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News from the National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

Each issue of NSDL Highlights includes articles from our research groups, as well as information about upcoming events, recent publications, and happenings.

 Issue  Contents
 Spring 2024
  • Weed Infiltration of Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus to Check Host Range
  • Response of Marigold to Biochar Type and Rate
  • Gypsum holds Promise as a Bedding for Broiler Production
 Fall 2023
  • Louisiana Field Days Focus on No-Till Tools for Small-Scale Farmers
  • Mass Balance Model of a Pilot-Scale Aquaponics System
  • Soil Rut Effects on Planter Performance for Cotton in a Conservation Tillage System
 Spring 2023
  • NSDL Breaks Ground on New Soil Research Buildings in Auburn, Alabama
  • Beneficial Microbes for Improved Soil Health and Sustainable Forage Production
  • Planting Date Critical for Rye Biomass
 Fall 2022
  • No-Till Equipment Development for Small-Scale Conservation Farming Systems
  • Integrating Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria into Agricultural Systems
  • Influence of Biochar Addition to Nursery Container Growth Media
 Spring 2022
  • Improving Yield and Health of Legume Crops: Co-inoculation with Rhizobia and Trichoderma
  • Cover Crop Biomass Amount, Strip-Tillage Disturbance Width, and Pre-Emergence Herbicide Placement in Cotton
  • Tractor Tire Footprints and Tractive Performance
 Fall 2021
  • Determining the Best FGD Gypsum Application Practice to Reduce P loss from Agricultural Fields
  • Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Pilot-Scale Aquaponics System
  • Agronomic Guidelines for Carinata Production
 Spring 2021
  • Small and Urban Conservation Farming Equipment
  • Water and Poultry Litter Nutrient Movement through the Soil
  • Soybean Cultivar Response to Elevated Atmospheric CO2
 Fall 2020
  • Effects of COon Herbicidal Control of Pigweed
  • Rye Delays Weed Emergence and Reduces Potential Cotton Yield Loss
  • Reducing P Leaching from Containerized Media with Gypsium
 Spring 2020
  • Bulldozer Blade Analysis using the Discrete Element Method
  • Carbon Storage from Horticultural Growth Substrates
  • Innovative Cover Crop Termination
 Fall 2019
  • Cereal Cover Crop Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer
  • NSDL and U.S. Army Join Forces to Revitalize Soil with Paper
  • Long-term Effects of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and Soil Fertility Management on a Bahiagrass Pasture
 Spring 2019  
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Impacted by Growth Media for Three Common Flowering Plants
  • High Residue Cereal Rye Provides 8 Days of Weed Suppression for Cotton
  • Traction Performance of Tractor Tires
 Fall 2018
  • Gypsum as an Alternative Bedding for Broiler Production
  • Fertilization Placement affects Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sun and Shade Grown Ornamentals
  • A PTO-Driven No Tillage Micro-Transplanter for a Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Tractor
 Spring 2018
  • Strip Tillage Implements Comparable across Single and Twin Row Peanut
  • Poultry Litter Placement Effects on Emergence and Early Corn and Cotton Growth
  • Nitrogen and Elevated CO2 Effects on Bahiagrass Roots
 Fall 2017
  • Effects of Elevated CO2 on an Industrial Sweet Potato Variety
  • Equipment for Small and Urban Conservation Farming Systems
  • Gypsum’s Potential Benefits for Soils in the Southeast
 Spring 2017
  • Planter closing wheel performance for cotton in a conservation system
  • Irrigation and fertilizer placement effects on greenhouse gas emissions from ornamentals
  • Farmer survey opportunities
  • Conservation tillage under threat in the United States
Fall 2016
  • Conservation Systems Research Team discusses cover crops at the Southern Cover Crop Conference
  • NSDL scientist participates on review board regarding NASA’s next Mars rover
  • Examining herbicide efficacy when converting bahiagrass pastures to row crop production
 Spring 2016
  • Fate of Carbon from Horticultural Growth Substrates in Soil
  • Cover Crop Biomass Influences Weed Suppression
  • NSDL Receives Patent for a Method to Reduce Soil N2O Emissions using a Microorganism
 Fall 2015
  • The American Coal Ash Association Awards ARS the "Champion Award" for Gypsum Research
  • Using Cover Crop Mixtures in Conservation Systems
  • Response of a Southeastern Bahiagrass Pasture to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and Nitrogen
 Spring 2015
  • Growth and Control of Invasive Weeds under Elevated CO2
  • Conservation Systems for Cotton Production
  • Surface Band Application of Poultry Litter in Row Crops
 Fall 2014
  • Cover Crop Management Considerations
  • Effects of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 on Cogongrass
  • Development of New Methods to Measure Soil Carbon
 Spring 2014
  • Three Soil-Engaging Devices: Cutting through Crop Residue
  • Elevated CO2 Effect on Common Ragweed
  • Conservation Systems and Tomato Production in Alabama
 Fall 2013
  • Horticultural Practices Impact Release of Greenhouse Gases
  • Soil Microorganisms Promote Crop Yields and Reduce N2O Emissions
  • Optimize Nitrogen Across Tillage Systems for Alabama Wheat
 Spring 2013
  • CSR Plans Future Research
  • Invasive Weed Response to Elevated CO2
  • Subsurface Band Application of Poultry Litters Reduces Nutrients in Runoff Water

 Fall 2012

  • Gypsum can Improve Alabama Water Quality
  • Controlling Herbicid-Resistant Weeds
  • Rising Carbon Dioxide and Plant Disease

NSDL Highlights Spring 2012 Spring 2012

  • Ornamental Horticulture has Potential to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Customers Give Input
  • Turkish Scientists Collaborate on Soil Compaction, Subsurface Poultry Litter Application

 Fall 2011

  • New Roller-Crimpers for Medium-and Small-Scale Conservation Systems
  • Dr. Hugo Rogers Retires
  • Trash Revegetates Army Grounds

 Spring 2011

  • NSDL Celebrates 75 Years
  • Research Projects in Three Major Areas