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United States Department of Agriculture

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Research Project: ECOLOGICALLY-BASED SOIL MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Soil Tilth: What every farmer understands but no researcher can define - (Book / Chapter)
Karlen, D.L. 2011. Soil Tilth: What every farmer understands but no researcher can define. In: Glinski, J., Horabik, J., Lipiec, J., editors. Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Heidelberg, London; New York: Springer Dordrecht. p. 794-798.
Future testing opportunities to ensure sustainability of the biofuels industry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Kerr, B.J. 2012. Future testing opportunities to ensure sustainability of the biofuels industry. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 43:(1-2)36-46. DOI:10.1080/00103624.2012.631410.
Agriculture and land use issues - (Book / Chapter)
Hess, J.R., Jacobson, J.J., Karlen, D.L., Muth, D.J., Nelson, R.G., Ovard, L.P., Searcy, E.M., Ulrich, T.H. 2010. Agriculture and land use issues. In: Rosillo-Calle, Frank and Johnson, Francis X, editors. Food versus Fuel: An Informed Introduction to Biofuels. London, UK: Zed Books Ltd. p. 86-115.
Tillage and Residue Management Effects on Semi-Arid Mediterranean Soil Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Imaz, M.J., Virto, I., Bescansa, P., Enrique, A., Fernandez-Ugalde, O., Karlen, D.L. 2010. Tillage and Residue Management Effects on Semi-Arid Mediterranean Soil Quality. Soil & Tillage Research. 107:17–25.
Influence of Landscape Position on Soil Water Flux in a Cropped Field - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D., Niemeier, J., Kruger, A. 2009. Influence of Landscape Position on Soil Water Flux in a Cropped Field. American Geophysical Union [abstract]. Dec. 14-18, 2009, San Francisco, CA. CD-ROM.
Uncertainty in SMAP Soil Moisture Measurements Caused by Dew - (Abstract Only)
Hornbuckle, B.K., Kruger, A., Rowlandson, T.L., Logsdon, S.D., Kaleita, A., Yueh, S.H. 2009. Uncertainty in SMAP Soil Moisture Measurements Caused by Dew [abstract]. American Geophysical Union. Dec. 14-18, 2009, San Francisco, CA. CD-ROM.
Phosphorus availability to corn and soybean evaluated by three soil test methods for southern Brazilian soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bortolon, L., Gianello, C., Kovar, J.L. 2011. Phosphorus availability to corn and soybean evaluated by three soil test methods for southern Brazilian soils. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 42:39-49.
Field estimation of specific yield in a Central Iowa crop field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logsdon, S.D., Schilling, K.E., Hernandez Ramirez, G., Prueger, J.H., Hatfield, J.L., Sauer, T.J. 2010. Field estimation of specific yield in a Central Iowa crop field. Hydrological Processes. 24(10):1369-1377.
Indices for soil management decisions - (Book / Chapter)
Karlen, D.L., Wienhold, B.J., Kang, S., Zobeck, T.M., Andrews, S.S. 2011. Indices for soil management decisions. In: Sauer, T.S., Hatfield, J.L., editors. Soil Management: Building a Stable Base for Agriculture. Madison, WI. American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 39-50.
Field Use of Soil Moisture Sensors to Study Water Flow Patterns - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D. 2009. Field Use of Soil Moisture Sensors to Study Water Flow Patterns [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA. CD-ROM.
Root Effects on Soil Properties and Processes: Synthesis and Future Research Needs - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D. 2009. Root Effects on Soil Properties and Processes: Synthesis and Future Research Needs [abstracts]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA. CD-ROM.
Inorganic and Organic Phosphorus in Soil Affected by Compost, Tillage and Cropping System - (Abstract Only)
Bortolon, L., Kovar, J.L., Cambardella, C.A., Singer, J.W., Gianello, C. 2009. Inorganic and Organic Phosphorus in Soil Affected by Compost, Tillage and Cropping System [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA. Paper No. 352-11.
Midwest soil and water conservation: Past, present and future - (Book / Chapter)
Karlen, D.L., Dinnes, D.L., Singer, J.W. 2010. Midwest soil and water conservation: Past, present and future. In: Zobeck, T.M., Schillinger, W.F., editors. Soil and Water Conservation Advances in the U.S.: Past Efforts and Future Outlook. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 131-162.
Corn Stover Feedstock Trial Update and Future Integrative Visioning - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L. 2009. Corn Stover Feedstock Trial Update and Future Integrative Visioning [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
Soil Quality as an Indicator of Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L. 2009. Soil Quality as an Indicator of Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
No-tillage Improvement of Soil Physical Quality in Calcareous, Degradation-prone, Semiarid Soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fernandez-Ugalde, O., Virto, I., Bescansa, P., Imaz, M.J., Enrique, A., Karlen, D.L. 2009. No-tillage Improvement of Soil Physical Quality in Calcareous, Degradation-prone, Semiarid Soils. Soil & Tillage Research. 106(1):29-35.
Phosphorus Depletion From Rhizosphere Solution by Maize Grown in Compost-amended Soil - (Proceedings)
Bortolon, L., Kovar, J.L., Gianello, C. 2009. Phosphorus Depletion From Rhizosphere Solution by Maize Grown in Compost-amended Soil. Plant Nutrition Colloquium Proceedings. Available: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1cc397f1
Distribution of Phosphorus and Potassium Following Surface Banding of Fertilizer in Conservation Tillage Systems - (Proceedings)
Kovar, J.L., Bortolon, L., Karlen, D.L. 2009. Distribution of Phosphorus and Potassium Following Surface Banding of Fertilizer in Conservation Tillage Systems. Plant Nutrition Colloquium Proceedings. Available: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8j0224dq
Methods of Phosphorus Analysis for Soils, Sediments, Residuals, and Waters-Revised Edition - (Book / Chapter)
Kovar, J.L., Pierzynski, G.M. 2009. Methods of Phosphorus Analysis for Soils, Sediments, Residuals, and Waters-Revised Edition. Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin. Available: http://www.sera17.ext.vt.edu/Documents/P_Methods2ndEdition2009.pdf
Bean leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) response to soybean variety and organic-compliant treatments in Iowa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delate, K., Dewitt, J., Mckern, A., Rosmann, D., Karlen, D.L., Turnbull, R. 2009. Bean Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Response to Soybean Variety and Organic-compliant Treatments in Iowa. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 25:145-163.
Book Review: "The Rhizosphere: Biochemistry and Organic Substances at the Soil-Plant Interface, Second Edition" - (Other)
Kovar, J.L. 2009. Book Review: "The Rhizosphere: Biochemistry and Organic Substances at the Soil-Plant Interface, Second Edition". Journal of Environmental Quality. 38(4):1977.
Crop Residues: The Rest of the Story - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Lal, R., Follett, R.F., Kimble, J.M., Hatfield, J.L., Miranowski, J.M., Cambardella, C.A., Manale, A., Anex, R.P., Rice, C.W. 2009. Crop Residues: The Rest of the Story. Environmental Science and Technology. 43(21):8011-8015.
Strategies for Sustainable Corn Stover Feedstock Production - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Wendt, L.M., Hess, J.R. 2009. Strategies for Sustainable Corn Stover Feedstock Production. In: Proceedings of the International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO), June 15-19, 2009, Izmir, Turkey. p. 1-10.
Future Testing Opportunities to Ensure Sustainability of the Biofuels Industry - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Kerr, B.J. 2009. Future Testing Opportunities to Ensure Sustainability of the Biofuels Industry [abstract]. International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis. p. 18.
Is No-Tillage Enough? A Field-Scale Watershed Assessment of Conservation Effects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Dinnes, D.L., Tomer, M.D., Meek, D.W., Cambardella, C.A., Moorman, T.B. 2009. Is No-Tillage Enough? A Field-Scale Watershed Assessment of Conservation Effects. Journal of Integrative Biosciences. 7(2):1-24.
Soil water and shallow groundwater relations in an agricultural hillslope - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logsdon, S.D., Schilling, K.E., Hernandez Ramirez, G., Hatfield, J.L., Sauer, T.J., Prueger, J.H. 2009. Soil Water and Shallow Groundwater Relations in an Agricultural Hillslope. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 73(5):1461-1468.
Fluid Fertilizer’s Role in Sustaining Soils Used for Bio-fuel Feedstock Production - (Proceedings)
Kovar, J.L., Karlen, D.L. 2009. Fluid Fertilizer’s Role in Sustaining Soils Used for Bio-fuel Feedstock Production. In: Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Symposium Proceedings. Fluid Fertilizer Forum, Feb. 15-17, 2009, Scottsdale, AZ 2009 CDROM.
Book review of "Biophysical Chemistry of Fractal Structures and Processes in Environmental Systems" - (Other)
Logsdon, S.D. 2009. Book review of "Biophysical Chemistry of Fractal Structures and Processes in Environmental Systems". Journal of Environmental Quality. 38(2):836.
Water balance approach to determine upward water movement - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D., Schilling, K.E., Prueger, J.H., Sauer, T.J., Hatfield, J.L. 2008. Water balance approach to determine upward water movement [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting Abstracts, Oct. 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX.
Development of Sustainable Corn Stover Feedstock Supply Strategies - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Johnson, J.M., Wilhelm, W.W., Baker, J.M. 2008. Development of Sustainable Corn Stover Feedstock Supply Strategies [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Oct. 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX.
Soil Function and the Dynamics of Soil Change - (Abstract Only)
Cambardella, C.A. 2008. Soil Function and the Dynamics of Soil Change [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Oct. 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX.
Carbon, nutrient and energy budgets in the LTAR in Iowa: 10-year comparison - (Abstract Only)
Cambardella, C.A., Delate, K. 2008. Carbon, nutrient and energy budgets in the LTAR in Iowa: 10-year comparison [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Oct. 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX.
Will Sulfur Limit Bioenergy Feedstock Production? - (Abstract Only)
Kovar, J.L., Karlen, D.L. 2008. Will Sulfur Limit Bioenergy Feedstock Production? [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Oct. 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX.
Ceap – a New Paradigm for Natural Resources Research - (Other)
Karlen, D.L. 2008. CEAP – A New Paradigm for Natural Resources Research. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 63:220A.
A Landscape Vision for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Laird, D.A., Cruse, R.M. 2008. A Landscape Vision for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production [abstract]. In: C.J. Hapeman (ed.) Chemistry for and from Agriculture Program v. 75 and Abstracts of the American Chemical Society, 236th National Meeting and Exposition, August 178-21, 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
Soil Quality Assessment: Past, Present, and Future - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Andrews, S.S., Zobeck, T.M., Wienhold, B.J. 2008. Soil Quality Assessment: Past, Present, and Future. Electronic Journal of Integrative Biosciences. 6(1):3-14. Available: www.clt.astate.edu/electronicjournal.
A simple tool for implementation of US Farm Bill Programs: Can a practice-based index predict soil function in organic and conventional farming systems? - (Abstract Only)
Andrews, S.S., Cambardella, C.A., Wander, M.M. 2008. A simple tool for implementation of US Farm Bill Programs: Can a practice-based index predict soil function in organic and conventional farming systems?. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. Available: http://www.esa.org/meetings
Balancing Feedstock Production and Soil Resource Protection - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Baker, J.M., Wilhelm, W.W., Johnson, J.E. 2008. Balancing Feedstock Production and Soil Resource Protection. In: Proceedings of the Midwest Area Bioenergy Research Forum, July 18, 2008, Peoria, IL. 2008 CDROM.
Sustainable Corn Stover Harvest Strategies - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Hess, J.R., Wilhelm, W.W. 2008. Sustainable Corn Stover Harvest Strategies. In: Proceedings of the Midwest Area Bioenergy Research Forum, July 18, 2008, Peoria IL. 2008 CDROM.
The Iowa Validation Site - (Abstract Only)
(03-Jul-08)
Sustainability Indicators: A Scientific Assessment - (Other)
Karlen, D.L. 2008. Book Review of Sustainability Indicators: A Scientific Assessment. Journal of Environmental Quality. 37:1663.
Book review of "Encyclopedia of soil science" - (Other)
Logsdon, S.D. Book review of "Encyclopedia of soil science". In: Cheswith, W., editor. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 72:862.
A Preliminary Watershed Scale Soil Quality Assessment in North Central Iowa USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Tomer, M.D., Neppel, J., Cambardella, C.A. 2008. A Preliminary Watershed Scale Soil Quality Assessment in North Central Iowa USA. Soil & Tillage Research. 99:291-299.
Fluid Fertilizer's Role in Sustainng Soils Used for Bio-Fuels Production - (Proceedings)
Kovar, J.L., Karlen, D.L. 2008. Fluid Fertilizer's Role in Sustainng Soils Used for Bio-Fuels Production. In: Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Symposium Proceedings. Fluid Fertilizer Forum, February 17-19, 2008, Scottsdale, AZ. 2008 CDROM.
Soil Water and Shallow Groundwater Relations in an Agricultural Hillslope - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D., Schilling, K.E. 2007. Soil Water and Shallow Groundwater Relations in an Agricultural Hillslope. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting abstracts. Available: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm07/waisfm07.html.
Multiscale mapping: Physical concepts and mathematical techniques - (Other)
Logsdon, S.D., Perfect, E., Tarquis, A.M. 2008. Multiscale mapping: Physical concepts and mathematical techniques. Vadose Zone Journal. 7:453-455.
Evaluation of Organic Pest Management Treatments for Bean Leaf Beetle in Soybean in Iowa - (Abstract Only)
Mckern, A., Rosmann, M., Delate, K., Karlen, D.L. 2007. Evaluation of Organic Pest Management Treatments for Bean Leaf Beetle in Soybean in Iowa [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA.
Agriculture in the U.S. Corn Belt: Past, Present, and Future - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Singer, J.W., Gibson, L.R. 2007. Agriculture in the U.S. Corn Belt: Past, Present, and Future [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA.
Will Sulfur Limit Bio-fuel Corn Production? - (Abstract Only)
Kovar, J.L., Karlen, D.L. 2007. Will Sulfur Limit Bio-fuel Corn Production? [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA.
Lignocellulosic Biomass Quality Changes in Relation to Available Feedstock Tonnage - (Abstract Only)
Radtke, C., Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S., Petzke, L., Pryfogle, P.A., Hess, J.R. 2007. Lignocellulosic Biomass Quality Changes in Relation to Available Feedstock Tonnage [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-9, 2007, Salt Lake City, UT CDROM.
Soil Quality Change in Long-Term Organic Crop Rotations - (Abstract Only)
Cambardella, C.A., Delate, K. 2007. Soil Quality Change in Long-Term Organic Crop Rotations [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 3-6, 2007, New Orleans, LA.
Environmental and Economic Outcomes of Long Term Participatory Organic Research in Iowa - (Abstract Only)
Delate, K., Cambardella, C.A., Chase, C., Rosmann, R. 2007. Environmental and Economic Outcomes of Long Term Participatory Organic Research in Iowa [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 3-6, 2007, New Orleans, LA.
Effects of organic fertilization and cover crops on organic pepper production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delate, K., Cambardella, C.A., Mc Kern, A.C. 2008. Effects of organic fertilization and cover crops on organic pepper production. HortTechnology. 18(2):215-226.
Balancing Bioenergy Opportunities on Your Natural Resources Base - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L. 2007. Balancing Bioenergy Opportunities on Your Natural Resources Base [CD-ROM]. Indiana Crop Advisors Conference Meeting Proceedings. Dec. 18-19, 2007. Indianapolis, IN.
Soil Fertility Management Strategies -- Philosophies, Crop Response and Costs - (Other)
Exner, R., Delate, K., Karlen, D.L. 2007. Soil Fertility Management Strategies -- Philosophies, Crop Response and Costs. Iowa State University - University Extension. p. 2-10.
Evaluating assessment tools for soil ecosystem function used to implement US Farm Bill policy: How well do they work? - (Abstract Only)
Andrews, S.S., Cambardella, C.A., Mitchell, J.P., Johnson, M.D., Kome, C.E. 2007. Evaluating assessment tools for soil ecosystem function used to implement US Farm Bill policy: How well do they work?. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. Available: http://www.esa.org/meetings
Preface, Soil Science: A step-by-step analysis - (Other)
Logsdon, S.D., Clay, D.E., Moore, D., Tsegaye, T. 2008. Preface, Soil Science: A step-by-step analysis. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI. p. iv.
Fractionation of Soil Phosphorus - (Book / Chapter)
(13-Jun-07)
Soil Profile Nitrate Response to Nitrogen Fertilization of Winter Triticale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nance, C.D., Gibson, L.R., Karlen, D.L. 2007. Soil Profile Nitrate Response to Nitrogen Fertilization of Winter Triticale. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 71:1343-1351.
Soil Quality Assessment -- A Value Added Opportunity for Soil Testing Laboratories - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Zobeck, T.M., Wienhold, B.J. 2007. Soil Quality Assessment -- A Value Added Opportunity for Soil Testing Laboratories. In: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Soil/Plant Analysts Workshop, February 27-28, 2007, Bettendorf, Iowa. North Central Extension and Research Activity (NCERA-13), Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1325. p.63-69.
Effects of Forage Management on Pasture Productivity and Phosphorus Content - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haan, M.M., Russell, J.R., Powers, W.J., Kovar, J.L., Benning, J.L. 2007. Effects of forage management on pasture productivity and phosphorus content. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 60:311-318.
Phosphorus Uptake During Four Years by Different Vegetative Cover Types in a Riparian Buffer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kelly, J.M., Kovar, J.L., Sokolowsky, R., Moorman, T.B. 2007. Phosphorus Uptake During Four Years by Different Vegetative Cover Types in a Riparian Buffer. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 78:239-251.
Grazing Management Effects on Potential Sediment and Phosphorus Loss from Streambanks - (Abstract Only)
Moeller, S.L., Kovar, J.L., Russell, J.R., Haan, M.M. 2006. Grazing Management Effects on Potential Sediment and Phosphorus Loss from Streambanks. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12-16, 2006. 2006 CD-ROM.
Crop Residue Removal Effects on Production Costs and Soil Quality - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Radtke, C.J., Wilhelm, W.W. 2006. Crop Residue Removal Effects on Production Costs and Soil Quality. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12-16, 2006. 2006 CD-ROM.
Winter triticale response to nitrogen fertilization when grown after corn or soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, L.R., Nance, C.D., Karlen, D.L. 2007. Winter triticale response to nitrogen fertilization when grown after corn or soybean. Agronomy Journal. 99:49-58.
Grazing Management Effects on Sediment and Phosphorus in Surface Runoff - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haan, M.M., Russell, J.R., Powers, W.J., Kovar, J.L., Benning, J.L. 2006. Grazing management effects on sediment and phosphorus in surface runoff. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 59:607-615.
Engineering, Nutrient Removal, and Feedstock Conversion Evaluations of Four Corn Stover Harvest Scenarios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoskinson, R., Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Radtke, C.W., Wilhelm, W.W. 2006. Engineering, nutrient removal, and feedstock conversion evaluations of four corn stover harvest scenarios. Biomass and Bioenergy. 31(2-3): 126-136. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?
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