Rhizosphere Dynamics Lab Publications


B.E. O’Neill, Sprunger, C.D., and G.P. Robertson. In Revision. Do soil health tests match farmer experience? Assessing biological, physical, and chemical indicators in the upper US, Midwest. Soil Science Society of America.


E. Lin, Sprunger, C.D., J. Hwang. In Revision. The Farmer’s Battlefield: Traditional ecological knowledge and unexploded ordnances in Cambodia. Agriculture and Human Values.


Sprunger, C.D., T. Martin*, M. Mann*. 2020. Systems with greater perenniality and crop diversity enhance soil biological health. Agricultural and Environmental Letters.e20030.


Sprunger, C.D., S.W. Culman, Peralta, A.L. DuPont, S.T., Lennon, J.T., and Snapp, S.S. 2019. Perennial grain crop roots and nitrogen management shape soil food webs and soil carbon dynamics. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 137:107573. 

Sprunger, C.D., S.W. Culman, C.A. Palm, B. Vanlauwe. 2019. Long-term application of low C:N residues enhances maize yield and soil nutrient pools across Kenya. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems.

Pugliese, J.Y., S.W. Culman, C.D. Sprunger. 2019. Grain and forage harvest of a perennial grain crop, Kernza (Thinopyrum intermedium), increases root biomass and soil nutrient cycling. Plant and Soil 437: 241-254.

Sprunger, C.D., S.W. Culman, G.P. Robertson, and S.S. Snapp. 2018. How does nitrogen and perenniality influence belowground biomass and nitrogen use efficiency in small grain cereals? Crop Science 58: 2110 - 2120.

Sprunger, C.D., S.W. Culman, G.P. Robertson, and S.S. Snapp. 2018. Perennial grain on a Midwest Alfisol shows no sign of early soil carbon gain. Renew Agric Food Syst 33: 360 - 372.


Sprunger, C.D. and G.P. Roberston. 2018. Early accumulation of active fraction soil carbon in newly established cellulosic biofuel systems. Geoderma 318: 42 - 51.


Sprunger, C.D., L.G. Oates, R.J. Jackson, and G.P. Robertson. 2017. Plant community composition influences fine root production and biomass allocation in perennial bioenergy cropping systems of the upper Midwest, USA. Biomass and Bioenergy 105: 248 - 258.


Sprunger, C.D., S.W. Culman, L. Deiss, D. Jackson-Smith. Perenniality is more important for maintaining soil health than crop diversification in organic corn production. To be submitted to Agronomy Journal.


T. Martin* and Sprunger, C.D. A meta-analysis of nematode community composition across soil aggregates: Implications for soil carbon dynamics. To be submitted to Applied Soil Ecology. 


Sprunger, C.D., N. Hoekstra*, T. Martin*, M, Mann*. Variable precipitation impacts on root production and soil health in corn and cover crop systems. To be submitted to PlosOne.


B.E. O’Neill, C.D. Sprunger, J.E. Doll, J. Kerr, K. Chung, and G.P. Robertson. Soil health tests results influence farmer management. To be submitted to Soil Water and Conservation.


Culman, S.W., S.S. Snapp, C.D. Sprunger, M.H. Ollenburger, B. Basso, L.R., DeHaan. Revise and Resubmit. Perennial grain kernza wheatgrass impacts water quality more rapidly than soil quality. Agricultural and Environmental Letters.


Sprunger, C.D. and G.P. Robertson. 2018. Data from: Early accumulation of active fraction soil carbon in newly established cellulosic biofuel systems. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7jq46 doi: 10.5061/dryad.7jq46.


The Rhizosphere Dynamics Lab | OARDC, Wooster, OH | sprunger.29@osu.edu

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