production. Sustainable Ag Energy Community of Practice, eXtension. (http://extension.org/pages/Switchgrass_for_Biofuel_Production). 2010.
Efficient Methods of Estimating Switchgrass Biomass Supplies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schacht, W.H., Marx, D.B. 2010. Efficient Methods of Estimating Switchgrass Biomass Supplies. BioEnergy Research. 3(3):243-250.
Spatial and Temporal Effects on Switchgrass Stands and Yield in the Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schacht, W.H., Marx, D.A. 2010. Spatial and Temporal Effects on Switchgrass Stands and Yield in the Great Plains. BioEnergy Research. 3:159–171.
Effects of Harvest Date and Bale Format on Switchgrass Biomass Loss During Storage - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R. 2009. Effects of Harvest Date and Bale Format on Switchgrass Biomass Loss During Storage. Abstract 164-15 in ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts (CDROM), 1-5 November, 2009, Pittsburg, PA.
Sustainability of Switchgrass for Cellulosic Ethanol: Evaluating Net Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Feedstocks Costs - (Proceedings)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Liebig, M.A., Perrin, R.K. Sustainability of Switchgrass for Cellulosic Ethanol: Evaluating Net Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Feedstocks Costs. Symposium Proceedings.
Switchgrass biomass simulation at diverse sites in the northern Great Plains of the U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kiniry, J.R., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2008. Switchgrass biomass simulation at diverse sites in the northern Great Plains of the U.S. BioEnergy Research. 1(3-4):259-264.
Soil Carbon Storage by Switchgrass Grown for Bioenergy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liebig, M.A., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2008. Soil Carbon Storage by Switchgrass Grown for Bioenergy. BioEnergy Research. 1:215-222.
Switchgrass Cost of Production: Data from On-Farm Trials - (Research Notes)
Perrin, R.K., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R. 2008. Switchgrass Cost of Production: Data from On-Farm Trials. Department of Agricultural Communications Report No. 184. Lincoln, NE. Available online at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ageconfacpub/37/ (ARIS #224597; published 3/30/08).
Farm-scale Production Cost of Switchgrass for Biomass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perrin, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R. 2008. Farm-scale Production Cost of Switchgrass for Biomass. BioEnergy Research 1:91-97 (also available online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/f85977006m871205/ ; ARIS 196897).
Net Energy of Cellulosic Ethanol from Switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R.K. 2008. Net Energy of Cellulosic Ethanol from Switchgrass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105: 464-469.
Soil carbon change under switchgrass in the northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Liebig, M.A., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2007. Soil carbon change under switchgrass in the northern Great Plains. IN: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts (CDROM), 4-8 November 2007. New Orleans, LA. ASA-CSSA-SSSA, Madison, WI.
Energy balance of switchgrass grown for cellulosic ethanol in the Northern Great Plains, USA Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R.K. 2007. Energy balance of switchgrass grown for cellulosic ethanol in the Northern Great Plains, USA. 23rd American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 27, 2007.
Essential Agronomic Practices for Managing Switchgrass for Bioenergy - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Sarath, G., Schmer, M.R. 2006. Essential agronomic practices for managing switchgrass for bioenergy. In Annual Meeting Abstracts [CD-ROM]. ASA, CSSA, SSA. Madison, WI.
Switchgrass Management Effects on Feedstock Costs in the Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R.K. 2006. Switchgrass management effects on feedstock costs in the northern great plains. In Annual Meeting Abstracts[CD-ROM]. ASA, CSSA, SSA. Madison, WI.
Switchgrass for Biomass: Commercial-Scale Production Costs in the Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Perrin, R.K., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R. 2006. Switchgrass for Biomass: Commercial-Scale Production Costs in the Northern Great Plains. Program and Abstracts, 8th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Nashville, TN. p.55
Switchgrass for Biomass: Farm Scale Production Practices Affect Feedstock Costs and Quantities in the Northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Vogel, K.P., Perrin, R.K., Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R. 2006. Switchgrass for Biomass: Farm scale production practices affect feedstock costs and quantities in the Northern Great Plains. Program and Abstracts, 8th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Nashville, TN. p.56
Establishment Stand Thresholds for Switchgrass Grown As a Bioenergy Crop - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Moser, L.E., Eskridge, K.M. 2006. Establishment stand thresholds for switchgrass grown as a bioenergy crop. Crop Science 46:157-161.
Switchgrass on-Farm Biomass Yields in the Northern Great Plains - (Experiment Station)
Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R. 2005. Switchgrass on-farm biomass yields in the northern great plains. NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center. Grass & Beef Research Review. p. 14-16. NDSU CGREC, Streeter, ND.
Plant Adaptation Regions: Ecological and Climatic Classification of Plant Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogel, K.P., Brejda, J.J., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R. 2005. Plant adaptation regions: ecological and climatic classification of plant germplasm. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:315-319.
Spatial Variability of Stand Establishment and Biomass Production of Switchgrass Monocultures Grown in the Northern Plains, Usa. - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2005. Spatial variability of stand establishment and biomass production of switchgrass monocultures grown in the Northern Plains, USA. Society for Range Management Abs.305.
The Grassland Assessment Tool: a New Technique for Monitoring Grasslands - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Vermeire, L.T., Derner, J.D. 2005. The grassland assessment tool: a new technique for monitoring grasslands. Society for Range Management Meeting Proceedings.
Switchgrass - a Biomass Energy Crop for the Midwest - (Popular Publication)
PERRIN, R., VOGEL, K.P., SCHMER, M.R., MITCHELL, R. SWITCHGRASS - A BIOMASS ENERGY CROP FOR THE MIDWEST. NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION BULLETIN. 2004.p16-17.
Estimating Switchgrass Standing Crop with Visual Obstruction and Elongated Leaf Height - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2004. Estimating switchgrass standing crop with visual obstruction and elongated leaf height. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. #299.
The Medical Approach to Grassland Assessment - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Vermeire, L.T. 2004. The medical approach to grassland assessment. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. #259.
Field Scale Evaluation of Establishment Year Stands on Switchgrass Biomass Production in the Northern Plains - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Moser, L., Mitchell, R.B. 2002. Field scale evaluation of establishment year stands on switchgrass biomass production in the northern plains. Agronomy Abstracts. In Annual Meeting Abstracts [CD-ROM]. ASA, CSSA, SSA. Madison, Wi.
Field Scale Evaluation of Switchgrass Grown As a Bioenergy Crop in the Northern Plains - (Popular Publication)
VOGEL, K.P., SCHMER, M.R., PERRIN, R.K., MOSER, L.E., MITCHELL, R. FIELD SCALE EVALUATION OF SWITCHGRASS GROWN AS A BIOENERGY CROP IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. 2003. p14. NDSU Grass and Beef Research Review, Central Grasslands Research Center, Streeter, ND.
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