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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR MEETING AGRONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND SOCIETAL CROP PRODUCTION DEMANDS

Location: Agroecosystem Management Research

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

Biomass bale stack and field outlet locations assessment for efficient infield logistics - (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.

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 - (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.

Soil acidity amelioration in a no-till system in west Tennessee USA differs by cover crop type and nitrogen application rate - (Abstract only)

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)

Impact of corn stover removal on soil microbial communities in no-till and conventional till continuous corn - (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.

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.

Maize stover and cob cell wall composition and ethanol potential as affected by nitrogen fertilization - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sindelar, A.J., Sheaffer, C.C., Lamb, J.A., Jung, H.G., Rosen, C.J. 2015. Maize stover and cob cell wall composition and ethanol potential as affected by nitrogen fertilization. BioEnergy Research. 8(3):1352-1361. DOI: 10.1007/S12155-015-9595-0.

A laboratory evaluation of ammonia volatilization and nitrate leaching following nitrogen fertilizer application on a coarse-textured soil - (Peer reviewed journal)
Peng, X., Maharjan, B., Yu, C., Su, A., Jin, V.L., Ferguson, R.B. 2015. A laboratory evaluation of ammonia volatilization and nitrate leaching following nitrogen fertilizer application on a coarse-textured soil. Agronomy Journal. 107:871-879. DOI: 10.2134/AGRONJ14.0537.

Nitrogen, stover and tillage management affect nitrogen use efficiency in continuous corn - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sindelar, A.J., Lamb, J.A., Coulter, J.A., Vetsch, J.A. 2015. Nitrogen, stover and tillage management affect nitrogen use efficiency in continuous corn. Agronomy Journal. 107(3):843-850. DOI: 10.2134/AGRNJ14.0535.

Surface-applied biosolids enhance soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks but have contrasting effects on soil physical quality - (Peer reviewed journal)
Jin, V.L., Potter, K.N., Johnson, M., Harmel, R.D., Arnold, J.G. 2015. Surface-applied biosolids enhance soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks but have contrasting effects on soil physical quality. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. DOI: 10.1155/2015/715916.

Short-term stover, tillage, and nitrogen management affect near-surface soil organic matter - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sindelar, A.J., Coulter, J.A., Lamb, J. 2015. Short-term stover, tillage, and nitrogen management affect near-surface soil organic matter. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 79:251-260. DOI: 10.2136/SSSAJ2014.08.0337.

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)

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.

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..

On-site assessment of extractable soil nutrients after long-term biosolids applications to perennial forage - (Peer reviewed journal)
Haney, R.L., Jin, V.L., Johnson, M., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G. 2015. On-site assessment of extractable soil nutrients after long-term biosolids applications to perennial forage. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 46:873-887. DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2015.1011751.

Influence of local topography on precision irrigation management - (Abstract only)

Comparison of measured and modeled effects of residue removal on soil organic carbon - (Abstract only)

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.

Nitrogen fertilization affects corn cellulosic biomass and ethanol yields - (Abstract only)

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.

Nitrous oxide emissions and herbage accumulation in smooth bromegrass pastures with nitrogen fertilizer and ruminant urine application - (Peer reviewed journal)
Snell, L.K., Guretzky, J.A., Jin, V.L., Drijber, R.A., Mamo, M. 2014. Nitrous oxide emissions and herbage accumulation in smooth bromegrass pastures with nitrogen fertilizer and ruminant urine application. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 98:223-234. DOI: 10.1007/S10705-014-9607-Z.

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.

Production and supply logistics of switchgrass as an energy feedstock - (Book / chapter)
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.

Relationship between grain crop yield potential and nitrogen response Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Arnall, B., Mallarino, A., Ruark, M.D., Varvel, G.E., Solie, J.B., Stone, M.L., Mullock, J., Taylor, R., Raun, B. 2013. Relationship between grain crop yield potential and nitrogen response. Agronomy Journal. 105(5): 1335-1344. DOI:10.2134/agronj2013.0034.

Earthworms (Oligochaeta: Acanthodrilidae and Lumbricidae) associated with Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant, Travis County, Texas, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Damoff, G.A., Hamlett, P., Grubh, A., Jin, V.L., Johnson, M.V., Arnold, J.G., Fries, L. 2013. Earthworms (Oligochaeta: Acanthodrilidae and Lumbricidae) associated with Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant, Travis County, Texas, USA. Megadrilogica. 15(12):251-265.

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi differ in their ability to regulate the expression of phosphate transportors in maize (Zea mays L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Tian, H., Drijber, R.A., Li, X., Miller, D.N., Wienhold, B.J. 2013. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi differ in their ability to regulate the expression of phosphate transportors in maize (Zea mays L.). Mycorrhiza. Available: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00572-013-0491-1/fulltext.html.

Carbon source quality and placement effects on soil organic carbon status Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Wienhold, B.J., Varvel, G.E., Johnson, J.M., Wilhelm, W.W. 2013. Carbon source quality and placement effects on soil organic carbon status. BioEnergy Research. 6:786-796. Available: http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs12155-013-9301-z.pdf.

A career in government: my experiences working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service - (Popular publication)
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.

Greenhouse gas fluxes in response to corn stover harvest - (Proceedings)
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. 2012. Greenhouse gas fluxes in response to corn stover harvest. In: Proceedings of the Sun Grant National Conference. Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, October 2-5, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana. Available: http://sungrant.tennessee.edu//NatConference/ConferenceProceedings/.

Landscape variation in soil properties and potential impacts on biofuel cropping systems - (Abstract only)

Corn stover harvest: Likely effects on soil productivity - (Experiment station)
Wortman, C., Varvel, G.E. 2012. Corn stover harvest: Likely effects on soil productivity. Extension Publications. Available: http://cropwatch.unl.edu/web/cropwatch/archive?articleID=4968806.

Corn residue removal effects on subsequent yield - (Experiment station)
Wienhold, B.J., Varvel, G.E., Jin, V.L., Mitchell, R., Vogel, K.P. 2012. Corn residue removal effects on subsequent yield. 2013 Beef Cattle Report. MP98. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. p. 40-41.

Corn stover removal impacts on soil greenhouse gas emissions in irrigated continuous corn systems - (Abstract only)

Greenhouse gas fluxes in response to corn stover harvest - (Abstract only)
Jin, V.L., Baker, J.M., Johnson, J.M., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Sauer, T.J., Stott, D.E., Varvel, G.E., Venterea, R.T. 2012. Greenhouse gas fluxes in response to corn stover harvest. Sungrant Initiative 2012 Natinal Conference Program and Agenda. p. 68.

Growing season greenhouse gas flux from switchgrass in the northern Great Plains Reprint Icon - (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 - (Popular publication)
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.

Corn and soybean grain yields in a long-term tillage and cropping systems study - (Abstract only)
Varvel, G.E., Wilhelm, W.W. 2012. Corn and soybean grain yields in a long-term tillage and cropping systems study [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Poster No. 401-30.

Cob biomass supply for bioenergy in the north central USA - (Abstract only)

Cob component of corn residue can be used as a biofuel feedstock with little impact on soil and water conservation Reprint Icon - (Research technical update)
Wienhold, B.J. 2012. Cob component of corn residue can be used as a biofuel feedstock with little impact on soil and water conservation. Natural Resources Research Update (NRRU). Update #278169. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/44286, http://hdle.handle.net/10113/48120.

Nitrous oxide emissions from smooth bromegrass pasture under nitrogen fertilizer and bovine urine application in eastern Nebraska - (Abstract only)
Snell, L., Guretzky, J., Jin, V.L., Drijber, R., Mamo, M. 2012. Nitrous oxide emissions from smooth bromegrass pasture under nitrogen fertilizer and bovine urine application in eastern Nebraska [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 0119.

Nitrous oxide emissions from smooth bromegrass pasture under nitrogen fertilizer and bovine urine application in eastern Nebraska - (Abstract only)

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