Steven C. Hodges

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The Neuse River Basin in North Carolina was regulated in 1998, requiring that all pollution sources (point and nonpoint) reduce nitrogen (N) loading into the Neuse Estuary by 30%. Point source N reductions have already been reduced by approximately 35%. The diffuse nature of nonpoint source pollution, and its spatial and temporal variability, makes it a(More)
Increased concern about potential losses of phosphorus (P) from agricultural fields receiving animal waste has resulted in the implementation of new state and federal regulations related to nutrient management. In response to strengthened nutrient management standards that require consideration of P, North Carolina has developed a site-specific P indexing(More)
Diet modification to reduce phosphorus (P) concentrations in manures has been developed in response to environmental concerns over P losses from animal agriculture to surface waters. We used USDA-NASS statistics on animal numbers and crop production to calculate county scale mass balances for manure P production, P removed in harvested portion of crops, and(More)
To solubilize biological samples, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) frequently is added and the mixture heated at 70-100 degrees C. However, two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of a single protein after SDS treatment has not been reported. When rabbit-muscle creatine kinase was so run, we saw considerable difference in the gel staining pattern for(More)
The Millwood (MW) cultivar of the honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) tree has gained particular interest for silvopasture systems due to the production of edible, high-sugar seedpods that livestock may consume after pod drop. Two studies were conducted within an active sheep and honeylocust silvopasture to (1) estimate nutritional variability of(More)
Vagotomy has been found to exert several effects on the upper gastrointestinal tract. Gastric acid secretion is reduced as measured by basal and maximal acid output tests (l). Lawrie et al showed that multiple levels of acid secretory stimulation could be studied on one occasion by using constant intravenous infusions of histamine acid phosphate (HAP) to(More)
Cover crops are a major focus of conservation agriculture efforts because they can provide soil cover and increase nutrient availability after their mineralization in cropping systems. To evaluate the effect of residue type and placement on rate of decomposition and carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) mineralization, residues from two food crops, maize (Zea mays(More)
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