Reports demonstrating application of Solvita® and Respiration Biology in Soil Environments

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Brinton, W.  2019Soil CO2 Respiration: Official Solvita Instructions (CO2-Burst), SOP 2019 (DCR Models 701.2+), replaces Version 2016/1 (DCR Model 700.6)
Brinton, W. et al, 2018Re: Measuring Soil Respiration with a Gas Chromatograph, Letter to the Editor, CSA News, November 2018, doi:10.2134/csa2018.63.1126
Blubaugh, C.K. et al, 2018Bacteria and Competing Herbivores Weaken Top-Down and Bottom-Up Aphid Suppression, Frontiers in Plant Science, Sept 2018, Vol 9, Article 1239, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01239
Yost, M.A. et al, 2018Evaluation of the Haney Soil Health Tool for corn nitrogen recommendations across eight Midwest states, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Sept/Oct 2018, Vol 73, No 5, doi:10.2489/jswc.73.5.587
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Brinton, W.; Guillard, K., 2018Variability of Soil Health Tests Compared to Chemical Nutrient Tests: A Soil Test Survey on 18 Farms in New England, poster presented at Soil Health Institute 3rd Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, August 1-3, 2018
Rogers, C.W et al, 2018Evaluation of Soil Tests for Measuring Potentially Mineralizable Soil N in Southern Idaho Soils, Soil Science Society of America Journal, doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.01.0054
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Franzluebbers, A., 2018Soil-Test Biological Activity with the Flush of CO2: III. Corn Yield Responses to Applied Nitrogen, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 82:708-721, doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.01.0029CLICK HERE
Vallotton, J., 2018Reducing Tillage in Small-Scale Permanent Bed Organic Vegetable Production Systems, University of Maine, Master Thesis, Spring 2018, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2869.
Berrada, A; Roseberry C., 2018The Feasibility of Cover Crops in Dryland Cropping Systems in SW Colorado and SE Utah, Western SARE Research & Education Project SW15-008, 2015-2017 Results
Garnett, J., 2018Promoting the Re-Vegetation of Disturbed Pit and Quarry Soil Using Grodan® Rockwood Treated with Wastewater as a Nitrogen and Phosphorus Source, University of Guelph, School of Environmental Science, Master Thesis, April 2018
Muñoz-Rojas, M. et al, 2018Cyanobacteria Inoculation enhances Carbon Sequestration in Soil Substrates used in Dryland Restoration, Science of the Total Environment, 636 (2018), 1149-1154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.265
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Warren, J.G. et al, 2018An Automated Laboratory Method for Measuring CO2 Emissions from Soils, Agricultural & Environmental Letters, doi:10.2134/ael2018.02.0008
Van Eerd, L.L.; Chahal I., 2018Evaluation of Commercial Soil Health Tests Using a Medium-Term Cover Crop Experiment in a Humid, Temperate Climate, Plant and Soil, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-018-3653-2
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Nowak-Thompson, B. 2018Using Solvita SLAN Tests in an Undergraduate Biology Course, Cornell College, Iowa
Moore, D., 2018Predicting the Nitrogen Fertilizer Response of Turfgrass Based on Solvita Soil Test Results, University of Connecticut, Master Theses, 1175
Haney R.L. et al, 2018The Soil Health Tool – Theory and Initial Broad-Scale Application, Journal of Applied Soil Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.07.035CLICK HERE
S. Arango-Caro; T. Woodford-Thomas, 2018Soil Respiration in Natural and Anthropogenic Habitats and its Relationship to Soil Temperature and Water Content, MO DIRT – A citizen science project to monitor soil health in Missouri, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Poster presented at Agroforestry Symposium at UMC, January 2018
Wade J. et al, 2018Sources of Variability that Compromise Mineralizable Carbon as a Soil Health Indicator, Soil Science Society of America Journal, doi:10.2136/sssaj2017.03.0105request by email
Muñoz-Rojas, M. et al, 2018Native-plant Amendments and Topsoil Addition enhance Soil Function in Post-Mining Arid Grasslands, Science of the Total Environment, 621 (2018) 744-752, doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.219 request by email
Sciarappa, W. et al, 2017Assessing soil health in highbush blueberry with the Solvita CO2 respiration test, ISHS Acta Horticulturae, DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1180.44
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Mitchell, J. et al, 2017Cover cropping and no-tillage improve soil health in an arid irrigated cropping system in California’s San Joaquin Valley, USA, Soil & Tillage Research 165, 325-335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2016.09.001 request by email
Franzluebbers, A. 2017Exploring Variations in Key Soil Properties for Soil Health Assessment, ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 2017, oral paperCLICK HERE
Erich, S.; Laffley, A. et al 2017Evaluating Root Biomass Effects on the CO2 Flush from Laboratory Dried and Rewetted Soils, ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 2017, oral paperCLICK HERE
Brinton, W.; Vallotton, J. et al 2017Basal Soil CO2 Respiration during an Organic Cropping Season, ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 2017, oral paperCLICK HERE
Yost, M, 2017Evaluation of the Soil Health Nutrient Tool for Corn Nitrogen Recommendations across the Midwest, ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 2017, oral paperCLICK HERE
Gault, M, 2017Soil Microbial Respiration at Different Drying Temperatures, ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, 2017, poster presentation
Udall, D. et al, 2017The Potential of Biochar and Anaerobic Digestate Use in a Temperate Conventional Wheat Production System, Int. Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry, Vol 4, no. 10, p 44-49, 2017 CLICK HERE
Chatterjee, A.; Acharya U., 2017Linking Soil Biological Indicators for Different Soil Types in North Dakota, Dept of Soil Science, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ACS Meeting 2017, Tampa FL CLICK HERE
Mureva, A.; Ward, D.,  2017Soil Microbial Biomass and Functional Diversity in Shrub-Encroached Grasslands along a Precipitation Gradient, Pedobiologia – Journal of Soil Ecology, doi.org/10.1016/j.pedobi.2017.06.006
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Ward, D. et al, 2017Soil Respiration declines with increasing nitrogen fertilization and is not related to productivity in longer-term grassland experiments, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.08.035
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Birge, H., 2017Soil Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs and Social-Ecological Resilience in the North Central Great Plains, Dissertation & Thesis in Natural Resources, 159, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hamilton, L., 2017Reducing On-Farm Nitrous Oxide Emissions through Improved Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Grains,  Summary Report, An Action on the Ground Research Trial and Demonstration Project, June 2017, Agriculture and Rural Division, Dept of Economic Development, Victoria, Australia
Bevans, R., 2017Plant Diversity Influences the Structure and Function of a Restored Prairie and its Responses to Added Disturbance, Dissertation & Theses in Natural Resources, 147, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Guillard, K.; Moore, D.; Brinton, W. 2017Solvita Soil Test Kits to Categorize Turfgrass Site Responsiveness to Nitrogen Fertilization – 2016 Results – 2016 Annual Turfgrass Research Report, University of Connecticut
Brinton, W., 2017Effect of Coarse and Fine Soil Sieving on Solvita CO2 Burst and Other Traits of NAPT Soil, Woods End Laboratory Research Journal Vol 2 Feb 2017
Hartz, T.K.; Castro Bustamente, S.J., 2016Carbon Mineralization and Water-Extractable Organic Carbon and Nitrogen as Predictors of Soil Health and Nitrogen Mineralization Potential, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, doi:10.1080/00103624.2016.1232095
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Tu, X., 2016Solvita and Other Measures as Indicators of Soil N Availability in Minnesota Soils, Thesis Graduate School of the University of Minnesota
Brinton, W., 20162016 Proficiency Results on Solvita® CO2-Burst and SLAN Tests for Soil Testing Laboratories
Ketterings, Q. et al , 2016Soil Properties under Nitrogen- vs. Phosphorus-Based Manure and Compost Management of Corn, Soil Science Society of America Journal, doi:10.2136/sssaj2016.03.0086
Brinton, W., 2016Official Solvita Instructions for SLAN (Solvita Labile Amino Nitrogen – Lab Method), Version 2016/S
USDA-NRCS, 2016Soil Quality Enhancement Activity – SQL15 – Utilize the soil health nutrient tool to assess soil nutrient pools, Fiscal Year 2015-2016, and 2017 Renewals, Ohio NRCS CSP Job Sheet Supplement, Activity SQL15
Comito, J., 2016Management of performance of Iowa cover crops, Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports, Paper 516
Ward, D. et al, 2016Soil fertility on granite and sedimentary soils is associated with seasonal differences in foraging by elephants,  Plant and Soil, doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3067-y
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Thomsen, E.O., 2016Simple Soil Quality Tests and Organic Management Practices for Orchards in the Intermountain West, Utah State University Graduate Studies, Paper 5050 http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd
Muñoz-Rojas, M. et al, 2016Soil Physiochemical and Microbiological Indicators of short, medium and long term post-fire recovery in semi-arid ecosystems, Ecological Indicators, 63 (2016) 14-22
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Guillard, K.; Moore, D.; Brinton, W. 2016Solvita Soil Test Kits to Categorize Turfgrass Site Responsiveness to Nitrogen Fertilization – 2015 Results – 2015 Annual Turfgrass Research Report, University of Connecticut
Muñoz-Rojas, M. et al, 2016Soil Quality Indicators to assess Functionality of Restored Soils in Degraded demiarid Ecosystems – Restoration Ecology, doi: 10.1111/rec.12368
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Morrow, J.G.; Huggins, D.R.; Reganold, J.P., 2016Evaluating Measures to Assess Soil Health in Long-Term Agroecosystem Trials – Soil Science Society of America Journal, doi:10.2136/sssaj2015.08.0308
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Franzluebbers, A.J., 2016Should Soil Testing Services Measure Soil Biological Activity? – Agricultural & Environmental Letters, Research Letter, Feb 9, 2016, ASA, CSSA, SSSA
Nkongolo, K.K. et al, 2016Assessing Biological Impacts of Land Reclamation in a Mining Region in Canada: Effects of Dolomitic Lime Applications on Forest Ecosystems and Microbial Phospholipid Fatty Acid Signatures – Water Air Soil Pollution (2016) 227:104 request by email
Fungenzi, T., 2015Evaluation of a Commercial Soil Health Index Based on the Solvita CO2-Burst Test, Cranfield University, School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood,  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17309.72160
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Brinton, W.; Burger, B., 2015
Solvita Technology for Soil CO2 Respiration: Influence of Various Soil Factors – Synergy in Science, ASA, CSSA, SSSA 2015 Annual Meeting, Nov 15-18, Minneapolis, MN
Smith, H.; Pretorius, W. et al, 2015
Exploring Some Soil Biological Indicators – Grain SA (www.grainsa.co.za), November 2015
Haney, R. et al, 2015Estimating Potential Nitrogen Mineralisation Using the Solvita Soil Respiration System – Open Journal of Soil Science, 2015, 5, 319-323
Brinton, W.,  2015Variables Influencing Solvita CO2 Respiration Results – introducing the Water Filled Pore Space (WFPS) Wetting Method, Woods End Laboratory Research Journal Vol 1 April 2015
Sciarappa, W.; Murphy, S. et al, 2015Surveying Soil Health with the Solvita CO2 Respiration Test – Journal of the NACAA, Vol 8, Issue 2, December 2015
Montgomery, J. et al, 2015Soil Quality Assessment is a Necessary First Step for Designing Urban Green Infrastructure – Journal of Environmental Quality, JEQ2015.04.0192request by email
Bosarge T., 2015A Soil Quality Index for Alabama – thesis Graduate Faculty of Auburn University, Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Zhang, M. et al, 2015Water-Extractable Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Affected by Crop Rotation and Fertilizer Management – chapter from SSSA Special Publication 62 “Labile Organic Matter”
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Blignaut, J. et al. 2015Promoting and advancing the uptake of sustainable, regenerative, conservation agricultural practices in South Africa with a specific focus on dryland maize and extensive beef production – Asset Research, booklet nr 2. Pretoria: ASSET ResearchCLICK HERE
Hartz T.K., Castro Bustamante, S., 2015Nitrogen Management in Organic Processing Tomato Production: Nitrogen Sufficiency Prediction Through Early-season Soil and Plant Monitoring (Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis) – HortScience Vol. 50(7):1055-1063. 2015request by email
Guillard, K., McIntosh P., Brinton, W 2015Solvita® Soil Test Kits To Categorize Turfgrass Site Responsiveness to Nitrogen Fertilization – 2014 Results, 2014 Annual Turfgrass Research Report, University of ConnecticutCLICK HERE
Jachowski, V., et al. 2015A Preliminary Study of Soundscape Analysis as a Measurement of Ecosystem Health, DePaul University, Vol 4 Issue 1CLICK HERE
Narendrula, R.,  Nkongolo K.K. 2015Fatty Acids Profile of Microbial Populations in a Mining Reclaimed Region Contaminated with Metals: Relation with Ecological Characteristics and Soil Respiration, Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegradation, Vol 6 Issue 2CLICK HERE
Goupil, K.; Nkongolo, K., 2014Assessing Soil Respiration as an Indicator of Soil Microbial Activity in Reclaimed Metal Contaminated Lands, American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 10 (4): 403-411, 2014, doi:10.3844/ajessp.2014.403.411CLICK HERE
Hutchinson, M., et al 2013Residual Effects of Compost Applied to Sweet Corn Over Two Crop Seasons, Journal of the NACAA, Vol 6, Issue 1, ISSN 2158-9429CLICK HERE
Brinton, W & M Hutchinson 2013Maize Performance in Relation to Soil Compost Rates and Soil Health Test Factors. (Univ. Maine) ASA-SSSA-CSA Symposium, Palm BeachCLICK HERE
Brinton, W and R. Haney 2013Solvita CO2-Burst Respiration: A Rapid Means to Gauge Soil Biological Activity and Potentially Mineralizable Nitrogen. International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis, ISSPA, New ZealandCLICK HERE
R. D. Harmel et al. 2013Initial Field Evaluation of the Agro-Economic Effects of Determining Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates with a Recently-Developed Soil Test Methodology, in Open Journal of Soil Science, 2013, 3, 91-99 (USDA ARS)CLICK HERE
Evanylo, G. & McGuinn R., 2009Agricultural Management Practices and Soil Quality: Measuring, assessing, and comparing laboratory and field test kit indicators of soil quality attributes, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Publication 452-400, http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/452/452-400/452-400.html
R. Haney & W Brinton 2008Soil C02 Respiration: Comparison of Chemical Titration, C)2 IRGA Analysis and the Solvita Gel System. USDA-ARS & Woods End; published in Jrnl Renew. Ag Food SystemsCLICK HERE
R. Haney & W. Brinton 2008Estimating Soil Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Mineralization from Short-Term Carbon Dioxide Respiration. USDA-ARS & Woods End, published in Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal.CLICK HERE
R. Haney, A.J. Franzluebbers et al. 2001A rapid procedure for estimating nitrogen mineralization in manured soil, published in Biol Fertil Soils.CLICK HERE
J. Doran 1997Soil Respiration Test Comparisons, University of Nebraska, USDA ARS CLICK HERE
USDA 1999Soil Respiration Test Guidelines, Soil Quality Institute, USDA ARS CLICK HERE
Departamento de Agricultura 1999USDA Instituto de Calida de Suelos [Spanish translation of soil quality institute guidelines] CLICK HERE

Publications demonstrating application of Solvita® in Composting Assessment

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Kim, S.Ch. et al2018Effect of organic compost manufactured with vegetable waste on nutrient supply and phytotoxicity, request by emailApplied Biological Chemistry (2018), 61(5):509-521, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13765-018-0386-0
Pascual, J.A. et al2018Organic Substrate for Transplant Production in Organic Nurseries. A Review, request by emailAgronomy for Sustainable Development (2018), 38: 35, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-018-0508-4
Jain, M.S.; Kalamdhad, A.S.2018Efficacy of Batch Mode Rotary Drum Composter for Management of Aquatic Weed (Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle), request by emailJournal of Environmental Management, 221 (2018) p20-27, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.05.055
de Gannes, V. et al2018Feedstock Carbon Influence on Compost Biochemical Stability and Maturity, request by emailCompost Science & Utilization, 2018, Vol. 26, No. 1, 59-70, https://doi.org/10.1080/1065657X.2017.1362675
Storino, F. et al2018Integration of a Communal Henhouse and Community Composter to Increase Motivation in Recycling Programs: Overview of a Three-Year Pilot Experience in Noáin (Spain)Sustainability 2018, 10, 690, doi:10.3390/su10030690
Nam, H-S. et al2017Effects of Earthworm Cast Addition on Food Waste Compost under Co-composting with SawdustKorean Journal of Soil Science and Fertilizer, Vol.50, No.6, pp.588-597,
Oh, T-K. et al2017Effects of Animal Waste Addition on Food Waste Compost under Co-compostingKorean Journal of Soil Science and Fertilizer, Vol.50, No.6, pp.623-633, https://doi.org/10.7745/KJSSF.2017.50.6.623
Yonkos, L.T. et al2017Integrated Assessment of Aqueously Extractable Estrogens in Municipal Biosolids after Pilot-Scale Composting, request by emailASABE, Vol. 60(5): 1645-1658,  doi.org/10.13031/trans.12241
Azim, K. et al2017Composting Parameters and Compost Quality: A Literature Review,  request by emailOrganic Agriculture, 2017, https://doi-org.prxy4.ursus.maine.edu/10.1007/s13165-017-0180-z
Arab, G., McCartney, D.2017Benefits to Decomposition Rates when using Digestate as Compost Co-Feedstock: Part I – Focus on Physicochemical Parameters, request by emailWaste Management, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2017.07.018
Ozores-Hampton, M.2017Guidelines for Assessing Compost Quality for Safe and Effective Utilization in Vegetable Production, request by emailHortTechnology, Vol. 27, No. 2, p 162-165, April 2017, doi: 10.21273/HORTTECH03349-16
Dimambro, M. et al2016Literature Review: Compost Stability – Impact and Assessment, final reportWRAP (wrap.org.uk), Project code: OMK009-001, July 2016, Research date: Nov 2013-Sept 2014
Hassan, M.A. et al2016Co-composting of Municipal Sewage Sludge and Landscaping Waste: A Pilot Scale Study, request by emailWaste Biomass Valor, doi 10.1007/s12649-016-9645-7
Jeong, K.Y. with Brinton, W., et al2016Physical Properties of Peat-based Substrates Amended with a Mature Dairy Cow Manure Compost Before and After Plant Cultivation, request by emailJournal of Environmental Horticulture, Vol. 34, No. 2, p 56-62, June 2016
Storino, F. et al.2016Effect of Feeding Regime on Composting in Bins
Compost Science & Utilization
Storino, F. et al.2016Meat Waste as Feedstock for Home Composting: Effects on the Process and Quality of Compost, request by email
Waste Managment:
Lee, C.T. et al2016Economic Assessment System towards Sustainable Composting Quality in the Developing Countries, request by email
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, doi:10.1007/s10098-016-1209-9
Evanylo, G.K. et al.2016Compost Practices for Improving Soil Properties and Turfgrass Establishment and Quality on a Disturbed Urban Soil, request by email
Compost Science & Utilization, 2016, Vol. 24, No. 2, 136-145
Hammett, K.M.2015Investigating Composting as a Method for Reducing Estrogenicity in Poultry Litter and Biosolids
Graduate School of the University of Maryland, College Park, Dept of Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, submitted thesis
Gårdefors, C. and Mahmoudi, N.2015Urine diverting vermicomposting toilets for Durban, South Africa
Uppsala University, Environmental and Water Engineering in collaboration with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, Project study 15hp, Sept 2015
Flury, M. et al.2015Intermittent rainstorms cause pulses of nitrogen, phosphorus, and copper in leachate from compost in bioretention systems, request by email
Science of the Total Environment 537 (2015) 294-303
Dortmans, B.2015Valorisation of Organic Waste – Effect of the Feeding Regime on Process Parameters in a Continuous Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composting System
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Master Thesis 2015:06, ISSN 1654-9392
Donaldson B., Crawley M.2015Determining Animal Mortality Compost Maturity and Suitability for Road Project Applications
Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, VCTIR 15-R21
Nordin A.C., Olsson J., Vinnerås B.2015Urea for Sanitization of Anaerobically Digested Dewatered Sewage Sludge, request by email
Environmental Engineering Science,  Vol 32, Number 2, 2015
Ashish K.N., Ajay S.K.2014Feasibility of Composting Combinations of Sewage Sludge, Cattle Manure, and Sawdust in a Rotary Drum Reactor
Environmental Engineering Research, 2014 March, 19(1):1-11
Enciso, M.2014County Yard Trimmings Facility Achieves EMS Certification
Biocycle, January 2014, p 39-46
Donaldson B., White J.2013Composting Animal Mortality Removed from Roads: A Pilot Study of Rotary Drum and Forced Aeration Compost Vessels
Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, VCTIR 13-R8
Hill G., Lalander C., Baldwin S.2013The Effectiveness and Safety of Vermi- Versus Conventional Composting of Human Feces
Journal of Sustainable
Development, Vol. 6 No. 4
Brinton W., Bonhotal J., Fiesinger T.2012Compost Sampling for Nutrient and Quality Parameters: Variability of Sampler, Timing and Pile Depth
Compost Science & Utilization, 2012, Vol. 20, No. 3, 141-149
Thompson, W.H. et al2012Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost (TMECC), 05.08 Respirmetry
Washington, D.C.; US Composting Council Research and Education Foundation and the USDA
Martin C.St.; Brathwaite, R.2012Compost and Compost Tea: Principles and Prospects as Substrates and Soil-Borne Disease Management Strategies in Soil-Less Vegetable Production
Biological Agriculture & Horticulture, 2012, March, 1-33, doi: 10.1080/01448765.2012.671516
McKinley J., Parzen R., Guzmán A.M.2012Impact of climate and bulking materials on characteristics of compost from ecological toilets
Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 02.2.2012
Elving J., Ottoson J.R., Vinneras B., Albihn A.2010Growth potential of faecal bacteria in simulated psychrophilic/mesophilic zones during composting of organic waste
Journal of Applied Microbiology,
108 (2010)1974-1981
Brinton W., Storms P., Blewett T.C.2009Occurrence and Levels of Fecal Indicators and Pathogenic Bacteria in Market-Ready Recycled Organic Matter Composts
Journal of Food Protection, Vol. 72, No. 2, 2009, Pages 332–339
Bernal, M.P., Alburquerque, J.A., Moral, R.2008Composting of animal manures and chemical criteria for compost maturity assessment. A review, request by emailBioresource Technology,
Kalamdhad, A.S. et al2008Stability Evaluation of Compost by Respiration Techniques in a Rotary Drum Composter, request by emailResources, Conservation & Recycling 52 (2008) p829-834, doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2007.12.003
Gründler, S.2007Comparison of Dewar Self Heating Test, Solvita Compost Maturity Test and the OxiTop measuring system to establish stability and maturity of composted material for use in growing mediaproject report by Bord Na Móna Horticulture Limited, Newbridge Ireland
Steger K., Sjögren Å.M., Jarvis Å., Jansson J.K., Sundh I. 2007Development of compost maturity and Actinobacteria populations during full-
scale composting of organic household waste
Journal of Applied Microbiology, doi:10.1111/
Brinton W., Evans E.2006Monitoring Carbon-Dioxide and Ammonia from Composts by Use of Solvita® Digital Colour Reader
proceedings of ORBIT 2006, Weimar, Germany
Gómez R.B., Lima F.V., Ferrer A.S.2006The Use of Respiration Indices in the Composting Process: a Review
Waste Management & Research, 2006: 24: 37–47
Venelampi, O., Vikman M., Kapanen A., Itävaara M.2006Methods and Procedures to assess Compost Maturity and Stability
VTT Tiedotteita – Research Notes 2351, full document in Finnish: http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2006/T2351.pdf
Sullivan D., Matteson T.2006Stability Evaluation of Mixed Food Waste Composts
Compost Science & Utilization, (2006), Vol. 14, No. 3, 170-177
Francou D., Poitrenaud M., Houot S.2005Stabilization of Organic Matter During Composting: Influence of Process and Feedstocks
Compost Science & Utilization, (2005), Vol. 13, No. 1, 72-83
Cabañas Vargas D.D., Sánchez-Monedero M.A., Stentiford E.I.2005Assessing the Stability and Maturity of Compost at Large-scale Plants
Ingenieria Revista Académica, mayo-agosto, año/vol.9, número 002, pp25-30
Wallace P.A.2005Assessment of Options and Requirements for Stability and Maturity Testing of CompostsThe Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), Issue 2 – March 2005, ISBN 1-84405-057-2
Wang P., Changa C.M., Watson M.E., Dick W.A., Chen Y., Hoitink H.A.J.2004Maturity Indices for Composted Dairy and Pig ManuresSoil Biology & Biochemistry 36 (2004) 767-776
Changa C.M., Wang P., Watson M.E., Hoitink H.A.J., Michel F.C.2003Assessment of the Reliability of a Commercial Maturity Test Kit for Composted Manures
Compost Science & Utilization, (2003), Vol. 11, No. 2, 125-143
Brewer L., Sullivan D.2003Maturity and Stability Evaluation of Composted Yard Trimmings
Compost Science & Utilization, (2003), Vol. 11, No. 2, 96-112
Buchanan, M., Brinton, W. et al2001Compost Maturity Index
California Compost Quality Council
Carlsbaek M., Broegger M.1999New Standardised Product Sheet for Compost in Denmarkproceedings of ORBIT 99 Organic Recovery and Biological Treatment, Part II, p445-451, ISBN 3-930894-20-3
Potvin D.1998Détermination du taux d’assimiliation d’oxygène d’un compost pour assurer une utilisation agronomique sécuritaire
Dossier CRIQ 640-PE20750, Association Québécoise des Industriels du Compostage
McDonnell, E., Regenstein, J.1997Evaluation of Solvita Compost Maturity Test Kit
Cornell University, Special Report
Seekins, B., Hill G., King M., Verville R.1996Field Test for Compost Maturity
Biocycle, August 1996, p 72-75

Publications demonstrating Solvita® Grain Storage Test


Study Period


Iowa State University2015Physical and Chemical Properties of Whole Stillage, Thin Stillage and Syrup, Presentation at the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, July 26-29, 2015
Purdue University2015Published Paper: The effect of storage temperature and percentage of condensed distillers solubles on the shelf-life of DWG stored aerobically, Journal of Stored Products Research, request by email
Woods End Laboratories2002-2013Research Summary; Solvita CO2 Test Kit to Detect Grain Fungal Spoilage, Woods End Laboratories, 2013.
Purdue University2008-2010Published paper; Solvita Digital Color Reader Evaluation, Journal of Cereal Chemistry, May/June 2010
Purdue University2007-2008Published paper; Calibration of Solvita test, Journal of Cereal Chemistry, Jan/Feb 2008
Iowa State University2006-2007Published paper Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 22 2006
Purdue University2002-2006NC213 Reports; Ph.D. Thesis
Titus Grain Inspection Service2006-2008Refinement of spreadsheet predictor for 0.5% dry matter loss (one grade debit) due to fungal spoilage