Recent publications

Cates, A.M. and M.D. Ruark. 2017. Soil aggregate and particulate C and N under corn rotations: responses to management and correlations with yield. Plant and Soil 415:521-533.

Collier, S.M. M.D. Ruark, M.R. Naber, T.W. Andraski, and M.D. Casler. 2017. Apparent stability and subtle change in surface and subsurface soil carbon and nitrogen under a long-term fertilizer gradient. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 81:310-321 (open access)

Holly, M.A., R.A. Larson, J.M. Powell, M.D. Ruark, and H. Aguirre-Vilegas. 2017. Greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from digested and separated dairy manure during storage and after land application. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 239:410-419.

Yuan, M.W., J.J. Couture, P.A. Townsend, M.D. Ruark, and W.L. Bland. 2016 Spectroscopic determination of leaf nitrogen concentration and mass per area in sweet corn and snap bean. Agron. J. 108:2519-2526.

West, J.R. Nitrogen and weed management for organic sweet corn production on loamy sand. Agron. J. 108:758-769.

Collier et al., 2016. Does plant biomass manipulation in static chambers affect nitrous oxide emissions from soils? J. Environ. Qual. 45:751-756.

Bero, N.J., M.D. Ruark, and B. Lowery. 2016. Bromide and chloride tracer application to determine sufficiency of plot size and well depth placement to capture preferential flow and solute leaching. Geoderma. 262:94-100.

Cates, A.M., M.D. Ruark, J.L. Hedtcke, and J. Posner. 2016. Long-term tillage, rotation, and perennialization effects on particulate and aggregate soil organic matter. Soil & Tillage Research 155:371-380.

Wang, Y, M.D. Ruark, A.J. Groves, D.T. Caine, A.L. Raster, N.J. Goeser, and A.J. Bussan. 2015. Processing snap bean variety responses to applied nitrogen and irrigation in the North Central United States. Agronomy J. 107:1401-1410.

Minks, K.R., M.D. Ruark, B. Lowery, F.W. Madison, D. Frame, T.D. Stuntebeck, M.J. Komiskey, and G.J. Kraft. 2015. At grade stabilization structure impact on surface water quality of an agricultural watershed. J. Environmental Management 153:50-59.

Madison, A.M., M.D. Ruark, T.D. Stuntebeck, M.J. Komiskey, L.W. Good, N. Drummy, and E.T. Cooley. 2014. Characterizing phosphorus dynamics in tile-drained agricultural fields of eastern Wisconsin. J. Hydrol. 519:892-901.


Published datasets

Greenhouse gas fluxes from a dairy cropping system at the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping System Trials

Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ammonia emissions from digested and separated dairy manure during storage and land application

Effects of tannin in dairy cows and land application of manure of soil and gas fluxes and nitrogen dynamics

Extension publications

Commercial Vegetable Production in Wisconsin (UWEX A3422), Colquhoun et al., 2017

The Extent of Tile Drainage in Wisconsin (UWEX 4124), C.A. Herron & M.D. Ruark, 2017

The Value of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for Field Crops (UWEX 4114-01), Siemering et al., 2016

The Value of Trichoderma for Crop Production (UWEX 4114-02), G. Siemering, M. Ruark, & A. Gevens, 2016

The Value of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens for Crop Production (UWEX 4144-03), G. Siemering, M. Ruark, and A. Gevens, 2016

Conservation benefits of a grade stabilization structure (UWEX A4099), Herron, C.L, K.R. Minks & M.D. Ruark, 2015