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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ENHANCED SYSTEM MODELS AND DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS TO OPTIMIZE WATER LIMITED AGRICULTURE

Location: Agricultural Systems Research Unit

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

Modeling evapotranspiration and energy balance in a wheat-maize cropping system using the revised RZ-SHAW model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(17-Apr-14)
Enhancing the water stress factors for simulation of corn (Zea mays L.) in RZWQM2 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anapalli, S.S., Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L., Nielsen, D.C., Trout, T.J., Andales, A.A., Chavez, J.L., Ham, J. 2013. Enhancing the water stress factors for simulation of corn (Zea mays L.) in RZWQM2. Agronomy Journal. 10:2134.
The drought calculator: decision support tool for predicting forage growth during drought - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dunn, G.H., Gutwein, M., Green, T.R., Menger, A.L., Printz, J.L. 2013. The drought calculator: decision support tool for predicting forage growth during drought. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 66(5): 570-578.
Quantifying climate and management effects on regional crop yield and N leaching in the North China Plain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fang, Q.X., Ma, L., Yu, Q., Hu, C.S., Li, X.X., Malone, R.W., Ahuja, L.R. 2013. Quantifying climate and management effects on regional crop yield and N leaching in the North China Plain. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42:1466–1479.
Using the response surface methodology for economic and environmental trade-offs at the farm level - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascough II, J.C., Fathelrahman, E.M., Hoag, D.L. 2013. Using the response surface methodology for economic and environmental trade-offs at the farm level. Trade Journal Publication. 6:73-89.
Agronomic & entomological results from 7 years of dryland cropping systems research at Briggsdale, Colorado - (Experiment Station)
Peairs, F.B., Hansen, N.C., Poss, D.J., Westfall, D.G., Peterson, G.G., Herman, J.C., Sherrod, L.A., Shaver, T.M., Randolph, T., Rudolph, J. 2013. Agronomic & entomological results from 7 years of dryland cropping systems research at Briggsdale, Colorado. Experiment Station Bulletins. Technical Bulletin 13-01 CSU.
Constraints of no-till dryland agroecosystems as bioenergy production systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miner, G.L., Hansen, N.C., Inman, D., Sherrod, L.A., Peterson, G.A. 2012. Constraints of no-till dryland agroecosystems as bioenergy production systems. Agronomy Journal. 105:364-376.
Soil sorptivity enhancement with crop residue accumulation in simiarid dryland no-till agroecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shaver, T.M., Peterson, G.A., Ahuja, L.R. 2013. Soil sorptivity enhancement with crop residue accumulation in simiarid dryland no-till agroecosystems. Geoderma. 192:254-258. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016706112003096
Modeling The effect of elevated CO2 and climate change on reference evapotranspiration in the semi-arid Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Oct-12)
Simulating dryland water availability and spring wheat production under various management practices in the Northern Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, Z., Bartling, P.N., Jabro, J.D., Lenssen, A.W., Iversen, W.M., Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L., Allen, B.L., Evans, R.G. 2013. Simulating dryland water availability and spring wheat production under various management practices in the Northern Great Plains. Agronomy Journal. 105:37-50.
Simulated yield and profitability of five potential crops for intensifying the dryland wheat-fallow production system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anapalli, S., Nielsen, D.C., Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L., Lyon, D.J. 2012. Simulated yield and profitability of five potential crops for intensifying the dryland wheat-fallow production system. Agricultural Water Management. 116(2013):175-192.
Simulation of over-winter soil water and soil temperature with SHAW and RZ-SHAW - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Z., Ma, L., Flerchinger, G.N., Ahuja, L.R., Wang, H. 2012. Simulation of over-winter soil water and soil temperature with SHAW and RZ-SHAW. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:1548-1563.
Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM2): Model use, calibration, and validation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, L., Ahuja, L.R., Nolan, B., Malone, R.W., Trout, T.J., Qi, Z. 2012. Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM2): Model use, calibration, and validation. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(4):1425-1446.
Assessment of agricultural return flows under changing climate and crop water management - (Abstract Only)
Green, T.R., Ma, L., Anapalli, S., Ahuja, L.R., Trout, T.J. 2012. Assessment of agricultural return flows under changing climate and crop water management. Proceedings Solutions International Association of Hydrogeologists. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, September 16-21.
Modeling the impacts of climate change on irrigated corn production in the central Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Islam, A., Ahuja, L.R., Garcia, L.A., Ma, L., Anapalli, S.A., Trout, T.J. 2012. Modeling the impacts of climate change on irrigated corn production in the central Great Plains. Agricultural Water Management. 110:94-108.
Sustainable dryland agroecosystems management - (Experiment Station)
Hansen, N.C., Sherrod, L.A., Peterson, G.A., Westfall, D.G., Peairs, F.B., Poss, D.J., Shaver, T., Larson, K., Thompson, D., Ahuja, L.R. 2012. Sustainable Dryland Agroecosystems Management. Experiment Station Bulletins. TB 12-02.
Global sensitivity analysis of a dynamic agroecosystem model under different irrigation treatments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeJonge, K.C., Ascough II, J.C., Ahmadi, M., Andales, A.A., Arabi, M. 2012. Global sensitivity analysis of a dynamic agroecosystem model under different irrigation treatments. Ecological Modeling. 231(2012):113-125.
Development and evaluation of the carbon-nitrogen cycle module for the GPFARM-Range model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, Z., Bartling, P.N., Ahuja, L.R., Derner, J.D., Dunn, G.H., Ma, L. 2012. Development and evaluation of the carbon-nitrogen cycle module for the GPFARM-Range model. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 83:1-10.
Simulating the surface energy balance in a soybean canopy with SHAW and RZ-SHAW models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, L., Flerchinger, G.N., Ahuja, L.R., Sauer, T.J., Prueger, J.H., Malone, R.W., Hatfield, J.L. 2012. Simulating the surface energy balance in a soybean canopy with SHAW and RZ-SHAW models. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(1):175-179.
A protocol for parameterization and calibration of RZWQM2 in field research - (Book / Chapter)
Ma, L., Ahuja, L.R., Saseendran, S.A., Malone, R.W., Green, T.R., Nolan, B.T., Bartling, P.N., Flerchinger, G.N., Boote, K.J., Hoogenboom, G. 2011. A protocol for parameterization and calibration of RZWQM2 in field research. Soil Science Society of America Special Publication Book Chapter. p.1-64.
Parameterization of the GPFARM-Range model for simulating rangeland productivity - (Book / Chapter)
Adiku, S.K., Ahuja, L.R., Dunn, G.H., Derner, J.D., Andales, A.A., Garcia, L., Bartling, P.N. 2011. Parameterization of the GPFARM-Range model for simulating rangeland productivity. In Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L. editors. Methods of Introducing System Models into Agricultural Research. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. p.209-222.
A synthesis of current parameterization approaches and needs for further improvements - (Book / Chapter)
Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L. 2011. A synthesis of current parameterization approaches and needs for further improvements. In: Ahuja, L.R., Ma, L., editors. Methods of Introducing System Models into Agricultural Research. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. p.427-440.
Calibrating RZWQM2 model for maize responses to deficit irrigation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, L., Trout, T.J., Ahuja, L.R., Bausch, W.C., Saseendran, S.A., Malone, R.W., Nielsen, D.C. 2011. Calibrating RZWQM2 model for maize responses to deficit irrigation. Agricultural Water Management. 103 (2012):140-149.
Environmental decision support systems (EDSS)development- challenges and best practices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcintosh, B.S., Ascough II, J.C., Twery, M., Chew, J., Elmahdi, A., Haase, D., Harou, J., Hepting, D., Cuddy, S., Jakeman, A.J., Chen, S., Kassahun, A., Lautenbach, S., Matthews, K., Merritt, W., Quinn, N.W., Rodriguez-Roda, I., Sieber, S., Stavenga, M., Sulis, A., Ticehurst, J., Volk, M., Wrobel, M., Vandelden, H., El-Sawah, S., Rizzoli, A., Voinov, A. 2011. Environmental decision support systems (EDSS)development- challenges and best practices. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. 26(12):1389-1402.
Simulating nitrate-nitrogen concentration from a subsurface drainage system in response to nitrogen application rates using RZWQM2 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qi, Z., Ma, L., Helmers, M.J., Ahuja, L.R., Malone, R.W. 2012. Simulating nitrate-nitrogen concentration from a subsurface drainage system in response to nitrogen application rates using RZWQM2. Journal of Environmental Quality. 41(1):289-295.
Climate change impacts on dryland cropping systems in the central Great Plains, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ko, J., Ahuja, L.R., Anapalli, S., Green, T.R., Ma, L., Nielsen, D.C., Walthall, C.L. 2011. Climate change impacts on dryland cropping systems in the central Great Plains, USA. Climatic Change. 111:445-472.
Modeling water and soil quality environmental impacts associated with bioenergy crop production and biomass removal in the midwest usa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Powers, S.E., Ascough II, J.C., Nelson, R.G., Larocque, G.R. 2011. Modeling water and soil quality environmental impacts associated with bioenergy crop production and biomass removal in the midwest usa. Ecological Modeling. 222(14):2430-2447.
Modeling of full and limited irrigation scenarios for corn in a semiarid environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeJonge, K.C., Andales, A.A., Ascough II, J.C., Hansen, N.C. 2011. Modeling of full and limited irrigation scenarios for corn in a semiarid environment. Transactions of the ASABE. 54(2):481-492.
Drought and cropping intensity impact on soil organic carbon and total N across a cantena sequence - (Abstract Only)
Sherrod, L.A., Ahuja, L.R., Hansen, N., Peterson, G.A., Westfall, D. 2010. Drought and cropping intensity impact on soil organic carbon and total N across a cantena sequence. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 61344.
Crop Management to Cope with Global Change: A Systems Perspective Aided by Information Technologies - (Book / Chapter)
McMaster, G.S., Ascough II, J.C. 2011. Crop Management to Cope with Global Change: A Systems Perspective Aided by Information Technologies. Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International. p. 172-190.
Simulation of free air CO2 enriched wheat growth and interaction with water, nitrogen, and temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ko, J., Ahuja, L.R., Kimball, B.A., Anapalli, S., Ma, L., Green, T.R., Ruane, A., Wall, G.W., Pinter Jr, P.J., Bader, D. 2010. Simulation of free air CO2 enriched wheat growth and interaction with water, nitrogen, and temperature. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 150:1331-1346.
Simulation of sandsage-bluestem forage growth under varying stocking rates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adiku, S.K., Dunn, G.H., Ahuja, L.R., Gunter, S.A., Bradford, J.A., Garcia, L., Andales, A.A. 2010. Simulation of sandsage-bluestem forage growth under varying stocking rates. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63(5):546-552.
Water Resources and Agricultural Water Use in the North China Plain: Current Status and Management Options - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fang, Q., Ma, L., Green, T.R., Yu, Q., Wang, T.D., Ahuja, L.R. 2010. Water Resources and Agricultural Water Use in the North China Plain: Current Status and Management Options. Agricultural Water Management. 97(8):1102-1116. Available: doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.01.008.
Predicting Unsaturated Zone Nitrogen Mass Balances in Agricultural Settings of the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nolan, T., Puckett, L., Ma, L., Green, C.T., Bayless, E.R., Malone, R.W. 2010. Predicting Unsaturated Zone Nitrogen Mass Balances in Agricultural Settings of the United States. Journal of Environmental Quality. 39(3):1051-1065.
Calibration and Evaluation of CERES-Maize in Full and Limited Irrigation Scenarios for Corn in a Semiarid Environment - (Abstract Only)
DeJonge, K.C., Andales, A.A., Ascough II, J.C., Hansen, N.C. 2009. Calibration and Evaluation of CERES-Maize in Full and Limited Irrigation Scenarios for Corn in a Semiarid Environment. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
A step by step procedure for parameterization, calibration, validation, and application of a system model in field research - (Abstract Only)
Ma, L., Ahuja, L.R., Malone, R.W., Green, T.R. A Step by Step Procedure for Parameterization, Calibration, Validation, and Application of a System Model in Field Research. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Using Computer Models to Explore Alternative Scenarios for Managing Limited Irrigation Water - (Research Technical Update)
Ahuja, L.R. 2009. Using Computer Models to Explore Alternative Scenarios for Managing Limited Irrigation Water. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Update #244313.
Economic Risk Analysis of Agricultural Tillage Systems Using the SMART Stochastic Efficiency Software Package     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Ascough II, J.C., Fathelrahman, E.M., Vandenberg, B.C., Green, T.R., Hoag, D.L. 2009. Economic Risk Analysis of Agricultural Tillage Systems Using the SMART Stochastic Efficiency Software Package. World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. p. 463-469.
Economic Risk Analysis of Experimental Cropping Systems Using the SMART Risk Tool     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Ascough II, J.C., Fathelrahman, E.M., Vandenberg, B.C., Hoag, D., Ahuja, L.R. 2009. Economic Risk Analysis of Experimental Cropping Systems Using the SMART Risk Tool. Meeting Abstract. p.17-18.
Uses of Computer Simulation Models in Ag-Research and Everyday Life - (Research Technical Update)
Dunn, G.H. 2009. Uses of Computer Simulation Models in Ag-Research and Everyday Life. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Update #241881.
Simulation of Climate Change Impacts on Wheat-Fallow Cropping Systems - (Abstract Only)
Ko, J., Ahuja, L.R., Kimball, B.A., Anapalli, S., Ma, L., Green, T.R., Wall, G.W., Pinter Jr, P.J. 2009. Simulation of Climate Change Impacts on Wheat-Fallow Cropping Systems. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Effect of Precipitation During Key Months on Forage Growth Potential - (Research Technical Update)
Dunn, G.H. 2009. Effect of Precipitation During Key Months on Forage Growth Potential. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Update #239537.
Evaluating GPFARM Crop Growth, Soil Water, and Soil Nitrogen Components for Colorado Dryland Locations - (Research Technical Update)
Ascough II, J.C. 2009. Evaluating GPFARM Crop Growth, Soil Water, and Soil Nitrogen Components for Colorado Dryland Locations. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Update #238985.
Response of Crops to Limited Water: Understanding and Modeling Water Stress Effects on Plant Growth Processes - (Book / Chapter)
Ahuja, L.R., Reddy, V., Saseendran, S.A., Yu, Q. 2009. Responses of Crops to Limited Water: Understanding and Modeling Water Stress Effects on Plant Growth Processes. Complete Book. Madison, Wisconsin. American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crop Soil Science Society of America, Inc., Soil Science Society of America, Inc. 436 p.
Synthesis of Papers and Actions and Further Research to Improve Response of Crop System Models to Water Stress - (Book / Chapter)
Ahuja, L.R., Reddy, V., Saseendran, S.A., Yu, Q. 2009. Synthesis of Papers and Actions and Further Research to Improve Response of Crop System Models to Water Stress in Ahuja, R., Reddy, V., Saseendran, S.A., Yu, Q, editors. Response of Crops to Limited Water: Understanding and Modeling Water Stress Effects on Plant Growth Processes. Madison, Wisconsin: American Society of Agronomy, Inc, Crop Soil Science Society of America, Inc., Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p 411-421.
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