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Wheat Field

Greater overall productivity in continuous winter wheat cropping system when forage crops are included in the crop sequence

April 2024

Ignacio Massigoge, Rudra Baral, Sofía Cominelli, Ethan Denson, Paula García Helguera, Cesar Guareschi, Luana M. Simão, Joaquín Peraza Rud, Carlos B. Pires, J. Anita Dille, Romulo P. Lollato, Doohong Min, Andres Patrignani, Dorivar A. Ruiz Diaz, Trevor Hefley, Sara Lira, P.V. Vara Prasad, Charles W. Rice, Jerry Hatfield, Ignacio A. Ciampitti. Exploring alternative crop rotations to continuous winter wheat for agricultural intensification in the US central Great Plains. Agricultural Systems.

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Potential green sources of N for winter wheat in the US Southern Great Plain

March, 2024

Hardeep Singh, Brian K. Northup, Prasanna H. Gowda, Peter Omara, Gurjinder S. Baath, P.V. Vara Prasad. Moth bean and tepary bean as green nitrogen sources in intensive winter wheat cropping systems. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. Volume 15, 2024.

Close Up of Corn Field

Environment tailored management strategies for maize crop to improve and sustain yields over time

September, 2023

Ignacio Massigoge, Ana Carcedo, Jane Lingenfelser, Trevor Hefley, P.V. Vara Prasad, Dan Berning, Sara Lira, Carlos D. Messina, Charles W. Rice, Ignacio Ciampitti. Maize planting date and maturity in the US central Great Plains: Exploring windows for maximizing yields,
European Journal of Agronomy.

Agricultural Fields

Impacts of tillage systems and green manures on water storage efficiency (WSE) during summer, water use efficiency (WUE), and grain yield of winter wheat

March 10, 2023

Singh H., Northup B.K., Vara Prasad P.V. Water storage and use efficiencies of rainfed winter wheat-summer green
manure systems of the US Southern Great Plains. European Journal of Agronomy 146 (2023) 126818. 


Improving soil quality through conservation tillage systems and diversified crop rotation

February 07, 2023

Lin, J.S., Sarto, M.V.M., Carter, T.L. et al. Soil organic carbon, aggregation and fungi community after 44 years of no-till and cropping systems in the Central Great Plains, USA. Arch Microbiol 205, 84 (2023).

Green Valley

Implications of the choice of parameterization on the WUE estimations and partitioning outcomes

January 15, 2023

Wagle P., Raghav P., Kumar M., Gunter S.A. (2023). Influence of water use efficiency parameterizations on flux variance similarity-based partitioning of evapotranspiration;

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Developing spatial-scale approaches to model and monitor agricultural vegetation

October 23, 2022

Nandan, R., Bandaru, V., He, J., Daughtry, C., Gowda, P., & Suyker, A. E. (2022). Evaluating Optical Remote Sensing Methods for Estimating Leaf Area Index for Corn and Soybean. Remote Sens. 2022, 14(21), 5301;


Assessing the effectiveness of Vegetation Index based Evapotranspiration partitioning approach in disturbed (i.e., grazed) ecosystems

August 09, 2022

Raghav, P., Wagle, P., Kumar, M., Banerjee, T., & Neel, J. P. S. (2022). Vegetation index-based partitioning of evapotranspiration is deficient in grazed systems. Water Resources Research, 58, e2022WR032067. https://doi. org/10.1029/2022WR032067


Evaluation of Tepary Beans to Withstand Short Flooding Events

April 7, 2022

Witt T,   Flynn KC,  Villavicencio C, Northup BK (2022). "Flood tolerance and flood loss predictions for tepary bean across the U.S. Southern Great Plains" Agronomy Journal.

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

Inside Greenhouse

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.

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.

Hay Bales

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

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,

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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|

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.

alfalfa field

Distinguishing Evaporation from Transpiration

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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.

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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