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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Multifunctional Farms and Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

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

Making landscape classification relevant for agriculture - (Abstract Only)
(03-Mar-15)
Sustainability of corn stover harvest strategies in Pennsylvania - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adler, P.R., Rau, B.M., Roth, G.W. 2015. Sustainability of corn stover harvest strategies in Pennsylvania. BioEnergy Research. DOI:10.1007/s12155-015-9593-2.
Managing the nitrogen cycle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from crop production and biofuel expansion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ogle, S.M., McCarl, B.A., Baker, J., Del Grosso, S.J., Adler, P.R., Paustian, K., Parton, W.J. 2015. Managing the nitrogen cycle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from crop production and biofuel expansion. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. DOI 10.1007/s11027-015-9645-0.
Use of a portable, automated, open-circuit gas quantification system and the sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique for measuring enteric methane emissions in Holstein cows fed ad libitum or restricted - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dorich, C.C., Varner, R.K., Pereira, A.B., Martineau, R., Soder, K.J., Brito, A.F. 2015. Use of a portable, automated, open-circuit gas quantification system and the sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique for measuring enteric methane emissions in Holstein cows fed ad libitum or restricted. Journal of Dairy Science. 98(4):2676–2681.
Mob grazing for dairy cows - (Popular Publication)
Soder, K.J., Hafla, A., Hautau, M. 2014. Mob grazing for dairy cows. Lancaster Farming (Corn Talk & Foraging Around Special Section). p. E13-14.
Incremental amounts of Ascophyllum nodosum meal do not improve animal performance but increase milk iodine output in early lactation dairy cows fed high-forage diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Antaya, N.T., Soder, K.J., Kraft, J., Whitehouse, N.L., Guindon, N.E., Erickson, P.S., Conroy, A., Brito, A.F. 2014. Incremental amounts of Ascophyllum nodosum meal do not improve animal performance but increase milk iodine output in early lactation dairy cows fed high-forage diets. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:1991-2004.
Interactions of corn meal or molasses with a soybean-sunflower meal mix or flaxseed meal on production, milk fatty acids composition, and nutrient utilization in dairy cows fed grass hay-based diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brito, A.F., Petit, H.V., Pepeira, A.B., Soder, K.J., Ross, S. 2014. Interactions of corn meal or molasses with a soybean-sunflower meal mix or flaxseed meal on production, milk fatty acids composition, and nutrient utilization in dairy cows fed grass hay-based diets. Journal of Dairy Science. 98:443-457.
Comparing pasture c sequestration estimates from eddy covariance and soil cores - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skinner, R.H., Dell, C.J. 2014. Comparing pasture c sequestration estimates from eddy covariance and soil cores. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 199:52-57.
Effect of sprouted barley grain supplementation of an herbage-based or haylage-based diet on ruminal fermentation and methane output in continuous culture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Brito, A., Rubano, M.D., Dell, C.J. 2014. Effect of sprouted barley grain supplementation of an herbage-based or haylage-based diet on ruminal fermentation and methane output in continuous culture. Journal of Animal Science. 97:7856-7869.
Integrating biorefinery and farm biogeochemical cycles offsets fossil energy and mitigates soil carbon losses - (Abstract Only)
Adler, P.R., Mitchell, J.G., Pourhashem, G., Spatari, S., Del Grosso, S.J., Parton, W.J. 2014. Integrating biorefinery and farm biogeochemical cycles offsets fossil energy and mitigates soil carbon losses[Abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. p. 1.
Sprouted barley for dairy cows: Nutritional composition and digestibility - (Other)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Rubano, M.D., Dell, C.J. 2014. Sprouted barley for dairy cows: Nutritional composition and digestibility. USDA-ARS fact sheet. p. 1.
Productivity and persistence of multi-cultivar perennial ryegrass - (Abstract Only)
Skinner, R.H., Smith, R.G., Bosworth, S.C., Kersbergen, R.J. 2014. Productivity and persistence of multi-cultivar perennial ryegrass[Abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Abstracts. p. 1.
Biofuels on the landscape: Modeling to balance the environmental footprint of feedstock production on marginal lands - (Proceedings)
(06-Jun-14)
Economic incentives to capture ecosystem services through increased temporal intensification of crop production - (Abstract Only)
Adler, P.R., Mcneal, F.M., Roth, G.W., Del Grosso, S.J., Parton, W.J. 2014. Economic incentives to capture ecosystem services through increased temporal intensification of crop production[Abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. p. 1.
Case study: dairies using ultra-high stocking density grazing in the Northeastern U.S. - (Other)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Hautau, M., Rubano, M.D. 2014. Case study: dairies using ultra-high stocking density grazing in the Northeastern U.S.. Extension Fact Sheets. p 1.
Habitat availability is a more plausible explanation than insecticide acute toxicity for U.S. grassland bird species declines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hill, J., Egan Jr, J.F., Stauffer, G., Diefenbach, D. 2014. Habitat availability is a more plausible explanation than insecticide acute toxicity for U.S. grassland bird species declines. PLoS One. 9(5):e98064. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098064.
Herbicide-resistant crop biotechnology: potential and pitfalls - (Book / Chapter)
Egan Jr, J.F. 2014. Herbicide-resistant crop biotechnology: potential and pitfalls. In A. Richrock, S. Chopra, & S. Fleischer (Eds.), Plant Biotechnology: Experience and Future Prospects. p. 143-154.
Feeding strategy and pasture quality relative to nutrient requirements of organic dairy cows - (Abstract Only)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Brito, A., Kersbergen, R., Benson, F., Darby, H., Rubano, M.D. 2014. Feeding strategy and pasture quality relative to nutrient requirements of organic dairy cows[abstract]. Proceedings of the Northeast Pasture Consortium. p 1.
Effect of sprouted barley grain supplementation of an herbage or haylage diet on ruminal fermentation and methane output in continuous culture - (Abstract Only)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Brito, A.F., Rubano, M.D., Dell, C.J. 2014. Effect of sprouted barley grain supplementation of an herbage or haylage diet on ruminal fermentation and methane output in continuous culture[abstract]. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. 97 (E-Suppl. 1):910.
Feeding strategy and pasture quality relative to nutrient requirements of grazing dairy cows in the Northeastern U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Brito, A., Kersbergen, R., Benson, F., Darby, H., Rubano, M.D. 2014. Feeding strategy and pasture quality relative to nutrient requirements of grazing dairy cows in the Northeastern U.S.[abstract]. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. 97 (E-Suppl. 1):533.
Biochar amendment of soil improves resilience to climate change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koide, R. T., Nguyen, B.T., Skinner, R.H., Dell, C.J., Peoples, M.S., Adler, P.R., Drohan, P.J. 2014. Biochar amendment of soil improves resilience to climate change. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12191.
Opportunities for grasslands as biofuel feedstock - (Proceedings)
Adler, P.R. 2014. Opportunities for grasslands as biofuel feedstock. In A. Glaser (Ed.) America’s Grasslands Conference: The Future of Grasslands in a Changing Landscape. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference on the Conservation of America’s Grasslands. August 12-14, 2013, Manhattan, KS. p. 90-92.
A look at dairy mob grazing in the Northeast - (Popular Publication)
Soder, K.J., Orr, A.N., Hautau, M. 2014. A look at dairy mob grazing in the Northeast. Popular Publication. 21(3):18-19.
Case study: dairies utilizing ultra-high stocking density grazing in Pennsylvania and New York - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Orr, A.N., Soder, K.J., Hautau, M., Rubano, M.D., Moyer, B., Stout, R.C. 2014. Case study: dairies utilizing ultra-high stocking density grazing in Pennsylvania and New York. Professional Animal Scientist. 30:366-374.
How well can we predict forage species occurrence and abundance? - (Abstract Only)
Wang, A., Goslee, S.C., Miller, D. 2014. How well can we predict forage species occurrence and abundance[Abstract]?. Northeast Pasture Consortium. p 3.
Freeze tolerance of perennial ryegrass - (Abstract Only)
Gonet, J.M., Goslee, S.C., Skinner, R.H. 2014. Freeze tolerance of perennial ryegrass[Abstract]. Northeast Pasture Consortium. p 4.
Pastures from Space: What can we learn from satellite images? - (Abstract Only)
Goslee, S.C. 2014. Pastures from Space: What can we learn from satellite images[Abstract]?. Northeast Pasture Consortium. p 1.
Assessing the land resource capacity for pasture-based dairy farming in the Northeast - (Abstract Only)
Egan Jr, J.F., Goslee, S.C. 2014. Assessing the land resource capacity for pasture-based dairy farming in the Northeast[Abstract]. Northeast Pasture Consortium. p 2.
Herbicide-resistant crops, resistant weeds, and herbicide drift - (Abstract Only)
Egan Jr, J.F. 2014. Herbicide-resistant crops, resistant weeds, and herbicide drift[Abstract]. Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers News. p. 1.
Herbicide drift affects plant and arthropod communities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Egan Jr, J.F., Bohnenblust, E., Goslee, S.C., Mortensen, D.A., Tooker, J. 2014. Herbicide drift affects plant and arthropod communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 185:77-87.
A new landscape classification system for monitoring and assessment of pastures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goslee, S.C., Sanderson, M.A., Spaeth, K., Herrick, J.E., Ogles, K. 2014. A new landscape classification system for monitoring and assessment of pastures. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69:17A-21A.
Turnover of soil carbon pools following addition of switchgrass-derived biochar to four soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nguyen, B.T., Koide, R.T., Drohan, P.J., Skinner, R.H., Dell, C.J., Adler, P.R., Nord, A.N. 2014. Turnover of soil carbon pools following addition of switchgrass-derived biochar to four soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:531-537.
Production potential of warm-season annual pastures in rotation with corn silage - (Proceedings)
Schrenker, D.L., Hall, M.H., Grantham, A., Kaye, J.P., Skinner, R.H. 2014. Production potential of warm-season annual pastures in rotation with corn silage. American Forage and Grassland Conference Proceedings. p 1.
A comparison of the herbicide tolerances of rare and common plants in an agricultural landscape - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Egan Jr, J.F., Graham, I.M., Mortensen, D.A. 2014. A comparison of the herbicide tolerances of rare and common plants in an agricultural landscape. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 33(3):696–702. doi:10.1002/etc.2491.
Narrow-Leaf Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) selection to increase freezing tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skinner, R.H., Stewart, A.V. 2014. Narrow-Leaf Plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) selection to increase freezing tolerance. Crop Science. 54:1238-1242.
Pasture quality variation throughout the grazing season - (Popular Publication)
0rr, A.N. 2013. Pasture quality variation throughout the grazing season. Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Newsletter. Available: http://www.nodpa.com/production_forage_pasture_quality_variation_073013.shtml.
A meta-analysis on the effects of 2,4-D and dicamba drift on soybean and cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Egan Jr, J.F., Barlow, K.M., Mortensen, D.A. 2014. A meta-analysis on the effects of 2,4-D and dicamba drift on soybean and cotton. Weed Science. 62(1):193–206. doi:10.1614/WS-D-13-00025.1.
Feeding incremental levels of ground flaxseed linearly reduced milk yield and enteric methane emission in organic Jersey cows - (Abstract Only)
Resende, T.L., Brito, A., Soder, K.J., Woitschach, D.H., Pereira, A.D., Reis, R.B. 2013. Feeding incremental levels of ground flaxseed linearly reduced milk yield and enteric methane emission in organic Jersey cows. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. 96 (E-Suppl. 1):523.
Kelp meal (Ascophyllum nodosum) did not improve milk yield or mitigate heat stress but increased milk iodine in mid lactation organic Jersey cows during the grazing season - (Abstract Only)
Brito, A., Soder, K.J., Whitehouse, N., Guindon, N.E., Periera, A.B., Muir, C.C. 2013. Kelp meal (Ascophyllum nodosum) did not improve milk yield or mitigate heat stress but increased milk iodine in mid lactation organic Jersey cows during the grazing season. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. 96(E-Suppl. 1):33.
Water competition among mixed species in the Northeast US - (Abstract Only)
Camargo, G., Kemanian, A., Richard, T., Goslee, S.C., Skinner, R.H. 2013. Water competition among mixed species in the Northeast US. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. p 1.
Water quality effects and placement of pasture best management practices in the Spring Creek Watershed (Centre County, PA) - (Government Publication)
Goslee, S.C., Piechnik, D. 2015. Water quality effects and placement of pasture best management practices in the Spring Creek Watershed (Centre County, PA). USDA NRCS CEAP Science Note. p 1-4.
Water, temperature, and defoliation effects on perennial grassland respiration - (Abstract Only)
Skinner, R.H. 2013. Water, temperature, and defoliation effects on perennial grassland respiration. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. p 1.
Agronomic and environmental consequences for switchgrass grown on biochar amended soils - (Abstract Only)
Skinner, R.H., Nguyen, B.T., Koide, R., Drohan, P., Dell, C.J., Adler, P.R., Nord, A.N. 2013. Agronomic and environmental consequences for switchgrass grown on biochar amended soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. p 1.
Forage yield, weed suppression and fertilizer nitrogen replacement value (FNRV) of alfalfa-tall fescue mixtures - (Proceedings)
Tracy, B., Albrecht, K., Flores, J.P., Hall, M., Islam, A., Jones, G., Lamp, W., Macadam, J., Skinner, R.H., Teutsch, C. 2013. Forage yield, weed suppression and fertilizer nitrogen replacement value (FNRV) of alfalfa-tall fescue mixtures. Grasslands Federation European Proceedings. 18:192-194.
Sustainability of US organic beef and dairy production systems: soil, plant and cattle interactions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hafla, A.N., Macadam, J.W., Soder, K.J. 2013. Sustainability of US organic beef and dairy production systems: soil, plant and cattle interactions. Sustainability. 5:3009-3034.
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