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Ronald Bingner Additional Information
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BS, Agricultural Engineering, 1979, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

MS, Agricultural Engineering, 1988, University of Kentucky, Lexington

PhD, Agricultural Engineering, 1998, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana


Research Interests:

Development of agricultural watershed system technologies

Ephemeral gully erosion

Evaluation of conservation practices

Understanding water quality transport processes


Selected Publications:

Yasarer, L.M., Bingner, R., Garbrecht, J.D., Locke, M.A., Lizotte, Jr., R.E., Momm, H.G., Busteed, P.R. Climate change impacts on runoff, sediment, and nutrient loads in an agricultural watershed in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 33(3):379-392. 2017.

Momm, H.G., Bingner, R.L., Yuan, Y., Kostel, J., Monchak, J.J., Locke, M.A., and Giley, A.  Characterization and placement of wetlands for integrated conservation practice planning. Trans. of the ASABE. 59(5): 1345-1357.  2016.

Bingner, R.L., Wells, R.R., Momm, H., Rigby, J.R., Theurer, F.D. Ephemeral gully channel width and erosion simulation technology. Natural Hazards. 80(3): 1949-1966. 2016.

Momm, H.G., Bingner, R.L., Yuan, Y., Locke, M.A., and Wells, R.R. Spatial characterization of riparian buffer effects on sediment loads from watershed systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1736–1753. 2014.

Momm, H., Bingner, R.L., Wells, R.R., and Wilcox, D.  AGNPS GIS-based tool for watershed-scale identification and mapping of cropland potential ephemeral gullies. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(1): 17-29. 2012.


Selected Research Projects and Activities:

AnnAGNPS: The Annualized Agricultural NonPoint Source (AnnAGNPS) project addresses the national needs of NRCS and other agencies requiring an accounting of the sources of pollutants in watersheds and to determine the impact of management practices on pollutant loads and the downstream effects on water quality.

RUSLE: The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation is widely used to estimate rates of soil erosion caused by rainfall and associated overland flow and is used by government agencies around the world to assess and inventory erosion to assist public policy development. Government agencies use RUSLE as regulatory and conservation planning tools. Private consultants use RUSLE to select erosion control plans to ensure cost effective, environmental protection. RUSLE is land use independent and can be used on cropland, disturbed forestland, rangeland, construction sites, mined land, reclaimed land, military training grounds, landfills, waste disposal sites, and other lands where rainfall and its associated overland flow cause soil erosion.


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