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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sustainable Production, Profit, and Environmental Stewardship Through Conservation Systems

Location: National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

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

Potential nitrogen credits from peanut residue - (Abstract Only)
(12-Jul-16)
Nitrogen mineralization from 'AU Golden' sunn hemp residue - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(19-May-16)
The effects of combined cover crop termination and planting in a cotton no-till system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(18-Apr-16)
Herbicide and cover crop residue integration in conservation tillage tomato - (Book / Chapter)
Price, A.J., Kelton, J., Sarunaite, L. 2016. Herbicide and cover crop residue integration in conservation tillage tomato. In: Konvalina, P., editor. Alternative Crops and Cropping Systems. InTech, DOI: 10.5772/62320. Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/books/alternative-crops-and-cropping-systems/herbicide-and-cover-crop-residue-integration-in-conservation-tillage-tomatoDOI: 10.5772/62320.
A simple, gravimetric method to quantify inorganic carbon in calcareous soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez, J.B., Self, J.R., Arriaga, F.J. 2016. A simple, gravimetric method to quantify inorganic carbon in calcareous soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 80:1107-1113. doi:10.2136/sssaj2015.09.0355
Effects of a custom cover crop residue manager in a no-till cotton system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(16-Feb-16)
Carbohydrate and nutrient composition of corn stover from three Southeastern USA locations     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mourtzinis, S., Cantrell, K.B., Arriaga, F.J., Balkcom, K.S., Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Karlen, D.L. 2015. Carbohydrate and nutrient composition of corn stover from three Southeastern USA locations. Biomass and Bioenergy. 85:153-158.
Conservation tillage under threat in the United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duzy, L.M., Price, A.J., Balkcom, K.S., Kornecki, T.S. 2015. Conservation tillage under threat in the United States. Outlooks on Pest Management. 26(6):257-262.
Considerations for site-specific implementation of active downforce and seeding depth technologies on row-crop planters - (Proceedings)
Fulton, J.P., Poncet, A., Mcdonald, T., Bridges, R., Shaw, J., Knappenberger, T.J., Balkcom, K.S. 2015. Considerations for site-specific implementation of active downforce and seeding depth technologies on row-crop planters. In: Proceedings of the 73rd Conference LAND, TECHNIK - AgEng 2015, November 6-7, 2015, Hannover, Germany. 2251(2015):139-145.
Peanut performance and weed management in a high residue cover crop system     Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Kelton, J., Price, A.J., Balkcom, K.S., Faircloth, W., Sarunaite, L. 2015. Peanut performance and weed management in a high residue cover crop system. In: Price, A., Kelton, J., Sarunaite, L., editors. Herbicides. Intech. doi: 10.5772/61650. Available: http://www.intechopen.com/books/herbicides-agronomic-crops-and-weed-biology/peanut-performance-and-weed-management-in-a-high-residue-cover-crop-system
Timing of cover crop termination: Management considerations for the Southeast     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balkcom, K.S., Duzy, L.M., Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J. 2016. Timing of cover crop termination: Management considerations for the Southeast. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 1. doi:10.2134/cftm2015.0161.
Summary of cover crop effects on cotton production - (Abstract Only)
Duzy, L.M., Balkcom, K.S., Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J. 2015. Summary of cover crop effects on cotton production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
120 years of sustainable crop production - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, C.C., Delaney, D., Balkcom, K.S. 2015. 120 years of sustainable crop production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
The oldest, continuous cotton experiments in the world - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, C.C., Delaney, D., Balkcom, K.S. 2015. The oldest, continuous cotton experiments in the world. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Soil compaction across the old rotation - (Abstract Only)
Balkcom, K.S., Duzy, L.M., Mitchell, C.C., Delaney, D. 2015. Soil compaction across the old rotation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Organic weed conrol and cover crop residue integration impacts on weed control, quality, and yield and economics in conservation tillage tomato - A case study - (Book / Chapter)
Price, A.J., Duzy, L.M., Balkcom, K.S., Kelton, J., Kornecki, T.S., Sarunaite, L. 2016. Organic weed conrol and cover crop residue integration impacts on weed control, quality, and yield and economics in conservation tillage tomato - A case study. In: Konvalina, P., editor. Organic Farming. Chapter 4. Intech. p. 69-82. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/61315
Rye termination by different rollers/crimpers developed for no-till small-scale farms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kornecki, T.S. 2015. Rye termination by different rollers/crimpers developed for no-till small-scale farms. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(6):849-856. doi:10.13031/aea.30.10395.
Cotton population and yield following different cover crops termination practices in an Alabama no-till system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J., Balkcom, K.S. 2015. Cotton population and yield following different cover crops and termination practices in an Alabama no-till system. Journal of Cotton Science. 19(3):375-386.
Strategic adaptation of nitrogen management for el nino southern oscillation-induced winter wheat system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sarkar, R., Ortiz, B., Balkcom, K.S. 2015. Strategic adaptation of nitrogen management for el nino southern oscillation-induced winter wheat system. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. DOI 10.1007/s11027-015-9676-6.
Evaluation of a custom residue manager to manage cover crops and its effects on cotton population and yield in a no till system - (Proceedings)
Kornecki, T.S., Torbert III, H.A., Prior, S.A. 2015. Evaluation of a custom residue manager to manage cover crops and its effects on cotton population and yield in a no till system. In: Proceedings of the ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 27-29, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana.
High residue cover crops alone or with strategic tillage to manage glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth (amaranthus palmeri) in Southeastern cotton (gossypium hirsutum) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Price, A.J., Monks, C.D., Culpepper, S.A., Duzy, L.M., Kelton, J.A., Marshall, M., Steckel, L.E., Sosnoskie, L.M., Nichols, R.L. 2016. High residue cover crops alone or with strategic tillage to manage glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth (amaranthus palmeri) in Southeastern cotton (gossypium hirsutum). Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 71(1):1-11.
Glyphosate-resistant horseweed (conyza canadensis) control with dicamba in Alabama     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flessner, M.L., Mcelroy, S., Mccurdy, J.D., Toombs, J.N., Wehtje, G.R., Burmester, C.H., Price, A.J., Ducar, J.T. 2015. Glyphosate-resistant horseweed (conyza canadensis) control with dicamba in Alabama. Weed Technology. 29:633-640.
Effects of cover crop management and planting operations on cotton establishment and yield in a no-till system - (Proceedings)
Kornecki, T.S. 2015. Effects of cover crop management and planting operations on cotton establishment and yield in a no-till system. In: Proceedings of the 36th CIOSTA CIGR V Conference: Environmentally Friendly Agriculture and Forestry for Future Generations, May 26-28, 2015, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Cropland rental tool (CROPRENT) for agricultural producers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duzy, L.M., Reeves, J.M. 2015. Cropland rental tool (CROPRENT) for agricultural producers. Journal of Extension [On-line]. 53(5):Article 5TOT7. Available: http://www.joe.org/joe/2015october/pdf/JOE_v53_5tt7.pdf.
Economics of conservation systems research in the Southeastern United States - (Abstract Only)
Duzy, L.M., Balkcom, K.S., Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J. 2015. Economics of conservation systems research in the Southeastern United States [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference. http://www.swcs.org/documents/filelibrary/15ac/Abstract_Book_FINAL_31A269C46D632.pdf.
Impact of conservation systems on net returns to cotton production in Alabama - (Proceedings)
Duzy, L.M., Balkcom, K.S. 2015. Impact of conservation systems on net returns to cotton production in Alabama. In: Boyd, S., Huffman, M., editors. Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 5-7, 2015, San Antonio, Texas. p. 445-451.
Who, what, and where: Cotton production in the United States 1997-2012 - (Proceedings)
Duzy, L.M., Reeves, J. 2015. Who, what, and where: Cotton production in the United States 1997-2012. In: Boyd, S., Huffman, M., editors. Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 5-7, 2015, San Antonio, Texas. p. 452-460.
Field testing a mobile inelastic neutron scattering system to measure soil carbon     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yakubova, G.N., Wielopolski, L., Torbert III, H.A., Prior, S.A. 2014. Field testing a mobile inelastic neutron scattering system to measure soil carbon. Soil Science. 79(12):529-535.
Nitrogen applications for wheat production across tillage systems in Alabama     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balkcom, K.S., Burmester, C. 2015. Nitrogen applications for wheat production across tillage systems in Alabama. Agronomy Journal. 107:425-434.
Vertical distribution of corn biomass as influenced by cover crop and stover harvest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mourtzinis, S., Arriaga, F., Balkcom, K.S., Price, A.J. 2015. Vertical distribution of corn biomass as influenced by cover crop and stover harvest. Agronomy Journal. 107:232-240.
The oldest, continuous cotton experiments in the world - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, C.C., Delaney, D.P., Balkcom, K.S. 2014. The oldest, continuous cotton experiments in the world [abstract].American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America Meetings. CDROM.
Soil health benefits using cover crops across the Southeast - (Abstract Only)
Balkcom, K.S., Duzy, L.M., Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J. 2014. Soil health benefits using cover crops across the Southeast [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America Meetings. CDROM.
Nutrient movement in a 104-year old soil fertility experiment - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, C.C., Huluka, G., Delaney, D.P., Balkcom, K.S. 2014. Nutrient movement in a 104-year old soil fertility experiment [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America Meetings. CDROM.
Roller/crimper designs for cover crops management on different farm scales using conservation practices - (Abstract Only)
Kornecki, T.S. 2014. Roller/crimper designs for cover crops management on different farm scales using conservation practices. Soil and Water Conservation Society. CDROM.
Row-crop planter requirements to support variable-rate seeding of maize - (Abstract Only)
Virk, S.S., Poncet, A., Mcdonald, T.P., Fulton, J.P., Balkcom, K.S., Ortiz, B., Pate, G.L. 2014. Row-crop planter requirements to support variable-rate seeding of maize [abstract]. 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture.
Effect of roller/crimper designs in terminating rye cover crop in small-scale conservation systems - (Proceedings)
Kornecki, T.S. 2014. Effect of roller/crimper designs in terminating rye cover crop in small-scale conservation systems. In: Proceedings of the International Conference of Agricultural Engineering, July 6-10, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland.(Ref.: C0216 - www.eurageng.eu).
Net returns and risk for cover crop use as an integrated pest management practice in Alabama cotton production - (Abstract Only)
Duzy, L.M., Price, A.J., Aulakh, J. 2014. Net returns and risk for cover crop use as an integrated pest management practice in Alabama cotton production. Soil and Water Conservation Society [abstract]. http://www.swcs.org/documents/filelibrary/14ac/Abstract_Book__FINAL_FB7B07FB89022.pdf.
Conservation cropping systems: Increasing water use efficiency and lowering production costs - (Abstract Only)
Duzy, L.M., Taylor, C.R., Balkcom, K.S. 2014. Conservation cropping systems: Increasing water use efficiency and lowering production costs. Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference. Available at http://www.ucowr.org/past-conferences/2014-conference.
Glyphosate resistant weeds - a threat to conservation agriculture - (Abstract Only)
Price, A.J., Balkcom, K.S., Culpepper, S.A., Kelton, J.A., Nichols, R.L., Burmester, C.H., Schomberg, H.H. 2014. Glyphosate resistant weeds - a threat to conservation agriculture. World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, June 23-25, 2014, Winnepeg, Canada. p. 3-4.
Evaluation of vegetation indices for early assessment of corn status and yield potential in Southeastern U.S.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Torino, M., Ortiz, B., Fulton, J., Balkcom, K.S., Wood, C.W. 2014. Evaluation of vegetation indices for early assessment of corn status and yield potential in Southeastern U.S. Agronomy Journal. 106:1389–1401.
Cover crops for Alabama - (Other)
Delaney, D.P., Iversen, K.V., Balkcom, K.S., Caylor, A.W. 2014. Cover crops for Alabama. ANR-2139. Alabama Cooperative Extension System. http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-2139/ANR-2139.pdf.
Renting cropland: choosing the best option using a decision tool - (Abstract Only)
Duzy, L.M. 2014. Renting cropland: choosing the best option using a decision tool [abstract]. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 384.
Sunn hemp as a cover crop to reduce nitrogen inputs for winter wheat - (Abstract Only)
Stallings, A., Balkcom, K.S., Guertal, B., Weaver, D., Wood, W. 2014. Sunn hemp as a cover crop to reduce nitrogen inputs for winter wheat. Southern Branch American Society of Agronomy Meetings. CDROM.
Corn stover biofuel potential and nutrient removal across the Southeastern US. - (Abstract Only)
Mourtzinis, S., Cantrell, K.B., Arriaga, F.J., Balkcom, K.S., Novak, J.M., Frederick, J.R., Karlen, D.L. 2013. Corn stover biofuel potential and nutrient removal across the Southeastern US [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. CDROM.
Climate variability and nitrogen rate interactions affecting corn nitrogen use efficiency in Alabama - (Abstract Only)
Torino, M., Ortiz, B., Hoogenboom, G., Balkcom, K.S., Wood, C.W., Fulton, J. 2013. Climate variability and nitrogen rate interactions affecting corn nitrogen use efficiency in Alabama. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Nitrogen and tillage interactions for wheat in Alabama - (Abstract Only)
Balkcom, K.S., Burmester, C. 2013. Nitrogen and tillage interactions for wheat in Alabama. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. CDROM.
Effects of terminating cover crops with rolling/crimping and herbicides in a cotton no-till system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J., Balkcom, K.S. 2013. Effects of terminating cover crops with rolling/crimping and herbicides in a cotton no-till system. Hungarian Agricultural Engineering. 25:59-63.
Effects of terminating cover crops with rolling/crimping and herbicides on cotton population and yield in an Alabama no-till system - (Proceedings)
Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J., Balkcom, K.S. 2013. Effects of terminating cover crops with rolling/crimping and herbicides on cotton population and yield in an Alabama no-till system. In: Proceedings of the Synergy & Technical Development International Conference, October 13-19, 2013, Godollo, Hungary. 6 pages.
Continued support of long-term research - the old rotation - (Experiment Station)
Mitchell, C., Delaney, D., Balkcom, K.S. 2014. Continued support of long-term research - the old rotation. Cotton Research Report, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Report No.43. p. 28-29. Available at http://www.aces.edu/anr/crops/Cotton%20Bulletin/CottonBulletinTofC.php
Continued support of long-term research - cullars rotation - (Experiment Station)
Mitchell, C., Delaney, D., Balkcom, K.S. 2014. Continued support of long-term research - cullars rotation. Cotton Research Report, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Report No. 43. p. 30. Available at http://www.aces.edu/anr/crops/Cotton%20Bulletin/CottonBulletinTofC.php
Planter unit test stand - (Experiment Station)
Fulton, J., Balkcom, K.S., Pate, G., Hall, M. 2014. Planter unit test stand. 2013 Cotton Research Report, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Research Report No. 43. Available at http://www.aces.edu/anr/crops/Cotton%20Bulletin/CottonBulletinTofC.php. P. 31.
Performance of planter meters for cotton - (Experiment Station)
Fulton, J., Balkcom, K.S., Virk, S., Pate, G., Hall, M. 2014. Performance of planter meters for cotton. 2013 Cotton Research Report, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Research Report No. 43. P. 33. Available at http://www.aces.edu/anr/crops/Cotton%20Bulletin/CottonBulletinTofC.php
Cover crop biomass harvest for bioenergy: implications for crop productivity - (Abstract Only)
Arriaga, F., Balkcom, K.S., Duzy, L.M. 2011. Cover crop biomass harvest for bioenergy: implications for crop productivity. Sustainable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels. Available at: http://www.swcs.org/documents/filelibrary/roadmap/SFAB_Program_and_Abstract_Book__FIN_8607CF9B02A16.pdf
Producing sorghum cellulosic feedstock for advanced biofuels production and its impact on soil physical properties - (Abstract Only)
Rocateli, A.C., Raper, R.L., Arriaga, F.J., Balkcom, K.S., Bransby, D.I., Ortiz, B.V. 2011. Producing sorghum cellulosic feedstock for advanced biofuels production and its impact on soil physical properties [abstract]. Sustainable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels. Available at: http://www.swcs.org/documents/filelibrary/roadmap/SFAB_Program_and_Abstract_Book__FIN_8607CF9B02A16.pdf
Cover crop management practices-implications for early season weed control in conservation tillage corn cotton rotation - (Proceedings)
Saini, M., Price, A.J., Van Santen, E. 2007. Cover crop management practices-implications for early season weed control in conservation tillage corn cotton rotation. In: Boyd, S., et al., editors. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans. p. 1832-1841.
Host status of noxious weed plants associated with Gossypium hirisutum-Zea mays rotation systems to Rotylenchulus reniformis - (Proceedings)
Dismukes, A.L., Lawrence, K.L., Price, A.J., Lawrence, G.W., Akridge, R. 2006. Host status of noxious weed plants associated with Gossypium hirisutum-Zea mays rotation systems to Rotylenchulus reniformis. In: Boyd, S., et al., Editors. Proceedings of the National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. p. 7-11.
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