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Research Project: Cropping Systems for Enhanced Sustainability and Environmental Quality in the Upper Midwest

Location: Agroecosystems Management Research

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

A SMAF assessment of U.S. tillage and crop management strategies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nunes, M.R., Karlen, D.L., Veum, K.S., Moorman, T.B., 2020. A SMAF assessment of U.S. tillage and crop management strategies. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators. 8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indic.2020.100072.

Malachite green method for determining Phosphorus concentration in diverse matrices Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rahutomo, S., Kovar, J.L., Thompson, M.L. 2019. Malachite green method for determining Phosphorus concentration in diverse matrices. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2019.1635140.

Varying redox potential affects P release from stream bank sediments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rahutomo, S., Kovar, J.L., Thompson, M.L. 2018. Varying redox potential affects P release from stream bank sediments. PLoS One. 13(12). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209208.

Phosphorus transformations in stream bank sediments in Iowa, USA, at varying redox potentials Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rahutomo, S., Kovar, J.L., Thompson, M.L. 2018. Phosphorus transformations in stream bank sediments in Iowa, USA, at varying redox potentials. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 19:1029-1039. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-018-2139-4.

Effects of fungicide seed treatments and a winter cereal rye cover crop in no till on the seedling disease complex in corn Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acharya, J., Bakker, M.G., Moorman, T.B., Kaspar, T.C., Lenssen, A.W., Robertson, A.E. 2018. Effects of fungicide seed treatments and a winter cereal rye cover crop in no till on the seedling disease complex in corn. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 40(4):481-497. https://doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2018.1506503.

Bulk soil bacterial community structure and function respond to long-term organic and conventional agricultural management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bakker, M.G., Looft, T., Alt, D.P., Delate, K., Cambardella, C.A. 2018. Bulk soil bacterial community structure and function respond to long-term organic and conventional agricultural management. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 64(12):901-914. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjm-2018-0134.

Inorganic and organic phosphorus in sediments in the Walnut Creek Watershed of central Iowa, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rahutomo, S., Kovar, J.L., Thompson, M.L. 2018. Inorganic and organic phosphorus in sediments in the Walnut Creek Watershed of central Iowa, USA. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 229:72. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-018-3721-5.

Managing for multifunctionality in perennial grain crops Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Ryan, M.R., Crews, T.E., Culman, S.W., Dehaan, L.R., Hayes, R.C., Jungers, J.M., Bakker, M.G. 2018. Managing for multifunctionality in perennial grain crops. Bioscience. 68(4):294-304. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biy014.

Disease risks associated with cover crops in corn and soybean production - (Proceedings)

Improving Soil Conservation and Crop Performance through Reduced Tillage and Cover-Crop-Based Rotations in Organic Squash Production - (Abstract Only)
Delate, K., Johnson, R., Cambardella, C.A. 2017. Improving Soil Conservation and Crop Performance through Reduced Tillage and Cover-Crop-Based Rotations in Organic Squash Production. Meeting Abstract. In: Proceedings of American Society of Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, September 19-22, 2017, Waikoloa, Hawaii. p. S164. Available: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.ashs.org/resource/resmgr/Conference/2017_Abstract_Supplement_HS.pdf

Fungicide seed treatments for evaluating the corn seedling disease complex following a winter rye cover crop - (Abstract Only)
Acharya, J., Kaspar, T.C., Robertson, A.E. 2017. Fungicide seed treatments for evaluating the corn seedling disease complex following a winter rye cover crop. In: Proceedings of American Phytopathological Society North Central Division Meeting, June 14-16, 2017, Champaign, Illinois.

Effects of cover crop presence, cover crop species selection, and fungicide seed treatment on corn seedling growth Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schenck, L.A., Bakker, M.G., Moorman, T.B., Kaspar, T.C. 2017. Effects of cover crop presence, cover crop species selection, and fungicide seed treatment on corn seedling growth. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742170517000345.

Time interval between cover crop termination and planting influences corn seedling disease, plant growth, and yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acharya, J., Bakker, M.G., Moorman, T.B., Kaspar, T.C., Lenssen, A.W., Robertson, A.E. 2016. Time interval between cover crop termination and planting influences corn seedling disease, plant growth, and yield. Plant Disease. 101(4):591-600. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-07-16-0975-RE.

Impact of broadcasting a cereal rye or oat cover crop before corn and soybean harvest on nitrate leaching - (Abstract Only)
Kaspar, T.C., Jaynes, D.B., Parkin, T.B., Moorman, T.B. 2016. Impact of broadcasting a cereal rye or oat cover crop before corn and soybean harvest on nitrate. In: Proceedings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 6-9, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona. Available: https://scisco.confex.com/scisoc/2016am/webprogram/Paper99705.html.

Cropping system effects on soil organic C storage in surface and subsoils - (Abstract Only)
Poffenbarger, H., Cambardella, C.A., Liebman, M., Mallarino, A., Olk, D.C., Six, J., Castellano, M. 2016. Cropping system effects on soil organic C storage in surface and subsoils. In: Procedings of ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, November 6-9, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.

Isolation of cultivation-resistant oomycetes, first detected as amplicon sequences, from roots of herbicide-terminated winter rye - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bakker, M.G., Moorman, T.B., Kaspar, T.C., Manter, D.K. 2017. Isolation of cultivation-resistant oomycetes, first detected as amplicon sequences, from roots of herbicide-terminated winter rye. Phytobiomes Journal. 1(1):24-35. doi: 10.1094/PBIOMES-10-16-0011-R.

Simulating N20 emissions in different tillage systems of irrigated corn using RZ-SHAW model Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gillette, K.L., Ma, L., Malone, R.W., Fang, Q.X., Halvorson, A.D., Hatfield, J.L., Ahuja, L.R. 2016. Simulating N20 emissions in different tillage systems of irrigated corn using RZ-SHAW model. Soil & Tillage Research. 165:268-278. doi: 10.1016/j.still.2016.08.023.

Study of the influence of winter rye on soybean seedling and root rot diseases - (Abstract Only)
Araldi Da Silva, G., Kaspar, T.C., Helmers, M., Mueller, D., Leandro, L. 2016. Study of the influence of winter rye on soybean seedling and root rot diseases. In: Proceedings of American Pathological Society North Central Division Annual Meeting, June 7-9, 2016, Roseville, MN.

Soil water improvements with the long-term use of a winter rye cover crop Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Basche, A.D., Kaspar, T.C., Archontoulis, S., Jaynes, D.B., Sauer, T.J., Parkin, T.B., Miguez, F. 2016. Soil water improvements with the long-term use of a winter rye cover crop. Agricultural Water Management. 172:40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2016.04.006.

The potential for cereal rye cover crops to host corn seedling pathogens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bakker, M.G., Acharya, J., Moorman, T.B., Robertson, A., Kaspar, T.C. 2016. The potential for cereal rye cover crops to host corn seedling pathogens. Phytopathology. 106:591-601.

Time interval between cover crop termination and planting influences corn seedling disease, plant growth, and yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acharya, J., Bakker, M.G., Moorman, T.B., Kaspar, T.C., Lenssen, A.W., Robertson, A.E. 2017. Time interval between cover crop termination and planting influences corn seedling disease, plant growth, and yield. Plant Disease. 101(4):591-600. doi: 10.1094/PDIS-07-16-0975-RE.

Cover crop options and mixes for the upper midwest - (Abstract Only)
Appelgate, S.R., Lenssen, A.W., Wiedenhoeft, M.H., Kaspar, T.C. 2015. Cover crop options and mixes for the upper midwest. In: Proceedings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 2-5, 2014, Long Beach, California. Available: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2014am/webprogram/Paper92543.html.

Effect of length of interval between cereal rye cover crop termination and corn planting on seedling root disease and corn growth - (Abstract Only)
Kaspar, T.C., Acharya, J., Robertson, A., Bakker, M.G., Lenssen, A., Moorman, T.B. 2015. Effect of length of interval between cereal rye cover crop termination and corn planting on seedling root disease and corn growth. In: Proceedings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 15-18, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Poster No. 502. Available: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2015am/webprogram/Paper92188.html.

Simulating long-term impacts of cover crops and climate change on crop production and environmental outcomes in the midwestern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Basche, A.D., Archontoulis, S., Kaspar, T.C., Jaynes, D.B., Parkin, T.B., Miguez, F. 2016. Simulating long-term impacts of cover crops and climate change on crop production and environmental outcomes in the midwestern United States. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 218:95-106. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2015.11.011.

Phosphorus runoff from Coastal Plain forest soil in Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Felicien, W.L., Wight, J.P., Gaston, L.A., Blazier, M.A., Kovar, J.L. 2016. Phosphorus runoff from Coastal Plain forest soil in Louisiana. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 47(10):1283-1295.

Organic farming, soil health, and food quality: considering possible links - (Review Article)
Reeve, J., Hoagland, L., Villalba, J., Carr, P., Atucha, A., Cambardella, C.A., Davis, D.R., Delate, K. 2016. Organic farming, soil health, and food quality: considering possible links. Advances in Agronomy. 137:319-367. doi: 10.1016/bs.agron.2015.12.003.

Seeding date affects fall growth of winter canola (Brassica napus L. ‘Baldur’) and its performance as a winter cover crop in central Iowa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martinez-Feria, R., Kaspar, T.C., Wiedenhoeft, M.H. 2016. Seeding date affects fall growth of winter canola (Brassica napus L. ‘Baldur’) and its performance as a winter cover crop in central Iowa. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 2(1). doi: 10.2134/cftm2015.0181.

Soil carbon change in reconstructed tallgrass prairies - (Abstract Only)
Cambardella, C.A., Schilling, K., Isenhart, T., Drobney, P. 2015. Soil carbon change in reconstructed tallgrass prairies. In: Proceedings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 15-18, 2015, Minneapolis, MN. Available: https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2015am/webprogram/Paper94976.html

Managing soil microbial communities for pathogen control - (Abstract Only)
Bakker, M.G. 2015. Managing soil microbial communities for pathogen control. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. https://dl.sciencesociteties.org/publications/meetings/2015am/14306/95533.

Cover crops in vegetable production systems - (Experiment Station)
Nair, A., Kaspar, T.C. 2015. Cover crops in vegetable production systems. Extension Publications. HORT 3026. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Birds and butterflies respond to soil-induced habitat heterogeneity in experimental plantings of tallgrass prairie species managed as agroenergy feedstocks in Iowa, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Myers, M.C., Mason, J.T., Hoksch, B.J., Cambardella, C.A., Pfrimmer, J.D. 2015. Birds and butterflies respond to soil-induced habitat heterogeneity in experimental plantings of tallgrass prairie species managed as agroenergy feedstocks in Iowa, USA. Journal of Applied Ecology. 52(5):1176-1187. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12503.

Winter rye cover crops as a host for corn seedling pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Bakker, M.G., Moorman, T.B., Kaspar, T.C., Manter, D.K. 2016. Winter rye cover crops as a host for corn seedling pathogens. American Phytopathological Society. 106:S1.2. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-106-1-s1.1

Effect of date of termination of a winter cereal rye cover crop (Secale cereale) on corn seedling disease - (Abstract Only)
Acharya, J., Bakker, M.G., Kaspar, T.C., Moorman, T.B., Lenssen, A., Robertson, A. 2016. Effect of date of termination of a winter cereal rye cover crop (Secale cereale) on corn seedling disease. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 106:S1.1.

Soil type and species diversity influence selection on physiology in Panicum virgatum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sherrard, M.E., Joers, L.C., Carr, C.M., Cambardella, C.A. 2015. Soil type and species diversity influence selection on physiology in Panicum virgatum. Evolutionary Ecology. 29(5):679-702. doi: 10.1007/s10682-015-9770-y.

Water quality in organic systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cambardella, C.A., Delate, K., Jaynes, D.B. 2015. Water quality in organic systems. Sustainable Agriculture Research. 4(3):60-69.

Factors influencing soil aggregation and particulate organic matter responses to bioenergy crops across a topographic gradient Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ontl, T.A., Cambardella, C.A., Schulte, L.A., Kolka, R.K. 2015. Factors influencing soil aggregation and particulate organic matter responses to bioenergy crops across a topographic gradient. Geoderma. 255-256:1-11.

Mobility of poultry litter phosphorus in a Coastal Plain forest soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wight, J.P., Waldron, G.J., Gatson, L.A., Blazier, M.A., Kovar, J.L. 2015. Mobility of poultry litter phosphorus in a Coastal Plain forest soil. Soil Science. 180(3):124-133.

Nutrient depletion from rhizosphere solution by maize grown in soil with long-term compost amendment - (Abstract Only)
Bortolon, L., Kovar, J.L., Thompson, M.L., Gianello, C. 2015. Nutrient depletion from rhizosphere solution by maize grown in soil with long-term compost amendment. Rhizosphere 4 Proceedings. In: van Veen, H. Rhizophhere 4 Proceedings. June 21,25, 2015, Maastrict, The Netherlands. Available: http://www.rhizo4.org/sites/default/files/ALL%20ABSTRACTS_0.pdf.

A review of long-term organic comparison trials in the U.S. - (Review Article)
Delate, K., Cambardella, C.A., Turnbull, R. 2015. A review of long-term organic comparison trials in the U.S. Sustainable Agriculture Research. 4(3):5-14.

Riparian land-use and stream bank erosion within grazed pastures in southern Iowa, USA - (Proceedings)
Tufekcioglu, M., Isenhart, T.M., Schultz, R.C., Kovar, J.L., Russell, J. 2015. Riparian land-use and stream bank erosion within grazed pastures in southern Iowa, USA. Frontiers in Environmental and Water Management Proceedings. In: Zaimes, G.N, editor. New Frontiers in Environmental and Water Management; March 19-21, 2015, Kavala, Greece.

Impacts of bulk soil microbial community structure on rhizosphere microbiomes of Zea mays - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bakker, M.G., Chaparro, J., Manter, D.K., Vivanco, J. 2015. Impacts of bulk soil microbial community structure on rhizosphere microbiomes of Zea mays. Plant and Soil. 392:115-126.

Soil water improvements with the long-term use of a winter rye cover crop - (Abstract Only)
Basche, A.D., Kaspar, T.C., Archontoulis, S., Jaynes, D.B., Parkin, T.B., Sauer, T.J., Miguez, F. 2015. Soil water improvements with the long-term use of a winter rye cover crop. In: Proceedings of American Geophysical Union 2015 Fall Meeting, December 14-18, 2016, San Francisco, CA.

Biomass production of 12 winter cereal cover crop cultivars and their effect on subsequent no-till corn yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kaspar, T.C., Bakker, M.G. 2015. Biomass production of 12 winter cereal cover crop cultivars and their effect on subsequent no-till corn yield. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 70(6):142A-154A. doi: 10.2489/jswc.70.6.142A.

What are the unique attributes of potassium that challenge existing nutrient uptake models? - (Research Technical Update)
Kovar, J.L., Brouder, S.M. 2015. What are the unique attributes of potassium that challenge existing nutrient uptake models? In: Murrell, T.S., editors. Frontiers in Potassium Science Workshop Proceedings. ISSPA, January 26-30, 2015, Kona, HI. Available: https://www.ipni.net/ipniweb/portal.nsf/0/D2C87A2DB34DD45385257E3100521A87/$FILE/K%20Frontiers%20Summary.pdf.

Profile distribution of available potassium in Des Moines Lobe soils - (Proceedings)

Phytoremediation of high phosphorus soil by annual ryegrass and common bermudagrass harvest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaston, L.A., Kovar, J.L. 2015. Phytoremediation of high phosphorus soil by annual ryegrass and common bermudagrass harvest. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 46:736-752.

Winter rye cover crop effect on corn seedling pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Schenck, L., Kaspar, T.C., Moorman, T.B., Bakker, M.G., Loynachan, T.E. 2014. Winter rye cover crop effect on corn seedling pathogens. In: Proceedings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 2-11, 2014, Long Beach, California. 388-12:500. Available: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2014am/webprogram/Paper86203.html.

Differences in soil texture and roots influence C storage through impacts on microbial enzyme activities across a heterogeneous agroecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Ontol, T.A., Hargreaves, S., Schulte, L.A., Cambardella, C.A., Kolka, R.K. 2014. Differences in soil texture and roots influence C storage through impacts on microbial enzyme activities across a heterogeneous agroecosystem [abstract]. Paper No. 84735.

Nitrous oxide emissions from intensively managed agroecosystems: The role of carbon inputs - (Abstract Only)
Castellano, M.J., Basche, A., Iqball, J., Kaspar, T.C., Miguez, F., Mitchell, D.C., Parkin, T.B. 2013. Nitrous oxide emissions from intensively managed agroecosystems: The role of carbon inputs. American Geophysical Union Meeting Abstract Database. Available at: http://abstractsearch.agu.org/meetings/2013/FM/sections/B/sessions/B14C/abstracts/B14C-01.html.

Stream bank erosion in grazed pasture stream reaches of southern Iowa, USA - (Proceedings)
Stream bank erosion in grazed pasture stream reaches of southern Iowa, USA. International Caucascian Forestry Symposium Meeting Proceedings. 529-535. Available at: https://ekonferans.artvin.edu.tr/index.php/ICFS/ICFS/paper/viewFile/192/20.