Farming Systems Trial


Steven B. Mirsky, Matthew R. Ryan, William S. Curran, John R. Teasdale, Jude Maul, John T. Spargo, Jeff Moyer, Alison M. Grantham, Donald Weber, Thomas R. Way and Gustavo G. Camargo. 2012. Conservation tillage issues: Cover crop-based organic rotational no-till grain production in the mid-Atlantic region, USARenewable Agriculture and Food Systems March 2012 27: pp 31-40.

Ullrich Silke D., Jeffrey S. Buyer, Michel A. Cavigelli, Rita Seidel, and John R. Teasdale. 2011. Weed Seed Persistence and Microbial Abundance in Long-Term Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems. Weed Science 2011 59:202–209.

Ryan, M.R., Smith, R., Mirsky, S.B., Mortensen, D.A., Seidel, R. 2010. Management filters and species traits: Weed community assembly in long-term organic and conventional systems. Weed Science. 58(3):265-277

Tonitto, C., C. Li, R. Seidel and L. Drinkwater. 2010. Application of the DNDC model to the Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial: challenges for the validation of drainage and nitrate leaching in agroecosystem models. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 1385-1314.

Fricks, B. Kaye, J. and R. Seidel. 2009. Abiotic nitrate retention in agroecosystems and a forest soil. Soil Sci Soc Am J 73:1137-1141.

Ryan, M., Mortensen D., Bastiaans, L., Teasdale J., Mirsky S.; Curran, W., Seidel, R., Wilson, D. and P. Hepperly. 2009. Elucidating the apparent maize tolerance to weed competition in long-term organically managed systems. Weed Research 50, 25–36.

Ryan, M., Smith, R., Mortensen, D., Teasdale, J., Curran, W., Seidel, R., and D. Shumway. 2009. Weed-Crop Competition Relationships Differ between Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems. Weed Research 49, 572–580

Hepperly P, Seidel R., Pimentel D., Hanson J. and D. Douds. 2007. Organic Farming Enhances Soil Carbon and its Benefits. Soil Carbon Management. Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits. CRC Press. pp 129-153. ISBN 1-4200-4407-9.

Hepperly, P., Douds, D. and R. Seidel. 2006. The Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial 1981 to 2005: Long Term Analysis of Organic and Conventional Maize and Soybean Cropping Systems. Long-term Field Experiments in Organic Farming. Verlag Dr. Koester, Berlin. pp15-31. ISBN 3-89574-590-1

Marriott E. and M. Wander. 2006. Total and Labile Soil Organic Matter in Organic and Conventional Farming Systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am J. 70:950-959.

Marriott E. and M. Wander. 2006. Qualitative and quantitative differences in particulate organic matter fractions in organic and conventional farming systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry Vol 38, Issue 7, July 2006, 1527-1536.

Pimentel, D. 2006. Impacts of organic farming on the efficiency of energy use in agriculture. An Organic Center State of Science Review.

McCarthy John. 2005. Carbon fluxes in soil: Long-term sequestration in deeper soil horizons. Journal of Geographical Sciences 15,2: 149-154

Pimentel, D., Hepperly P., Hanson, J, Douds, D., and R. Seidel. 2005. Environmental, Energetic, and Economic Comparisons of Organic and Conventional Farming Systems. Bioscience 55 (7): 573-582.

Pimentel, D., Hepperly P, Hanson J, and R. Seidel. 2005. Organic and Conventional Farming Systems: Environmental and Economic Issues. Environmental Biology.

Hanson, J.C. and W.N. Musser. 2003. An economic evaluation of an organic grain rotation with regards to profit and risk. Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, Working Paper 03-10.

Lotter, D., Seidel, R., and W. Liebhardt. 2003. The performance of organic and conventional cropping systems in an extreme climate year. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 18(3):146-154.

Drinkwater, L.  2002. Cropping systems research. HortTechnology 12(3):355-361.

Frank-Snyder, M., Douds, D., Galvez, L., Phillips, J., Wagoner, P., Drinkwater, L., and J. Morton. 2001. Diversity of communities of Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi present in conventional versus low input agricultural sites in eastern PA, USA Applied Soil Ecology 16:35-48.

Puget, P., and L. Drinkwater. 2001. Short term dynamics of root- and shoot- derived carbon from leguminous green manure. Soil Science Society of America 65(3):771-779.

Douds, D., and P. Millner. 1999. Biodiversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi in Agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 74:77-93

Jaenicke, E., and L. Drinkwater. 1999. Sources of productivity growth during transition to alternative cropping systems. Agriculture Resources Economic Review 28(2):169-181.

Drinkwater, L.E., Wagoner, P. and M. Sarrantonio. 1998. Legume-based cropping systems have reduced carbon and nitrogen losses. Nature 396: 262-265

Buyer, J., and L. Drinkwater. 1997. Comparison of substrate utilization assay and fatty acid analysis of soil microbial communities. Journal of Microbiological Methods 30: 3-11

Buyer, J., and D. Kaufman. 1997. Microbial diversity in the rhizosphere of corn grown under conventional and low-input systems. Applied Soil Ecology 5(1): 21-27.

Hanson, J., Lichtenberg, E., and S. Peters. 1997. Organic versus conventional grain production in the mid-Atlantic: An economic overview and farming system overview. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 12(1):2-9

Pallant, E., Lansky, D., Rio, J., Jacobs, L., Schuler, G., and W. Whimpenny. 1997. Growth of corn roots under low-input and conventional farming systems. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 12(4):173-177.

Peters, S., Wander, M., Saporito, L., Harris, G., and D. Friedman. 1997.  Management Impacts on SOM and Related Soil Properties in a Long-Term Farming Systems Trial in Pennsylvania: 1981-1991 in Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Acroecosystems; Long-Term Experiments in North America, Paul,E., Paustian, K., Elliott, E., and C. Cole (eds.), CRC Press.

Drinkwater, L., Cambardella, C., Reeder, J., and C. Rice. 1996. Potentially Mineralizable Nitrogen as an Indicator of Biologically Active Soil Nitrogen. Soil Science Society of America, Special Publication 49:217-229.

Moyer, J., Saporito, L., and R. Janke. 1996.  Design, Construction, and Installation of an Intact Soil Core Lysimeter. Agronomy Journal 88(2):253-256.

Wander, M. M., Dudley, R. B., Traina, S. J., Daufman, D., Stinner, B. R., and G. K.  Sims. 1996.  Acetate Fate in Organic and Conventionally Managed Soils. Soil Science of America Journal 60(4):1110-1116.

Wander, M., and S. J. Traina. 1996. Organic Matter Fractions from Organically and Conventionally Managed Soils: I. Carbon and Nitrogen Distribution.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 60(4):1081-1087.

Wander M., and S. J. Traina. 1996.  Organic Matter Fractions from Organically and Conventionally Managed Soils: II. Characterization of Composition.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 60(4):1087-1094.

Yakovchenko, V., Sikora, L., and D. Kaufman. 1996.  A biologically based indicator of soil quality. Biol Fertil Soils 21:245-251.

Harris, G., Hesterman, O., Paul, E., Peters, S., and R. Janke. 1994. Fate of Legume and Fertilizer Nitrogen-15 in a Long-Term Cropping Systems Experiment. Agronomy Journal 1994, 86:910-915.

Wander, M., Traina, S., Stinner, B., and S. Peters. 1994.  Organic and Conventional Management Effects on Biologically Active Soil Organic Matter Pools. Soil Science. Society of America Journal 58:1130-1139.

Douds, D., Janke, R., and S. Peters. 1993. VAM fungus spore populations and colonization of roots of maize and soybean under conventional and low-input sustainable agriculture. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 43:325-335.

Peters, S.  1991. Organic and conventional beyond transition.

Hanson, J., Johnson, D., Peters, S., and R. Janke. 1990.  The Profitability of Sustainable Agriculture on a Representative Grain Farm in the Mid-Atlantic Region, 1981-89. Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 19(2):90-98

Werner, M., and D. Dindhal. 1990. Effects of conversion to organic agricultural practices on soil biota. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 5(1):24-32.

Liebhardt, W., Andrews, R., Culik, M., Harwood, R., Janke, R., Radke, J., and S. Rieger-Schwartz. 1989. Crop Production During Conversion from Conventional to Low-Input Methods. Agronomy Journal 81(2):150-159

Radke, J., Andrews, R., Janke, R., and S. Peters. 1988. Low-Input Cropping Systems and Efficiency of Water and Nitrogen Use. ASA-CSSA-SSSA. Cropping Strategies for Efficient Use of Water and Nitrogen, Special Publication no. 51: 193-217.

Doran, J., Fraser D., Culik, M., and W. Liebhardt. 1987. Influence of alternative and conventional agricultural management on soil microbial processes and nitrogen availability. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture. Vol. II, No 3:99-106.

Dabbert S. and P. Madden. 1986. The transition to organic agriculture: A multi-year simulation model of a Pennsylvania farm. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture. Vol 1, No. 3.