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(Bold authors indicate Pittelkow Lab members)

58. S Tamagno, AJ Eagle, EL McLellan, C van Kessel, BA Linquist, JK Ladha, CM Pittelkow. 2022. Quantifying N leaching losses as a function of N balance: A path to sustainable food supply chains. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 324:107714. Link

57. G Mandrini, CM Pittelkow, SV Archontoulis, T Mieno, NF Martin. 2021. Understanding differences between static and dynamic nitrogen fertilizer tools using simulation modeling. Agricultural Systems, 194: 103275. Link

56. J Kanter, N Clark, ME Lundy, V Koundinya, M Leinfelder-Miles, R Long, SE Light, WB Brim-DeForest, B Linquist, D Putnam, RB Hutmacher, CM Pittelkow. 2021. Top management challenges and concerns for agronomic crop production in California: Identifying critical issues for extension through needs assessment. Agronomy Journal, 113(6): 5254-5270. Link

55. SA Emran, TJ Krupnik, S Aravindakshan, V Kumar, CM Pittelkow. 2021. Factors contributing to farm-level productivity and household income generation in coastal Bangladesh’s rice-based farming systems. PLoS ONE, 16(9): e0256694. Link

54. N Jordan, J Gutknecht, KA Bybee-Finley, M Hunter, TJ Krupnik, CM Pittelkow, PVV Prasad, S Snapp. 2021. To meet grand challenges, agricultural scientists must engage in the politics of constructive collective action. Crop Science, 61: 24. Link

53. M Yuan, JC Burjel, NF Martin, J Isermann, N Goeser, CM Pittelkow. 2021. Advancing on-farm research with UAVs: Cover crop effects on crop growth and yield. Agronomy Journal, 113(2): 1071-1083. Link

52. G Preza-Fontes, CM Pittelkow, KD Greer, R Bhattarai, LE Christianson. 2021. Split-nitrogen application with cover cropping reduces subsurface nitrate losses while maintaining corn yields. Journal of Environmental Quality, 50:1408-1418. Link

51. MC Tseng, Á Roel, I Macedo, M Marella, JA Terra, CM Pittelkow. 2021. Synergies and tradeoffs among yield, resource use efficiency, and environmental footprint indicators in rice systems. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability, 3: 100070. Link

50. G Preza Fontes, J Wang, M Umar, M Qi, K Banger, CM Pittelkow, E Nafziger. 2021. Development of an Online Tool for Tracking Soil Nitrogen to Improve the Environmental Performance of Maize Production. Sustainability, 13(10): 5649. Link

49. MC Tseng, Á Roel, I Macedo, M Marella, J Terra, G Zorrilla, CM Pittelkow. 2021. Field-level factors for closing yield gaps in high-yielding rice systems of Uruguay. Field Crops Research, 264: 108097. Link

48. S Singh, R Bhattarai, LM Negm, MA Youssef, CM Pittelkow. 2020. Evaluation of nitrogen loss reduction strategies using DRAINMOD-DSSAT in east-central Illinois. Agricultural Water Management, 240: 106322. Link

47. AJ Eagle, EL McLellan, EM Brawner, MH Chantigny, Eric A Davidson, JB Dickey, Bruce A Linquist, TM Maaz, DE Pelster, Pittelkow CM, C van Kessel, TJ Vyn, KG Cassman. 2020. Quantifying on-farm nitrous oxide emission reductions in food supply chains. Earth's Future, 8(10): e2020EF001504. Link

46. M White, E Heros, E Graterol, N Chirinda, Pittelkow CM. 2020. Balancing economic and environmental performance for small-scale rice farmers in Peru. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4: 192. Link

45. G Preza Fontes, ED Nafziger, LE Christianson, Pittelkow CM. 2020. Relationship of in season soil nitrogen concentration with corn yield and potential nitrogen losses. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 84(4): 1296-1306. Link

44. Tseng MC, Roel A, Deambrosi E, Terra JA, Zorrilla G, Riccetto R, Pittelkow CM. Towards actionable research frameworks for sustainable intensification in high-yielding rice systems. Scientific Reports 10: 1-13. Link

43. Greer, K., Martins, C., White, M., Pittelkow, C.M. 2020. Assessment of high-input soybean management in the US Midwest: Balancing crop production with environmental performance. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 292:106811.

42. Riccetto, S., Davis, A.S., Guan, K., Pittelkow, C.M. 2020. Integrated assessment of crop production and resource use efficiency indicators for the US Corn Belt. Global Food Security 24:100339.

41. Yuan, M., Fernández, F.G., Pittelkow, C.M., Greer, K.D., Schaefer D. 2020. Soil and crop response to phosphorus and potassium management under conservation tillage. Agronomy Journal 112: 2302-2316.

40. Emran, S., Krupnik, T.J., Kumar, V., Ali, M.Y., Pittelkow, C.M. 2019. Agronomic, economic, and environmental performance of nitrogen rates and source in Bangladesh’s coastal rice agroecosystems. Field Crops Research 241:107567.

39. Yuan, M., Burjel, J.C., Isermann, J., Goeser, N., Pittelkow, C.M. 2019. Unmanned aerial vehicle-based assessment of cover crop biomass and nitrogen uptake variability. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 74:350-359.

38. Tenorio, F., Eagle, A.J., McLellan, E.L., Cassman, K.G., et al. 2019. Assessing variation in maize grain nitrogen concentration and its implications for estimating nitrogen balance in the US North Central region. Field Crops Research 240:185-193.

37. Hertzberger, A., Pittelkow, C.M., Harmel, R.D., Christianson, L.E. 2019. The MANAGE Drain Concentration database: A new tool compiling North American drainage nutrient concentrations. Agricultural Water Management 216:113-117.

36. Banger, K., Nafziger, E.D., Wang, J., Pittelkow, C.M. 2019. Modeling Inorganic Soil Nitrogen Status in Maize Agroecosystems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 83:1564-1574.

35. Hertzberger, A., Pittelkow, C.M., Harmel, R.D., Christianson, L.E. 2019. Analysis of the MANAGE Drain Concentration database to evaluate agricultural management effects on drainage water nutrient concentrations. Transactions of the ASABE 62:929-939.

34. Preza-Fontes, G., Christianson, L.E., Bhattarai, R., Pittelkow, C.M. 2019. Combining environmental monitoring and remote sensing technologies to evaluate cropping system nitrogen dynamics at the field-scale. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 3:8.

33. Jeong, H., Pittelkow, C.M., Bhattarai, R. 2019. Simulated responses of tile-drained agricultural systems to recent changes in ambient atmospheric gradients. Agricultural Systems 168:48-55.

32. Yuan, M., Greer, K.D., Villamil, M.B., Nafziger, E.D., Pittelkow, C.M. 2018. Soil N2O emissions as affected by long-term residue removal and no-till practices in continuous corn. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 10:972-985.

31. Graham, R., Greer, K.D., Villamil, M.B., Nafziger, E.D., Pittelkow, C.M. 2018. Enhanced efficiency fertilizer impacts on yield-scaled nitrous oxide emissions in maize. Soil Science Society of America Journal 82:1469-1481.

30. Greer, K.D., Pittelkow, C.M. 2018. Linking nitrogen losses with crop productivity in maize agroecosystems. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 2:29.

29. Cai, S., Pittelkow, C.M., Zhao, X., Wang, S. 2018. Winter legume-rice rotations can reduce N pollution and carbon footprint while maintaining net ecosystem economic benefits. Journal of Cleaner Production 195:289-300.

28. Edwards, J. D., Pittelkow, C.M., Kent, A.D., Yang, W.H. 2018. Dynamic biochar effects on soil nitrous oxide emissions and underlying microbial processes during the maize growing season. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 122: 81-90.

27. Behnke, G.D., Zuber, S.M., Pittelkow, C.M., Nafziger, E.D., Villamil, M.B. 2018. Long-term crop rotation and tillage effects on soil greenhouse gas emissions and crop production in Illinois, USA. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 261: 62-70

26. Banger, K., Nafziger, E.D., Wang, J., Muhammad, U., Pittelkow, C.M. 2018. Simulating nitrogen management impacts on maize production in the U.S. Midwest. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0201825.

25. Yuan, M., Fernandez, F.G., Pittelkow, C.M., Greer, K.D., Schaefer, D. 2018. Tillage and fertilizer management effects on phosphorus runoff from minimal slope fields. Journal of Environmental Quality 47:462-470.

24.  Behnke, G.D., Pittelkow, C.M., Nafziger, E.D., Villamil, M.B. 2018. Exploring the relationships among greenhouse gas emissions, yields, and soil properties in cropping systems. Agriculture 8:62.

23. Baechle, B., Davis, A.S., Pittelkow, C.M. 2018. Potential nitrogen losses in relation to spatially distinct soil management history and biochar addition. 2018. Journal of Environmental Quality 47: 62-69.

22. He, L.L., Bi, Y., Zhao, J., Pittelkow, C.M., Zhao, X., Wang, S., Xing, G. 2018. Population and community structure shifts of ammonia oxidizers after four-year successive biochar application to agricultural acidic and alkaline soils. Science of the Total Environment 619-620:1105-1115.

21. Steward, P.R., Dougill, A.J., Thierfelder, C., Pittelkow, C.M., Stringer, L.C., Kudzala, M., Shackelford, G.E. 2018. The adaptive capacity of maize-based conservation agriculture systems to climate stress in tropical and subtropical environments: a meta-regression of yields. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 251: 194-202.

20. Zhao, X., Nafziger, E.D., Pittelkow, C.M. 2017. Nitrogen rate strategies for reducing yield-scaled nitrous oxide emissions in maize. Environmental Research Letters 12:124006.

19. Pittelkow, C.M., Clover, M.W., Hoeft, R.G., Nafziger, E.D., Warren, J., Gonzini, L.C., Greer, K.D. 2017. Tile drainage nitrate losses and corn yield response to fall and spring nitrogen management. Journal of Environmental Quality 46: 1057-1064.

18. Banger, K., Yuan, M., Wang, J., Nafziger, E.D., Pittelkow, C.M. 2017. A vision for incorporating environmental effects into nitrogen management decision support tools for U.S. maize production. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1270.

17. Wortman, S.E., Holmes, A.A., Miernicki, E., Knoche, K., Pittelkow, C.M. 2017. First-season crop yield response to organic soil amendments: A meta-analysis. Agronomy Journal 109: 1210-1217.

16. Graham, R., Wortman, S.E., Pittelkow, C.M. 2017. Comparison of organic and integrated nutrient management strategies for reducing soil N2O emissions. Sustainability 9: 510.

15. Grassini, P, Pittelkow, C.M., Cassman, K., Yang, H.S., Archontoulis, S., Licht, M., Lamkey, K.R., Ciampitti, I.A., Coulter, J.A., Brouder, S.M., Volenec, J.V., Guindin-Garcia, N. 2017. Robust spatial frameworks for leveraging research on sustainable crop intensification. Global Food Security 14: 18-22.

14. Zhao, X., Christianson, L.E., Harmel, D., Pittelkow, C.M. 2016. Assessment of drainage nitrogen losses on a yield-scaled basis. Field Crops Research 199: 156-166.

13. Morrell, F.J, Yang, H.S., Cassman, K.G., van Wart, J., Elmore, R.W., Licht, M., Coulter, J.A., Ciampitti, I.A., Pittelkow, C.M., Brouder, S.M., Thomison, P., Lauer, J., Graham, C., Massey, R., Grassini, P. 2016. Can crop simulation models be used to predict local to regional maize yields and total production in the U.S. Corn Belt? Field Crops Research 192: 1-12.

12. Pittelkow, C.M., Zorrilla, G., Terra, J., Riccetto, S., Macedo, I., Bonilla, C., Roel, A. 2016. Sustainability of rice intensification in Uruguay from 1993-2013. Global Food Security 9: 10-18.

11. Lundy, M.E., Pittelkow, C.M., Linquist, B.A., Liang, X.Q., van Groenigen, K.J., Lee, J., Six, J., Venterea, R.T., van Kessel, C. 2015. Nitrogen fertilization reduces yield declines following no-till adoption. Field Crops Research 183: 204-210.

10. Pittelkow, C.M., Liang, X.Q., Linquist, B.A., van Groenigen, K.J., Lee, J., Lundy, M.E., van Getsel, N., Six, J., Venterea, R.T., van Kessel, C. 2015. Productivity limits and potentials of the principles of conservation agriculture. Nature 517: 365-368.

9. Adviento-Borbe, M.A., Padilla, G.N., Pittelkow, C.M., Simmonds, M., van Kessel, C., Linquist, B.A. 2015. Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from flooded rice systems following the end-of-season drain. Journal of Environmental Quality 44: 1071-1079.

8. Pittelkow, C.M., Linquist, B.A., Lundy, M.E., Liang, X.Q., van Groenigen, K.J., Lee, J., van Getsel, N., Six, J., Venterea, R.T., van Kessel, C. 2015. When does no-till yield more? A global meta-analysis. Field Crops Research183: 156-168.

7. Pittelkow, C.M., Assa, Y., Burger, M., Mutters, R.G., Greer, C.A., Espino, L., Hill, J.E., Horwath, W.R., van Kessel, C., Linquist, B.A. 2014. Nitrogen management and methane emissions in direct-seeded rice systems. Agronomy Journal 106: 968-980.

6. Pittelkow, C.M., Adviento-Borbe, M.A., van Kessel, C., Hill, J.E., Linquist, B.A. 2014. Optimizing rice yields while minimizing yield-scale global warming potential. Global Change Biology 20: 1382-1393.

5. Adviento-Borbe, M.A., Pittelkow, C.M., Anders, M., van Kessel, C., Hill, J.E., McClung, A.M., Six, J., Linquist, B.A. 2013. Optimal fertilizer nitrogen rates and yield-scaled global warming potential in drill seeded rice. Journal of Environmental Quality 42: 1623–1634.

4. Pittelkow, C.M., Adviento-Borbe, M.A., Hill, J.E., Six, J., van Kessel, C., Linquist, B.A. 2013. Yield-scaled global warming potential of annual nitrous oxide and methane emissions from continuously flooded rice in response to nitrogen input. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 177: 10-20.

3. Linquist, B.A., van Groenigen, K.J., Adviento-Borbe, M.A., Pittelkow, C.M., van Kessel, C. 2012. An agronomic assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from major cereal crops. Global Change Biology 18: 194-209.

2. Pittelkow, C.M., Fischer, A.J., Moechnig, M.J., Hill, J.E., Koffler, K.B., Mutters, R.G., Greer, C.A., Cho, Y.S., van Kessel, C., Linquist, B.A. 2012. Agronomic productivity and nitrogen requirements of alternative tillage and crop establishment systems for improved weed control in direct-seeded rice. Field Crops Research 130: 128-137.

1. Linquist, B.A., Adviento-Borbe, M.A., Pittelkow, C.M., van Kessel, C., van Groenigen, K.J. 2012. Fertilizer management practices and greenhouse gas emissions from rice systems: A quantitative review and analysis. Field Crops Research 135:10-21.