J. S. Cotton

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Extreme droughts and heat waves due to climate change may have permanent consequences on soil quality and functioning in agroecosystems. During November 2010 to August 2011, the Southern High Plains (SHP) region of Texas, U.S., a large cotton producing area, received only 39.6 mm of precipitation (vs. the historical avg. of 373 mm) and experienced the(More)
Evaluation of biofuel production cropping systems should address not only energy yields but also the impacts on soil attributes. In this study, forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) cropping systems were initiated on a low organic matter soil (<0.9 %) with a history of intensively tilled low-input cotton production in the semiarid Southern High Plains(More)
This study presents results from a 2-year evaluation of biomass and cellulosic ethanol (EtOH) production potential of forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) cultivars differing in brown midrib trait (i.e., bmr12) under dryland (no irrigation) and limited irrigation (2.88 mm day−1; subsurface drip) in the semiarid Southern High Plains of the USA.(More)
The soil microbial component is essential for sustainable agricultural systems and soil health. This study evaluated the lasting impacts of 5 years of soil health improvements from alternative cropping systems compared to intensively tilled continuous cotton (Cont. Ctn) in a low organic matter sandy soil. Our previous study (phase I) evaluated soil health(More)
Energy storage both electrical and thermal is a rapidly emerging field of interest toward the development of more sustainable energy systems. The inherent inefficiencies associate with electrical storage can be partially overcome when thermal storage that collects and storage the waste thermal energy for alternative uses is integrated. Consequently, thermal(More)
BACKGROUND It has been proposed that running barefoot can lead to improved strength and proprioception. However, the duration that a runner must train barefoot to observe these changes is unknown. HYPOTHESIS Runners participating in a barefoot running program will have improved proprioception, increased lower extremity strength, and an increase in the(More)
There are many causes of limitation of mandibular function. The use of CT scanning has enhanced our ability to look beyond the more obvious anatomic areas of mandibular ankylosis. An interesting case of pseudoankylosis of the pterygoid plate and mandible is presented. This case clearly demonstrates the importance of CT scanning in the diagnosis and(More)
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