Wheat Crop

Improve predictions of crop yield and evapotranspiration

November 11, 2021

Varaprasad Bandaru, Raghu Yaramasu, Curtis Jones, R. César Izaurralde, Ashwan Reddy, Fernando Sedano, Craig S.T. Daughtry, Inbal Becker-Reshef, Chris Justice. 2022. "Geo-CropSim: A Geo-spatial crop simulation modeling framework for regional scale crop yield and water use assessment". ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 183: 34-53

Evaluation of a novel lower cost CRNP based on moderated ultra-thin lithium-6 foil (Li foil system) technology

July 07, 2021

Andres Patrignani; Tyson E Ochsner; Benjamin Montag; Steven Bellinger. (2021). A Novel Lithium Foil Cosmic-Ray Neutron Detector for Measuring Field-Scale Soil Moisture. Frontiers in Water.

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Net Covering Crops

Incorporating a fast Richards Equation solution into EPIC and APEX models

May 17, 2021

C.D. Jones, A.D. Reddy, J. Jeong, J.R. Williams, S.K. Hamilton, M.Z. Hussain, V. Bandaru, R.C. Izaurralde. (2021). Improved hydrological modeling with APEX and EPIC: Model description, testing, and assessment of bioenergy producing landscape scenarios. Environmental Modelling & Software. Volume 143, 105111,
ISSN 1364-8152.

Applying Flux Variance Similarity (FVS) partitioning to a range of biomes and climate conditions.

April 27, 2021

Evaluation of water use efficiency algorithms for Flux Variance similarity-based evapotranspiration partitioning in C3 and C4 grain crops. Pradeep Wagle, Todd H. Skaggs, Prasanna H. Gowda, Brian K. Northup, James P. S. Neel, and Ray G. Anderson. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR028866. https://     

Hay Bales
Hay Bales

Modeling study utilizing DSSAT-CSM

March 2, 2021

Baath GS, Northup BK, Rao SC, and Kakani VG. (2021). Productivity and water use in intensified forage soybean-wheat cropping systems of the US southern Great Plains. Field Crops Research, Volume 265,108086, ISSN 0378-4290,

Comparing nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from residues of grass pea and oat grown as green nitrogen (N) crops

February 2021

N2O Emissions From Residues of Oat and Grass Pea Cover Crops Cultivated in the US Southern Great Plains. Hardeep Singh, Tanka P Kandel, Prasanna H Gowda, Brian K Northup, and Vijaya G Kakani. Front. Sustain. Food Syst., 10 February 2021|

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Harvesting Wheat

Partitioned canola evapotranspiration (ET) using Flux Variance Similarity method

February 26, 2021

Wagle P, Gowda PH, Northup BK, and Neel JPS. (2021). Ecosystem-level water use efficiency and evapotranspiration partitioning in conventional till and no-till rainfed canola. Agricultural Water Management, Volume 250, 2021, 106825, ISSN 0378-3774.

Distinguishing Evaporation from Transpiration

May 15, 2020

Wagle, Pradeep, Todd H. Skaggs, Prasanna H. Gowda, Brian K. Northup, and James P. S. Neel. 2020. “Flux Variance Similarity-Based Partitioning of Evapotranspiration over a Rainfed Alfalfa Field Using High Frequency Eddy Covariance Data.” Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 285–286 (May): 107907.

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Combine Harvester on Field

Total Factor Productivity Growth and Weather

May 5, 2020

Chambers, Robert G., and Simone Pieralli. 2020. “The Sources of Measured US Agricultural Productivity Growth: Weather, Technological Change, and Adaptation.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 102 (4): 1198–1226.