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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING DAIRY FARMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND PROFIT

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Physiography and History - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bryant, R.B., Veith, T.L., Feyereisen, G.W., Buda, A.R., Church, C., Folmar, G.J., Schmidt, J.P., Dell, C.J., Kleinman, P.J.A. 2011. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: physiography and history. Water Resources Research. 47. DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010056.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Long-Term Precipitation Database - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buda, A.R., Veith, T.L., Folmar, G.J., Feyereisen, G.W., Bryant, R.B., Church, C., Schmidt, J.P., Dell, C.J., Kleinman, P.J.A. 2011. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: long-term precipitation database. Water Resources Research. 47. DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010058.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Long-Term Stream Discharge Database - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buda, A.R., Feyereisen, G.W., Veith, T.L., Folmar, G.J., Bryant, R.B., Church, C., Schmidt, J.P., Dell, C.J., Kleinman, P.J.A. 2011. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: long-term stream discharge database. Water Resources Research. 47. DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010059.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: Long-Term Water Quality Database - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Church, C., Veith, T.L., Folmar, G.J., Buda, A.R., Feyereisen, G.W., Bryant, R.B., Schmidt, J.P., Dell, C.J., Kleinman, P.J.A. 2011. U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Mahantango Creek Watershed, Pennsylvania, United States: long-term water quality database. Water Resources Research. 47. DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010060.
Guidelines for using sensitivity analysis and auto-calibration tools for multi-gage or multi-step calibration in SWAT - (Other)
Van Liew, M.W., Veith, T.L. 2010. Guidelines for using sensitivity analysis and auto-calibration tools for multi-gage or multi-step calibration in SWAT. Extension Fact Sheets. Available: www.heartlandwq.iastate.edu/Modeling/Resources+and+Tools/AutocalibrationTools_SWAT/AutocalibrationTools_SWAT.htm.
A mass transfer model of ethanol emission from thin layers of corn silage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
El-Mashad, H.M., Zhang, R., Rumsey, T., Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Arteaga, V., Zhao, Y., Mitloehner, F.M. 2010. A mass transfer model of ethanol emission from thin layers of corn silage. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(6):1903-1909.
Software for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of dairy production systems - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Montes, F. 2010. Software for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of dairy production systems [abstract]. Proceeding of the 4th Greenhouse Gasses and Animal Agriculture. p.206-207.
Whole farm impact of biogas generation and use on a New York dairy farm - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Hafner, S.D. 2010. Whole farm impact of biogas generation and use on a New York dairy farm. Proc. of the 4th Greenhouse Gasses and Animal Agriculture. p. 69-70.
Environmental and economic comparisons of manure application methods in farming systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Kleinman, P.J.A., Dell, C.J., Veith, T.L., Beegle, D. 2011. Environmental and economic comparisons of manure application methods in farming systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. 40:438-448.
Ethanol emission from loose corn silage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Mitloehner, F.M. 2010. Ethanol emission from loose corn silage and exposed silage particles. Atmospheric Environment. 44:4172-4180.
Parameter sensitivity and uncertainty in SWAT: A comparison across five USDA-ARS watersheds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Veith, T.L., Van Liew, M.W., Bosch, D.D., Arnold, J.G. 2010. Parameter sensitivity and uncertainty in SWAT: A comparison across five USDA-ARS watersheds. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(3):1477-1486.
A farm-level model of VOC emission from silage - (Proceedings)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Mitloehner, F.M. 2010. A farm-level model of VOC emission from silage. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 711P0510cd.
Carbon dioxide and water fluxes from switchgrass managed for bioenergy production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skinner, R.H., Adler, P.R. 2010. Carbon dioxide and water fluxes from switchgrass managed for bioenergy production. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 138:257-264.
Determining whole-farm conservation solutions for small farms in northeastern USA - (Proceedings)
Veith, T.L., Ghebremichael, L.T. 2010. Determining whole-farm conservation solutions for small farms in the northeastern United States. 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 18-21, 2010, Fort Collins, Colorado. 2010 CDROM.
Effects of carbon dioxide emission, kinetically-limited reactions, and diffusive transport on ammonia emission from manure - (Proceedings)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A. 2010. Effects of carbon dioxide emission, kinetically-limited reactions, and diffusive transport on ammonia emission from manure. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 1008895.
Integration of air and water quality issues - (Abstract Only)
(21-Apr-10)
A mass transfer model of ethanol emission from thin layers of corn silage - (Proceedings)
El-Mashad, H.M., Zhang, R., Mitloehner, F.M., Arteaga, V., Rumsey, T., Zhao, Y., Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A. 2010. A mass transfer model of ethanol emission from thin layers of corn silage. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 711P0510cd.
Creeping bentgrass response to a stabilized amine form of nitrogen fertilizer - (Proceedings)
Qing Zhu, Maxim Schlossberg, Ray Bryant, and John Schmidt. 2010. Creeping bentgrass response to a stabilized amine form of nitrogen fertilizer. 19th World Congress of Soil Science. July 31 – Aug. 6, 2010. Brisbane, Australia. 2010 CDROM.
Temperature and air velocity effects on ethanol emission from corn silage     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Montes, F., Hafner, S.D., Rotz, C.A., Mitlochner, F.M. 2010. Temperature and air velocity effects on ethanol emission from corn silage with the characteristics of an exposed silo face. Atmospheric Environment. 44(16):1987-1995.
Economic and environmental issues associated with confinement and pasture-based dairy systems - (Abstract Only)
Clark, D.A., Ledgard, S.F., Gregorini, P., Rotz, C.A. 2010. Economic and environmental issues associated with confinement and pasture-based dairy systems. American Dairy Science Association Proceedings. (J. Dairy Sci. (E-Suppl.) 93:538.
Determination of critical source areas for phosphorous losses: Lake Champlain Basin, Vermont - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ghebremichael, L.T., Watzin, M.C., Veith, T.L. 2010. Determination of critical source areas for phosphorous losses: Lake Champlain Basin, Vermont. Transactions of the ASABE. 53(5):1595-1604.
The Carbon Footprint of Dairy Production Systems through Partial Life Cycle Assessment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Montes, F., Chianese, D.S. 2010. The carbon footprint of dairy production systems through partial life cycle assessment. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(3):1266-1282.
Biofuels for the Bay: Cellulosic Double Crops in the Chesapeake Watershed     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Baxter, R., Plakkat, A., Camargo, G., Dubin, M., Rotz, C.A., Roth, G., Richard, T.L. 2009. Biofuels for the bay: cellulosic double crops in the Chesapeake Watershed. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. BIO-098312
Food, Feed, and Fuel: Integrating Energy Double Crops in Conventional Farming Systems - (Abstract Only)
Camargo, G., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T.L. 2009. Food, Feed, and Fuel: Integrating Energy Double Crops in Conventional Farming Systems [abstract]. Bioenergy Engineering Conference. Paper No. 1
Process modeling of ammonia volatilization from ammonium solution and manure surfaces - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Montes, F., Chaoui, H., Rotz, C.A. 2009. Process Modeling of Ammonia Volatilization From aAmonium Solution and Manure Surfaces: A Review With Recommended Models. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(5):1707-1719.
The sustainability of organic dairy production in the U.S.     Reprint Icon - (Other)
Rotz, C.A., Soder, K.J. 2009. The sustainability of organic dairy production in the U.S. Presentation at the 60Th annual meeting of the European Association for Animal Production. Available at: http://www.eaap.org/Barcelona/Papers/published/20_Rotz.pdf
Dissociation and ammonia mass transfer from ammonium solution and dairy cattle manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaoui, H., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T. 2009. Dissociation and ammonia mass transfer from ammonium solutions and dairy cattle manure. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(5)P1695-1706.
Urban/rural connections: the New York City watershed     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Bryant, R.B. 2009. Urban/rural connections: the New York City watershed. From Dust Bowl to Mud Bowl: Sedimentation, Conservation Measures and the Future of Reservoirs, Final Program and Abstract Book. p. 28.
Whole farm environmental and economic assessments of manure application methods     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Kleinman, P.J., Dell, C.J., Beegle, D.B. 2009. Whole farm environmental and economic assessments of manure application methods [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 52465.
Simulation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Dairy Farms to Assess Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chianese, D.S., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T.L. 2009. SIMULATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FROM DAIRY FARMS TO ASSESS GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION STRATEGIES. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(4):1301-1312.
Grazing can reduce the environmental impact of dairy production systems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Soder, K.J., Skinner, R.H., Dell, C.J., Kleinman, P.J., Schmidt, J.P., Bryant, R.B. 2009. Grazing can reduce the environmental impact of dairy production systems. Forage and Grazinglands. Available: www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/sub/fg/research/2009/impact/
Measuring Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Silage - (Proceedings)
Montes, F., Hafner, S.D., Rotz, C.A. 2009. Measuring Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Silage. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 096184.
Simulation of Methane Emissions from Dairy Farms to Assess Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chianese, D.S., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T.L. 2009. SIMULATION OF METHANE EMISSIONS FROM DAIRY FARMS TO ASSESS GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION STRATEGIES. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(4):1313-1323.
Simulation of Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Dairy Farms to Assess Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chianese, D.S., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T.L. 2009. SIMULATION OF NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM DAIRY FARMS TO ASSESS GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION STRATEGIES. Transactions of the ASABE. 52(4):1325-1335.
Characterization and measurement of VOC emissions from silage - (Proceedings)
Montes, F., Hafner, S.D., Rotz, C.A. 2009. Characterization and measurement of VOC emissions from silage. In: Proceedings International Silage Conference, july 27-29, 2009, Madison, WI. 2009 CDROM.
Modeling emissions of volatile organic compounds from silage - (Proceedings)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A. 2009. Modeling emissions of volatile organic compounds from silage. In: Proceedings International Silage Conference, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, WI. 2009 CDROM.
Silage and whole-farm nutrient management - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A. 2009. Silage and whole-farm nutrient management. In: Proceedings International Silage Conference, July 27-29, 2009, Madison, WI. 2009 CDROM.
Speciation modeling of ammonia and other major solutes in anaerobic digesters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hafner, S.D., Bisogni, J. 2009. Modeling of ammonia speciation in anaerobic digesters. Water Research. 43:4105-4114.
Estimating carbon fluxes on small rotationally grazed pastures - (Abstract Only)
Skinner, R.H., Wylie, B.K., Gilmanov, T.G. 2009. Estimating carbon fluxes on small rotationally grazed pastures [abstract]. In: American Forage and Grassland Council Conference Proceedings. p. 1. CDROM
Carbon footprint of dairy production systems - (Abstract Only)
(05-May-09)
Modeling emissions of volatile organic compounds from silage - (Proceedings)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A. 2009. Modeling emissions of volatile organic compounds from silage. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 095967.
Exploring Viable Dairy Farm Strategies for Coping with Rising Corn Grain Prices     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ghebremichael, L.T., Veith, T.L., Cerosaletti, P.E., Dewing, D.E., Rotz, C.A. 2009. Exploring economically and environmentally viable northeastern US dairy farm strategies for coping with rising corn grain prices. Journal of Dairy Science. 92(8):4086-4099.
The environmental impacts of grazing in dairy production - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Soder, K.J., Skinner, R.H., Dell, C.J., Kleinman, P.J., Schmidt, J.P., Bryant, R.B. 2009. The environmental impacts of grazing in dairy production. American Forage and Grassland Council Conference Proceedings, June 21-23, 2009, Grand Rapids, MI. 2009 CDROM.
The sustainability of organic dairy production in the U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A. 2009. The sustainability of organic dairy production in the U.S.[abstract]. Abstracts for the 60th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Animal Production. p. 230.
Estimated Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Representative Northeastern Dairy Farm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chianese, D.S., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T.L. 2009. WHOLE FARM GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS: A REVIEW WITH APPLICATION TO A PENNSYLVANIA DAIRY FARM. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(3):431-442.
DairyGHG: a tool for evaluating the greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint of dairy production systems - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Montes, F. 2009. DairyGHG: A tool for evaluating the greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint of dairy production systems [abstract]. Proc. Joint Annual Meeting of the ADSA CSAS and ASAS, July 12-16, 2009, Montreal, Canada. p. 147-148
The Dairy Greenhouse Gas Model: A Tool for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of dairy production systems - (Other)
Rotz, C.A. 2009. The Dairy Greenhouse Gas Model: A Tool for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint of dairy production systems. Northeast Pasture Consortium Fact Sheets. p. 1.
The Integrated Farm System Model: A Tool for Whole Farm Nutrient Management Analysis - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A. 2008. The Integrated Farm System Model: A Tool for Whole Farm Nutrient Management Analysis. Proceedings of American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Section 6.
The Dairy Greenhouse Gas Emission Model: Reference Manual - (Other)
Rotz, C.A., Chianese, D.S. 2008. The Dairy Greenhouse Gas Emission Model: Reference Manual. Version 10. Available: http://www.ars.usda.gov/sp2UserFiles/Place/19020000/DairyGHGReferenceManual.pdf.
Whole-farm simulation to determine effective conservation practices - (Abstract Only)
Veith, T.L., Rotz, C.A. 2008. Whole-farm simulation to determine effective conservation practices. Proceedings of American Chemical Society National Meeting. Paper #1210774.
Simulating Methane Emissions from Dairy Farms - (Proceedings)
Chianese, D.S., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T.L. 2008. Simulating Methane Emissions from Dairy Farms. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). St. Joseph, MI. Paper No. 084098.
Testing Models for Predicting BMP Effectiveness in Town Brook, a CEAP Watershed - (Abstract Only)
Dahlke, H., Rao, N., White, E., Veith, T.L., Easton, Z., Schneiderman, E., Steenhuis, T. 2008. An interactive web tool model for siting best management practices in humid areas. In: The National Sedimentaton Laboratory (NSL)- 50 Years of Soil & Water Research in a Changing Agricultural Environment. Sept. 3-5, 2008, Oxford, Mississippi. 2008 CDROM.
Using Remote Sensing and Modeling to Estimate Gross Primary Productivity in Humid-Temperate Pastures - (Abstract Only)
Skinner, R.H., Gilmanov, T.G., Wylie, B.K. 2008. Using remote sensing and modeling to estimate gross primary productivity in humid-temperate pastures [abstract]. In Plants & Soils: Montreal 2008 Program and Abstracts. p. 71-72.
Can Grazing Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Farms? - (Trade Journal)
Sedorovich, D., Rotz, C.A. 2008. Can Grazing Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Farms? The Forage Leader, Winter Issue. p. 5-7.
Dissociation and Mass Transfer Coefficients for Ammonia Volatilization Models - (Proceedings)
Chaoui, H., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Richard, T. 2008. Dissociation and Mass Transfer Coefficients for Ammonia Volatilization Models. Proceedings: 2008 American Society of Agriculgural and Biological Engineers International Meeting (ASABE). June 29-July 2, 2008, Providence, Rhode Island. ASABE Paper No. 083802.
Process Modeling of Ammonia Volatilization from Ammonium Solution and Manure Surfaces - (Proceedings)
Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Chaoui, H. 2008. Process Modeling of Ammonia Volatilization from Ammonium Solution and Manure Surfaces. Proceedings: 2008 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International Meeting (ASABE). Providence, Rhode Island, June 29-July 2, 2008. ASABE Paper No. 083584.
Modeling to Target Conservation Practices: A Case Study - (Abstract Only)
Veith, T.L., Hofer, E., Sajdak, N. 2008. Modeling to Target Conservation Practices: A Case Study. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Technical Paper. Paper #083662.
Integrated Farm System Model: Reference Manual, Version 2.1 - (Other)
Rotz, C.A., Corson, M., Coiner, C. 2007. Integrated Farm System Model: Reference Manual, Version 2.1. Available: http://ars.usda.gov/naa/pswmru.
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