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Sources of nitrate yields in the Mississippi River Basin.
Riverine nitrate N in the Mississippi River leads to hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. Several recent modeling studies estimated major N inputs and suggested source areas that could be targeted forExpand
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Miscanthus: A Promising Biomass Crop
The C4 grass Miscanthus × giganteus is of increasing interest as a biomass feedstock for renewable fuel production. This review describes what is known to date on M. × giganteus from extensiveExpand
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Nitrogen balance in and export from agricultural fields associated with controlled drainage systems and denitrifying bioreactors
Abstract Nitrate loss from drainage tiles across the cornbelt of the upper midwestern US is a result of intensive agriculture with limited crop diversity, extensive periods of fallow soil, and theExpand
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Miscanthus and switchgrass production in central Illinois: impacts on hydrology and inorganic nitrogen leaching.
Biomass crops are being promoted as environmentally favorable alternatives to fossil fuels or ethanol production from maize (Zea mays L.), particularly across the Corn Belt of the United States.Expand
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Modeling riverine nitrate export from an East-Central Illinois watershed using SWAT.
Reliable water quality models are needed to forecast the water quality consequences of different agricultural nutrient management scenarios. In this study, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT),Expand
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Sustainable Development of the Agricultural Bio-Economy
A U.S. farm policy shift to joint production of commodities and ecological services will advance sustainable agriculture.
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Nitrogen mass balance of a tile-drained agricultural watershed in East-Central Illinois.
Simple nitrogen (N) input/output balance calculations in agricultural systems are used to evaluate performance of nutrient management; however, they generally rely on extensive assumptions that doExpand
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Nitrate in river and subsurface drainage flows from an East Central Illinois watershed
The objective of this study was to quantify the effects of crop management systems on the movement of nitrate to a drinking water reservoir in a watershed with intensive row-crop agriculture andExpand
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Relating net nitrogen input in the Mississippi River basin to nitrate flux in the lower Mississippi River: a comparison of approaches.
A quantitative understanding of the relationship between terrestrial N inputs and riverine N flux can help guide conservation, policy, and adaptive management efforts aimed at preserving or restoringExpand
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Long-term changes in mollisol organic carbon and nitrogen.
Conversions of Mollisols from prairie to cropland and subsequent changes in crop production practices in the Midwestern USA have resulted in changes in soil organic matter. Few studies have usedExpand
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