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Marty R Schmer
Research Agronomist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Carbon stabilization of two switchgrass ecotypes 5 years after pulse-chase 13C labeling - (Abstract Only)
Still gaining: Long-term benefits of conservation bioenergy practices - (Abstract Only)
Long term agroecosystem research experimental watershed network - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goodrich, D.C., Heilman, P., Pierson Jr, F.B., Bosch, D.D., Bryant, R.B., Cosh, M.H., Endale, D.M., Veith, T.L., Kleinman, P.J., Langendoen, E.J., Schomberg, H.H., Smith, D.R., Starks, P.J., Strickland, T.C., Tsegaye, T.D., Awada, T., Seain, H., Derner, J.D., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Schmer, M.R., Baker, J.M., Carlson, B.R., Huggins, D.R., Archer, D.W., Armendariz, G.A. 2022. Long term agroecosystem research experimental watershed network. Hydrological Processes. 36(3). Article e14534. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14534.
Microbial feedbacks on soil organic matter dynamics underlying the legacy effect of diversified cropping systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soil carbon and agroecosystem benefits of conservation management and perennial bioenergy crop production - (Abstract Only)
More diverse crop rotations improve yield, yield stability, and soil health - ()
Soil greenhouse gas responses to biomass removal in the annual and perennial cropping phases of an integrated crop livestock system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Christenson, E., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Redfearn, D.D. 2021. Soil greenhouse gas responses to biomass removal in the annual and perennial cropping phases of an integrated crop livestock system. Agronomy. 11(7). Article 1416. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11071416.
Rhizosphere microbiomes in a historical maize/soybean rotation system respond to host species and nitrogen fertilization at genus and sub-genus Levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meier, M., Yang, J., Lopez-Guerrero, M., Guo, M., Schmer, M.R., Herr, J.R., Schnable, J., Alfano, J.R. 2021. Rhizosphere microbiomes in a historical maize/soybean rotation system respond to host species and nitrogen fertilization at genus and sub-genus Levels. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 87(12). https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.03132-20.
Late-seeded cover crops in a semiarid environment: Overyielding, dominance, and subsequent crop yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hendrickson, J.R., Liebig, M.A., Archer, D.W., Schmer, M.R., West, M.S., Nichols, K.A., Tanaka, D.L. 2021. Late-seeded cover crops in a semiarid environment: Overyielding, dominance, and subsequent crop yield. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S174217052100020X.
The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network standard GIS data layers - ()
Armendariz, G., Coffin, A.W., Archer, D.W., Arthur, D.K., Bean, A.R., Browning, D.M., Carlson, B.R., Clark, P., Flynn, K.C., Goslee, S.C., Sclater, V., Sudduth, K.A., Kaplan, N.E., Stinner, J.H., King, K.W., Spiegal, S.A., Hsieh, H., Moglen, G.E., Yasarer, L.M., Kettler, T.A., Schmer, M.R., Teet, S.B., Starks, P.J., Hall, V.O., Wagner, S.W., Johnson, J.M., Holifield Collins, C.D., Kautz, M.A. 2021. The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network standard GIS data layers. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1521161.
Cropping system partially offsets tillage-related degradation of soil organic carbon and aggregate properties in a 30-yr rainfed agroecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, V.L., Wienhold, B.J., Mikha, M.M., Schmer, M.R. 2021. Cropping system partially offsets tillage-related degradation of soil organic carbon and aggregate properties in a 30-yr rainfed agroecosystem. Soil and Tillage Research. 209. Article e104968. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.104968.
Effects of residue removal and tillage on greenhouse gas emissions in continuous corn systems as simulated with RZWQM2 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cheng, H., Shu, K., Qi, Z., Ma, L., Jin, V.L., Li, Y., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J., Feng, S. 2021. Effects of residue removal and tillage on greenhouse gas emissions in continuous corn systems as simulated with RZWQM2. Journal of Environmental Management. 285. Article e112097. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112097.
Long-term crop rotation effects on soil carbon changes - (Abstract Only)
USDA-ARS scientists study carbon sequestration - ()
Long-term rotation diversity and nitrogen effects on soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Wienhold, B.J., Becker, S.M., Varvel, G.E. 2020. Long-term rotation diversity and nitrogen effects on soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 3(1):e20055. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20055.
Accelerated organic N cycling in complex crop rotations is suppressed by fertilization - (Abstract Only)
Irrigation, carbon amelioration, nitrogen, and stover removal effects on continuous corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Ferguson, R.B., Wienhold, B.J. 2020. Irrigation, carbon amelioration, nitrogen, and stover removal effects on continuous corn.. Agronomy Journal. 112:2506-2518. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20192.
Long-term evidence shows crop rotation diversification increases agricultural resilience to adverse climate conditions in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowles, T.M., Mooshammer, M., Socolar, Y., Calderon, F.J., Cavigelli, M.A., Culman, S.W., Deen, W., Drury, C.F., Garcia Y Garcia, A., Gaudin, A., Harkcom, W., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Robertson, G., Salerno, J., Schmer, M.R., Strock, J., Grandy, A. 2020. Long-term evidence shows crop rotation diversification increases agricultural resilience to adverse climate conditions in North America. One Earth. 2:284-293.
Long-Term Crop Rotation Diversity Effects On Soil C and N - (Proceedings)
Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Wienhold, B.J., Varvel, G.E. 2020. Long-Term Crop Rotation Diversity Effects On Soil C and N. Proceedings Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference. Vol 18 pp. 34-40. March 2020 (proceedings)
Management controls the net greenhouse gas outcomes of growing bioenergy feedstocks on marginally productive croplands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Stewart, C.E., Mitchell, R., Williams, C.O., Wienhold, B.J., Varvel, G.E., Follett, R.F., Vogel, K.P., Kimble, J. 2019. Management controls the net greenhouse gas outcomes of growing bioenergy feedstocks on marginally productive croplands. Science Advances. 5(12):1-6. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aav9318.
Limited effects of irrigation on 7-year soil nitrous oxide emissions from no-till continuous corn - (Abstract Only)
Harvest timing and amount affect bioenergy crop water use on marginally-productive cropland - (Abstract Only)
Sugarcane straw blanket management effects on plant growth, development, and yield in southeastern Brazil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lisboa, I.P., Cherubin, M.R., De Lima, R.P., Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L. 2019. Sugarcane straw blanket management effects on plant growth, development, and yield in southeastern Brazil. Crop Science. 59(4):1732-1744. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2018.07.0468.
Field-to-farm gate greenhouse gas emissions from corn stover production in the midwestern US - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Locker, R.C., Laurenzi, I.J., Torkamani, S., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Karlen, D.L. 2019. Field-to-farm gate greenhouse gas emissions from corn stover production in the midwestern US. Journal of Cleaner Production. 226:1116-1127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.154.
Does no-tillage mitigate stover removal in irrigated continuous corn? A multi-location assessment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stewart, C.E., Roosendaal, D.L., Sindelar, A.J., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R. 2019. Does no-tillage mitigate stover removal in irrigated continuous corn? A multi-location assessment. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 83(3):733-742. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2018.09.0352.
Facilitating crop–livestock reintegration in the northern great plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kumar, S., Sood, K., Sieverding, H., Thandiwe, N., Bly, A., Wienhold, B.J., Redfearn, D., Archer, D.W., Ussiri, D., Faust, D.R., Landblom, D., Grings, E., Stone, J., Jacquet, J., Pokharel, K.P., Liebig, M.A., Schmer, M.R., Sexton, P., Mitchell, R., Smalley, S., Osborne, S.L., Ali, S., Senturklu, S., Sehgal, S., Owens, V., Jin, V.L. 2019. Facilitating crop–livestock reintegration in the northern great plains. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 111(5):2141-2156. https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2018.07.0441.
Sugarcane straw removal effects on plant growth and stalk yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lisboa, I.P., Junior, E., Jin, V.L., Cherubin, M., Cerri, C.P., Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Guerra, H., Lima, R., Cerri, C. 2018. Sugarcane straw removal effects on plant growth and stalk yield. Industrial Crops and Products. 111:794-806. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.11.049.
Applying soil quality management assessment framework (SMAF) on short-term sugarcane straw removal in Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lisboa, I.P., Cherubin, M.R., Satiro, L.S., Neto, M.S., Lima, R., Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Cerri, C.C., Cerri, C.E. 2019. Applying soil quality management assessment framework (SMAF) on short-term sugarcane straw removal in Brazil. Industrial Crops and Products. 129:175-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.12.004.
Management effects on long-term crop yield stability in central and eastern Nebraska - (Abstract Only)
Unraveling crop residue harvest effects on soil organic carbon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karlen, D.L., Schmer, M.R., Kaffka, S.R., Clay, D.E., Wang, M.Q., Horwath, W.R., Kendall, A.M., Keller, A., Pieper, B., Unnasch, S., Darlington, T., Vocasek, F., Chute, A.G. 2018. Unraveling crop residue harvest effects on soil organic carbon. Agronomy Journal. 111:93-98. https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2018.03.0207.
Bioconversion of pelletized big bluestem, switchgrass, and low-diversity grass mixtures into sugars and bioethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Mitchell, R.B., Bowman, M.J., Jin, V.L., Quarterman, J.C., Schmer, M.R., Singh, V., Slininger, P.J. 2018. Bioconversion of pelletized big bluestem, switchgrass, and low-diversity grass mixtures into sugars and bioethanol. Frontiers in Energy Research. 6:129. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2018.00129.
Does Seeding Rate Effect Establishment-Year Growth and Long-term Forage Yield of Indiangrass? - ()
Booher, H., Mitchell, R., Redfearn, D.D., Schmer, M.R., Johnson, A. 2018. Does Seeding Rate Effect Establishment-Year Growth and Long-term Forage Yield of Indiangrass?. University of Nebraska-Lincoln CropWatch. https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/does-seeding-rate-effect-establishment-year-growth-and-long-term-forage-yield-indiangrass.
Long term soil pH change in rainfed cropping systems: is acidification systemic? - (Proceedings)
Liebig, M.A., Reeves, J.L., Osborne, S.L., Riedell, W.E., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Sainju, U.M. 2018. Long term soil pH change in rainfed cropping systems: is acidification systemic?. Proceedings of Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference. Vol. 17/pp. 210-214.
Big bluestem and indiangrass from remnant prairies: plant biomass yield and adaptation. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogel, K.P., Johnson, K.D., Carlson, I.T., Schmer, M.R. 2018. Big bluestem and indiangrass from remnant prairies: plant biomass yield and adaptation. Crop Science. 58:728–738.
Sugarcane straw removal effects on plant growth and stalk yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lisboa, I.P., Cherubin, M.R., Lima, R.P., Cerri, C.C., Satiro, L.S., Wienhold, B.J., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R. 2018. Sugarcane straw removal effects on plant growth and stalk yield. Industrial Crops and Products. 111:794-806.
Soil carbon response to projected climate change in the U.S. western corn belt - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wienhold, B.J., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Varvel, G.E. 2018. Soil carbon response to projected climate change in the U.S. western corn belt. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47:704-709.
Stover removal effects on continuous corn yield and nitrogen use efficiency under irrigation - (Proceedings)
Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Sindelar, A.J., Ferguson, R.B., Wienhold, B.J. 2017. Stover removal effects on continuous corn yield and nitrogen use efficiency under irrigation. North Central Extension Industry Soil Fertility Conference Proceedings.
Seasonal below-ground metabolism in switchgrass Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Palmer, N.A., Saathoff, A.J., Scully, E.D., Tobias, C.M., Twigg, P., Madhavan, S., Schmer, M.R., Cahoon, R., Sattler, S.E., Edme, S.J., Mitchell, R., Sarath, G. 2017. Seasonal below-ground metabolism in switchgrass. Plant Journal. 92(6):1059-1075. https://doi.org/:10.1111/tpj.13742.
Crop residues for advanced biofuels workshop: A synposis - (Abstract Only)
Next steps in determining the overall sustainability of perennial bioenergy crops - (Abstract Only)
Short-term economics of late-seeded cover crops in a semi-arid environment - (Abstract Only)
Archer, D.W., Liebig, M.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Schmer, M.R., Nichols, K.A., Tanaka, D.L. 2017. Short-term economics of late-seeded cover crops in a semi-arid environment. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2017, Tampa, FL. https://doi.org/scisoc.confex.com/crops/2017am/webprogram/Paper105653.html .
Seasonal switchgrass ecotype contributions to soil organic carbon, deep soil microbial community composition and rhizodeposit uptake during an extreme drought - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stewart, C.E., Roosendaal, D.L., Denef, K., Comas, L.H., Sarath, G., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Soundararajan, M. 2017. Seasonal switchgrass ecotype contributions to soil organic carbon, deep soil microbial community composition and rhizodeposit uptake during an extreme drought. Soil Ecology Society Conference. 112:191-203. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.021.
Corn grain yield response to stover removal under variable nitrogen, irrigation, and carbon amendments - (Abstract Only)
Perennial plan establishment and productivity can be influenced by previous annual crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Hendrickson, J.R., Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A. 2017. Perennial plan establishment and productivity can be influenced by previous annual crops. Agronomy Journal. 109(4):1-10.
Seasonal switchgrass ecotype contributions to soil organic carbon, deep soil microbial community composition and rhizodeposit uptake during an extreme drought - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stewart, C.E., Roosendaal, D.L., Denef, K., Pruessner, E.G., Comas, L.H., Sarath, G., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Soundararajan, M. 2017. Seasonal switchgrass ecotype contributions to soil organic carbon, deep soil microbial community composition and rhizodeposit uptake during an extreme drought. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 112:191-203. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.021.
Long-term tillage impact on soil hydraulic properties Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco-Canqui, H., Wienhold, B.J., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Kibet, L.C. 2017. Long-term tillage impact on soil hydraulic properties. Soil and Tillage Research. 170:38-4.2 doi:10.1016/j.still.2017.03.001.
Perennial warm-season grasses for producing biofuel and enhancing soil properties: an alternative to corn residue removal Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco-Canqui, H., Mitchell, R., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Eskridge, K.M. 2017. Perennial warm-season grasses for producing biofuel and enhancing soil properties: an alternative to corn residue removal. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12436.
Empirical evidence of soil carbon changes in bioenergy cropping systems - ()
Schmer, M.R., Stewart, C.E., Jin, V.L. 2017. Empirical evidence of soil carbon changes in bioenergy cropping systems. In: Qin, Z., Mishra, U., and Hastings, A., editors. Bioenergy and Land Use Change. First Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p.99-114
Corn residue utilization by livestock in the USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Brown, R.M., Jin, V.L., Mitchell, R., Redfearn, D.D. 2017. Corn residue utilization by livestock in the USA. Agricultural and Environmental Letters. 2:160043.
Long-term no-till and stover retention each decrease the global warming potential of irrigated continuous corn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Stewart, C.E., Sindelar, A.J., Varvel, G.E., Wienhold, B.J. 2017. Long-term no-till and stover retention each decrease the global warming potential of irrigated continuous corn. Global Change Biology. 23:2848-2862.
Biomass bale stack and field outlet locations assessment for efficient infield logistics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cannayen, I., Tumuluru, J.S., Keshwani, D., Schmer, M.R., Archer, D.W., Liebig, M.A., Halvorson, J.J., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L. 2016. Biomass bale stack and field outlet locations assessment for efficient infield logistics. Biomass and Bioenergy. 91:217-226.
Switchgrass ecotypes alter microbial contribution to deep-soil C - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roosendaal, D.L., Stewart, C.E., Denef, K., Follett, R., Pruessner, E.G., Comas, L.H., Varvel, G.E., Saathoff, A., Palmer, N.A., Sarath, G., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Madhavan, S. 2016. Switchgrass ecotypes alter microbial contribution to deep-soil C. Soil. SOIL 2, 185–197. doi:10.5194/soil-2-185-2016.
Dedicated energy crops and crop residues for bioenergy feedstocks in the Central and Eastern U.S.A. Reprint Icon - ()
Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R., Anderson, W.F., Jin, V.L., Balkcom, K.S., Kiniry, J.R., Coffin, A.W., White Jr, P.M. 2016. Dedicated energy crops and crop residues for bioenergy feedstocks in the Central and Eastern U.S.A. BioEnergy Research. 9:384-398.
Crop rotation affects corn, grain sorghum, and soybean yields and nitrogen recovery Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sindelar, A.J., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Wienhold, B.J., Varvel, G.E. 2016. Crop rotation affects corn, grain sorghum, and soybean yields and nitrogen recovery. Agronomy Journal. 108:1-11.
Residue management, nitrogen, and carbon amendment effects on corn under full and limited irrigation - (Proceedings)
Residue harvest effects on irrigated, no-till corn yield and nitrogen response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Residue harvest effects on corn response to applied N and yield - (Proceedings)
Wortmann, C.S., Shapiro, C.A., Schmer, M.R. 2015. Residue harvest effects on corn response to applied N and yield. North Central Extension Industry Soil Fertility Conference Proceedings. 31:90-93.
Life cycle analysis of switchgrass converted via pyrolysis, gasification, and fermentation - (Abstract Only)
Observations from the field: further developing linkages between soil C models with long-term bioenergy studies - (Abstract Only)
Winter oilseed production for biofuel in the US Corn Belt: opportunities and limitations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sindelar, A.J., Schmer, M.R., Gesch, R.W., Forcella, F., Eberle, C.A., Thom, M.D., Archer, D.W. 2016. Winter oilseed production in the U.S. Corn belt: Opportunities and limitations. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. Available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcbb.12297/full.
Stover removal effects on seasonal soil water availability under full and deficit irrigation - (Abstract Only)
Stover removal and cover crops effects on corn production and water use under full and limited irrigation - (Abstract Only)
Long-term corn and soybean response to crop rotation and tillage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sindelar, A.J., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Wienhold, B.J., Varvel, G.E. 2015. Long-term corn and soybean response to crop rotation and tillage. Agronomy Journal. 107(6):2241-2252. DOI: 10.2134/AGRONJ15.0085.
CQESTR simulated changes in soil organic carbon under residue management practices in continuous corn systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Varvel, G.E., Gollany, H.T. 2015. CQESTR simulated changes in soil organic carbon under residue management practices in continuous corn systems. BioEnergy Research. doi:10.1007/S12155-015-9654-6.
Short-term soil responses to late-seeded cover crops in a semi-arid environment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liebig, M.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Archer, D.W., Schmer, M.R., Nichols, K.A., Tanaka, D.L. 2015. Short-term soil responses to late-seeded cover crops in a semi-arid environment. Agronomy Journal. 107:2011-2019.
Perennial grassland establishment and production response following different annual cropping systems - (Abstract Only)
Sub-surface soil carbon changes affects biofuel greenhouse gas emissions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Wienhold, B.J. 2015. Sub-surface soil carbon changes affects biofuel greenhouse gas emissions. Biomass and Bioenergy. 81:31-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.05.011.
Twelve years of stover removal increases soil erosion potential without impacting yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J., Stewart, C.E., Varvel, G.E., Sindelar, A.J., Follett, R.F., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2015. Twelve years of stover removal increases soil erosion potential without impacting yield. Soil Science Society of America Journal. DOI: 10.2136/SSSAJ2015.02.0053.
Tillage and residue management effects on soil carbon and nitrogen under irrigated continuous corn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Varvel, G.E., Follett, R.F., Jin, V.L., Wienhold, B.J. 2014. Tillage and residue management effects on soil carbon and nitrogen under irrigated continuous corn. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:1987-1996. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2014.04.0166.
Yield response to landscape position under variable N for irrigated corn - (Abstract Only)
Long-term tillage studies: what's new and what's surprising? - (Abstract Only)
Jin, V.L., Varvel, G.E., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J., Del Grosso, S.J., Johnson, J.M. 2014. Long-term tillage studies: what's new and what's surprising?. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 88519..
Effects of irrigation, cover crop, and manure on soil greenhouse gas emissions after stover removal in no-till continuous corn - (Abstract Only)
Jin, V.L., Miller, D.N., Woodbury, B.L., Schmer, M.R., Ferguson, R.B., Wienhold, B.J. 2014. Effects of irrigation, cover crop, and manure on soil greenhouse gas emissions after stover removal in no-till continuous corn. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 87447.
Comparison of measured and modeled effects of residue removal on soil organic carbon - (Abstract Only)
Agronomic responses to late-seeded cover crops in a semiarid region - (Abstract Only)
Liebig, M.A., Archer, D.W., Hendrickson, J.R., Schmer, M.R., Nichols, K.A., Tanaka, D.L. 2014. Agronomic responses to late-seeded cover crops in a semiarid region. European Society of Agronomy. P. 22. IN: European Society for Agronomy XIIIth Congress program book. 25-29 Aug 2014. Debrecen, Hungary.
Can cover crop and manure maintain or improve soil properties after stover removal from irrigated no-till corn? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco-Canqui, H., Ferguson, R.B., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J., Tatarko, J. 2014. Can cover crop and manure maintain or improve soil properties after stover removal from irrigated no-till corn? Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:1368-1377. DOI: 10.2136/SSSAJ2013.12.0550.
Cob biomass supply for combined heat and power and biofuel in the north central USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Dose, H.L. 2014. Cob biomass supply for combined heat and power and biofuel in the north central USA. Biomass and Bioenergy. 64:321-328. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.03.051.
Switchgrass cultivars alter microbial contribution to deep soil C - (Abstract Only)
Biomass round bales infield aggregation logistic scenarios - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cannayen, I., Archer, D.W., Gustafson, C., Schmer, M.R., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Keshwani, D., Backer, L., Hellevang, K., Faller, T. 2014. Biomass round bales infield aggregation logistic scenarios. Biomass and Bioenergy. 66:12-26.
Energy potential and greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy cropping systems on marginally productive cropland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Varvel, G.E., Follett, R.F., Mitchell, R.B., Jin, V.L. 2014. Energy potential and greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy cropping systems on marginally productive cropland. PLoS One. 9:e89501. DOI:10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0089501 2014.
Soil greenhouse gas emissions in response to corn stover removal and tillage management across the US corn belt Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, V.L., Baker, J.M., Johnson, J.M., Karlen, D.L., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Sauer, T.J., Stott, D.E., Varvel, G.E., Venterea, R.T., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J. 2014. Soil greenhouse gas emissions in response to corn stover removal and tillage management across the US corn belt. BioEnergy Research. 7(2):517-527. DOI: 10.1007/S12155-014-9421-0.
Switchgrass for biomass energy - (Proceedings)
Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R. 2014. Switchgrass for biomass energy. Nebraska Crop Protection Clinic Proceedings, University of Nebraska. 13-16. 2014.
Production and supply logistics of switchgrass as an energy feedstock - ()
Schmer, M.R., Cannayen, I. 2014. Production and supply logistics of switchgrass as an energy feedstock. In: Wang,L. editor. Sustainable Bioenergy Production. 1st edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 155-191.
Using cover crops and animal manure to maintain or improve soil properties after corn stover removal - (Abstract Only)
Cover Crop Chart: An intuitive educational resource for extension professionals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Archer, D.W., Hendrickson, J.R., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L. 2013. Cover Crop Chart: An intuitive educational resource for extension professionals. Journal of Extension. 51(3):1-5.
A career in government: my experiences working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service - ()
Schmer, M.R. 2013. A career in government: my experiences working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. CSA News. 58(2):46-49. Available: https://www.soils.org/publications/csa/articles/58/2/46.
Water use efficiency by switchgrass compared to a native grass or a native grass alfalfa mixture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hendrickson, J.R., Schmer, M.R., Sanderson, M.A. 2013. Water use efficiency by switchgrass compared to a native grass or a native grass alfalfa mixture. BioEnergy Research. DOI:10.1007/s12155-012-9290-3.
Landscape variation in soil properties and potential impacts on biofuel cropping systems - (Abstract Only)
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) for biofuel production - ()
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R. 2012. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) for biofuel production. Extension Publications. http://www.extension.org/pages/26635/switchgrass-panicum-virgatum-for-biofuel-production.
Corn stover removal impacts on soil greenhouse gas emissions in irrigated continuous corn systems - (Abstract Only)
Diversification and ecosystem services for conservation agriculture: Outcomes from pastures and integrated crop-livestock systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sanderson, M.A., Archer, D.W., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Liebig, M.A., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L., Aguilar, J.P. 2013. Diversification and ecosystem services for conservation agriculture: Outcomes from pastures and integrated crop-livestock systems. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 28(2):129-144.
Growing season greenhouse gas flux from switchgrass in the northern Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Tanaka, D.L., Phillips, B.L. 2012. Growing season greenhouse gas flux from switchgrass in the northern Great Plains. Biomass and Bioenergy. 45:315-319.
Elevating your elevator talk - ()
Schmer, M.R. 2012. Elevating your elevator talk. CSA News. June 2012. 57:38.
Landscape influences on soil nitrogen supply and water holding capacity for irrigated corn - (Proceedings)
Ferguson, R., Shaver, T., Ward, N., Irmak, S., Van Donk, S., Rudnick, D., Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Jin, V.L., Francis, D.D., Adamchuck, V., Hendrickson, L. 2012. Landscape influences on soil nitrogen supply and water holding capacity for irrigated corn. In: Proceedings of International Society of Precision Agricultural. 11th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 15-18, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2012 CDROM.
Cob biomass supply for bioenergy in the north central USA - (Abstract Only)
Switchgrass harvest and storage - ()
Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R. 2012. Switchgrass harvest and storage. In A. Monti (ed.) Switchgrass: A valuable biomass crop for energy (Green Energy and Technology). pp. 113-127.
Crop management for switchgrass - ()
Sanderson, M.A., Schmer, M.R., Owens, V., Keyser, P., Elbersen, W. 2012. Crop management for switchgrass. Book Chapter. p. 87-112. IN: A. Monti. Switchgrass, a valuable biomass crop for energy. Springer-Verlag, NY.
Understanding variation in switchgrass biomass composition Reprint Icon - ()
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Casler, M.D. 2012. Understanding variation in switchgrass biomass composition. CSA News. March 2012. Pg. 14.
Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Casler, M.D. 2012. Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol yield. Agronomy Journal. 104:54-64.
Infield aggregation and transport of biomass round bales - (Abstract Only)
Igathinathane, C., Archer, D.W., Gustafson, C., Schmer, M.R., Hendrickson, J.R., Kronberg, S.L., Keshwani, D., Hellevang, K., Nowatzki, J., Backer, L., Thorson, C.R., Faller, T., Roth, M. Infield Aggregation and Transport of Biomass Round Bales. Meeting Abstract. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual Internation Meeting. 2011.
Field emissions of greenhouse gases from contrasting biofuel feedstock production systems under different N fertilization rates - (Abstract Only)
Jin, V.L., Varvel, G.E., Wienhold, B.J., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2011. Field emissions of greenhouse gases from contrasting biofuel feedstock production systems under different N fertilization rates. Abstract #135-5. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract #135-5.
Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol recovery - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Dien, B.S., Jung, H.G., Casler, M.D. 2011. Temporal and spatial variation in switchgrass biomass composition and theoretical ethanol recovery [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Abstract No. 64434. Available: http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2011am/webprogram/Paper64434.html.
Bioenergy cropping systems for food, feed, fuel, and soil - (Abstract Only)
Archer, D.W., Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Nichols, K.A., Kronberg, S.L. 2011. Bioenergy cropping systems for food, feed, fuel, and soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. 62-2.
Field-scale soil property changes under switchgrass managed for bioenergy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2011. Field-scale soil property changes under switchgrass managed for bioenergy. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 3: 439-448.
Switchgrass and intermediate wheatgrass aboveground and belowground response to nitrogen and calcium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Hanson, J.D., Johnson, H.A. 2012. Switchgrass and intermediate wheatgrass aboveground and belowground response to nitrogen and calcium. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 35:1065-1079.
Determining switchgrass biomass supplies for cellulosic biorefineries - ()
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schacht, L.C., Marx, D.B. 2010. Determining switchgrass biomass supplies for cellulosic biorefineries. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Vol. 2, page 1.
The role of multi-feedstocks for cellulosic biofuel production and their potential in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R. 2010. The role of multi-feedstocks for cellulosic biofuel production and their potential in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. BIT's 3rd World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology. Dalian, China. Meeting Abstract. 25-27 July, 2010.
Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers - ()
Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L. 2010. Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers. Agricultural Research Service Publication. Vol. 6, page 1.
Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers - ()
Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Hendrickson, J.R., Nichols, K.A., Schmer, M.R., Tanaka, D.L. 2010. Cover Crop Chart: An Outreach Tool for Agricultural Producers. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Vol. 6, page 1.
Switchgrass affects on soil property changes in the Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Liebig, M.A., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2010. Switchgrass affects on soil property changes in the Great Plains. Abstract #56-8. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts (CDROM), 1-3 Nov. 2010, Long Beach, CA.
Evaluating a hybrid soil temperature model in a corn-soybean agroecosystem and a tallgrass prairie in the Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feng, S., Salvagiotti, F., Schmer, M.R., Wingeyer, A., Weiss, A. 2010. Evaluating a hybrid soil temperature model in a corn-soybean agroecosystem and a tallgrass prairie in the Great Plains. Great Plains Research 20 (Fall 2010):249-60.
Switchgrass - ()
Mitchell, R.B, Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., and Pennington, D. Switchgrass for biofuel production. Sustainable Ag Energy Community of Practice, eXtension. (http://extension.org/pages/Switchgrass_for_Biofuel_Production). 2010.
Efficient Methods of Estimating Switchgrass Biomass Supplies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schacht, W.H., Marx, D.B. 2010. Efficient Methods of Estimating Switchgrass Biomass Supplies. BioEnergy Research. 3(3):243-250.
Spatial and Temporal Effects on Switchgrass Stands and Yield in the Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schacht, W.H., Marx, D.A. 2010. Spatial and Temporal Effects on Switchgrass Stands and Yield in the Great Plains. BioEnergy Research. 3:159–171.
Effects of Harvest Date and Bale Format on Switchgrass Biomass Loss During Storage - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R. 2009. Effects of Harvest Date and Bale Format on Switchgrass Biomass Loss During Storage. Abstract 164-15 in ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts (CDROM), 1-5 November, 2009, Pittsburg, PA.
Sustainability of Switchgrass for Cellulosic Ethanol: Evaluating Net Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Feedstocks Costs - (Proceedings)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Liebig, M.A., Perrin, R.K. Sustainability of Switchgrass for Cellulosic Ethanol: Evaluating Net Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Feedstocks Costs. Symposium Proceedings.
Switchgrass biomass simulation at diverse sites in the northern Great Plains of the U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kiniry, J.R., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2008. Switchgrass biomass simulation at diverse sites in the northern Great Plains of the U.S. BioEnergy Research. 1(3-4):259-264.
Soil Carbon Storage by Switchgrass Grown for Bioenergy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liebig, M.A., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2008. Soil Carbon Storage by Switchgrass Grown for Bioenergy. BioEnergy Research. 1:215-222.
Switchgrass Cost of Production: Data from On-Farm Trials - ()
Perrin, R.K., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R. 2008. Switchgrass Cost of Production: Data from On-Farm Trials. Department of Agricultural Communications Report No. 184. Lincoln, NE. Available online at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ageconfacpub/37/ (ARIS #224597; published 3/30/08).
Farm-scale Production Cost of Switchgrass for Biomass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perrin, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R. 2008. Farm-scale Production Cost of Switchgrass for Biomass. BioEnergy Research 1:91-97 (also available online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/f85977006m871205/ ; ARIS 196897).
Net Energy of Cellulosic Ethanol from Switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R.K. 2008. Net Energy of Cellulosic Ethanol from Switchgrass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105: 464-469.
Soil carbon change under switchgrass in the northern Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
Liebig, M.A., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R. 2007. Soil carbon change under switchgrass in the northern Great Plains. IN: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts (CDROM), 4-8 November 2007. New Orleans, LA. ASA-CSSA-SSSA, Madison, WI.
Energy balance of switchgrass grown for cellulosic ethanol in the Northern Great Plains, USA - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R.K. 2007. Energy balance of switchgrass grown for cellulosic ethanol in the Northern Great Plains, USA. 23rd American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 27, 2007.
ESSENTIAL AGRONOMIC PRACTICES FOR MANAGING SWITCHGRASS FOR BIOENERGY - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Sarath, G., Schmer, M.R. 2006. Essential agronomic practices for managing switchgrass for bioenergy. In Annual Meeting Abstracts [CD-ROM]. ASA, CSSA, SSA. Madison, WI.
SWITCHGRASS MANAGEMENT EFFECTS ON FEEDSTOCK COSTS IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R.K. 2006. Switchgrass management effects on feedstock costs in the northern great plains. In Annual Meeting Abstracts[CD-ROM]. ASA, CSSA, SSA. Madison, WI.
SWITCHGRASS FOR BIOMASS: COMMERCIAL-SCALE PRODUCTION COSTS IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS - (Abstract Only)
Perrin, R.K., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R. 2006. Switchgrass for Biomass: Commercial-Scale Production Costs in the Northern Great Plains. Program and Abstracts, 8th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Nashville, TN. p.55
SWITCHGRASS FOR BIOMASS: FARM SCALE PRODUCTION PRACTICES AFFECT FEEDSTOCK COSTS AND QUANTITIES IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS - (Abstract Only)
Vogel, K.P., Perrin, R.K., Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R. 2006. Switchgrass for Biomass: Farm scale production practices affect feedstock costs and quantities in the Northern Great Plains. Program and Abstracts, 8th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Nashville, TN. p.56
ESTABLISHMENT STAND THRESHOLDS FOR SWITCHGRASS GROWN AS A BIOENERGY CROP - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Mitchell, R., Moser, L.E., Eskridge, K.M. 2006. Establishment stand thresholds for switchgrass grown as a bioenergy crop. Crop Science 46:157-161.
SWITCHGRASS ON-FARM BIOMASS YIELDS IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS - ()
Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Perrin, R. 2005. Switchgrass on-farm biomass yields in the northern great plains. NDSU Central Grasslands Research Extension Center. Grass & Beef Research Review. p. 14-16. NDSU CGREC, Streeter, ND.
PLANT ADAPTATION REGIONS: ECOLOGICAL AND CLIMATIC CLASSIFICATION OF PLANT GERMPLASM - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vogel, K.P., Brejda, J.J., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R. 2005. Plant adaptation regions: ecological and climatic classification of plant germplasm. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:315-319.
THE GRASSLAND ASSESSMENT TOOL: A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR MONITORING GRASSLANDS - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Vermeire, L.T., Derner, J.D. 2005. The grassland assessment tool: a new technique for monitoring grasslands. Society for Range Management Meeting Proceedings.
SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF STAND ESTABLISHMENT AND BIOMASS PRODUCTION OF SWITCHGRASS MONOCULTURES GROWN IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, USA. - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2005. Spatial variability of stand establishment and biomass production of switchgrass monocultures grown in the Northern Plains, USA. Society for Range Management Abs.305.
SWITCHGRASS - A BIOMASS ENERGY CROP FOR THE MIDWEST - ()
PERRIN, R., VOGEL, K.P., SCHMER, M.R., MITCHELL, R. SWITCHGRASS - A BIOMASS ENERGY CROP FOR THE MIDWEST. NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION BULLETIN. 2004.p16-17.
THE MEDICAL APPROACH TO GRASSLAND ASSESSMENT - (Abstract Only)
Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Vermeire, L.T. 2004. The medical approach to grassland assessment. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. #259.
ESTIMATING SWITCHGRASS STANDING CROP WITH VISUAL OBSTRUCTION AND ELONGATED LEAF HEIGHT - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2004. Estimating switchgrass standing crop with visual obstruction and elongated leaf height. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. #299.
FIELD SCALE EVALUATION OF ESTABLISHMENT YEAR STANDS ON SWITCHGRASS BIOMASS PRODUCTION IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS - (Abstract Only)
Schmer, M.R., Vogel, K.P., Moser, L., Mitchell, R.B. 2002. Field scale evaluation of establishment year stands on switchgrass biomass production in the northern plains. Agronomy Abstracts. In Annual Meeting Abstracts [CD-ROM]. ASA, CSSA, SSA. Madison, Wi.
FIELD SCALE EVALUATION OF SWITCHGRASS GROWN AS A BIOENERGY CROP IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS - ()
VOGEL, K.P., SCHMER, M.R., PERRIN, R.K., MOSER, L.E., MITCHELL, R. FIELD SCALE EVALUATION OF SWITCHGRASS GROWN AS A BIOENERGY CROP IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS. 2003. p14. NDSU Grass and Beef Research Review, Central Grasslands Research Center, Streeter, ND.