Russell Ranch


The following is a list of publications from the Sustainable Agriculture and Farming Systems (SAFS) site at the Campbell tract:


Berkelmans, R., H. Ferris, M. Tenuta, and A.H.C. van Bruggen. 2003. Effects of long-term crop management on nematode trophic levels other than plant feeders disappear after one year of disruptive soil management. Applied Soil Ecology 23:223-235.  Pdf

Bossio, D.A., K.M. Scow, N. Gunapala and K.J. Graham. 1998. Determinants of soil microbial communities: Effects of agricultural management, season, and soil type on  phospholipid fatty acid profiles.  Microb. Ecol. 36:1-12.  Pdf

Cavero J., R.E. Plant, C. Shennan, and D. Friedman. 1996. The Effect of Nitrogen Source and Crop Rotation On the Growth and Yield of Processing Tomatoes. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 47: 271-282. Pdf

Calderon, F.J., L.E. Jackson, K.M. Scow, and D.E. Rolston. 2000. Microbial responses to simulated tillage in cultivated and uncultivated soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 32: 1547-1559. Pdf

Calderon, F.J., L.E. Jackson, K.M. Scow, and D.E. Rolston. 1999. Short-Term Dynamics of Nitrogen, Microbial Activity, and Phospholipid Fatty Acids after Tillage. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 65: 118-126. Pdf

Chen, J., H. Ferris, K.M. Scow, and K.J. Graham. 2001. Fatty acid composition and dynamics of selected fungal-feeding nematodes and fungi. Comparative Biochem. and Physiol. Part B 130:135-144.  Pdf

Clark, M.S., W.R. Horwath, C. Shennan, K.M. Scow, W.T. Lanini, and H. Ferris.  1999.  Nitrogen, weeds and water as yield-limiting factors in conventional, low-input, and organic tomato systems.  Agri. Ecosyst. Environ. 73:257-270.  Pdf

Clark, M.S.. 1999. Ground Beetle Abundance and Community Composition in Conventional and Organic Tomato Systems of California's Central Valley. Applied Soil Ecology 11:199-206.  Pdf

Clark, M.S., H. Ferris, K. Klonsky, W.T. Lanini, A.H.C. vanBruggen, and F.G. Zalom. 1998. Agronomic, Economic, and Environmental Comparison of Pest Management in Conventional and Alternative Tomato and Corn Systems in Northern California.  Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment  68:51-71  Pdf

Clark, M.S., W.R. Horwath, C. Shennan, and K.M. Scow.  1998.  Changes in soil chemical properties resulting from organic and low-input farming practices.  Agron. J. 90(5):662-671.  Pdf

Devêvre O.C. and W.R. Horwath. 1999. Soil Humic Fractions as Indicators of the Transition from Conventional to Low-Input-Organic Farming Systems: Evaluation of SOM Maintenance. International Humic Society, Brisbane, Austrailia. September 1998.

Doane, T.A. and W.R. Horwath. 2004. Annual dynamics of soil organic matter in the context of long-term trends. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 18:1-11. Pdf

Doane, T.A. O. Devevre, W.R. Horwath. 2003. Short-term soil carbon dynamics of humic fractions in low-input and organic cropping systems. Geoderma. 114: 319-331. Pdf

Drenovsky, R.E., D. Vo, K.J. Graham, and K.M. Scow.  2004.  Soil water content and organic carbon availability are major determinants of soil microbial community composition.  Microb. Ecol 48:424-430.  Pdf

Drenovsky, R.E., G.N. Elliott, K.J. Graham, and K.M. Scow.  2004.  Comparison of phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) and total soil fatty acid methyl esters (TSFAME) for characterizing soil microbial communities.  Soil Biol. & Biochem. 36:1793-1800.  Pdf

Ferris, H., R.C. Venette and K.M. Scow. 2004. Soil management to enhance bacterivore and fungivore nematode populations and their nitrogen mineralization function.  Applied Soil Ecology 24:19-35.  Pdf

Ferris, H., M. Eyre, R.C. Venette, and S. S. Lau. 1996. Population energetics of bacterial-feeding nematodes: stage-specific development and fecundity rates. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 28 (3): 271-280.  Pdf

Ferris, H., R.C. Venette, and S.S. Lau. 1996. Dynamics of nematode communities in tomatoes grown in conventional and organic farming systems, and their impact on soil fertility. Applied Soil Ecology 3: 161-175.  Pdf

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.

Gunapala, N. and K.M. Scow. 1998.  Dynamics of soil microbial biomass and activity in conventional and organic farming systems.  Soil Biol. Biochem., 30(6):805-816.  Pdf

Gunapala, N., R.C. Venette, H. Ferris, and K.M. Scow. 1998. Effects of soil management history on the rate of organic matter decomposition. Soil. Biol. Biochem. 30(14):1917-1927.  Pdf

Hadas, A., T.A. Doane, A.W. Kramer, C. van Kessel, and W.R. Horwath. 2002. Modelling the turnover of 15N-labelled fertilizer and cover crop in soil and its recovery by maize. European Journal of Soil Science 53:541-552.  Pdf

Jackson, L.E., F.J. Calderon, K.L. Steenwerth, K.M. Scow, and D.E. Rolston. 2003. Responses of soil microbial processes and community structure to tillage events and implications for soil quality. Geoderma. 114: 305-317. Pdf

Jaffee, B.A., H. Ferris, and K.M. Scow. 1998. Nematode-trapping fungi in organic and conventional cropping systems.  Phytopath. 88:344-350.   Pdf

Joyce, B.A., W.W. Wallender, J.P. Mitchell, L.M. Huyck, S.R. Temple, P.N. Brostrom, and T.C. Hsiao. 2002. Infiltration and soil water storage under winter cover cropping in California’s Sacramento Valley. Am. Soc. Agr. Eng. 45:315-326.  Pdf

Klonsky, K. and P. Livingston. 1994. Alternative systems aim to reduce inputs, maintain profits. California Agriculture. 48(5): 34-42.  Pdf

Kramer, A.W., T.A. Doane, W.R. Horwath, and C. van Kessel. 2002. Combining fertilizer and organic inputs to synchronize N supply in alternative cropping systems in California. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 91:233-243.  Pdf

Kramer, A.W., T.A. Doane, W.R. Horwath, and C. van Kessel. 2002. Short-term nitrogen-15 recovery vs. long-term total soil N gains in conventional and alternative cropping systems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34:43-50.  Pdf

Lundquist, E.J., K.M. Scow, L.E. Jackson, S.L. Uesugi, and C.R. Johnson. 1999. Rapid response of soil microbial communities from conventional, low input, and organic farming systems to a wet/dry cycle. Soil Biol. Biochem. 31:1661-1675.  Pdf

Lundquist, E.J., L.E. Jackson, K.M. Scow, and C. Hsu. 1999. Changes in microbial biomass and community composition, and soil carbon and nitrogen pools after incorporation of rye into three California agricultural soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 31:221-236.  Pdf

Poudel, D.D., W.R. Horwath, W.T. Lanini, S.R. Temple, and A.H.C. van Bruggen. 2002. Comparison of soil N availability and leaching potential, crop yields and weeds in organic, low-input and conventional farming systems in northern California. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 90:125-137.  Pdf

Poudel, D.D., H. Ferris, K. Klonsky, W.R. Horwath, K.M. Scow. A.H.C. van Bruggen, W.T. Lanini, J.P. Mitchell, and S.R. Temple. 2001. The sustainable agriculture farming system project in California's Sacramento Valley. Outlook on Agriculture 30(2):109-116.  Pdf

Poudel, D.D., W.R. Horwath, J.P. Mitchell, and S.R. Temple. 2001. Impacts of cropping systems on soil nitrogen storage and loss. Agricultural Systems 68:253-268.  Pdf

Poudel, D.D., W.R. Horwath, J.P. Mitchell, and S.R. Temple. 2001. Impacts of farming systems on soil mineral nitrogen levels in irrigated processing tomatoes. T.K. Hartz, ed. Proceedings VII International Symposium on the Processing Tomato. June 10-13, 2000, Sacramento, CA. pp. 321-332.  Pdf

Scow, K.M.. 1997. Soil Microbial Communities and Carbon Flow in Agroecosystems. Ecology in Agriculture. 367-413. Pdf

Scow, K.M., O. Somasco, N. Gunapala, S. Lau, R. Venette, H. Ferris, R. Miller, and C. Shennan. 1994. Transition from conventional to low-input agriculture changes soil fertility and biology. California Agriculture 48(5):20-26.  Pdf

Temple S.R., O.A. Somasco, M. Kirk and D. Friedman. 1994. Conventional, low-input, and organic farming systems compared. California Agriculture. 48(5): 14-19.  Pdf

Temple, S.R., D.B. Friedman, O. Somasco, H. Ferris, K. Scow, and K. Klonsky. 1994. An interdisciplinary, experiment station-based participatory comparison of alternative crop management systems for California's Sacramento Valley. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 9 (1 & 2): 64-71. Abstract

Venette, R.C. and H. Ferris. 1996. Thermal constraints to population growth of bacterial-feeding nematodes. Soil Biol. Biochem. 29 (1): 63-74.  Pdf