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Research Project: Defining Agroecological Principles and Developing Sustainable Practices in Mid-Atlantic Cropping Systems

Location: Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory

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

High ammonium levels and soil moisture are strong drivers of Escherichia coli survival and microbial community dynamics in compost-amended soils Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cutler, A., Weicht, T., Sharma, M., Buyer, J.S., Millner, P.D., Neher, D. 2019. High ammonium levels and soil moisture are strong drivers of Escherichia coli survival and microbial community dynamics in compost-amended soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 126:1910-1922. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14268.

Cropping system history and crop rotation phase drive the abundance of soil denitrification genes nirK, nirS and nosZ in conventional and organic grain agroecosystems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maul, J.E., Cavigelli, M.A., Emche, S.E., Vinyard, B.T., Buyer, J.S. 2019. Cropping system history and crop rotation phase drive the abundance of soil denitrification genes nirK, nirS and nosZ in conventional and organic grain agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 273:95-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.11.022.

Nitrous oxide emissions increase exponentially with N rate from cover crops and poultry litter Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, B.W., Mirsky, S.B., Needelman, B.A., Cavigelli, M.A., Yarwood, S.A. 2018. Nitrous oxide emissions increase exponentially with N rate from cover crops and poultry litter. Agriculture Ecosystems and the Environment. 272:165-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.10.023.

Cover crops reduce nitrate leaching in agroecosystems: A global meta-analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thapa, R., Mirsky, S.B., Tully, K. 2018. Cover crops reduce nitrate leaching in agroecosystems: A global meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47:1400-1411.

Crop density effect on interseeded cover crops, weeds, and grain yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Youngerman, C.Z., Ditommaso, A., Curran, W.S., Mirsky, S.B., Ryan, M.R. 2018. Crop density effect on interseeded cover crops, weeds, and grain yield. Agronomy Journal. 110:2478-2487.

Spatial patterns of microbial denitrification genes change in response to poultry litter placement and cover crop species in an agricultural soil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowen, H., Maul, J.E., Poffenberger, H., Mirsky, S.B., Cavigelli, M.A., Yarwood, S. 2018. Spatial patterns of microbial denitrification genes change in response to poultry litter placement and cover crop species in an agricultural soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 54:769-781.

Meteorological and management factors influencing weed abundance during 18 years of organic crop rotations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Teasdale, J.R., Mirsky, S.B., Cavigelli, M.A. 2018. Meteorological and management factors influencing weed abundance during 18 years of organic crop rotations. Weed Science. 1:8. https://doi.org/10.1017/wsc.2018.15.

Characterization of soil nematode communities in three cropping systems through morphological and DNA metabarcoding approaches Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Treonis, A.M., Unangst, S., Kepler, R.M., Buyer, J.S., Cavigelli, M.A., Mirsky, S.B., Maul, J.E. 2018. Characterization of soil nematode communities in three cropping systems through morphological and DNA metabarcoding approaches. Scientific Reports. 8:2004. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20366-5.

Metals in soil and runoff from a piedmont hayfield amended with broiler litter and flue gas desulfurization gypsum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schomberg, H.H., Endale, D.M., Jenkins, M., Chaney, R.L., Franklin, D.H. 2018. Metals in soil and runoff from a piedmont hayfield amended with broiler litter and flue gas desulfurization gypsum. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47:326-335. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2017.09.0353.

Degradation changes in plant root cell wall structural molecules during extended decomposition of important agricultural crop and forage species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
White, K.E., Coale, F.J., Reeves III, J.B. 2018. Degradation changes in plant root cell wall structural molecules during extended decomposition of important agricultural crop and forage species. Organic Geochemistry. 115:233-245.

Simulated soil organic carbon changes in Maryland are affected by tillage, climate change, and crop yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cavigelli, M.A., Nash, P.R., Gollany, H.T., Rasmann, C., Polumsky, R.W., Le, A.N., Conklin, A.E. 2017. Simulated soil organic carbon changes in Maryland are affected by tillage, climate change, and crop yield. Journal of Environmental Quality. 47(4):588-595. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2017.07.0291.

Can conservation tillage reduce N20 emissions on cropland transitioning to organic vegetable production? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, G., Kolb, L., Cavigelli, M.A., Weil, R.R., Hooks, C.R. 2017. Can conservation tillage reduce N20 emissions on cropland transitioning to organic vegetable production? Science of the Total Environment. 618:927-940.

Book review of biochar application: Essential soil microbiology - (Review Article)
White, K.E., Millner, P.D. 2017. Book review of biochar application: Essential soil microbiology. Quarterly Review of Biology. 92:336-337.

Managing the plant microbiome for biocontrol fungi: Examples from Hypocreales - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kepler, R., Maul, J.E., Rehner, S.A. 2017. Managing the plant microbiome for biocontrol fungi: Examples from Hypocreales. Current Opinion in Microbiology. 37(1):48-53. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2017.03.006.

Estimating nitrogen mineralization from cover crop mixtures using the Precision Nitrogen Management model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Melkonian, J., Poffenbarger, H.J., Mirsky, S.B., Ryan, M.R., Moebius-Clune, B.N. 2017. Estimating nitrogen mineralization from cover crop mixtures using the Precision Nitrogen Management model. Agronomy Journal. 109:1944-1959.

Meteorological fluctuations define long-term crop yield patterns in conventional and organic production systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Teasdale, J.R., Cavigelli, M.A. 2017. Meteorological fluctuations define long-term crop yield patterns in conventional and organic production systems. Scientific Reports. 7:688.

Hairy vetch biomass across the eastern United States: Effects of latitude, seeding rate and date, and termination timing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mirsky, S.B., Ackroyd, V.J., Cordeau, S., Curran, W.S., Hashemi, M., Reberg-Horton, S., Ryan, M., Spargo, J.T. 2017. Hairy vetch biomass across the eastern United States: Effects of latitude, seeding rate and date, and termination timing. Agronomy Journal. 109:1510-1519.

A novel approach to estimating nitrous oxide emissions during wetting events from single-timepoint flux measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, B.W., Mirsky, S.B., Needelman, B.A., Cavigelli, M.A., Yarwood, S.A., Maul, J.E., Bagley, G.A. 2016. A novel approach to estimating nitrous oxide emissions during wetting events from single-timepoint flux measurements. Journal of Environmental Quality. 46:247-254.

High-residue cultivation timing impact on organic no-till soybean weed management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zinati, G., Mirsky, S.B., Seidel, R., Grantham, A., Moyer, J., Ackroyd, V. 2017. High-residue cultivation timing impact on organic no-till soybean weed management. Weed Technology. 31:320-329.

USDA Northeast climate hub greenhouse gas mitigation workshop technical report - (Government Publication)
Cavigelli, M.A., Dell, C.J., Hoffman, E., Knight, L., Krause, K., Macfarland, K., Rakola, B., Saunders, M., Skinner, H. 2017. USDA Northeast climate hub greenhouse gas mitigation workshop technical report. United States Department of Agriculture Workshop Proceedings. https://www.climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/sites/default/files/final_document_usda_ghg_mitigation_workshop_5-17-17.pdf.

Organic and conventional farmers differ in their perspective on cover crop use and breeding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wayman, S., Kucek, L.K., Mirsky, S.B., Ackroyd, V., Cordeau, S., Ryan, M.R. 2016. Organic and conventional farmers differ in their perspective on cover crop use and breeding. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 32:376-385.

Organic supplemental nitrogen sources for field corn production after a hairy vetch cover crop - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spargo, J.T., Cavigelli, M.A., Mirsky, S.B., Meisinger, J.J., Ackroyd, V. 2016. Organic supplemental nitrogen sources for field corn production after a hairy vetch cover crop. Agronomy Journal. 108:1992-2002.

Factors associated with Leguminous Green Manure Incorporation and Fusarium wilt suppression in watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Himmelstein, J., Maul, J.E., Balci, Y., Everts, K.L. 2016. Factors associated with Leguminous Green Manure Incorporation and Fusarium wilt suppression in watermelon. Plant Disease 100 (9). Scientific Societies: 1910-20. doi:10.1094/PDIS-08-15-0956-RE.

Cell wall compositional changes during incubation of plant roots measured by mid-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and fiber analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
White, K.E., Reeves, III, J., Coale, F. 2016. Cell wall compositional changes during incubation of plant roots measured by mid-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and fiber analysis. Geoderma. 264:205-213.

Cover crop and poultry litter management influence spatiotemporal availability of topsoil nitrogen - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.

Microbial rRNA: rDNA gene ratios may be unexpectedly low due to extracellular DNA preservation in soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dlott, G., Maul, J.E., Buyer, J.S., Yarwood, S. 2015. Microbial rRNA: rDNA gene ratios may be unexpectedly low due to extracellular DNA preservation in soils. Journal of Microbiological Methods. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.06.001.

Expanding the role of botanical gardens in the future of food - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, A., Novy, A., Glover, J., Maul, J.E., Raven, P., Jackson, P.W. 2015. Expanding the role of botanical gardens in the future of food. Nature Plants. 1:1-4.

Novel slow release nanocomposite nitrogen fertilizers: the impact of polymers on nanocomposite properties and function - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, E.I., Da Cruz, C., Solomon, A., Cavigelli, M.A., Le, A.N., Ribeiro, C. 2015. Novel slow release nanocomposite nitrogen fertilizers: the impact of polymers on nanocomposite properties and function. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 54:3717-3725.

Chemical evaluation of soil organic matter structure in diverse cropping systems - (Book / Chapter)
Martins, B.H., Cavigelli, M.A., Buyer, J.S., Maul, J.E., Reeves, J.B. III and Martin-Neto, L. 2015. Chemical evaluation of soil organic matter structure in diverse cropping systems. In Z. He (ed.). Labile Organic Matter-Chemical Compositions, Function, and Significance in Soil and the Environment. SSSA Special Publication 62:41-65. SSSA, Madison, WI.

Influence of residue and nitrogen fertilizer additions on carbon mineralization in soils with different texture and cropping histories - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, X., Wang, X., Liebman, M., Cavigelli, M.A., Wander, M. 2014. Influence of residue and nitrogen fertilizer additions on carbon mineralization in soils with different texture and cropping histories. PLoS One. 9:e103720. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103720.

Grazing winter rye cover crop in a cotton no-till system: yield and economics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schomberg, H.H., Fisher, D.S., Reeves, D.W., Endale, D.M., Raper, R.L., Jayaratne, K., Gamble, G.R., Jenkins, M. 2014. Grazing winter rye cover crop in a cotton no-till system: yield and economics. Agronomy Journal. 106:1041-1050. DOI:10.2134/agronj13.0434.

Cultural strategies for managing weeds and soil moisture in cover crop based no-till soybean production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Proceedings)
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 - (Book / Chapter)
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.