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United States Department of Agriculture

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Steven Brian Mirsky
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory
Ecology

Phone: (301) 504-5324
Fax: (301) 504-8370
Room 117

BLDG 001 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 207052350

Projects
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 430588
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 430590
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 430591
Cover Crop-Based Weed Management: Defining Plant-Plant and Plant-Soil Mechanisms and Developing New Systems
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429826
Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 424914
Creating the Cover Crops that Organic Farmers Need: Delivering Regionally Adapted Varieties across America
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430050
Developing Cover Crop Decision Support Tools and Meta-analysis for NRCS and the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest Cover Crop Councils
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 431623
Decision Support Tools for Cover Crops: Crediting Water and Nitrogen Conservation
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 430164
Agroecological Strategies for Balancing Tradeoffs in Organic Corn and Soybean Production
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 428646
Effect of Cover Crop Growth Stage and Quality on Allelochemical Bioavailability in Soil Rhizosphere
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 428753
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production--VA
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 428995
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-TX
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429055
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Arkansas)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429073
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Pennsylvania)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429075
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-MN
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429076
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Arizona)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429089
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Nebraska)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429121
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Delaware)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429122
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Mississippi)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429123
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Missouri)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429124
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production--OR
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429125
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Illinois)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429176
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production (Tennessee)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429177
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-NC
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429178
The Role of Cover Crop Species and Establishment Method on Biomass Accumulation, Nitrogen Scavenging, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429287
An Integrated Pest Management Approach to Addressing the Multiple Herbicide-resistant Weed Epidemic in U.S. Field Crop Production-MD
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429288
Evaluating Water Availability and Crop Stress using Soil Water and Plant Canopy Sensors
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429768
Water: The Story that will Finally push Cover Adoption in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430574
Leveraging Long-Term Agroecological Research to Improve Agronomic, Economic and Environmental Performance of Organic Grain Production
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430831

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Transdisciplinary weed research: new leverage on challenging weed problems? -
Organic supplemental nitrogen sources for field corn production following a hairy vetch cover crop -
Functional diversity in summer annual grass and legume intercrops in the Northeastern United States -
Bybee-Finley, K., Mirsky, S.B., Ryan, M.R. 2016. Functional diversity in summer annual grass and legume intercrops in the Northeastern United States. Crop Science. 56:1-16.
Cover crop and poultry litter management influence spatiotemporal availability of topsoil nitrogen -
Poffenbarger, H.J., Mirsky, S.B., Kramer, M.H., Weil, R.R., Meisinger, J.J., Cavigelli, M.A., Spargo, J.T. 2015. Cover crop and poultry litter management influence spatiotemporal availability of topsoil nitrogen. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:1660-1673.
Legume proportions, poultry litter, and tillage effects on cover crop decomposition -
Poffenbarger, H.J., Mirsky, S.B., Weil, R.R., Kramer, M.H., Spargo, J.T., Cavigelli, M.A. 2015. Legume proportions, poultry litter, and tillage effects on cover crop decomposition. Agronomy Journal. 107:2083-2096.
Biomass and nitrogen accumulation of hairy vetch-cereal rye cover crop mixtures as influenced by species proportions -
Poffenbarger, H.J., Mirsky, S.B., Maul, J.E., Weil, R.R., Kramer, M.H., Spargo, J.T., Cavigelli, M.A. 2015. Biomass and nitrogen accumulation of hairy vetch-cereal rye cover crop mixtures as influenced by species proportions. Agronomy Journal. doi: 10.2134/agronj14.0462.
Planting date impacts on soil water management, plant growth, and weeds in cover-crop-based no-till corn production -
Wells, M.S., Reberg-Horton, S.C., Mirsky, S.B. 2016. Planting date impacts on soil water management, plant growth, and weeds in cover-crop-based no-till corn production. Agronomy Journal. 108:162-170.
Effectiveness of herbicides for control of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) in winter wheat -
Curran, W.S., Wallace, J.M., Mirsky, S.B., Crockett, B. 2015. Effectiveness of herbicides for control of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) in winter wheat. Weed Technology. DOI: 10.1614/WT-D-14-00139.1.
Hairy vetch seedbank persistence and implications for cover crop management -
Mirsky, S.B., Wallace, J.M., Curran, W.S., Crockett, B.C. 2015. Hairy vetch seedbank persistence and implications for cover crop management. Agronomy Journal. DOI:10.2134/agronj14.0523.
Tillage and planting date effects on weed dormancy, emergence, and early growth in organic corn -
Teasdale, J.R., Mirsky, S.B. 2015. Tillage and planting date effects on weed dormancy, emergence, and early growth in organic corn. Weed Science. 63(2):477-490. DOI: 10.1614/WS-D-14-00112.1.
Nitrogen competition between corn and weeds in soils under organic and conventional management -
Poffenbarger, H.J., Mirsky, S.B., Teasdale, J.R., Spargo, J.T., Cavigelli, M.A., Kramer, M.H. 2015. Nitrogen competition between corn and weeds in soils under organic and conventional management. Weed Science. 63(2):461-476.
Biologically based fertilizer recommendations to meet yield expectations and preserve water quality -
Remote sensing with simulated unmanned aircraft systems for precision agriculture applications Reprint Icon -
Hunt Jr, E.R., Daughtry, C.S., Mirsky, S.B. 2014. Remote sensing with simulated unmanned aircraft systems for precision agriculture applications. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 7(11):4566-4571.
Cultural strategies for managing weeds and soil moisture in cover crop-based no-till soybean production -
Wells, S., Reberg-Horton, C., Mirsky, S.B. 2014. Cultural strategies for managing weeds and soil moisture in cover crop-based no-till soybean production. Weed Science. 62(3):501-511. DOI: 10.1614/WS-D-13-00142.1.
Cultural strategies for managing weeds and soil moisture in cover crop based no-till soybean production -
Wells, M.S., Reberg-Horton, S.C., Mirsky, S.B. 2014. Cultural strategies for managing weeds and soil moisture in cover crop based no-till soybean production. Weed Science. 62:501-511.
Roadmap to increased cover crop adoption -
Stockwell, R., Baas, D., Bitan, E., Blackmer, T., Bryant, L., Gurwick, N., Mirsky, S.B., Mitchel, P., Sibbing, J., Sundermeier, A., Widman, N., Baloun, D., Fisher, B. 2013. Roadmap to increased cover crop adoption. Weed Technology. 1:1-12.
Rolled cover crop mulches for organic corn and soybean production -
Reberg-Horton, C., Mirsky, S.B., Spargo, J.T., Grossman, J., Kornecki, T.S., Webster, T.M., Price, A.J., Meijer, A., Place, G. 2013. Rolled cover crop mulches for organic corn and soybean production. Weed Technology. 8:38-41.
Remote sensing with unmanned aircraft systems for precision agriculture applications -
Hunt Jr, E.R., Daughtry, C.S., Mirsky, S.B., Hively, D.W. 2013. Remote sensing with unmanned aircraft systems for precision agriculture applications. Proceedings of the 2013 Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, August 12-16, 2013, Fairfax, Virginia. IEEE, p.131-134.
Towards a no-till no-spray future? Introduction to a symposium on nonchemical weed management for reduced-tillage cropping systems -
Brainard, D., Haramoto, E., Williams, M.M. II, Mirsky, S.B. 2013. Towards a no-till no-spray future? Introduction to a symposium on nonchemical weed management for reduced-tillage cropping systems. Weed Technology. 27:190-192.
Organic management systems to enhance ecosystem services Reprint Icon -
Cavigelli, M.A., Mirsky, S.B., Teasdale, J.R., Spargo, J.T., Doran, J.W. 2013. Organic management systems to enhance ecosystem services. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 28:145-159.
Overcoming weed management challenges in cover crop-based organic rotational no-till soybean production in the Eastern US -
Mirsky, S.B., Ryan, M.R., Teasdale, J.R., Reberg-Horton, C.R., Curran, W.S., Spargo, J.T., Wells, S.M., Keene, C.K., Moyer, J.W. 2013. Overcoming weed management challenges in cover crop-based organic rotational no-till soybean production in the Eastern US. Weed Technology. 27(1):193-203.
Effects of management type and timing on weed suppression in soybean no-till planted into rolled-crimped cereal rye -
Nord, E., Ryan, M.R., Curran, W.R., Mortensen, D.R., Mirsky, S.B. 2012. Effects of management type and timing on weed suppression in soybean no-till planted into rolled-crimped cereal rye. Weed Science. 60(4):624-633.
Linking a Germplasm Collection of the Cover Crop Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) to Traits Related to Improved Nitrogen Fixation -
Maul, J.E., Mothapo, N., Grossman, J., Mirsky, S.B., Emche, S.E., Devine, T.E. 2012. Linking a Germplasm Collection of the Cover Crop Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) to Traits Related to Improved Nitrogen Fixation. Meeting Proceedings. 51: 2615-2625.
Reduced-tillage organic corn production in a hairy vetch cover crop -
Teasdale, J.R., Mirsky, S.B., Spargo, J.T., Cavigelli, M.A., Maul, J.E. 2012. Reduced-tillage organic corn production in a hairy vetch cover crop. Agronomy Journal. 104:621-628.
Permanganate oxidizable carbon reflects a processed soil fraction that is sensitive to management -
Culman, S.W., Snapp, S.S., Freeman, M.A., Schipanski, M.E., Beniston, J., Lal, R., Drinkwater, L.E., Franzluebbers, A.J., Glover, J.D., Grandy, A.S., Lee, J., Six, J., Maul, J.E., Mirsky, S.B., Spargo, J.T., Wander, M.M. 2012. Permanganate oxidizable carbon reflects a processed soil fraction that is sensitive to management. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 76:494-504.
Conservation tillage issues: cover crop-based organic rotational no-till grain production in the mid-atlantic region -
Mirsky, S.B., Ryan, M.R., Curran, W.S., Teasdale, J.R., Maul, J.E., Spargo, J.T., Moyer, J., Grantham, A.M., Weber, D.C., Way, T.R. 2012. Conservation tillage issues: cover crop-based organic rotational no-till grain production in the mid-atlantic region. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 27(1):31–40. DOI:10.1017/S1742170511000457.
The general ensemble biogeochemical modeling system (GEMS) and its applications to agriculture systems in the United States -
Liu, S., Mccarty, G.W., Mirsky, S.B., Ochsner, T., Baumgart-Getz, A., Prokopy, L.S., Shao, G., Chan, S., Njoku, E., Kerr, Y., Allen, R.G., Morse, A., Shi, J. 2012. The general ensemble biogeochemical modeling system (GEMS) and its applications to agriculture systems in the United States. Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Amsterdam:Elsevier p. 309-323.
Integrating multiple tactics for managing weeds in high residue no-till soybean -
Nord, E.A., Curran, W.S., Mortensen, D., Mirsky, S.B., Jones, B.P. 2011. Integrating multiple tactics for managing weeds in high residue no-till soybean. Agronomy Journal. 103(5):1542-1551.
Effects of seeding rate and poultry litter on weed suppression from a rolled cereal rye cover crop -
Ryan, M.R., Curran, W.S., Grantham, A.M., Hunsberger, L.K., Mirsky, S.B., Mortensen, D.A., Nord, E.A. 2011. Effects of Seeding Rate and Poultry Litter on Weed Suppression From a Rolled Cereal Rye Cover Crop. Weed Science. 59:438-444.
Mineralizable soil nitrogen and labile soil organic matter in diverse long-term cropping systems -
Spargo, J.T., Cavigelli, M.A., Mirsky, S.B., Maul, J.E., Meisinger, J.J. 2011. Mineralizable soil nitrogen and labile soil organic matter in diverse long-term cropping systems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 90:253-266.
Evaluating a core germplasm collection of the cover crop hairy vetch for use in sustainable farming systems -
Maul, J.E., Mirsky, S.B., Emche, S.E., Devine, T.E. 2011. Evaluating a core germplasm collection of the cover crop hairy vetch for use in sustainable farming systems. Crop Science. 51:2615-2625.
Potential synergistic effects of cereal rye biomass and soybean planting density on weed suppression -
Ryan, M.R., Mirsky, S.B., Mortensen, D.A., Teasdale, J.R., Curran, W.S. 2011. Potential synergistic effects of cereal rye biomass and soybean planting density on weed suppression. Weed Science. 59:238-246.
Management filters and species traits: Weed community assembly in long-term organic and conventional systems Reprint Icon -
Ryan, M.R., Smith, R., Mirsky, S.B., Mortensen, D.A., Seidel, R. 2010. Management filters and species traits: Weed community assembly in long-term organic and conventional systems. Weed Science. 58(3):265-277.
Reducing the germinable weed seedbank with soil disturbance and cover crops -
Mirsky, S.B., Gallandt, E.R., Mortensen, D.A., Curran, W.S., Shumway, D.L. 2010. Reducing the germinable weed seedbank with soil disturbance and cover crops. Weed Research. 50:341-352.
Global Warming Potential of Organic and Conventional Grain Cropping Systems in the mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S. -
Cavigelli, M.A., Djurickovic, M., Rasmann, C., Spargo, J.T., Mirsky, S.B., Maul, J.E. 2009. Global Warming Potential of Organic and Conventional Grain Cropping Systems in the mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S. In: Proceedings of the Farming Systems Design Conference, August 25, 2009, Monterey, California, p.51-52.
Elucidating the apparent maize tolerance to weed competition in long-term organically managed systems -
Ryan, M., Mortensen, D., Bastiaans, L., Teasdale, J.R., Mirsky, S.B., Curren, W., Seidel, R., Wilson, D.O., Hepperly, P.R. 2010. Elucidating the apparent maize tolerance to weed competition in long-term organically managed systems. Weed Research. 50(1):25-36.
Control of cereal rye with a roller/crimper as influenced by cover crop phenology Reprint Icon -
Mirsky, S.B., Curran, W.S., Mortensen, D.A., Ryan, M.R., Shumway, D.L. 2009. Control of cereal rye with a roller/crimper as influenced by cover crop phenology. Agronomy Journal. 101(6):1589-1596.
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