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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING SOILS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT FOR MORE EFFICIENT WATER USE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Location: Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Biochars impact on soil moisture storage in an Ultisol and two Aridisols - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J., Watts, D.W., Amonette, J., Ippolito, J.A., Lima, I.M., Gaskin, J., Das, K.C., Steiner, C., Ahmedna, M., Rehrah, D., Schomberg, H.H. 2012. Biochars impact on soil moisture storage in an Ultisol and two Aridisols. Soil Science. 177(5):310-320.
Non-invasive measurements of soil water content using a pulsed 14 MeV neutron generator - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mitra, S., Wielopolski, L., Omonode, R., Novak, J.M., Frederick, J., Chan, A. 2012. Non-invasive measurements of soil water content using a pulsed 14 MeV neutron generator. Soil & Tillage Research. 120:130-136.
Physical effects of organic matter amendment of a southeastern USA coastal loamy sand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Ahmedna, M., Niandou, M. 2011. Physical effects of organic matter amendment of a southeastern USA coastal loamy sand. Soil Science. 176(12):661-667.
Integrating genomics and phenomics to improve abiotic stress tolerance in cotton - (Abstract Only)
(01-Aug-11)
Water holding of biochar amended SE Coastal Plain soils - (Abstract Only)
(15-Jun-11)
Tillage management for cotton in southeastern coastal soils during dry years - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Busscher, W.J., Khalilian, A., Jones, M.A. 2012. Tillage management for cotton in southeastern coastal soils during dry years. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 43(19)2564-2574.
Spending our water and soils for food security - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(18-May-11)
Managing a Piedmont soil to improve its quality - (Abstract Only)
Raczkowski, C.W., Reddy, G.B., Busscher, W.J., Bauer, P.J., Franzluebbers, A.J. 2011. Managing a Piedmont soil to improve its quality. In: Program and Abstracts of The 1890 Association of Research Directors Biennial Research Sympsoium, April 9-13, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia. p. 157.
Effect of soil organic carbon level on the erodibility of a U.S. Piedmont soil - (Abstract Only)
Sedlock, J.S., Raczkowski, C.W., Reddy, G.B., Busscher, W.J., Bauer, P.J., Franzluebbers, A.J. 2011. Effect of soil organic carbon level on the erodibility of a U.S. Piedmont soil. In: Program and Abstracts of 1890 Association of Research Directors Biennial Research Symposium, April 9-13, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia. p. 146.
Selection and use of designer biochars to improve characteristics of southeastern USA Coastal Plain degraded soils - (Book / Chapter)
Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J. 2012. Selection and use of designer biochars to improve characteristics of southeastern USA Coastal Plain degraded soils. In: Lee, J.W., editor. Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. New York:NY: Springer. p. 69-96.
Water retention of biochar amended soils - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Evans, D.E., Watts, D.W. 2010. Water retention of biochar amended soils. In: Abstracts for 2010 International Annual Meetings of American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, October 31-November 3, 2010, Long Beach, California. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2010am/webprogram.
Hard-pan soils - Management - (Popular Publication)
Busscher, W.J. 2011. Hard-pan soils - Management. In: Glinski, J., Horabik, J. Lipiec, J., editors. Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. The Netherlands: Springer. p. 357-359.
Identification of the family of aquaporin genes and their expression in Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, W., Scheffler, B.E., Bauer, P.J., Campbell, B.T. 2010. Identification of the family of aquaporin genes and their expression in Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Biomed Central (BMC) Plant Biology. 10:142.
Carbon sequestration with biochar - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Hunt, P.G., Cantrell, K.B., Ro, K.S. 2010. Carbon sequestration with biochar. 2010 Carbon Sequestration Workshop at the 65th International Annual Meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, July 17-21, 2010, Saint Louis, Missouri.
Switchgrass and pecan biochar amendments to a sandy coastal soil - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Ahmedna, M. 2010. Switchgrass and pecan biochar amendments to a sandy coastal soil. 65th International Annual Meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, July 17-21, 2010, Saint Louis, Missouri.
Impact of designer biochars on soil physical characteristics - (Abstract Only)
(03-Mar-10)
Evaluation of amendments to decrease high strength in southeastern USA Coastal Plain soils using fuzzy multi-attributive comparison of alternatives - (Book / Chapter)
Busscher, W.J., Krueger, E., Novak, J.M., Kurtener, D. 2010. Evaluation of amendments to decrease high strength in southeastern USA Coastal Plain soils using fuzzy multi-attributive comparison of alternatives. In: Kurtener, D.A., Yakushev, V.P., Torbert, H.A., Prior, S.A. and Krueger, E.D., editors. Applications of Soft Computing in Agricultural Field Experimentations. Saint Petersburg, Russia:Agrophysical Research Institute. p. 38-44.
Influence of pecan biochar on physical properties of a Norfolk loamy sand     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Evans, D.E., Watts, D.W., Niandou, M., Ahmedna, M. 2010. Influence of pecan biochar on physical properties of a Norfolk loamy sand. Soil Science. 175(1):10-14.
Characterization of designer biochar produced at different temperatures and their effects on a loamy sand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novak, J.M., Lima, I., Xing, B., Gaskin, J.W., Steiner, C., Das, K.C., Ahmedna, M., Rehrah, D., Watts, D.W., Busscher, W.J., Schomberg, H.H. 2009. Characterization of designer biochar produced at different temperatures and their effects on a loamy sand. Annals of Environmental Science. 3:195-206.
Evaluation of designer biochars to ameliorate select chemical and physical characteristics of degraded soils - (Proceedings)
Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J. 2009. Evaluation of designer biochars to ameliorate select chemical and physical characteristics of degraded soils. In: Proceedings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee. 7 pp.
Short-term CO2 mineralization after additions of biochar and switchgrass to a Typic Kandiudult - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J., Watts, D.W., Laird, D.A., Ahmedna, M.A., Niandou, M.A.S. 2010. Short-term CO2 mineralization after additions of biochar and switchgrass to a Typic Kandiudult. Geoderma. 154:281-288.
Biochar and other organic carbon amendment of a coastal loamy sand - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Ahmedna, M., Niandou, M., Evans, D.E., Watts, D.W. 2009. Biochar and other organic carbon amendment of a coastal loamy sand [abstract]. Proceedings of the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meetings, November 1-5, 2009, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Soil and water conservation in the southeastern United States: A look at conservation practices past, present, and future - (Book / Chapter)
Busscher, W.J., Schomberg, H.H., Raper, R.L. 2010. Soil and water conservation in the southeastern United States: A look at conservation practices past, present, and future. In: Zobeck, T.M., Schillinger, W.F., editors. Soil and Water Conservation Advances in the United States. Madison, WI:Soil Science Society of America Special Publication 60. p. 183-200.
Book Review - Field Estimation of Soil Water Content: A Practical Guide to Methods, Instrumentation and Sensor Technology - (Review Article)
Busscher, W.J. 2009. Book Review - Field Estimation of Soil Water Content. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 64:116A.
Soil - A necessary resource for our future - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J. 2009. Soil - A necessary resource for our future. pp. 79-80. In: Proceedings of the 64th Annual National Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting, July 11-15, 2009, Dearborn, Michigan.
Biochar addition to a southeastern USA coastal sand to decrease soil strength and improve soil quality - (Proceedings)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Ahmedna, M. 2009. Biochar addition to a southeastern USA coastal sand to decrease soil strength and improve soil quality. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Soil Tillage Research Conference, June 14-19, 2009, Izmir, Turkey. 2009 CDROM
Development of designer biochar to remediate specific chemical and physical aspects of degraded soils - (Abstract Only)
Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J., Schomberg, H.H., Lima, I.M., Loughrin, J.H., Watts, D.W., Gaskins, J., Das, K.C., Steiner, C., Ahmedna, M., Rehrah, D., Bae, S., Xing, B. 2009. Development of designer biochar to remediate specific chemical and physical aspects of degraded soils [abstract]. Proceedings of the 2009 North American Biochar Conference, August 9-12, 2009, Boulder, Colorado.
Field application of PAM as an amendment in deep-tilled US southeastern Coastal Plain soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Busscher, W.J., Bjorneberg, D.L., Sojka, R.E. 2009. Field application of PAM as an amendment in deep-tilled US southeastern Coastal Plain soils. Soil & Tillage Research. 104(2):215-220.
Impact of biochar amendment on fertility of a southeastern Coastal Plain soil     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J., Laird, D.A., Ahmedna, M., Watts, D.W., Niandou, M. 2009. Impact of biochar amendment on fertility of a southeastern Coastal Plain soil. Soil Science 174(2):105-112.
Rebuilding organic carbon contents in Coastal Plain soils using conservation tillage systems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Bauer, P.J., Watts, D.W. 2009. Rebuilding organic carbon contents in Coastal Plain soils using conservation tillage systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73:622-629.
Influence of pecan-derived biochar on chemical properties of a Norfolk loamy sand soil - (Abstract Only)
Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J., Watts, D.W., Laird, D.A., Niandou, M., Ahmedna, M. 2008. Influence of pecan-derived biochar on chemical properties of a Norfolk loamy sand soil [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, November 5-9, Houston, Texas. 2008 CDROM
An overview of soil and water conservation for the southeastern US - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J., Schomberg, H.H., Raper, R.L. 2008. An overview of soil and water conservation for the southeastern US [Abstract]. 2008 Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference, July 26-30, Tucson, Arizona. p. 97.
Biochar addition to a USA SE sandy coastal soil to sequester carbon and improve physical properties - (Proceedings)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Ahmenda, M., Watts, D.W., Evans, D.E. 2008. Biochar addition to a USA SE sandy coastal soil to sequester carbon and improve physical properties. In: Proceedings of Soils 2008: Soil-The Living Skin of Plant Earth Conference, December 1-5, 2008, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 2008 Thumb Drive.
Management of sierozem soils for irrigated cotton production in South Kazakhstan - (Proceedings)
Jalankuzov, T., Suleimenov, B., Busscher, W.J. 2008. Management of sierozem soils for irrigated cotton production in South Kazakhstan. In: Proceedings of Soils 2008: Soil-The Living Skin of Plant Earth Conference, December 1-5, 2008, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 2008 Thumb Drive.
Assessing the impact of soil salinity on manganese distribution in sierozem soils - (Proceedings)
Rystayeva, R.A., Savinkov, A.F., Busscher, W.J. 2008. Assessing the impact of soil salinity on manganese distribution in sierozem soils. In: Proceedings of Soils 2008: Soil-The Living Skin of Plant Earth Conference, December 1-5, 2008, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 2008 Thumb Drive.
Comparison of conventional and no-tillage corn and soybean production on runoff and erosion in the southeastern US Piedmont     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raczkowski, C.W., Reyes, M.R., Reddy, G.B., Busscher, W.J., Bauer, P.J. 2009. Comparison of conventional and no-tillage corn and soybean production on runoff and erosion in the southeastern US Piedmont. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 64(1):53-60.
Influence of pecan biochar on physical properties of a Norfolk loamy sand - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Evans, D.E., Watts, D.W., Niandou, M., Ahmedna, M. 2008. Influence of pecan biochar on physical properties of a Norfolk loamy sand [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, November 5-9, Houston, Texas. 2008 CDROM
Site-specific irrigation of peanuts on a Coastal Plain field - (Proceedings)
Bauer, P.J., Stone, K.C., Busscher, W.J., Millen, J.A., Evans, D.E., Strickland Jr, E.E. 2008. Site-specific irrigation of peanuts on a Coastal Plain field. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 20-23, 2008, Denver, Colorado. 2008 CDROM.
Feasibility of measuring soil moisture content using the inelastic neutron scattering (INS) carbon analyzer - (Abstract Only)
Mitra, S., Wielopolski, L., Omonode, R., Doron, O., Novak, J.M., Frederick, J. 2007. Feasibility of measuring soil moisture content using the inelastic neutron scattering (INS) carbon analyzer [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting Abstracts, November 2-8, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2007 CDROM.
Soil carbon measurement using non-invasive inelastic neutron scattering technique - (Abstract Only)
Omonode, R., Wielopolski, L., Mitra, S., Doron, O., Novak, J.M., Chan, A. 2007. Soil carbon measurement using non-invasive inelastic neutron scattering technique [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting Abstracts, November 2-8, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2007 CDROM.
Technogenically disturbed lands as a result of mining development - (Abstract Only)
Kozybaeva, F.E., Weaver, M., Novak, J.M., Busscher, W.J. 2007. Technogenically disturbed lands as a result of mining development [abstract]. 5th International Congress of European Society for Soil, June 25-30, 2007, Palermo, Italy. Available: http://www.esscpalermocongress.it.
Comparison of soil amendments to decrease high strength in SE USA Coastal Plain soils using fuzzy decision-making analyses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Busscher, W.J., Krueger, E., Novak, J.M., Kurtener, D. 2007. Comparison of soil amendments to decrease high strength in SE USA Coastal Plain soils using fuzzy decision-making analyses. International Agrophysics 21:225-231.
Advances in soil and water conservation for the southeastern US - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J. 2007. Advances in soil and water conservation for the southeastern US [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America Annual Meetings, November 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2007 CDROM.
Soil organic carbon across a Coastal Plain landscape: Effects of tillage and crop management systems - (Abstract Only)
Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Bauer, P.J., Griggs, S.R., Watts, D.W. 2007. Soil organic carbon across a Coastal Plain landscape: Effects of tillage and crop management systems [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting Abstracts, November 2-8, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2007 CDROM.
Effect of organic matter buildup on yield in long-term conservation vs. conventional tillage - (Abstract Only)
Novak, J.M., Hunt, P.G., Busscher, W.J. 2007. Effect of organic matter buildup on yield in long-term conservation vs. conventional tillage. Soil and Water Conservation Society 2007 Annual Conference, July 21-25, Tampa, Florida. p. 66-67.
Predicting soil carbon dynamics in long-term agricultural experiments across North America using the CQESTR model - (Abstract Only)
Gollany, H.T., Liang, Y., Rickman, R.W., Albrecht, S.L., Follett, R.F., Wilhelm, W.W., Novak, J.M., Douglas Jr, C.L. 2007. Predicting soil carbon dynamics in long-term agricultural experiments across North America using the CQESTR model [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting Abstracts, November 2-8, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2007 CDROM.
Amendments to increase aggregation in SE Coastal Plain soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Busscher, W.J., Novak, J.M., Caesar, T., Sojka, R.E. 2007. Amendments to increase aggregation in United States southeastern Coastal Plain soils. Soil Science. 172(8):651-658.
Soil organic carbon across a Coastal Plain landscape: Effects of tillage and crop management systems - (Abstract Only)
Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Bauer, P.J., Griggs, S.R., Watts, D.W. 2007. Soil organic carbon across a Coastal Plain landscape: Effects of tillage and crop management systems. Proceedings of 4th USDA Greenhouse Gas Conference, February 6-8, 2007, Baltimore, Maryland. CDROM
Managing soil under vegetable production to improve soil quality - (Abstract Only)
Raczkowski, C.W., Mcgraw, M.L., Baldwin, K.R., Reddy, G.B., Busscher, W.J., Bauer, P.J. 2006. Managing soil under vegetable production to improve soil quality [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2006 International Meetings, November 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2006 CDROM.
International collaboration in the management of sierozems' fertility - (Proceedings)
Jalankuzov, T.B., Suleimenov, B.U., Busscher, W.J. 2005. International collaboration in the management of sierozems' fertility. Proceedings 'Status and Perspectives of Soil Science Development,' Almaty, Kazakhstan. 2005. p. 62-63.
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