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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improving Chemical, Physical, and Biological Properties of Degraded Sandy Soils for Environmentally Sustainable Production

Location: Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research

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

Plant macro and micro nutrient dynamics in a biochar-amended wetland muck - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(13-Nov-14)
Crop yield responses to a hardwood biochar across varied soils and climate conditions - (Abstract Only)
(10-Sep-14)
Biochar: What is the future for industrial production and world usage? - (Abstract Only)
(10-Sep-14)
Biochar Systems and System Fit - (Book / Chapter)
(12-May-14)
Production and characterization of biochars from agricultural by-products for use in soil quality enhancement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rehrah, D., Reddy, M.R., Novak, J.M., Bansode, R., Schimmel, K.A., Yu, J., Watts, D.W., Ahmedna, M. 2014. Production and characterization of biochars from agricultural by-products for use in soil quality enhancement. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 108:301-304.
Effects of biochars and hyrdochars produced from lignocellulosic and animal manure on fertility of a Mollisol and Entisol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novak, J.M., Spokas, K.A., Cantrell, K.B., Ro, K.S., Watts, D.W., Glaz, B.S., Hunt, P.G., Busscher, W.J. 2014. Effects of biochars and hyrdochars produced from lignocellulosic and animal manure on fertility of a Mollisol and Entisol. Soil Use and Management. 30:175-181. DOI:10.1111/sum.12113.
Influence of corn residue harvest management on grain, stover, and energy yields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cantrell, K.B., Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Karlen, D.L., Watts, D.W. 2014. Influence of corn residue harvest management on grain, stover, and energy yields. BioEnergy Research. 7(2):590-597.
Multistate assessment of wetland restoration on CO2 and N2O emissions and soil bacterial communities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kluber, L.A., Miller, J.O., Ducey, T.F., Hunt, P.G., Lang, M.W., Ro, K.S. 2014. Multistate assessment of wetland restoration on CO2 and N2O emissions and soil bacterial communities. Applied Soil Ecology. 87-94.
Carbon mineralization in two ultisols amended with different sources and particle sizes of pyrolyzed biochar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sigua, G.C., Novak, J.M., Watts, D.W., Cantrell, K.B., Shumaker, P.D., Szogi, A.A., Johnson, M.G. 2014. Carbon mineralization in two ultisols amended with different sources and particle sizes of pyrolyzed biochar. Chemosphere. 103:313-321.
Assessing designer biochar characteristics to ameliorate specific soil limitations - (Abstract Only)
Novak, J.M., Spokas, K.A., Ro, K.S., Johnson, M.G. 2013. Assessing designer biochar characteristics to ameliorate specific soil limitations [abstract]. North American Biochar Symposium. http://symposium2013.pvbiochar.org.
Examination of soil and cotton root-associated fungal and bacterial populations under conservation tillage management - (Abstract Only)
(01-May-13)
Genetic diversity and geographical distribution of indigenous soybean-nodulating Bradyrhizobia in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shiro, S., Matsuura, S., Saiki, R., Sigua, G.C., Yamamoto, A., Umehara, Y., Hayashi, M., Saeki, Y. 2013. Genetic diversity and geographical distribution of indigenous soybean-nodulating Bradyrhizobia in the United States. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(12):3610-3618.
Managing for fungi in agroecosystems: what we know and where we will go - (Abstract Only)
(23-Feb-13)
Selection of pecan shell based activated carbons for removal of organic and inorganic impurities from simulated well-water - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niandou, M.S., Novak, J.M., Bansode, R.R., Yu, J., Rehrah, D., Ahmedna, M. 2013. Selection of pecan shell based activated carbons for removal of organic and inorganic impurities from simulated well-water. Journal of Environmental Quality. DOI: 10.2134/jeq 2012.0433.
Phytoremediation: A green technology to remove environmental pollutants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Paz-Alberto, A.M., Sigua, G.C. 2013. Phytoremediation: A green technology to remove environmental pollutants. American Journal of Climate Change. (2):71-86.
Addition of activated switchgrass biochar to an aridic subsoil increases microbial nitrogen cycling gene abundances - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ducey, T.F., Ippolito, J.A., Cantrell, K.B., Novak, J.M., Lentz, R.D. 2013. Addition of activated switchgrass biochar to an aridic subsoil increases microbial nitrogen cycling gene abundances. Applied Soil Ecology. 65:65-72.
Characteristics and nutrient values of biochars produced from giant reed at different temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zheng, H., Wang, Z., Deng, X., Zhao, J., Luo, Y., Novak, J.M., Herbert, S., Xing, B. 2013. Characteristics and nutrient values of biochars produced from giant reed at different temperatures. Bioresource Technology. 130:463-471.
Augmenting soil water storage using uncharred switchgrass and pyrolyzed biochars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Novak, J.M., Watts, D.W. 2013. Augmenting soil water storage using uncharred switchgrass and pyrolyzed biochars. Soil Use and Management. DOI: 10.1111/sum.12026.
Distribution of energy content in corn plants as influenced by corn residue management - (Proceedings)
Cantrell, K.B., Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Karlen, D.L., Watts, D.W. 2012. Distribution of energy content in corn plants as influenced by corn residue management. In: Proceedings from Sun Grant National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, October 2-5, 2012, New Orleans, Louisana. pp.5. Available:http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/Agenda.
Distribution of structural carbohydrates in corn plants as influenced by corn residue management - (Abstract Only)
Mourtzinis, S., Cantrell, K.B., Arriaga, F., Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Karlen, D.L. 2012. Distribution of structural carbohydrates in corn plants as influenced by corn residue management [abstract]. In: Proceedings from Sun Grant National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, October 2-5, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana. pp. 3. Available:http://sungrant.tennessee.edu/NatConference/Agenda.
Designing relevant biochars to revitalize soil quality: Current status and advances - (Proceedings)
Novak, J.M., Cantrell, K.B., Watts, D.W., Johnson, M. 2012. Designing relevant biochars to revitalize soil quality: Current status and advances. In: Xu, J., Wu, J. and He, Y., editors. Functions of Natural Organic Matter in Changing Environment. Proceedings of the 16th Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society Conference, September 9-14, 2012, China:Springer-Verlag GmbH. p. 537-539.
Long-term analysis of nitrogen cycling genes in biochar-amended soils using quantitative real-time PCR - (Abstract Only)
Ducey, T.F., Cantrell, K.B., Novak, J.M., Ippolito, J.A. 2012. Long-term analysis of nitrogen cycling genes in biochar-amended soils using quantitative real-time PCR. In: Proceedings of The American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, June 16-19, 2012, San Francisco, California. 2012 CDROM.
Overview of USDA-ARS biochar research: Impacts on soil quality, contaminant binding, and reductions in greenhouse gases emissions - (Abstract Only)
(19-Dec-11)
Soil physical properties of agricultural systems in a large-scale study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raczkowski, C.W., Mueller, J.P., Busscher, W.J., Bell, M.C., Mcgraw, M.L. 2012. Soil physical properties of agricultural systems in a large-scale study. Soil & Tillage Research. 119:50-59.
Spending our soil resources - (Abstract Only)
Busscher, W.J. 2011. Spending our soil resources [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society 2011 Annual International Conference, July 17-20, 2011, Washington, DC.
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