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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Practices to Protect Water Quality and Conserve Soil and Water Resources in Agronomic and Horticultural Systems in the North Central Us

Location: Soil and Water Management Research

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

CO2 and N2O emissions in a soil chronosequence at a glacier retreat zone in Maritime Antarctica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomazini, A., De Sa Mendonca, E., De Bortoli Teixeixa, D., Carreiro Almeida, C., La Scala, N., Spokas, K.A., Pasqualoto Canellas, L., Millori, D. 2015. CO2 and N2O emissions in a soil chronosequence at a glacier retreat zone in Maritime Antarctica. Science of the Total Environment. 521-522:336-345.
Detecting drift bias and exposure errors in solar and photosynthetically active radiation data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(21-Feb-15)
Simulating crop phenology in the community land model and its impact on energy and carbon fluxes     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, M., Griffis, T.J., Baker, J.M., Wood, J.D., Xiao, K. 2015. Simulating crop phenology in the community land model and its impact on energy and carbon fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. Available: DOI:10.1002/2014JG002780.
Quantification and source apportionment of the methane emission flux from the city of Indianapolis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cambaliza, M., Shepson, P.B., Bogner, J., Caulton, D.R., Stirm, R., Sweeney, C., Montzka, S.A., Turnbull, J., Spokas, K.A., Salmon, O.E., Lavoie, T.N., Hendricks, A., Mays, K., Turnbull, J., Miller, B.R., Lauvanux, T., Davis, K., Karion, A., Moser, B., Miller, C., Obermeyer, C., Whetstone, J., Prasad, K.R., Miles, N., Richardson, S. 2015. Quantification and source apportionment of the methane emission flux from the city of Indianapolis. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 3:000037. DOI: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000037.
Effect of replacing surface inlets with blind or gravel inlets on sediment and phosphorus subsurface drainage losses     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feyereisen, G.W., Francesconi, W., Smith, D.R., Papiernik, S.K., Krueger, E.S., Wente, C.D. 2015. Effect of replacing surface inlets with blind or gravel inlets on sediment and phosphorus subsurface drainage losses. Journal of Environmental Quality. 44(2):594-604.
Characterization and selection of biochar for an efficient retention of tricyclazole in a flooded alluvial paddy soil     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garcia-Jaramillo, M., Cox, L., Knicker, H., Cornejo, J., Spokas, K.A., Del Carmen Hermosin, M. 2014. Characterization and selection of biochar for an efficient retention of tricyclazole in a flooded alluvial paddy soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 285:581-588.
Physical and chemical characterization of waste wood derived biochars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(28-Oct-14)
Influence of soil biochar aging on sorption of the herbicides MCPA, nicosulfuron, terbuthylazine, indaziflam, and fluoroethyldiaminotriazine     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trigo, C., Spokas, K.A., Cox, L., Koskinen, W.C. 2014. Influence of soil biochar aging on sorption of the herbicides MCPA, nicosulfuron, terbuthylazine, indaziflam, and fluoroethyldiaminotriazine. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62:10855-10860.
Assessing microbial contributions to N2O impacts following biochar additions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lin, X., Spokas, K.A., Venterea, R.T., Zhang, R., Baker, J.M., Feyereisen, G.W. 2014. Assessing microbial contributions to N2O impacts following biochar additions. Agronomy. 4:478-496.
Denitrification kinetics in biomass and biochar amended soils of different landscape positions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chintala, R., Owen, R.K., Schumacher, T.E., Spokas, K.A., Mcdonald, L.M., Kumar, S., Clay, D.E., Malo, D.D., Bleakley, B. 2014. Denitrification kinetics in biomass and biochar amended soils of different landscape positions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI:10.1007/s11356-014-3762-2.
Hydrologic and water quality teminology as applied to modeling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(14-Oct-14)
Sediment-water distribution of contaminants of emerging concern in a mixed use watershed     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fairbairn, D., Karpuzcu, E., Arnold, W., Barber, B., Kaufenberg, E., Koskinen, W.C., Novak, P., Rice, P.J., Swackhamer, D. 2014. Sediment-water distribution of contaminants of emerging concern in a mixed use watershed. Science of the Total Environment. 505:896-904.
Hydraulic flow characteristics of agricultural residues for denitrifying bioreactor media     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feyereisen, G.W., Christianson, L.E. 2015. Hydraulic flow characteristics of agricultural residues for denitrifying bioreactor media. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(1):89-96.
Low input verses traditional turfgrass: Comparing runoff quantity and quality - (Trade Journal)
Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P. 2014. Low input verses traditional turfgrass: Comparing runoff quantity and quality. MTGF Clippings. Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 11.
Phosphorus reclamation through hydrothermal carbonization of animal manures     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Heilmann, S.M., Molde, J.S., Timler, J.G., Wood, B.M., Mikula, A., Vozhdayev, G.V., Spokas, K.A., Colosky, E., Valentas, K.J. 2014. Phosphorus reclamation through hydrothermal carbonization of animal manures. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 48(17):10323-10329.
Identifying sources of emerging organic contaminants in a mixed use watershed using principal components analysis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karpuzca, E., Fairbairn, D., Arnold, W., Barber, B., Kaufenberg, E., Koskinen, W.C., Novak, P., Rice, P.J., Swackhamer, D. 2014. Identifying sources of emerging organic contaminants in a mixed use watershed using principal components analysis. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. 16:2390-2399.
Physical disintegration of biochar: An overlooked process     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spokas, K.A., Novak, J.M., Masiello, C.A., Johnson, M., Colosky, E., Ippolito, J.A., Trigo, C. 2014. Physical disintegration of biochar: An overlooked process. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 1(8):326-332.
Sorption-desorption of indaziflam and its three metabolites in sandy soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(13-Jun-14)
Phenolic acid sorption to biochars from mixtures of feedstock materials     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hall, K.E., Calderon, M.J., Spokas, K.A., Cox, L., Koskinen, W.C., Novak, J.M., Cantrell, K.B. 2014. Phenolic acid sorption to biochars from mixtures of feedstock materials. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 225:1-9.
Biochar effects on soil hydrology - (Book / Chapter)
(11-Jun-14)
Biochar effects on crop yield - (Book / Chapter)
(01-Jun-14)
Occurrence of pesticides and contaminants of emerging concern in surface waters: Influence of surrounding land use and evaluation of sampling methods - (Abstract Only)
Rice, P.J., Fairbairn, D., Kaufenberg, E., Arnold, W., Novak, P., Koskinen, W.C., Barber, B., Karpuzcu, E., Swackhamer, D. 2014. Occurrence of pesticides and contaminants of emerging concern in surface waters: Influence of surrounding land use and evaluation of sampling methods. Picogram and IUPAC Congress Program. Vol. 86, p. 102, Abstract No. 481. Available: www.agrodiv.org/picograms.
Nanohybrids of Mg/Al layered double hydroxide and long-chain (C18) unsaturated fatty acid anions: Structure and sorptive properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Celis, R., Adelino, M., Gamiz, B., Hermosin, M., Koskinen, W.C., Cornejo, J. 2014. Nanohybrids of Mg/Al layered double hydroxide and long-chain (C18) unsaturated fatty acid anions: Structure and sorptive properties. Journal of Applied Clay Science. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2014.03.026.
Characteristics and applications of biochar for environmental remediation: A review     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xie, T., Reddy, K.R., Wang, C., Yargicoglu, E., Spokas, K.A. 2014. Characteristics and applications of biochar for environmental remediation: A review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science Technology. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2014.924180.
Assessing biochar's ability to reduce bioavailability of aminocyclopyrachlor in soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rittenhouse, J.L., Rice, P.J., Spokas, K.A., Koskinen, W.C. 2014. Assessing biochar's ability to reduce bioavailability of aminocyclopyrachlor in soils. Environmental Pollution. 189:92-97.
Simplified analysis of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid in water, vegetation, and soil by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marek, L.J., Koskinen, W.C. 2014. Simplified analysis of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid in water, vegetation, and soil by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Pest Management Science. 70(7):1158-1164.
Effects of dietary protein concentration on ammonia volatilization, nitrate leaching, and plant nitrogen uptake from dairy manure applied to lysimeters     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C., Feyereisen, G.W., Hristov, A.N., Dell, C.J., Kaye, J.P., Beegle, D.B. 2014. Effects of dietary protein concentration on ammonia volatilization, nitrate leaching, and plant nitrogen uptake from dairy manure applied to lysimeters. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43(1):390-408.
Influence of biochar amendments on the sorption-desorption of aminocyclopyrachlor, bentazone and pyraclostrobin pesticides to an agricultural soil     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cabrera, A., Cox, L., Spokas, K.A., Hermosin, M.C., Cornejo, J., Koskinen, W.C. 2013. Influence of biochar amendments on the sorption-desorption of aminocyclopyrachlor, bentazone and pyraclostrobin pesticides to an agricultural soil. Science of the Total Environment. 470-471:438-443.
Acetochlor persistence in surface and subsurface soil samples - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira, R.S., Koskinen, W.C., Graff, C.D., Anderson, J.L., Mulla, D.J., Nater, E.A. 2013. Acetochlor persistence in surface and subsurface soil samples. Water Air And Soil Pollution. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-013-1747-2.
Factors affecting successful establishment of aerially seeded winter rye     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wilson, M., Baker, J.M., Allan, D.L. 2013. Factors affecting successful establishment of aerially seeded winter rye. Agronomy Journal. 105(6):1868-1877.
Comparative sorption, desorption and leaching potential of aminocyclopyrachlor and picloram - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira, R.S., Alonso, D.G., Koskinen, W.C., Papiernik, S.K. 2013. Comparative sorption, desorption and leaching potential of aminocyclopyrachlor and picloram. Journal of Environmental Science and Health. 48(12):1049-1057.
Evaluation of core cultivation practices to reduce ecological risk of pesticides in runoff from turf - (Trade Journal)
Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P., Rittenhouse, J.L. 2013. Evaluation of core cultivation practices to reduce ecological risk of pesticides in runoff from turf. Hole Notes. 46(4)34-46.
Biochar: The field experience - (Book / Chapter)
Spokas, K.A., Novak, J.M. 2015. Biochar: The field experience. In: Goreau, T.J., Larson, R.W., Campe, J., editors. Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 235-248.
Know your community - Biochar: agronomic and environmental uses community - (Popular Publication)
Spokas, K.A., Novak, J.M. 2013. Know your community - Biochar: agronomic and environmental uses community. CSA News. 58:25.
Re-analysis of experiments to quantify irreversibility of pesticide sorption-desorption in soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suddaby, L.A., Beulke, S., van Beinum, W., Celis, R., Koskinen, W.C., Brown, C.D. 2013. Re-analysis of experiments to quantify irreversibility of pesticide sorption-desorption in soil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(9):2033-2038.
On-farm environmental assessment of corn silage production systems receiving liquid dairy manure     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Krueger, E., Baker, J.M., Ochsner, T.E., Wente, C.D., Feyereisen, G.W., Reicosky, D.C. 2013. On-farm environmental assessment of corn silage production systems receiving liquid dairy manure. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(6):438-449.
Corn performance under managed drought stress and in a kura clover living mulch intercropping system     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ziyumo, C., Albrecht, K.E., Baker, J.M., Bernardo, R. 2013. Corn performance under managed drought stress and in a kura clover living mulch intercropping system. Agronomy Journal. 105(3):579-586.
Potential Transport and Degradation of “Aged” Pesticide Residues in Soil - (Abstract Only)
Koskinen, W.C. 2012. Potential Transport and Degradation of “Aged” Pesticide Residues in Soil [abstract]. Proceedings of the XIV Jornadas Fitosanitarias Argentinas 2012 Conference, October 3-6, 2012. Potrero de los Funes, San Luis, Argentina, #27.
Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in biochar and biochar amended soil     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fabbri, D., Rombola, A.G., Torri, C., Spokas, K.A. 2013. Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in biochar and biochar amended soil. Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis. 103(2013):60-67.
Cover crop water quality benefits in intensive production - (Abstract Only)
Rice, P.J., Hapeman, C.J., Mcconnell, L.L., Teasdale, J.R., Sadeghi, A.M. 2012. Cover crop water quality benefits in intensive production [abstract]. Cover Crop Field Field Day, October 18, 2012, Cape May, New Jersey. Available: http://www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov/documents/PMC/Cover_Crop-Agenda.pdf.
Indaziflam adsorption in soils amended with olive cake and olive cake biochar: Effect of dose and temperature - (Abstract Only)
Cabrera, A., Gamiz, B., Cox, L., Celis, R., Spokas, K.A., Koskinen, W.C., Cornejo, J. 2012. Indaziflam adsorption in soils amended with olive cake and olive cake biochar: Effect of dose and temperature [abstract]. Proceedings of The V Iberian Congress of Soil Science Conference, September 6-10, 2012, Angra do Heroism (Terceira Island), Azores. #37.
Relationship of land uses with occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern in streams of southeastern Minnesota - (Abstract Only)
Fairbairn, D., Kaufenberg Spande, E., Rice, P.J., Arnold, W., Novak, P., Koskinen, W.C., Barber, B., Swackhamer, D. 2012. Relationship of land uses with occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern in streams of southeastern Minnesota. SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, November 11-15, 2012, Long Beach, California. Available: http://longbeach.setac.org/sites/default/files/SETAC-abstract-book-2012.pdf.
Solid or hollow: which core cultivation method is the most effective at reducing nutrient loss with runoff from turf? - (Trade Journal)
Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P. 2012. Solid or hollow: which core cultivation method is the most effective at reducing nutrient loss with runoff from turf?. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 11(7):1-11.
Aminocyclopyrachlor sorption in biochar and activated charcoal amended soils - (Abstract Only)
(20-Jun-12)
Relationship of land uses with occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern in streams of southeastern Minnesota - (Abstract Only)
Fairbairn, D., Spande, E., Rice, P.J., Arnold, W., Novak, P., Koskinen, W.C., Barber, B., Swackhamer, D. 2012. Relationship of land uses with occurrence of contaminants of emerging concern in streams of southeastern Minnesota [abstract]. Minnesota Water Resources Conference, October 16-17, 2012, St. Paul, MN, page 9. Available: http://www.cce.umn.edu/Documents/CPE-Conferences/Water-Resources-2012-Abstract-Book.pdf.
Understanding Sources of Contaminants of Emerging Concern: An Evaluation of Land Use with Occurrence of Aquatic Contaminants - (Research Technical Update)
Rice, P.J., Swackhamer, D., Novak, P., Arnold, W., Koskinen, W.C., Fairbairn, D., Spande, E., Barber, B. 2012. Understanding Sources of Contaminants of Emerging Concern: An Evaluation of Land Use with Occurrence of Aquatic Contaminants. Technical Report. Available at: http://lgu.umd.edu/lgu_v2/homepages/saes.cfm?trackID=12596.
Evaluation of sorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) on various biochars - (Abstract Only)
(01-Jun-12)
Effect of carbonaceous soil amendments on potential mobility of weak acid herbicides in soil - (Abstract Only)
Koskinen, W.C., Cabrera, A., Spokas, K.A., Cox, L., Rittenhouse, J.L., Rice, P.J. 2012. Effect of carbonaceous soil amendments on potential mobility of weak acid herbicides in soil. In: Xu, J., Wu, J., He, Y. (Eds.). Functions of Natural Organic Matter in Changing Environment. Zhejiang University Press: Hangzhou, China. International Humic Substances Society Conference. p. 281-283.
Off site transport of fungicides with snowmelt and rainfall runoff from golf course fairway turf - (Abstract Only)
Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P., Rittenhouse, J.L. 2012. Off site transport of fungicides with snowmelt and rainfall runoff from golf course fairway turf [abstract]. 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Technicial Program page 69, abstract 285.
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