Rhizosphere Dynamics Lab Publications
- PUBLICATIONS -
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.
- IN PREPARATION -
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. Agriculture and Environmental Letters.
Sprunger, C.D., B.E. O'Neill, K. Chung, J. Kerr, and G.P. Robertson. Do total soil carbon tests meet farmer management needs? Measures of active carbon versus static soil organic matter pools. To be submitted to Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
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.
Sprunger, C.D., J. Hwang, E. Lin. The farmer's minefield: Assessing how farmers navigate food production with unexploded ordnances hidden throughout their fields. To be submitted to Agriculture and Human Values.
- PUBLISHED DATASETS -
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. doi: 10.5061/dryad.7jq46.