List by Year

Publications from Russell Ranch by year


Maltais Landry, G., K.M. Scow,  and E. Brennan. 2014. Soil phosphorus mobilization in the rhizosphere of cover crops has little effect on phosphorus cycling in California agricultural soils. Soil Bio. Biochem. 78, 255-262. Pdf

Geisseler, D. and W.R. Horwath. 2014. Investigating amino acid utilization by soil microorganisms using compound specific stable isotope analysis. Soil Bio. Biochem. 74: 100-105. Pdf


Aguilera, E. L. Lassaletta, A. Sanz-Cobena, J. Garneir and A. Vallejo. 2013. The potential of organic fertilizers and water management to reduce N2O emissions in Mediterranean climate cropping systems. A review. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 164(1): 32-52. Pdf


Chamindu Deepagoda, T.K.K., P. Moldrup, M.P. Jensen, S.B. Jones, L.W. de Jonge, K.M. Scow, J.W. Hopmans, D.E. Rolston, K. Kawamoto and T. Komatsu. 2012. Diffusion aspects of designing porous growth media for earth and space. Soil Science Society of America 76(5): 1564-1578. Pdf

Eden, M., P. Moldrup, P. Schjonning, K.M. Scow and L.W. de Jonge. 2012. Soil-gas phase transport and structure parameters for a soil under different management regimes and at two moisture levels. Soil Science 177(9): 527-534. Pdf

Koh, E., S. Kaffka, and A.E. Mitchell. 2012. A long-term comparison of the influence of organic and conventional crop management practices on the content of the glycoalkaloid α-tomatine in tomatoes. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 9999(9999): [Epub ahead of print]. Pdf

Kong, A.Y.Y, and J. Six. 2012. Microbial community assimilation of cover crop rhizodeposition within soil microenvironments in alternative and conventional cropping systems. Plant and Soil 365 (1-2): 315-330. Pdf

Mailapalli, D.R., W.R. Horwath, W.W. Wallender, and M. Burger. 2012. Infiltration, Runoff and Export of Dissolved Organic Carbon from Furrow-Irrigated Forage Fields under Cover Crop and No-Till Management in the Arid Climate of California. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 138: 35-42. Pdf


Briar, S.S., S.J. Fonte, I. Park, J. Six, K. Scow and H. Ferris. 2011. The distribution of nematodes and soil microbial communities across soil aggregate fractions and farm management systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43(5): 905-914. Pdf

De Gryze, S., J. Lee, S. Ogle, K. Paustian and J. Six. 2011. Assessing the potential for greenhouse gas mitigation in intensively managed annual cropping systems at the regional scale. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 144(1): 150-158. Pdf

Geisseler, D., W.R. Horwath and K.M. Scow. 2011. Soil moisture and plant residue addition interact in their effect on extracellular enzyme activity. Pedobiologia 54(2): 71-78. Pdf

Kong, A.Y.Y.,  K.M. Scow, A.L. Cordova-Kreylos, W.E. Holmes and J. Six. 2011. Microbial community composition and carbon cycling within soil microenvironments of conventional, low-input, and organic cropping systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43(1): 20-30. Pdf


De Gryze, S., A. Wolf, S.R. Kaffka, J. Mitchell, D.E. Rolston, S.R. Temple, J. Lee and J. Six. 2010. Simulating greenhouse gas budgets of four California cropping systems under conventional and alternative management. Ecological Applications 20(7): 1805-1819. Pdf

Geisseler, D., W.R. Horwath, R.G. Joergensen, B. Ludwig. 2010. Pathways of nitrogen utilization by soil microorganisms - A review. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42(12): 2058-2067. Pdf

Kallenbach, C.M., D.E. Rolston and W.R. Horwath. 2010. Cover cropping affects soil N2O and CO2 emissions differently depending on type of irrigation. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 137(3-4): 251-260. Pdf 

Kong, A.Y.Y., K. Hristova, K.M. Scow and  J. Six. 2010. Impacts of different N management regimes on nitrifier and denitrifier communities and N cycling in soil microenvironments. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42(9):  1523-1533. Pdf

Kong, A.Y.Y. and J. Six. 2010. Tracing root vs. residue carbon into soils from conventional and alternative cropping systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74(4): 1201-1210. Pdf

Mailapalli, D.R., W.W.  Wallender, M. Burger and W.R. Horwath. 2010. Effects of field length and management practices on dissolved organic carbon export in furrow irrigation. Agricultural Water Management 98(1): 29-37. Pdf


De Gryze. S., M.V. Albarracin, R. Catalá-Luque, R.E. Howitt, and J. Six. 2009. Modeling shows that alternative soil management can decrease greenhouse gases. California Agriculture 63(2): 84-90. Pdf

Geisseler, D. and W.R. Horwath. 2009. Relationship between carbon and nitrogen availability and extracellular enzyme activities in soil. Pedobiologia 53(1): 87-98. Pdf

Geisseler, D. and W.R. Horwath. 2009. Significance of organic nitrogen uptake from plant residues by soil microorganisms as affected by carbon and nitrogen availability. Soil Biol. Biochem. 41: 1281–1288.  Pdf

Geisseler, D. and W.R. Horwath. 2009. Short-term dynamics of soil carbon, microbial biomass, and soil enzyme activities as compared to longer-term effects of tillage in irrigated row crops. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 46: 65-72. Pdf

Kong, A.Y.Y., S.J. Fonte, C. van Kessel, and J. Six. 2009. Transitioning from standard to minimum tillage: Trade-offs between soil organic matter stabilization, nitrous oxide emissions, and N availability in irrigated cropping systems. Soil and Tillage Research. 104(2): 256-262. Pdf

Sánchez-Moreno, S., H. Ferris, N. L. Nicola, and F. G. Zalom. 2009. Effects of agricultural management on nematode – mite assemblages: Soil food web indices as predictors of mite community composition. Appl. Soil Ecol. (In Press)  Pdf


Burger, M., W.R. Horwath, and W.W. Wallender. 2008. Effects of Cover Cropping and Conservation Tillage on Sediment and Nutrient Losses to Runoff in Conventional and Alternative Farming Systems. Final Report to Funding Agency California Bay-Delta Authority (CALFED).  Pdf

Geisseler, D. and W.R. Horwath. 2008. Regulation of extracellular protease activity in soil in response to different sources and concentrations of nitrogen and carbon. Soil Biol. Biochem. 40: 3040–3048. Pdf

Kallenbach, C.M. 2008. The use of subsurface drip irrigation, cover crops, and conservation tillage in reducing soil CO2 and N2O emissions from irrigated row-crop system. MS Thesis. University of California, Davis. Pdf


Fonte, S.J., A.Y.Y. Kong, C. Van Kessell, P.F. Hendrix, J. Six. 2007. Influence of earthworm activity on aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen dynamics differs with agroecosystem management. Soil Biol. Biochem. 39: 1014-1022. Pdf

Kong, A.Y.Y., S.J. Fonte, C. van Kessel and J. Six. 2007. Soil aggregates control N cycling efficiency in long-term conventional and alternative cropping systems. Nutrient Cycling Agroecosystems. 79: 45-58.  Pdf

Minoshima, H., L.E. Jackson, T.R. Cavagnaro, and H. Ferris. 2007. Short-term fates of 13C-depleted cowpea shoots in no-tillage and standard tillage soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71:1859-1866.

Minoshima, H., L.E. Jackson, T.R. Cavagnaro, S. Sánchez-Moreno, H. Ferris, S.R. Temple, and J.P. Mitchell. 2007. Soil food webs and carbon dynamics in response to conservation tillage in legume rotations in California. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71:952-963. Link to Document

Mitchell, A.E., Y.-J. Hong, E. Koh, D.M. Barrett, D.E. Bryant, R.F. Denison, and S. Kaffka. 2007. Ten-year comparison of the influence of organic and conventional crop management practices on the content of flavonoids in tomatoes. J. Agric. Food Chem. 55:6154-6159.  Pdf

Sánchez-Moreno, S. and H. Ferris. 2007. Suppressive service of the soil food web: Effects of environmental management. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 119:75-87.  Pdf

Veenstra, J.J., W.R. Horwath and J.P. Mitchell. 2007. Conservation Tillage and Cover Cropping Effects on Total Carbon and Aggregate-Protected Carbon in Irrigated Cotton and Tomato Rotations. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. I71:362-37.  Pdf


Marriott, E.E. and M.M. Wander. 2006. Total and labile soil organic matter in organic and conventional farming systems. Soil Science Society of America 70(3): 950-959. Pdf

Marriott, E.E. and M. Wander. 2006. Qualitative and quantitative differences in particulate organic matter fractions in organic and conventional farming. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38(7): 1527-1536. Pdf

Sánchez-Moreno, S., H. Minoshima, H. Ferris and L.E. Jackson. 2006. Linking soil properties and nematode community composition: effects of soil management on soil food webs.  Nematology 8:703-715.Pdf

Sutton, K.F., W.T. Lanini, J.P. Mitchell, E.M. Miyao, and A. Shrestha. 2006. Weed Control, Yield, and Quality of Processing Tomato Production under Different Irrigation, Tillage, and Herbicide Systems. Weed Technology 20:831-838.  Pdf


Burger, M., L.E. Jackson, E.J. Lundquist, D.T. Louie, R.L. Miller, D.E. Rolston, and K.M. Scow. 2005. Microbial responses and nitrous oxide emissions during wetting and drying of organically and conventionally managed soil under tomatoes. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 42:109-118.  Pdf

Kaffka, S., D. Bryant and F. Denison. 2005. Comparisons of organic and conventional maize and tomato cropping systems from a long-term experiment in California. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished] Pdf

Kong, A.Y.Y., J. Six, D.C. Bryant, R.F. Denison, and C. van Kessel. 2005. The relationship between carbon input, aggregation, and soil organic carbon stabilization in sustainable cropping systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:1078-1085.  Pdf


Denison, R.F., D.C. Bryant, and T.E. Kearny. 2004. Crop yields over the first nine years of LTRAS, a long-term comparison of field crop systems in a Mediterranean climate. Field Crops Research 86:267-277.  Pdf

Minasy, B., J.W. Hopmans, T. Harter, S.O. Eching, A. Tuli, and M.A. Denton. 2004. Neural networks prediction of soil hydraulic functions for alluvial soils using multistep outflow data. Soil Science Society of America 68: 417-429. Pdf

Okano, Y., K.R. Hristova, C.M. Leutenegger, L.E. Jackson, R.F. Denison, B. Gebreyesus, D. Lebauer, and K.M. Scow. 2004. Application of real-time PCR to study effects of ammonium on population size of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70(2):1008-1016.  Pdf


Burger, M. and L.E. Jackson. 2003. Microbial immobilization of ammonium and nitrate in relation to ammonification and nitrification rates in organic and conventional cropping systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 35:29-36.  Pdf

Martini, E.A, J.S. Buyer, D.C. Bryant, T.K. Hartz, R.F. Denison. 2003. Yield increases during the organic transition: improving soil quality or increasing experience? Field Crops Research 86:255-266.  Pdf


Horwath, W.R., O.C. Devêvre, T.A. Doane, A.W. Kramer, and C. van Kessel. 2002. Soil C sequestration management effects on N cycling and availability. J.M. Kimble, R. Lal and R.F. Follett, eds. Chapter 14, pp. 155-164 In: Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil. Lewis Publishers. Pdf



Timm, L., D. Pearson, and B. Jaffee. 2001. Nematode-trapping fungi in conventionally- and organically-managed corn-tomato rotations. Mycologia 93:25-29  Paper

Tuli, A., K. Kosugi, and J.W. Hopmans. 2001. Simultaneous scaling of water retention and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity functions assuming lognormal pore-size distribution. Advances in Water Resources 24:677-688.  Pdf



Clausnitzer, H. and M.J. Singer. Environmental influences on respirable dust production from agricultural operations in California. Atmospheric Environment 34(11): 1739-1745. Pdf

Hasegawa, H., D.C. Bryant, and R.F. Denison. 2000. Testing CERES model predictions of crop growth and N dynamics, in cropping systems with leguminous green manures in a Mediterranean climate. Field Crops Res. 67:239-255.  Pdf



Hasegawa, H., J.M. Labavitch, A.M. McGuire, D.C. Bryant, and R.F. Denison. 1999. Testing CERES model predictions of N release from legume cover crop residue. Field Crops Research 63:255-267.  Pdf

Lundquist, E.J., L.E. Jackson, and K.M. Scow. 1999. Wet-dry cycles affect dissolved organic carbon in two California agricultural soils.  Soil Bio. Biochem. 31:1031-1038.  Pdf


Fogg, G.E., D.E. Rolston, D.L. Decker, D.T. Louie, and M.E. Grismer. 1998. Spatial variation in nitrogen isotope values beneath nitrate contamination sources. Ground Water 36(3): 418-426. Pdf

Kosugi, K., and J.W. Hopmans. 1998. Scaling of soil water retention curves for soils with a lognormal pore size distribution. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 62:1496-1505.  Pdf

McGuire, A.M., D.C. Bryant, and R.F. Denison. 1998. Wheat yields, nitrogen uptake, and soil moisture following winter legume cover crop vs. fallow. Agron. J. 90:404-410.  Pdf


Clausnitzer, H. and M.J. Singer. 1997. Intensive land preparation emits respirable dust. Calif. Agric. 51(2):27-30   Pdf

Denison, R.F., and R. Russotti. 1997. Field estimates of green leaf area index using laser-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. Field Crops Res. 52:143-150.  Pdf

Phillips, D. A., C.M. Joseph, and P.R. Hirsch. 1997. Occurrence of flavonoids and nucleosides in agricultural soils. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63:4573-4577.  Pdf


Clausnitzer, H. and M.J. Singer. 1996. Respirable-dust production from agricultural operations in the Sacramento Valley, CA. Journal of Environmental Quality 25(4): 877-884. Pdf

Denison, R.F., R.O. Miller, D. Bryant, A. Abshahi, and W.E. Wildman. 1996. Image processing extracts more information from color infrared aerial photos. Calif. Agric. 50(3):9-13  Link to Document

Lancas K., S. Upadhyaya, M. Sime, S. Shafii. 1996. Overinflated tractor tires waste fuel, reduce productivity. Calif Agr 50(2):28-31. Pdf


Chen, J., J.W. Hopmans, and G.E. Fogg. 1995. Sampling design for soil moisture measurements in large field trials. Soil Sci. 159:155-161. Absract


Ferris, H., R. C. Venette, S. A. Lau, K. M. Scow, and N. Gunapala. 1994. Bacterial-feeding nematodes in conventional and organic farming systems. Journal of Nematology 26:544.