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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improving Water Quality in Agricultural Watersheds Underlain by Claypan and Restrictive Layer Soils

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

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

Validating the soil vulnerability index for a claypan watershed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chan, R., Baffaut, C., Thompson, A., Sadler, E.J. 2016. Validating the soil vulnerability index for a claypan watershed. Catena. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.03.009.
Veterinary antibiotic effects on atrazine degradation and soil microorganisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nordenholt, R.M., Goyne, K.W., Kremer, R.J., Lin, C.H., Lerch, R.N., Veum, K.S. 2016. Veterinary antibiotic effects on atrazine degradation and soil microorganisms. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45(2):565-575 doi: 10.2134/jeq2015.05.0235.
Controls on nitrate-N concentrations in groundwater in a Missouri claypan watershed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Al-Qudah, O.M., Liu, F., Lerch, R.N., Kitchen, N.R., Yang, J. 2015. Controls on nitrate-N concentrations in groundwater in a Missouri claypan watershed. Earth and Space Science. 3(3):90-105. doi: 10.1002/2015EA000117.
Multi-scale monitoring for improved nutrient management - (Abstract Only)
(19-Oct-15)
Is site-specific APEX calibration necessary for field scale BMP assessment? - (Abstract Only)
(11-Sep-15)
Evaluation of climate and land use changes on hydrologic processes in the Salt River Basin, Missouri, United States - (Abstract Only)
(01-Sep-15)
Climate model biases and statistical downscaling for application in hydrologic model - (Abstract Only)
(01-Sep-15)
Scheduling field operations as a function of temperature, soil moisture, and available resources - (Abstract Only)
(31-Aug-15)
Impact of Apex Model parameterization strategy on estimated benefit of conservation practices - (Abstract Only)
(26-Aug-15)
A process-based algorithm for simulating terraces in SWAT - (Abstract Only)
(08-Aug-15)
Carroll Cave: a Missouri legend - (Book / Chapter)
Lerch, R.N., Lamping, D., Miller, B., Hines, R., Schmitt, T., Gee, B., Tennant, M., Sikorski, J. 2015. Carroll Cave: a Missouri legend. Book Chapter. In: Slais, D. and Schaper, J.,editors. 2015 National Speleological Society Convention Guidebook. Huntsville, AL. National Speleological Society. p. 159-183.
Success and challenges met during the calibration of APEX on large plots - (Abstract Only)
Baffaut, C., Ghidey, F., Senaviratne, A., Kitchen, N.R., Sudduth, K.A., Lerch, R.N. 2015. Success and challenges met during the calibration of APEX on large plots [abstract]. Annual International SWAT Conference. Session C3.
User friendly tools to target vulnerable areas at watershed scale: evaluation of the soil vulnerability and conductivity claypan indices - (Abstract Only)
Baffaut, C., Chan, R., Thompson, A., Sadler, E.J. 2015. User friendly tools to target vulnerable areas at watershed scale: evaluation of the soil vulnerability and conductivity claypan indices [abstract]. International Soil Conservation Organization Conference Abstracts. Session VII.
Erosion and runoff evaluation using the SWAT-T model - (Abstract Only)
Thongpussawal, S., Gantzer, C.J., Baffaut, C., Shao, H. 2015. Erosion and runoff evaluation using the SWAT-T model. Annual International SWAT Conference [abstract]. Session G1.
Central Mississippi River Basin LTAR site overview - (Proceedings)
Sadler, E.J., Baffaut, C., Sudduth, K.A., Lerch, R.N., Kitchen, N.R., Vories, E.D., Veum, K.S., Yost, M.A. 2016. Central Mississippi River Basin LTAR site overview. 5th Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, March 2-5, 2015, Charelston, South Carolina. p. 61-67.
Estimation of phosphorus loss from agricultural land in the Heartland region using the APEX model: a first step to evaluating phosphorus indices - (Proceedings)
Lory, J., Nelson, N., Baffaut, C., Senaviratne, G.A., Van Liew, M., Bandhari, A., Mallarino, A., Helmers, M. 2015. Estimation of phosphorus loss from agricultural land in the Heartland region using the APEX model: a first step to evaluating phosphorus indices. Waste to Worth Conference. Available: http://www.extension.org/72813.
Recharge mixing in a complex distributary spring system in the Missouri Ozarks, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, B.V., Lerch, R.N., Groves, C.G., Polk, J.S. 2015. Recharge mixing in a complex distributary spring system in the Missouri Ozarks, USA. Hydrogeology Journal. 23:451-465. DOI:10.1007/s10040-014-1225-y.
Multi-site evaluation of APEX for crop and grazing land in the Heartland region of the US - (Proceedings)
Baffaut, C., Nelson, N., Senaviratne, A., Bandhari, A., Van Liew, M., Udawatta, R., Lory, J. 2014. Multi-site evaluation of APEX for crop and grazing land in the Heartland region of the US. Annual International SWAT Conference. P. 73.
Hydrologic and water quality modeling: spatial and temporal considerations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baffaut, C., Dabney, S.M., Smolen, M., Yousef, M.A., Bonta, J.V., Chu, M.L., Guzman Jaimes, J.A., Shedekar, V.S., Jha, M.K., Arnold, J.G. 2016. Hydrologic and water quality modeling: spatial and temporal considerations. Transactions of the ASABE. 58(6):1661-1680. doi: 10.13031/trans.58.10714.
Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus transport in a high-runoff-potential watershed     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lerch, R.N., Baffaut, C., Kitchen, N.R., Sadler, E.J. 2015. Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus transport in a high-runoff-potential watershed. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:44-57. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2014.02.0059.
Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: hydrogeologic controls and crop management influence on nitrates in loess and fractured glacial till - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kitchen, N.R., Blanchard, P.E., Lerch, R.N. 2015. Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: hydrogeologic controls and crop management influence on nitrates in loess and fractured glacial till. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:58-70. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2014.09.0405.
The Heartland Region P-Index Conservation Innovation Grant: protecting water quality through improved phosphorus management - (Abstract Only)
Nelson, N., Baffaut, C., Van Liew, M., Senaviratne, A., Bandhari, A., Lory, J., Sweeney, D. 2014. The Heartland Region P-Index Conservation Innovation Grant: protecting water quality through improved phosphorus management [abstract]. Meeting Abstract. Oral presentation.
Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: hyperspectral remote sensing of reservoir water quality     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sudduth, K.A., Jang, G., Lerch, R.N., Sadler, E.J. 2015. Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: hyperspectral remote sensing of reservoir water quality. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:71-83. DOI:10.2134/jeq2014.02.0060.
A simple method for isolation and purification of DIBOA-Glc from Tripsacum dactyloides (L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willett, C.D., Lerch, R.N., Goyne, K.G., Leigh, N.D., Lin, C.H., Roberts, C.A. 2014. A simple method for isolation and purification of DIBOA-Glc from Tripsacum dactyloides (L.). Natural Product Communications. 9(9):1283-1286.
Experiences from the ARS croplands CEAP program - (Abstract Only)
Sadler, E.J. 2014. Experiences from the ARS croplands CEAP program [abstract]. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Sustainable Bioenergy Landscapes Workshop, June 24-26, 2014, Argonne, Illinois. Available: https://bioenergykdf.net/system/files/Sadler_Experiences%20from%20ARS%20Croplands%20CEAP%20program.pdf.
Use of Fuzzy rainfall-runoff predictions for claypan watersheds with conservation buffers in Northeast Missouri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Senaviratne, G.A., Udawatta, R.P., Anderson, S.H., Baffaut, C., Thompson, A. 2014. Use of Fuzzy rainfall-runoff predictions for claypan watersheds with conservation buffers in Northeast Missouri. Journal of Hydrology. 517:1008-1018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.06.023.
Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed flow data     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baffaut, C., Sadler, E.J., Ghidey, F. 2015. Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed flow data. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:18-27. DOI:10.2134/jeq2014.01.0008.
Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed and regional herbicide water quality data     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lerch, R.N., Baffaut, C., Sadler, E.J., Kremer, R.J. 2015. Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed and regional herbicide water quality data. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:28-36. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2013.12.0516.
Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed and regional nutrient water quality data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lerch, R.N., Kitchen, N.R., Baffaut, C., Vories, E.D. 2015. Long-term agroecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed and regional nutrient water quality data. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:37-43. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2013.12.0518.
Developing and testing tools to improve targeting of conservation programs and practices - (Abstract Only)
Baffaut, C., Sadler, E.J. 2014. Developing and testing tools to improve targeting of conservation programs and practices [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society. Presentation 4.
A methodology to reduce uncertainties in the high-flow portion of a rating curve - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baffaut, C., Sadler, E.J., Ghidey, F. 2014. A methodology to reduce uncertainties in the high-flow portion of a rating curve. Transactions of the ASABE. 57(3):803-813. DOI: 10.13031/trans.57.10383.
Multi-site evaluation of APEX for crop and grazing land in the Heartland region of the US - (Abstract Only)
Baffaut, C., Nelson, N., Van Liew, M., Senaviratne, A., Bandhari, A., Lory, J. 2014. Multi-site evaluation of APEX for crop and grazing land in the Heartland region of the US [abstract]. Annual International SWAT Conference. P. 73.
Terrace effects on soil erosion processes in a watershed of the loess plateau - (Abstract Only)
Hui, S., Baffaut, C., Jianen, G. 2014. Terrace effects on soil erosion processes in a watershed of the loess plateau [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society. Oral presentation.
Comparison of WEPP and APEX runoff and erosion prediction at field scale in Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed - (Abstract Only)
Ghazanfarpour, N., Gantzer, C.J., Baffaut, C. 2014. Comparison of WEPP and APEX runoff and erosion prediction at field scale in Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society. P. 40.
A historical perspective of VR water management for improved crop production - (Abstract Only)
Sadler, E.J., Oshaughnessy, S.A., Vories, E.D., Stone, K.C., Perry, C.D. 2013. A historical perspective of VR water management for improved crop production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. 42-1.
Development and application of algorithms for simulating terraces practices within SWAT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shao, H., Baffaut, C., Gao, J.E., Nelson, N.O., Janssen, K.A., Pierzynski, G.M., Barnes, P.L. 2013. Development and application of algorithms for simulating terraces practices within SWAT. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(5):1715-1730. DOI: 10.13031/trans.56.10047.
Identification of an atrazine-degrading benzoxazinoid in Eastern gamagrass (tripsacum dactyloides) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Willett, C.D., Lerch, R.N., Lin, C., Goyne, K.W., Leigh, N.D., Roberts, C.A. 2013. Identification of an atrazine-degrading benzoxazinoid in Eastern gamagrass (tripsacum dactyloides). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:8026-8033. DOI: 10.1021/jf402271h.
Research watersheds in the Central Mississippi River Basin: challenges and opportunities - (Abstract Only)
Sadler, E.J., Baffaut, C., Sudduth, K.A. 2013. Research watersheds in the Central Mississippi River Basin: challenges and opportunities. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Available online: http://asabe2013.abstractcentral.com/planner.jsp.
Performance of Geno-Fuzzy Model on rainfall-runoff predictions in claypan watersheds - (Abstract Only)
Senaviratne, A., Udawatta, R.P., Baffaut, C., Anderson, S.H. 2013. Performance of Geno-Fuzzy Model on rainfall-runoff predictions in claypan watersheds [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. 148-1.
Apex simulation: environmental benefits of agroforestry and grass buffers for corn-soybean watersheds - (Abstract Only)
Senaviratne, A., Udawatta, R.P., Baffaut, C., Anderson, S.H. 2013. Apex simulation: environmental benefits of agroforestry and grass buffers for corn-soybean watersheds [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting. 92-18.
APEX simulation: environmental benefits of agroforestry and grass buffers on corn-soybean watersheds - (Proceedings)
Senaviratne, A., Udawatta, R.P., Baffaut, C., Anderson, S.H. 2013. APEX simulation: environmental benefits of agroforestry and grass buffers on corn-soybean watersheds. North American Agroforestry Conference. Paper No. 92-18.
Process-based index modeling of landscape vulnerability to off-site agrichemical movement - (Abstract Only)
(23-Apr-13)
SWATing your APEX model: a how-to from the trenches - (Abstract Only)
Baffaut, C., Bolster, C.H., Nelson, N., Van Liew, M., Arnold, J.G., Williams, J. 2013. SWATing your APEX model: a how-to from the trenches. Annual International SWAT Conference. Session B2, p. 32.
Agricultural Policy Environmental eXtender simulation of three adjacent row-crop watersheds in the claypan region - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Senaviratne, A., Udawatta, R.P., Baffaut, C., Anderson, S.H. 2013. Agricultural Policy Environmental eXtender simulation of three adjacent row-crop watersheds in the claypan region. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42:726-736.
A process-based method to simulate terraces in SWAT - (Abstract Only)
Shao, H., Baffaut, C., Gao, J.E. 2013. A process-based method to simulate terraces in SWAT. Annual International SWAT Conference. Session A3, p. 21.
Sulfamethazine transport in agroforestry and cropland soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, B., Anderson, S.H., Goyne, K.W., Lin, C., Lerch, R.N. 2013. Sulfamethazine transport in agroforestry and cropland soils. Vadose Zone Journal. DOI:10.2136/vzj2012.0124.
Sulfamethazine sorption to soil: vegetative management, pH, and dissolved organic matter effects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chu, B., Goyne, K.W., Anderson, S.H., Lin, C., Lerch, R.N. 2013. Sulfamethazine sorption to soil: vegetative management, pH, and dissolved organic matter effects. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42:794-805.
Process-based modeling of landscape vulnerability to off-site pesticide transport - (Abstract Only)
Shea, P.J., Milner, M., Hosseini, A., Lerch, R.N., Baffaut, C., Walter-Shea, E.A. 2013. Process-based modeling of landscape vulnerability to off-site pesticide transport. American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference. 1.
Atrazine incorporation and soil erosion—balancing competing water quality concerns for claypan soils - (Abstract Only)
(20-Nov-12)
Sulfamethazine sorption to vegetative filter strip and row crop soils - (Abstract Only)
(20-Nov-12)
APEX simulation of runoff and total phosphorous for three adjacent row-crop watersheds with claypan soils - (Abstract Only)
Senaviratne, A., Udawatta, R.P., Anderson, S.H., Baffaut, C. 2012. APEX simulation of runoff and total phosphorous for three adjacent row-crop watersheds with claypan soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Genetic algorithm optimized rainfall-runoff fuzzy inference system for row crop watersheds with claypan soils - (Abstract Only)
Senaviratne, A., Udawatta, R.P., Baffaut, C., Anderson, S.H., Thompson, A. 2012. Genetic algorithm optimized rainfall-runoff fuzzy inference system for row crop watersheds with claypan soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Goodwater Creek experimental watershed LTAR - representing runoff-prone environments - (Abstract Only)
Sadler, E.J., Lerch, R.N., Baffaut, C., Sudduth, K.A., Kitchen, N.R., Kremer, R.J., Vories, E.D., Anderson, S.H. 2012. Goodwater Creek experimental watershed LTAR - representing runoff-prone environments [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
A process-based method for evaluating terrace runoff and sediment yield - (Proceedings)
Hui, S., Baffaut, C., Gao, J. 2012. A process-based method for evaluating terrace runoff and sediment yield. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Dallas, Texas, July 29-August 1, 2012. Paper No. 121341006.
A methodology to reduce uncertainties in the high-flow portion of the rating curve for Goodwater Creek Watershed - (Proceedings)
Baffaut, C., Sadler, E.J. 2012. A methodology to reduce uncertainties in the high-flow portion of the rating curve for Goodwater Creek Watershed. ASABE Annual International Meeting, 07/29-08/01/2012, Dallas, Texas. Paper No. 121337015.
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