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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Managing 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.)

Predicting the emission of volatile organic compounds from silage systems - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Hafner, S., Montes, F., Mitloehner, F. 2014. Predicting the emission of volatile organic compounds from silage systems[Abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. p 1.
Assessing the sustainability of beef production - (Abstract Only)
Asem-Hiablie, S., Rotz, C.A., Stackhouse-Lawson, K., Battagliese, T. 2014. Assessing the sustainability of beef production[Abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. p 1.
The challenges of incorporating random animal-mediated nitrogen transfers in process-based modelling of grazed agricultural systems - (Proceedings)
Snow, V.O., Rotz, C.A., Johnson, I.R., Hutchings, N.J., Eckard, R.J. 2014. The challenges of incorporating random animal-mediated nitrogen transfers in process-based modelling of grazed agricultural systems. Meeting Proceedings. Proc. 7th Inter. Meeting Environ. Modeling and Software, San Diego, CA. p. 1-7.
Environmental assessment of a representative grass-finishing beef operation in southern Pennsylvania - (Abstract Only)
Dillon, J., Rotz, C.A. 2014. Environmental assessment of a representative grass-finishing beef operation in southern Pennsylvania[Abstract]. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. Paper 6447.
Dairy farmers using mob grazing in Pennsylvania and New York - (Other)
0rr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Hautau, M. 2014. Dairy farmers using mob grazing in Pennsylvania and New York. Electronic Publication. Available: http://onpasture.com/2014/04/07/how-mob-grazing-works-for-dairies-in-the-northeast/.
The challenges – and some solutions – to process-based modelling of grazed agricultural systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Snow, V.O., Rotz, C.A., Moore, A.D., Martin-Clouaire, R., Johnson, I.R., Hutchings, N.J., Eckard, R.J. 2014. The challenges – and some solutions – to process-based modelling of grazed agricultural systems. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.03.009.
Practices to Reduce Milk Carbon Footprint on Grazing Dairy Farms in Southern Uruguay: Case Studies. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lizarralde, C., Picasso, V., Rotz, C.A., Cadenazzi, M., Astigarraga, L. 2014. Practices to Reduce Milk Carbon Footprint on Grazing Dairy Farms in Southern Uruguay: Case Studies.. Sustainable Agriculture Research. 3(2):1-15.
Impact of increasing milk production on whole farm environmental management - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A. 2014. Impact of increasing milk production on whole farm environmental management. Proceedings of the Maryland Nutrition Conference. p. 39-44.
An environmental assessment of grass-finishing beef operations in Pennsylvania - (Abstract Only)
Dillon, J., Rotz, C.A. 2014. An environmental assessment of grass-finishing beef operations in Pennsylvania [abstract]. Proc. Annual Meeting of the Northeast Pasture Consortium, State College PA. p. 1.
Nitrous oxide emissions with enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers in rainfed system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dell, C.J., Han, K., Bryant, R.B., Schmidt, J.P. 2014. Nitrous oxide emissions with enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers in rainfed system. Agronomy Journal. 106:723-731.
Technologies and logistics for handling, transport and distribution of animal manures - (Book / Chapter)
Sorensen, C.G., Sommer, S.G., Bochtis, D., Rotz, C.A. 2013. Technologies and logistics for handling, transport and distribution of animal manures. In Sommer, S.G., M.L. Christensen, T.Schmidt, and L.S. Jensen. Animal Manure Recycling: treatment and management. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. West Sussex, UK. p. 211-236.
Integration of air and water quality issues - (Book / Chapter)
Rotz, C.A., Veith, T.L. 2013. Integration of air and water quality issues. In:Kebreab, E. editors. Sustainable Animal Agriculture. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI. p. 137-156.
Ammonia emission model for whole farm evaluation of dairy production systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Montes, F., Hafner, S.D., Heber, A.J., Grant, R.H. 2014. Ammonia emission model for whole farm evaluation of dairy production systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. DOI:10.2134/jeq2013.04.0121.
Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: A review of manure management options - (Review Article)
Montes, F., Meinen, R., Dell, C.J., Rotz, C.A., Hristov, A.N., Oh, J., Waghorn, G., Gerber, P.J., Henderson, B., Makkar, H., Dijkstra, J. 2013. Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: A review of manure management options. Journal of Animal Science. 91:5070-5094.
A simulation-based approach for evaluating and comparing the environmental footprints of beef production systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Pollak, E.J. 2013. A simulation-based approach for evaluating and comparing the environmental footprints of beef production systems. Journal of Animal Science. 91:5427-5437.
Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems - (Abstract Only)
Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Pollak, E.J., Battagliese, T., Ulhman, B., Barcan, C., Schulze, I., Silva, J., Reagan, J.O. 2013. Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems. American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E-Suppl. 2):679.
Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems - (Proceedings)
Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Reagan, J.O., Isenberg, B.J., Pollak, E.J., Battagliese, T., Ulhman, B., Barcan, C., Schulze, I., Silva, J., Rotz, C.A. 2013. Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems. Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition. Paper No 134.
Emission of volatile organic compounds from silage: compounds, sources, and implications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hafner, S.D., Howard, C., Muck, R.E., Franco, R.B., Montes, F., Green, P.G., Mitloehner, F., Trabue, S.L., Rotz, C.A. 2013. Emission of volatile organic compounds from silage: compounds, sources, and implications. Atmospheric Environment. 77:827-839.
Farm simulation can help adapt dairy production systems to climate change - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Skinner, R.H. 2013. Farm simulation can help adapt dairy production systems to climate change. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. p. 1.
Technical options for the mitigation of direct methane and nitrous oxide emissions from livestock – a review - (Review Article)
Gerber, P.J., Hristov, A.N., Henderson, B., Makkar, H., Oh, J., Lee, C., Meinen, R., Montes, F., Ott, T., Firkins, J., Rotz, C.A., Dell, C.J., Adesogan, A., Yang, W.Z., Tricarico, J., Kebreab, E., Waghorn, G., Dijkstra, J., Oosting, S. 2013. Technical options for the mitigation of direct methane and nitrous oxide emissions from livestock – a review. Animal. 7 s2 p. 220-234.
Whole-farm models to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and their potential use for linking climate change mitigation and adaptation in ruminant-based farming systems - (Review Article)
Del Prado, A., Crosson, P., Olesen, J.E., Rotz, C.A. 2014. Whole-farm models to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and their potential use for linking climate change mitigation and adaptation in ruminant-based farming systems. Animal. 7(s2):373–385.
Whole-farm models to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and their potential use for linking climate change mitigation and adaptation in temperate grassland ruminant-based farming systems. - (Proceedings)
Del Prado, A., Crosson, P., Olesen, J.E., Rotz, C.A. 2013. Whole-farm models to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and their potential use for linking climate change mitigation and adaptation in temperate grassland ruminant-based farming systems. [Abstract]. International Conference on Greenhouse Gasses and Animal Agriculture. p. 1.
Environmental footprints of beef production at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Pollak, E.J. 2013. Environmental footprints of beef production at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting. J. Animal. Sci.91 (E-Suppl. 2):678.
Whole farm assessment of alternative cropping and feeding strategies - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A. 2013. Whole farm assessment of alternative cropping and feeding strategies. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E-Suppl. 2):644.
Ammonia emissions and carbon and energy footprints of dairy farms in the Northeastern United States and Northern Europe estimated using DairyGEM - (Abstract Only)
Hristov, A.N., Rotz, C.A., Huhtanen, P., Korhonen, M., Isenberg, B. 2013. Ammonia emissions and carbon and energy footprints of dairy farms in the Northeastern United States and Northern Europe estimated using DairyGEM. [Abstract]. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E-Suppl. 2):601.
Environmental footprints of beef produced at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Pollak, E.J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R. 2013. Environmental footprints of beef produced at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions, April 1-5, 2013, Denver Co. p. 1.
Software for evaluating the environmental impact of dairy and beef production systems - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A. 2013. Software for evaluating the environmental impact of dairy and beef production systems. Waste tp Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions, April 1-5, 2013, Denver. Co. p. 1.
Farm-system modeling to evaluate environmental losses, profitability, and best management practice cost-effectiveness - (Proceedings)
Veith, T.L., Mclean, A.D., Rotz, C.A., Hamlett, J.M., Shortle, J.S. 2013. Farm-system modeling to evaluate environmental losses, profitability, and best management practice cost-effectiveness. Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions, April 1-5, 2013, Denver Co. p. 1.
A farm-focused approach to improving watershed-level water quality - (Abstract Only)
(31-Jan-13)
Nutritional and management strategies to mitigate animal greenhouse gas emissions - (Proceedings)
Hristov, A.N., Oh, J., Lee, C., Meinen, R., Montes, F., Ott, T., Firkins, J., Rotz, C.A., Dell, C.J., Adesogan, A., Yang, W., Tricarico, J., Kebreab, E., Waghorn, G., Dijkstra, J., Oosting, S., Gerber, P.J., Henderson, B., Makkar, H. 2013. Nutritional and management strategies to mitigate animal greenhouse gas emissions. IN: Ruminant Nutrition Conference Proceedings, February 5-6, 2013, Gainesville, Florida. p. 1-8.
Integrating watershed- and farm-scale modeling framework for targeting critical source areas while maintaining farm economic viability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ghebremichael, L.T., Veith, T.L., Hamlett, J.M. 2012. Integrating watershed- and farm-scale modeling framework for targeting critical source areas while maintaining farm economic viability. Journal of Environmental Management. 114(0):381-394.
Managing livestock to mitigate nitrogen losses and adapt to climate change - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A. 2012. Managing livestock to mitigate nitrogen losses and adapt to climate change[abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 180-5.
Nitrogen – climate interactions in US agriculture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robertson, G.P., Bruulesema, T.W., Gehl, R., Kanter, D., Mauzerall, D., Rotz, C.A., Williams, C. 2012. Nitrogen – climate interactions in US agriculture. Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9802-4.
Dairy gas emissions model: reference manual - (Other)
Rotz, C.A., Chianese, D.S., Montes, F., Hafner, S.D., Jarvis, R. 2012. Dairy gas emissions model: reference manual. World Wide Web. Available: https://www.ars.usda.gov/sp2UserFiles/Place/19020000/DairyGEMReferenceManual.pdf.
Carbon footprint and ammonia emissions of California beef production systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Rotz, C.A., Oltjen, J.W., Mitloehner, F.M. 2012. Carbon footprint and ammonia emissions of California beef production systems. Journal of Animal Science. 90:4641-4655.
Growth-promoting technologies decrease the carbon footprint, ammonia emissions, and costs of California beef production systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Rotz, C.A., Oltjen, J.W., Mitloehner, F.M. 2012. Growth-promoting technologies decrease the carbon footprint, ammonia emissions, and costs of California beef production systems. Journal of Animal Science. 90:4656-4665.
Creeping bentgrass putting green response to foliar nitrogen fertilization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, Q., Schlossberg, M.J., Bryant, R.B., Schmidt, J.P. 2012. Creeping bentgrass putting green response to foliar nitrogen fertilization. Agronomy Journal. 104:1589-1594.
Measuring urea persistence, distribution and transport on coastal plain soils - (Abstract Only)
Kibet, L., May, E., Allen, A., Tzilkowski, S., Kun, H., Bryant, R.B., Buda, A.R., Kleinman, P.J. 2012. Measuring urea persistence, distribution and transport on coastal plain soils[abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 83-3.
Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production: a review of technical options for non-C02 emissions - (Other)
Hristov, A.N., Oh, J., Lee, C., Meinen, R., Montes, F., Ott, T., Firkins, J., Rotz, C.A., Dell, C.J., Adesogan, A., Yang, W., Tricarico, J., Kebreab, E., Waghorn, G., Dijkstra, J., Oosting, S. 2013. Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production: a review of technical options for non-C02 emissions. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Technical Workshop Report. p 1-255.
DairyGEM: software for evaluating gaseous emissions from dairy farms - (Other)
Rotz, C.A. 2012. DairyGEM: software for evaluating gaseous emissions from dairy farms. Extension Fact Sheets. Available: http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Program212/LivestockGRACEnet/DairyGEM.pdf.
The Integrated Farm System Model: software for evaluating the performance, environmental impact and economics of farming systems - (Other)
Rotz, C.A. 2012. The Integrated Farm System Model: software for evaluating the performance, environmental impact and economics of farming systems. Extension Fact Sheets. Available: http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Program/21/LivestockGRACEnet/IFSM.pdf.
A model for predicting VOC emission from silage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A. 2012. A model for predicting VOC emission from silage. Atmospheric Environment. 54:134-140.
A case study of the potential environmental impacts of different dairy production systems in Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Belflower, J.B., Bernard, J.K., Gattie, D.K., Hancock, D.W., Risse, L.M., Rotz, C.A. 2012. A case study of the potential environmental impacts of different dairy production systems in Georgia. Agricultural Systems. 108:84-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2012.01.005.
Manure-DNDC: a biogeochemical process model for quantifying greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from livestock manure systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, C., Salas, W., Zhang, R., Krauter, C., Rotz, C.A., Mitloehner, F. 2012. Manure-DNDC: a biogeochemical process model for quantifying greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from livestock manure systems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10705-012-9507-z.
The role of carbon dioxide in ammonia emission from manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A. 2012. The role of carbon dioxide in ammonia emission from manure. Atmospheric Environment. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.01.026.
A case study comparing the environmental impacts of grazing and confined dairies - (Proceedings)
Risse, L.M., Belflower, J.B., Rotz, C.A., Kiepper, B., Benard, J. 2011. A case study comparing the environmental impacts of grazing and confined dairies. Dairy Herd Management Symposium Proceedings, November 1-2, 2011, Tifton, Georgia. 2011 CDROM.
Integrating watershed– and farm–scale models to target critical source areas while maintaining farm economic viability - (Proceedings)
Ghebremichael, L.T., Veith, T.L. 2011. Integrating watershed– and farm–scale models to target critical source areas while maintaining farm economic viability. In: Medley, N., Paterson, G., and Parker, M. L., editors. Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. September 25-30 2011, Fairbanks, Alaska, p. 101-105.
Fact sheets and slides summarizing Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and Integrated Farm Systems Model (IFSM) - (Other)
Veith, T.L. 2011. Fact sheets and slides summarizing Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and Integrated Farm Systems Model (IFSM). World Wide Web. Available: http://extension.psu.edu/aec/webinars-presentations/modeling-and-decision-support-tool-forum/swat.
Producing biofuel crops: environmental and economic implications and strategies - (Abstract Only)
(26-Aug-11)
Whole farm impact of anaerobic digestion and biogas use on a New York dairy farm - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A., Hafner, S.D. 2011. Whole farm impact of anaerobic digestion and biogas use on a New York dairy farm[abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 1111194.
Life cycle costing of a milk producing farm – cost assessment of environmental impact mitigation strategies - (Abstract Only)
Asselin, A., Rotz, C.A., Jolliet, O. 2011. Life cycle costing of a milk producing farm – cost assessment of environmental impact mitigation strategies. Meeting Proceedings. Available: http://lcacenter.org/lcaxi/list/abstract-dynamic.php?id=453.
Ifsm-Predicted Environmental and Economic Affects of Bmps on Representative Farms in Southeastern Pennsylvania - (Abstract Only)
Mclean, A., Hamlett, J., Veith, T.L. 2011. IFSM-predicted environmental and economic affects of bmps on representative farms in southeastern Pennsylvania. American Water Resources Association Conference Proceedings. November 7-10, 2011, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Paper No. 7575.
Grazing: the whole picture - (Trade Journal)
Rotz, C.A. 2012. Grazing: the whole picture. Hoard's Dairyman. 157(1):10.
Assessing the impact of manure application method on runoff phosphorus using controlled and natural rainfall - (Proceedings)
Veith, T.L., Kleinman, P.J.A., Shigaki, F., Saporito, L.S., Beegle, D. 2011. Assessing the impact of manure application method on runoff phosphorus using controlled and natural rainfall. In: International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution, September 18-21, 2011, Anchorage Alaska. Paper No. 11074. CDROM.
Estimating emissions and evaluating mitigation strategies with process-based models - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Li, C. 2011. Estimating emissions and evaluating mitigation strategies with process-based models[abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 64155.
Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from beef production systems in California - (Abstract Only)
Stackhouse, K.R., Rotz, C.A., Mitloehner, F.M. 2011. Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from beef production systems in California[abstract]. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA. Journal of Animal Science 89 E-Supplement 1 . Journal of Dairy Science, 94, E-Supplement 1. Paper No. 852.
DairyGEM: A software tool for assessing emissions and mitigation strategies for dairy production systems - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A. 2011. DairyGEM: A software tool for assessing emissions and mitigation strategies for dairy production systems. Western Dairy Air Quality Symposium, Convergency of Science and Regulation. p. 31-35.
DairyGEM: a software tool for whole farm assessment of emission mitigation strategies - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Montes, F., Hafner, S.D. 2011. DairyGEM: a software tool for whole farm assessment of emission mitigation strategies[abstract]. American Chemical Society Annual Meeting Symposium Proceedings. Available: http://abstracts.acs.org/chem/242nm/program/view.php.
Inorganic carbon and emission of ammonia from manure - (Abstract Only)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Meisinger, J.J. 2011. Inorganic carbon and emission of ammonia from manure[abstract]. American Chemical Society Abstracts. Paper No. 24.
Mass balance evaluation of alcohol emission from cattle feed - (Abstract Only)
Hafner, S.D., Montes, F., Rotz, C.A., Howard, C. 2011. Mass balance evaluation of alcohol emission from cattle feed [abstract]. American Chemical Society Abstracts. Paper No. 186.
Economic and phosphorus-related effects of precision feeding and forage management at a farm scale - (Abstract Only)
Veith, T.L., Ghebremichael, L.T. 2011. Economic and phosphorus-related effects of precision feeding and forage management at a farm scale. NEPC Fact Sheets. p. 1.
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