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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Soil Management for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Surface soil quality in five Midwest cropland CEAP watersheds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(21-May-14)
Soil and water conservation: Our history and future challenges - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(08-May-14)
Biochar impact on Mollisols and maize nutrient availability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(08-Apr-14)
Suggested strategies to attract reviewers for soil & tillage research submissions - (Other)
(01-Apr-14)
The author’s opportunity and obligation - (Other)
(01-Apr-14)
Determination of humic and fulvic acids in commercial solid and liquid humic products by alkaline extraction and gravimetric determination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lamar, R.T., Olk, D.C., Mayhew, L., Bloom, P.R. 2014. Determination of humic and fulvic acids in commercial solid and liquid humic products by alkaline extraction and gravimetric determination. Journal of AOAC International. 97(3):721-730.
Dew-worms in white nights: High latitude light constrains earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) behaviour at the soil surface     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nuutinen, V., Butt, K.R., Jauhiainen, L., Shipitalo, M.J., Siren, T. 2014. Dew-worms in white nights: High latitude light constrains earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) behaviour at the soil surface. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 72:66-74.
Crop residue considerations for sustainable biomass feedstock supplies - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L. 2014. Crop residue considerations for sustainable biomass feedstock supplies. American Society of Agriculture and BioSystems Engineering (ASABE) Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference, February 10-14, 2014, Louisville, KY. Available at: www.asabe.org/media/159811/aetc_prelimininary_program2.pdf.
Utilizing LEAF to increase biomass feedstock supplies from agricultural land - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Muth, D.J. 2014. Utilizing LEAF to increase biomass feedstock supplies from agricultural land. Soil's Role in Restoring Ecosystem Services, March 6-9, 2014, Sacramento, CA. Available at: https://scisoc.confex.com/\scisoc/2014SES/webprogram/Paper84588.html.
Crop residue considerations for sustainable bioenergy feedstock supplies - (Other)
Karlen, D.L., Johnson, J.M. 2014. Crop residue considerations for sustainable bioenergy feedstock supplies. BioEnergy Research. 7:465-467.
Multi-location corn stover harvest effects on crop yields and nutrient removal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Johnson, J.M., Osborne, S.L., Schumacher, T.E., Varvel, G.E., Ferguson, R.B., Novak, J.M., Fredrick, J.R., Baker, J.M., Lamb, J.A., Adler, P.R., Roth, G.W., Nafziger, E.D. 2014. Multi-location corn stover harvest effects on crop yields and nutrient removal. BioEnergy Research. 7:528-539.
Development of sustainable corn stover harvest strategies for cellulosic ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Birrell, S.J., Karlen, D.L., Wirt, A. 2014. Development of sustainable corn stover harvest strategies for cellulosic ethanol. BioEnergy Research. 7:509-516.
Resource Assessment and Tools - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Muth, D.J. 2013. Resource Assessment and Tools. 3rd Sino-U.S. Advanced Biofuels Forum, December 9-13, 2013, Beijing, China. Available at: http://www.ebiomass.cn/meeting/forum2013/hynr/huiyidongtai_nr10.html.
Standards, Certification, and Indicators for Biofuel Sustainability: A review of the CSBP, BMAS and Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L. 2013. Standards, Certification, and Indicators for Biofuel Sustainability: A review of the CSBP, BMAS and Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP). 3rd Sino-U.S. Advanced Biofuels Forum, December 9-13, 2013, Beijing, China. Available at: http://www.ebiomass.cn/meeting/forum2013/hynr/huiyidongtai_nr6.html.
Kinetics of short-term root-carbon mineralization in roots of biofuel crops in soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rivas, F.A., Tabatabai, M.A., Olk, D.C., Thompson, M.L. 2014. Kinetics of short-term root-carbon mineralization in roots of biofuel crops in soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 50(3):527-535.
Double cropping opportunities for biomass crops in the North Central USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, K.J., Karlen, D.L. 2014. Double cropping opportunities for biomass crops in the North Central USA. Biofuels. 4:605-615.
Similarities in chemical composition of soil organic matter across a millennia-old paddy soil chronosequence as revealed by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, Z., Cao, X., Schmidt-Rohr, K., Olk, D.C., Zhuang, S., Zhou, J., Cao, Z., Mao, J. 2014. Similarities in chemical composition of soil organic matter across a millenia-old paddy soil chronosequence as revealed by advanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 50:571-581.
Future prospects for corn as a biofuel crop - (Book / Chapter)
Moore, K.J., Karlen, D.L., Lamkey, K.R. 2014. Future prospects for corn as a biofuel crop. In: Goldman, S.L., Chittaranjan, K., editors. Compendium of Bioenergy Plants. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Taylor Francis Group. p. 331-352.
Soil aggregation response to harvesting corn stover for bioenergy production - (Abstract Only)
(15-Jul-13)
Effect of no-till and extended rotation on nutrient losses in surface runoff - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shipitalo, M.J., Owens, L.B., Bonta, J.V., Edwards, W.M. 2013. Effect of no-till and extended rotation on nutrient losses in surface runoff. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77(4):1329-1337. DOI:10.2136/sssaj2013.01.0045.
Selected global examples of cellulosic cropping system trends - (Book / Chapter)
Karlen, D.L., Galdos, M.V., Rabelo, S.C., Franco, H.C., Bonomi, A., Li, J., Li, S., Ovard, L. 2014. Selected global examples of cellulosic cropping system trends. In: Karlen, D.L., editor. Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. p. 345-364.
Micro-Bowen ratio system for measuring evapotranspiration in a vineyard interrow - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holland, S., Heitman, J.L., Howard, A., Sauer, T.J., Giese, G., Ben-Gal, A., Agam, N., Kool, D., Havlin, J. 2013. Micro-Bowen ratio system for measuring evapotranspiration in a vineyard interrow. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 177:93-100.
Tillage and crop rotation effects on soil quality in two Iowa fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Cambardella, C.A., Kovar, J.L., Colvin, T.S. 2013. Tillage and crop rotation effects on soil quality in two Iowa fields. Soil & Tillage Research. 133:54-64.
Thirty-year tillage effects on crop yield and soil fertility indicators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Kovar, J.L., Cambardella, C.A., Colvin, T.S. 2013. Thirty-year tillage effects on crop yield and soil fertility indicators. Soil & Tillage Research. 130:24-41.
Comparative losses of nutrients and sediment in surface runoff from watersheds in conservation tillage and reduced-input management practices - (Abstract Only)
Shipitalo, M.J., Owens, L.B., Bonta, J.V. 2012. Comparative losses of nutrients and sediment in surface runoff from watersheds in conservation tillage and reduced-input management practices [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH.
Evaluation of a proposed standardized analytical method for the determination of humic and fulvic acids in commercial products - (Book / Chapter)
Lamar, R., Olk, D.C., Mayhew, L., Bloom, P.R. 2013. Evaluation of a proposed standardized analytical method for the determination of humic and fulvic acids in commercial products. In: Xu, J., Wu, J., He, Z., editors. Functions of Natural Organic Matter in a Changing Environment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. p. 1071-1073.
Integrated physical-chemical procedure for soil organic carbon frationation and characterization during transition to organic farming - (Book / Chapter)
Abdelrahman, H.M., Olk, D.C., Cocozza, C., Ventrella, D., Montemurro, F.P., Miano, T. 2013. Integrated physical-chemical procedure for soil organic carbon frationation and characterization during transition to organic farming. In: Xu, J., Wu, J., He, Z., editors. Functions of Natural Organic Matter in a Changing Environment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. p. 73-77.
Abundant and stable char residues in soils: Implications for soil fertility and carbon sequestration - (Book / Chapter)
Mao, J., Johnson, R.L., Lehmann, J., Olk, D.C., Neves, E.G., Thompson, M.L., Schmidt-Rohr, K. 2013. Abundant and stable char residues in soils: Implications for soil fertility and carbon sequestration. In: Xu, J., Wu, J., He, Z., editors. Functions of Natural Organic Matter in a Changing Environment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. p. 479-484.
On-farm evaluation of a humic product in Iowa (U.S.) maize production - (Book / Chapter)
Olk, D.C., Dinnes, D.L., Callaway, C., Raske, M. 2013. On-farm evaluation of a humic product in Iowa (U.S.) maize production. In: Xu, J., Wu, J., He, Z., editors. Functions of Natural Organic Matter in a Changing Environment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. p. 1047-1050.
Chemical properties of humic and fulvic acid products and their ores of origin - (Book / Chapter)
Mao, J., Olk, D.C., Na, C., Dinnes, D.L., Chappell, M. 2013. Chemical properties of humic and fulvic acid products and their ores of origin. In: Xu, J., Wu, J., He, Z., editors. Functions of Natural Organic Matter in a Changing Environment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. p. 1067-1070.
Corn grain, stover yield and nutrient removal validations at regional partnership sites - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Johnson, J.M., Osborne, S.L., Schumacher, T.E., Varvel, G.E., Ferguson, R.B., Novak, J.M., Fredrick, J.R., Baker, J.M., Lamb, J.A., Adler, P.R., Roth, G., Nafziger, E.D. 2013. Corn grain, stover yield and nutrient removal validations at regional partnership sites. Proceedings of the Sun Grant National Conference, October 2-5, 2012, New Orleans, LA. Available: http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/ConferenceProceedings/.
Corn stover harvest strategy effects on grain yield and soil quality indicators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Wirt, A.R., Schock, N. 2013. Corn stover harvest strategy effects on grain yield and soil quality indicators. Agrociencia. 17(2):121-140.
Degree of woody encroachment into grasslands controls soil carbohydrate and amino compound changes during long-term laboratory incubation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Creamer, C.A., Filley, T.R., Olk, D.C., Plant, A., Peltre, C., Top, S.M., Boutton, T.W. 2012. Degree of woody encroachment into grasslands controls soil carbohydrate and amino compound changes during long-term laboratory incubation. Organic Geochemistry. 52:23-31. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0146638012001714.
Landscape management for sustainable supplies of bioenergy feedstock and enhanced soil quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Muth, Jr., D.J. 2013. Landscape management for sustainable supplies of bioenergy feedstock and enhanced soil quality. Agrociencia. 17(2):121-130.
Biochar mitigation of allelopathy induced yield loss in continuous maize - (Abstract Only)
Laird, D.A., Rogovska, N., Fleming, P.D., Karlen, D.L., Rathke, S. 2012. Biochar mitigation of allelopathy induced yield loss in continuous maize. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Oct. 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Available: https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/meetings/.
Soil management challenges in response to climatic change - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L. 2012. Soil management challenges in response to climatic change. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, October 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Available: https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/meetings/2012am/9971/.
Corn grain, stover yield, and nutrient removal validations at regional partnership sites - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Johnson, J.M., Osborne, S.L., Schumacher, T.E., Varvel, G.E., Ferguson, R.B., Novak, J.M., Fredrick, J.R., Baker, J.M., Lamb, J.A., Adler, P.R., Roth, G.W., Nafziger, E.D. 2012. Corn grain, stover yield, and nutrient removal validations at regional partnership sites. Proceedings of the Sun Grant National COnference, October 2-5, 2012, New Orleans, LA. Available: http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/ConferenceProceedings/.
Fall conservation deep tillage stabilizes maize residues into soil organic matter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wingeyer, A.B., Walters, D., Drijber, R., Olk, D.C., Arkebauer, T., Verma, S., Wedin, D., Francis, C. 2012. Fall conservation deep tillage stabilizes maize residues into soil organic matter. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76(6):2154-2163.
Crop residues - (Book / Chapter)
Karlen, D.L., Huggins, D.R. 2014. Crop residues. In: Karlen, D.L., editor. Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. p. 131-148.
Changes to soil organic N dynamics with leguminous woody plant encroachment into grasslands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Creamer, C.A., Filley, T.R., Olk, D.C., Stott, D.E., Dooling, V., Boutton, T.W. 2012. Changes to soil organic N dynamics with leguminous woody plant encroachment into grasslands. Biogeochemistry. 113(1-3):307-321. DOI:10.1007/s10533-012-9757-5.
Landscape management for sustainable feedstock supplies and enhanced soil quality - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Muth, D.J. 2012. Landscape management for sustainable feedstock supplies and enhanced soil quality. In: Ernst, O., Perez, M.T., Barbazan M., editors. Proceedings of the 19th Triennial ISTRO Conference, September 24-28, 2012, Montevideo, Uruguay. p. 98-106.
Corn stover harvest strategy effects on grain yield and soil quality indicators - (Proceedings)
Karlen, D.L., Birrell, S.J., Wirt, A.R. 2012. Corn stover harvest strategy effects on grain yield and soil quality indicators. In: Ernst, O., Perez, M.T., Barbazan M., editors. Proceedings of the 19th Triennial ISTRO Conference, September 24-28, 2012, Montevideo, Uruguay. p. 51-55.
Biochar mitigation of allelopathy induced yield loss in continuous maize - (Abstract Only)
Laird, D.A., Rogovska, N., Fleming, P.D., Karlen, D.L., Rathke, S. 2012. Biochar mitigation of allelopathy induced yield loss in continuous maize [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2012 US Biochar Conference, 07/29-8/1/2012, Rohnert Park, CA.
Cropland CEAP soil quality assessment update - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L., Stott, D.E. 2012. Cropland CEAP soil quality assessment update. Soil and Water Conservation Society Proceedings. Available: http://www.swcs.org/documents/filelibrary/12ac/2012_Abstract_Book_7B7F4A470290D.pdf.
Relating soil biochemistry to sustainable crop production - (Abstract Only)
(14-Mar-12)
Field evaluation of a humic product in Iowa corn fields - (Abstract Only)
(14-Mar-12)
Quantities and qualities of physical and chemical fractions of soil organic matter under a rye cover crop - (Abstract Only)
Olk, D.C., Cambardella, C.A., Kaspar, T.C. 2011. Quantities and qualities of physical and chemical fractions of soil organic matter under a rye cover crop. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings [abstracts]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. CD-ROM.
Types of Carbon Compounds That Accumulate Under No-Tillage In Rice-Based Rotations - (Abstract Only)
Olk, D.C., Anders, M.M. 2011. Types of Carbon Compounds That Accumulate Under No-Tillage In Rice-Based Rotations.American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings [abstracts]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. CD-ROM.
Impacts of humic product application on yields of potato and other field crops - (Abstract Only)
Olk, D.C., Mosa, A.M., Waldrip, H. 2011. Impacts of humic product application on yields of potato and other field crops. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings [abstracts]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. CD-ROM.
Soil quality assessment: John Doran's challenge and the scientific community response - (Abstract Only)
Karlen, D.L. 2011. Soil quality assessment: John Doran's challenge and the scientific community response. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings [abstracts]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. Oct. 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX. Available: http://www.agronomy.org.
Energy issues affecting corn/soybean systems: Challenges for sustainable production - (Review Article)
Karlen, D.L., Archer, D.W., Liska, A.J., Meyer, S. 2012. Energy issues affecting corn/soybean systems: Challenges for sustainable production. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Issue Paper. Paper No. 48. Available: http://www.cast-science.org/publications/?energy_issues_affecting_cornsoybean_systems_challenges_for_sustainable_production&show=product&productID=52665.
Crop stubble needs and opportunities - (Popular Publication)
Karlen, D.L. 2011. Crop stubble needs and opportunities. Western Australia No-Till Farmers Association Newsletter (WANTFA). New Frontiers in Agriculture. 19(3):112-115.
The importance of pre-conversion technologies for coupling sustainable bioenergy land use to biomass trade - (Abstract Only)
Muth, Jr., D.J., Hess, J., Karlen, D.L. 2011. The importance of pre-conversion technologies for coupling sustainable bioenergy land use to biomass trade. International Energy Agency Workshop. Available: http://www.bioenergytrade.org/downloads/campinas-workshop-final-program-30.8.pdf.
The Birkás influence on international soil management research and education - (Book / Chapter)
Karlen, D.L. 2012. The Birkás influence on international soil management research and education. In: Birkás, M., editor. Soil School: What to learn from and what to teach about soils. Gödöllo, Hungary: Szent Istvan University Press. p. 145-151.
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