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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Managing Agricultural Water Quality in Fields and Watersheds: New Practices and Technologies Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Characteristics of water infiltration in layered water repellent soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(17-May-16)
Iron filings cement engineered soil mix - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logsdon, S.D., Sauer, P.A. 2016. Iron filings cement engineered soil mix. Agronomy Journal. 108:1753-1757. doi: 10.2134/agronj2015.0427.
Effect of variable annual precipitation and nutrient input on nitrogen and phosphorus transport from two Midwestern agricultural watersheds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kalkhoff, S.J., Hubbard, L.E., Tomer, M.D., James, D.E. 2016. Effect of variable annual precipitation and nutrient input on nitrogen and phosphorus transport from two Midwestern agricultural watersheds. Science of the Total Environment. 559:53-62. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.127.
Effects of tillage and poultry manure application rates on Salmonella and fecal indicator bacteria concentrations in tiles draining Des Moines Lobe soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hruby, C.E., Soupir, M.L., Moorman, T.B., Shelley, M., Kanwar, R.S. 2016. Effects of tillage and poultry manure application rates on Salmonella and fecal indicator bacteria concentrations in tiles draining Des Moines Lobe soils. Journal of Environmental Management. 171:60-69.
Nutrient leaching when compost is part of plant growth media - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logsdon, S.D., Sauer, P. 2016. Nutrient leaching when compost is part of plant growth media. Compost Science and Utilization. 24(4):238-245. doi: 10.1080/1065657X.2016.1147398.
Eleven years of runoff and phosphorus losses from two fields with and without manure application, Iowa, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tomer, M.D., Moorman, T.B., Kovar, J.L., Cole, K.J., Nichols, D.J. 2016. Eleven years of runoff and phosphorus losses from two fields with and without manure application, Iowa, USA. Agricultural Water Management. 168:104-111.
Fate and transport of tylosin-resistant bacteria and macrolide resistance genes in artificially drained agricultural fields receiving swine manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luby, E.M., Moorman, T.B., Soupir, M.L. 2016. Fate and transport of tylosin-resistant bacteria and macrolide resistance genes in artificially drained agricultural fields receiving swine manure. Science of the Total Environment. 550:1126-1133.
Simulating woodchip bioreactor performance using a dual-porosity model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaynes, D.B., Moorman, T.B., Parkin, T.B., Kaspar, T.C. 2016. Simulating woodchip bioreactor performance using a dual-porosity model. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45(3):830-838. doi: 10.2134/jeq2015.07.0342.
Compost improves compacted urban soil - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D., Sauer, P. 2015. Compost improves compacted urban soil [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract 85593 or 177-7.
Publish unexpected results that conflict with assumptions - (Other)
Logsdon, S.D. 2016. Publish unexpected results that conflict with assumptions. Agricultural and Environmental Letters. 1:150007.
Agricultural Conservation Planning Toolbox User's Manual - (Other)
Porter, S.A., Tomer, M.D., James, D.E., Boomer, K.M. 2015. Agricultural Conservation Planning Toolbox User's Manual. Agricultural Conservation Planning Toolbox User's Manual. Available: www.northcentralwater.org/acpf/.
Woodchip denitrification bioreactors: Impact of temperature and hydraulic retention time on nitrate removal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoover, N., Bhandari, A., Soupir, M., Moorman, T.B. 2016. Woodchip denitrification bioreactors: Impact of temperature and hydraulic retention time on nitrate removal. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45:803-812. doi: 10.2134/jeq2015.03.0161.
Effects of hydrology, watershed size, and agricultural practices on sediment yields in two river basins in Iowa and Mississippi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Merten, G.H., Welch, H.L., Tomer, M.D. 2016. Effects of hydrology, watershed size, and agricultural practices on sediment yields in two river basins in Iowa and Mississippi. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 71(3):267-278. doi: 10.2489/jswc.71.3.267.
Effects of temperature and antibiotics on persistence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in poultry litter - (Abstract Only)
Sullivan, B., Soupier, M.L., Moorman, T.B. 2015. Effects of temperature and antibiotics on persistence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in poultry litter [abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 26-29, 2015, New Orleans, LA.
Fate and transport of veterinary antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and antibiotic resistance gene from fields receiving poultry manure during storm events - (Abstract Only)
Sullivan, B., Soupier, M.L., Moorman, T.B. 2015. Fate and transport of veterinary antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and antibiotic resistance gene from fields receiving poultry manure during storm events [abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting. ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 26-29, 2015, New Orleans, LA.
Evaluation of woodchip bioreactors for improved water quality - (Abstract Only)
Soupier, M.L., Hoover, N., Moorman, T.B., Jones, C., Kult, K. 2015. Evaluation of woodchip bioreactors for improved water quality. ASABE Annual International Meeting [abstract]. ASABE Annual International Meeting, 07/26-29/2015, New Orleans, LA.
Corn yield and nitrate loss in subsurface drainage affected by timing of anhydrous ammonia application - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaynes, D.B. 2015. Corn yield and nitrate loss in subsurface drainage affected by timing of anhydrous ammonia application. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:1131-1141.
Event- and site-specific soil wetting and seasonal change in amount of soil water - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logsdon, S.D. 2015. Event- and site-specific soil wetting and seasonal change in amount of soil water. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:730-741.
Agricultural conservation planning framework: 2. Classification of riparian buffer design-types with application to assess and map stream corridors     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tomer, M.D., Boomer, K.M., Porter, S.A., Gelder, B.K., James, D.E., McLellan, E. 2015. Agricultural conservation planning framework: 2. Classification of riparian buffer design-types with application to assess and map stream corridors. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:768-779.
Agricultural conservation planning framework: 1. Developing multi-practice watershed planning scenarios and assessing nutrient reduction potential     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tomer, M.D., Porter, S.A., Boomer, K.M., James, D.E., Helmers, M.J., Isenhart, T.M., McLellan, E. 2015. Agricultural conservation planning framework: 1. Developing multi-practice watershed planning scenarios and assessing nutrient reduction potential. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44:754-767.
A planning approach for agricultural watersheds using precision conservation - (Popular Publication)
Tomer, M.D., Porter, S.A., James, D.E. 2015. A planning approach for agricultural watersheds using precision conservation. Getting Into Soil and Water. p. 22-23.
Parameterization guidelines and considerations for hydrologic models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malone, R.W., Yagow, G., Baffaut, C., Gitau, M., Qi, Z., Amatya, D., Parajuli, P., Bonta, J.V., Green, T.R. 2015. Parameterization guidelines and considerations for hydrologic models. Transactions of the ASABE. 58(6):1681-1703.
Evaluating the potential role of denitrifying bioreactors in reducing watershed-scale nitrate loads: A case study comparing three Midwestern (USA) watersheds     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moorman, T.B., Tomer, M.D., Smith, D.R., Jaynes, D.B. 2015. Evaluating the potential role of denitrifying bioreactors in reducing watershed-scale nitrate loads: A case study comparing three Midwestern (USA) watersheds. Ecological Engineering. 75:441-448. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.11.062.
Know your community: Model applications in field research - (Popular Publication)
Malone, R.W., Dharmasri, C., Hatfield, J.L., Ahuja, L.R. 2015. Know your community: Model applications in field research. CSA News. 60:32.
Opportunities for energy crop production based on subfield scale distribution of profitability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonner, I.J., Cafferty, K.G., Muth Jr., D.J., Tomer, M.D., James, D.E., Porter, S.A., Karlen, D.L. 2014. Opportunities for energy crop production based on subfield scale distribution of profitability. Energies. 7:6509-6526.
Data worth and prediction uncertainty for pesticide transport and fate models in Nebraska and Maryland, United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nolan, B.T., Malone, R.W., Barbash, J., Ma, L., Shaner, D.L. 2015. Data worth and prediction uncertainty for pesticide transport and fate models in Nebraska and Maryland, United States. Pest Management Science. 71:972-985.
Surface compost effect on hydrology: In-situ and soil cores     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logsdon, S.D., Malone, R.W. 2014. Surface compost effect on hydrology: In-situ and soil cores. Compost Science and Utilization. 23:30-36.
Measurement of soil water content with dielectric dispersion frequency - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., Logsdon, S.D., Ma, X., Horton, R., Han, W., Zhao, Y. 2014. Measurement of soil water content with dielectric dispersion frequency. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78(5):1500-1506. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2014.01.0044.
Nitrogen use efficiency research in the United States Department of Agriculture - (Proceedings)
Jaynes, D.B. 2014. Nitrogen use efficiency research in the United States Department of Agriculture. Meeting Proceedings. Tetrapartitle Meeting, June 2-6, 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
Fate and transport of antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes in artificially drained agricultural fields receiving swine manure application - (Abstract Only)
Luby, E., Moorman, T.B., Soupir, M. 2014. Fate and transport of antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes in artificially drained agricultural fields receiving swine manure application [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. Available at: http://www.asmonlineeducation.com/php/asm2014abstracts/data/index.htm.
Effects of native perennial vegetation buffer strips on dissolved organic carbon in surface runoff from an agricultural landscape     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, T.E., Kolka, R.K., Zhou, X., Helmers, M.J., Cruse, R.M., Tomer, M.D. 2014. Effects of native perennial vegetation buffer strips on dissolved organic carbon in surface runoff from an agricultural landscape. Biogeochemistry. 120:121-132.
FDR probe structure influence on the soil dielectric spectrum measurement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, J., Ma, X., Logsdon, S.D., Horton, R. 2014. FDR probe structure influence on the soil dielectric spectrum measurement. Transactions of the Chinese Agricultural Machinery. 45(1):102-107.
Transport and persistence of tylosin-resistant enterococci, erm genes, and tylosin in soil and drainage water from fields receiving swine manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garder, J., Moorman, T.B., Soupir, M. 2014. Transport and persistence of tylosin-resistant enterococci, erm genes, and tylosin in soil and drainage water from fields receiving swine manure. Journal of Environmental Quality. Available at: https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/pdfs/0/0/jeq2013.09.0379. 43:1484-1493.
Watershed management - (Book / Chapter)
Tomer, M.D. 2014. Watershed management. In: Elias, S. A., editor. Elsevier Reference Module on Earth System and Environmental Science. London, England: Elsevier. Available online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780124095489.
Landscape influence on soil carbon and nutrient levels - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D. 2014. Landscape influence on soil carbon and nutrient levels [abstract]. In: 2014 Abstract Book, Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Meeting, 7/27-30/2014, Lombard, Illinois. p. 88.
Nutrients in soil water under three rotational cropping systems, Iowa, USA     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tomer, M.D., Liebman, M. 2014. Nutrients in soil water under three rotational cropping systems, Iowa, USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 186:105-114.
Reconnecting tile drainage to riparian buffer hydrology for enhanced nitrate removal - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaynes, D.B., Isenhart, T.M. 2014. Reconnecting tile drainage to riparian buffer hydrology for enhanced nitrate removal. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:631-638.
Closed depression topography Harps soil, revisited     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Logsdon, S.D., James, D.E. 2014. Closed depression topography Harps soil, revisited. Soil Horizons. 55(2):1-7. Available at: https://www.soils.org/publications/sh/tocs/55/2.
Reconnecting tile drainage to riparian buffer hydrology for enhanced nitrate removal     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaynes, D.B., Isenhart, T.M. 2014. Reconnecting tile drainage to riparian buffer hydrology for enhanced nitrate removal. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:631-638.
Cover crops in the upper midwestern United States: Simulated effect on nitrate leaching with artificial drainage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malone, R.W., Jaynes, D.B., Kaspar, T.C., Thorp, K.R., Kladivko, E.J., Ma, L., James, D.E., Singer, J.W., Morin, X.K., Searchinger, T.D. 2014. Cover crops in the upper midwestern United States: Simulated effect on nitrate leaching with artificial drainage. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69:292-305.
Streambank erosion rates and loads within a single watershed: Bridging the gap between temporal and spatial scales     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palmer, J.A., Schilling, K.E., Isenhart, T.M., Schultz, R.C., Tomer, M.D. 2014. Streambank erosion rates and loads within a single watershed: Bridging the gap between temporal and spatial scales. Geomorphology. 209:66-78.
Effects of tillage and application rate on atrazine transport to subsurface drainage: Evaluation of RZWQM using a six-year field study     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malone, R.W., Nolan, B.T., Ma, L., Kanwar, R., Peterson, C., Heilman, P. 2013. Tillage and application rate affects atrazine transport to subsurface drainage with macropore flow: Evaluation of RZWQM using a long-term field study. Agricultural Water Management. 132:10-22.
A decade of conservation effects assessment research by USDA-ARS: Progress overview and future outlook     Reprint Icon - (Literature Review)
Tomer, M.D., Sadler, E.J., Lizotte Jr, R.E., Bryant, R.B., Potter, T.L., Moore, M.T., Veith, T.L., Baffaut, C., Locke, M.A., Walbridge, M.R. 2014. A decade of conservation effects assessment research by USDA-ARS: Progress overview and future outlook. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69(5):365-373.
Sorption and photo degradation processes govern distribution of sulfamethazine in freshwater-sediment microcosms     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carstens, K.L., Gross, A.D., Moorman, T.B., Coats, J.R. 2013. Sorption and photo degradation processes govern distribution of sulfamethazine in freshwater-sediment microcosms. Environmental Science and Technology. 10877-10883.
Nitrate loss in subsurface drainage and corn yield as affected by timing of sidedress nitrogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaynes, D.B. 2013. Nitrate loss in subsurface drainage and corn yield as affected by timing of sidedress nitrogen. Agricultural Water Management. 130:52-60. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03783774.
Fate and transport of tylosin and macrolide-resistance genes following manure applications in tile-drained landscapes - (Abstract Only)
Moorman, T.B., Soupir, M., Luby, E., Garder, J. 2013. Fate and transport of tylosin and macrolide-resistance genes following manure applications in tile-drained landscapes [CD-ROM]. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, FL.
Column study to assess bioretention cell filter mixtures for urban stormwater management - (Abstract Only)
Logsdon, S.D., Sauer, P. 2013. Column study to assess bioretention cell filter mixtures for urban stormwater management. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, FL. Paper No. 77766.
Nutrient removal by prairie filter strips in agricultural landscapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, X., Helmers, M.J., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R.K., Tomer, M.D., Cruse, R.M. 2014. Nutrient removal by prairie filter strips in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69(1):54-64.
Combining precision conservation technologies into a flexible framework to facilitate agricultural watershed planning - (Other)
Tomer, M.D., Porter, S.A., James, D.E., Boomer, K.M., Kostel, J.A., Mclellan, E. 2013. Combining precision conservation technologies into a flexible framework to facilitate agricultural watershed planning. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(5):113A-120A.
Nutrient concentrations in soil water as influenced by crop rotation in Iowa - (Abstract Only)
Tomer, M.D., Liebman, M. 2013. Nutrient concentrations in soil water as influenced by crop rotation in Iowa [CD-ROM]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, Nov. 3-6, 2013, Tampa, FL.
Storm water management: Potential for lower cost & more benefits if farmers & municipalities cooperate on tile drainage - (Review Article)
Kemper, D., Fouss, J.L., Jaynes, D.B., Dabney, S.M., Ihde, A., Meyer, D., Reicosky, D. 2013. Storm water management: Potential for lower cost & more benefits if farmers & municipalities cooperate on tile drainage. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(3):79A-83A.
Bringing together science and policy to protect and enhance wetland ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes - (Other)
Tanner, C.C., Howard-Williams, C., Tomer, M.D., Lowrance, R.R. 2013. Bringing together science and policy to protect and enhance wetland ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. Ecological Engineering. 56:1-4.
Calibration and controlled flume evaluation of polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) for tylosin - (Abstract Only)
Washington, M., Soupir, M.L., Moorman, T.B. 2013. Calibration and controlled flume evaluation of polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) for tylosin [abstract]. Available at: http://www.awra.org/meetings/Spring2013/doc/PP/Sess%208%20abs.pdf.
Tylosin-resistant Enterococci, erm genes, and tylosin in drained fields receiving swine manure - (Proceedings)
Soupir, M.L., Moorman, T.B., Garder, J.L. 2013. Tylosin-resistant Enterococci, erm genes, and tylosin in drained fields receiving swine manure. American Water Resources Association Conference. Available at: http://www.awra.org/meetings/Spring2013/doc/PP/Sess%204%20abs.pdf.
Go native: blue gamma-buffalo grass and compost benefits urban soil - (Proceedings)
Sauer, P., Logsdon, S.D. 2013. Go native: blue gamma-buffalo grass and compost benefits urban soil. International Erosion Control Association Proceedings. Available: http://ieca.crhosts.com/file.php/183/Sauer.pdf.
Restoring soil quality on construction sites - (Other)
Sauer, P., Logsdon, S.D. 2013. Restoring soil quality on construction sites. Iowa Storm Water Education Program Technical Bulletin. Available: www.iowastormwater.org.
Convergence of agricultural intensification and climate change in the midwestern United States: Implications for soil and water conservation - (Review Article)
Hatfield, J.L., Cruse, R.M., Tomer, M.D. 2013. Convergence of agricultural intensification and climate change in the midwestern United States: Implications for soil and water conservation. Marine & Freshwater Research. 64(5):423-435. DOI:10.1071/MF12164.
An analytical solution to the one-dimensional heat conduction-convection equation in soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, L., Zhiqiu, G., Horton, R., Lenschow, D.H., Meng, K., Jaynes, D.B., Shao, M. 2012. An analytical solution to the one-dimensional heat conduction-convection equation in soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:1978-1986. DOI:10.2136/sssaj2012.0023N.
The use of soil electrical conductivity to investigate soil homogeneity in Story County, Iowa, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brevik, E., Fenton, T., Jaynes, D.B. 2012. The use of soil electrical conductivity to investigate soil homogeneity in Story County, Iowa, USA. Soil Horizons. 53:5. DOI:10.2136/sh12-04-0013.
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