Reports Demonstrating Application of Solvita® and Respiration Biology in Soil Environments

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Chahal, I; Van Eerd, LL,  2020Cover crop and crop residue removal effects on temporal dynamics of soil carbon and nitrogen in a temperate, humid climate, PLoS ONE 15(7): e0235665. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235665
Larkin, R., 2020Effects of Selected Soil Amendments and Mulch Type on Soil Properties and Productivity in Organic Vegetable Production, Agronomy 2020, 10, 795; doi:10.3390/agronomy10060795
Cooper, R. et al, 2020Conservation tillage and soil health: Lessons from a 5-year UK farm trial (2013–2018), Soil & Tillage Research 202 (2020) 104648, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104648
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Brinton, W.,  2020Laboratory Soil Handling Affects CO2 Respiration, Amino-N and Water Stable Aggregate Results, Agri Res & Tech: Open Access J. 2020; 24(2): 556262. DOI: 10.19080/ARTOAJ.2020.22.556262
Franzluebbers, A. and Veum, K., 2020Comparison of two alkali trap methods for measuring the flush of CO2, Agronomy Journal, DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20141
Franzluebbers, A., 2020Soil mass and volume affect soil-test biological activity estimates, Soil Science Society of America Journal, DOI: 10.1002/saj2.20038
Dunsford, K. et al, 2020Estimating in-crop nitrogen mineralisation in Victorian cropping systems, GRDC Project Code DAN00168, Agriculture Victoria, Australia
Waisen, P. and Wang, K.-H., 2020What plastic mulch can help biofumigation to better manage nematodes?, Cooperative Extension, University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Melendez, M. et al, 2020New Jersey Farm Soil Copper Levels Resulting from Copper Fungizide Applications, HortTechnology, February 2020,  https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH04494-19
Nkongolo, K.K.; Narendrula-Kotha, R., 2020Advances in monitoring soil microbial community dynamic and function, J Appl Genetics 61, 249–263 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13353-020-00549-5
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Humphries, N. et al, 2019Case study: Appraisal of four soil-based metrics in the establishment of sustainable upland grassland at a mine site in South Wales, United Kingdom, Journal American Society of Mining and Reclamation, 2019, Vol. 8, No. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.21000/JASMR19030001
Zegler, C.H. et al, 2019Assessing the importance of plant, soil, and management factors affecting potential milk production on organic pastures using regression tree analysis, Agricultural Systems, 180 (2020), 102776, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.102776
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Qin, K. et al, 2019Rhizosphere microbial biomass is affected by soil type, organic and water inputs in a bell pepper system, Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 138, 2019, Pages 80-87, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.02.024request by email
Hargreaves, S.K. et al, 2019Management sensitivity, repeatability, and consistency of interpretation of soil health indicators on organic farms in southwestern Ontario, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 99: 508-519 (2019), http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2019-0062
Rogers, C.W. et al, 2019Soil Carbonate Analysis Using the Solvita Compost Maturity Gel System, Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 4:190044 (2019), doi:10.2134/ael2019.10.0044
Bateman, A.M. et al, 2019Water availability drives the effectiveness of inorganic amendments to increase plant growth and substrate quality, Catena 182 (2019) 104116, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.104116
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Chua, M. et al, 2019Bio-priming seeds with cyanobacteria: effects on native plant growth and soil properties, The Journal of the Society for Ecological Restoration, doi: 10.1111/rec.13040
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Thompson, M. et al, 2019Soil Health Assessments in Biofuel Cropping Systems, ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting, Nov 10-13, 2019, San Antonio, TX, poster presentation
Moore D. et al, 2019Correlation between Solvita Labile Amino-Nitrogen and CO2-Burst Soil Health Tests and Response to Organic Fertilizer in a Turfgrass Soil, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2019.1689258
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Reeve, J. et al, 2019Simple Soil Tests for On-Site Evaluation of Soil Health in Orchards, Sustainability 2019, 11(21), 6009; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11216009CLICK HERE
Hardy K. et al, 2019An assessment of soil respiration on two contrasting urban forestry areas using the Solvita Gel System, Arboricultural Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2, 67-90, https://doi.org/10.1080/03071375.2019.1589179
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Moore, D. et al, 2019Predicting Cool-Season Turgrass Response with Solvita Soil Tests, Part 2: CO2-Burst Carbon Concentrations, Crop Science, doi:10.2135/cropsci2018.11.0707CLICK HERE
Jemison, J. et al, 2019Soil Health of Recently Converted No-till Corn Fields in Maine, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2019.1659302
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Ford, B., Cook, B., Tunbridge, D., and Tilbrook, P., 2019Using paper chromatography for assessing soil health in southwestern Australia, Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, University of Western Australia
Brinton, W., 2019Soil CO2 Respiration: Official Solvita Instructions (CO2-Burst), SOP 2019 Rev. 1 (DCR Models 701.2+), Method Update, replaces Version SOP 2019 and SOP 2016/1 (DCR Model 700.6)
Larkin, R., 2019Effects of cover crops, rotation, and biological control products on soil properties and productivity in organic vegetable production in the Northeast US, Organic Agriculture, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13165-019-00257-3
Gazola, C.V. and Prates, T.X., 2019Pastagem Degradada e Índices Biológicos De Qualidade Do Solo (Degraded Pasture and Soil Quality Indexes), Thesis Mato Grosso South Education and Culture Association Integrated Three Pond Colleges, AEMS, Agronomy Course, 2019, Brazil
Alvarez-Campos, O.; Evanylo G.K., 2019Plant Available Nitrogen Estimation Tools for a Biosolids-Amended, Clayey Urban Soil, SSSAJ, doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.11.0441
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Moore, D. et al, 2019Predicting Cool-Season Turfgrass Response with Solvita Soil Tests, Part 1: Labile Amino-Nitrogen Concentrations, Crop Science, Vol 59, July-August 2019, doi: 10.2135/cropsci2018.11.0706
Moore, D. et al, 2019Correlations between Two Alkali Extractable Amino-Nitrogen Tests and Response to Organic Fertilizer in Turfgrass Soils, SSSAJ, doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.10.0371
Chahal, I., 2019Impact of cover crops and crop residue removal in soil quality, N dynamics, and processing tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) yield and quality, University of Guelph, thesis, doctor of philosophy in Environmental Sciences, May 2019
Bakhshandeh E. et al, 2019A cost and time-effective method to evaluate soil microbial respiration for soil quality assessment, Applied Soil Ecology, Vol 140, 2019, p121-125, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.04.023
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Bavougian, Ch. et al, 2019Comparing Biological and Conventional Chemical Soil Tests in Long-Term Tillage, Rotation, N Rate Field Study, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Vol 83, p411-420, doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.06.0240
Bateman, A.M. et al, 2019Inorganic soil amendments alter seedling performance of native plant species in post-mining arid zone rehabilitation, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol241, p179-186, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.04.022
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Santini, N. et al, 2019Natural and Regenerated Saltmarshes Exhibit Similar Soil and Belowground Organic Carbon Stocks, Root Production and Soil Respiration, Ecosystems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00373-x
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Brinton, W.; Vallotton, J., 2019Basis for Comparisons of Soil CO2 Respiration Test Procedures, Letters to the Editor, Agricultural & Environmental Letters, Vol 4, Issue 1, 2019, doi:10.2134/ael2018.10.0053CLICK HERE
Apfelbaum St. et al, 2019AES White Paper: Defining Soil Health Within the Context of Ecosystem Health – A Framework, Applied Ecological Services WI
Laffely, A.E., 2019Root Biomass and Other Soil Properties Affecting The CO2 Flush From Laboratory Dried and Rewetted Soils, University of Maine, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2952.
Van Eerd, L.; Hooker, D., 2019Correlations of two commercial biological indicators of soil health in a longterm tillage system and crop rotation experiment in Ontario, Canada, SSSA International Soils Meeting, January 2019, San Diego, poster
Rosace, M.C.; Jeffery, S. et al, 2019Legacy Effects Override Edaphic Factors Determinants of CO2, and N2O, but not CH4 Flux from Soil Following Digestate Application, Harper Adams University, UK, poster
Rosen, C. et al, 2019Soil Fumigation’s Effects on Nitrogen Response and Soil Microbial Activity in a Potato Cropping System, SSSA International Soils Meeting, January 2019, San Diego, poster
Brinton, W.; Guillard, K.; 2019How Do Soil Health Tests Vary Compared to Chemical Nutrient Tests on New England Dairy Farms? SSSA International Soils Meeting, January 2019, San Diego, poster
Brinton, W.; Vallotton, J., 2019Tillage Effects on Soil Health Parameters as Measured Weekly over 100 Days, SSSA International Soils Meeting, January 2019, San Diego, poster
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
Leskovar, D.; Othman Y.A., 2018Organic and conventional farming differentially influenced soil respiration, physiology, growth and head quality of artichoke cultivars, Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 2018, 18 (3), 865-880, http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-95162018005002502
Chatterjee, A.; Acharya, U., 2018Relationship among Different Soil Biochemical Methods to Determine Soil Health, Open Journal of Soil Science, 2018, 8, 303-313, https://doi.org/10.4236/ojss.2018.811022
Norris, R., B. K. Chim, G. Evanylo, M. Reiter, and W. Thomason, 2018Assessment of In-Season Soil Nitrogen Tests for Corn Planted into Winter Annual Cover Crops, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 82:1428-1436. doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.01.0036
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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
Wilson, C. et al, 2018Short-Term Effects of Diverse Compost Products on Soil Quality in Potato Production, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 82:889–900, doi:10.2136/sssaj2017.10.0345
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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, ProQuest Number: 10687019
Kneller, T.; 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
Rutan, J.A. 2017Integrating Nitrogen Fertilizer Strategies, Models, and Cover Crops to Optimize Corn Production and Soil Health, Michigan State University, Dissertation, 2017, ProQuest Number: 10687019
Sciarappa, W. et al, 2017Assessing soil health in highbush blueberry with the Solvita CO2 respiration test, ISHS Acta Horticulturae, DOI10.17660/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
Gauvreau P., 2017How Mechanical Disturbances Affect Soil Respiration Rates in Urban Forests Five to Eleven Years After Development, master thesis, University of Guelph, May 2017CLICK 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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Curtin, D. et al, 2017Rapid Assays to Predict Nitrogen Mineralization Capacity of Agricultural Soils, Soil Science Society of America Journal, doi:10.2136/sssaj2016.08.0265
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Ward, D. et al, 2017An African grassland responds similarly to long-term fertilization to the Park Grass experiment, PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177208. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177208
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 Semiarid 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
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
R. Haney & W. Brinton, 2008Soil CO2 Respiration: Comparison of Chemical Titration, CO2 IRGA Analysis and the Solvita Gel System. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems: 23(2); 171-176, doi:10.1017/S174217050800224X
R. Haney & W. Brinton 2008Estimating Soil Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Mineralization from Short-Term Carbon Dioxide Respiration. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 39:2706-2720, DOI: 10.1080/00103620802358862
Brinton, W. & Evans, E., 2005Use of a novel colometric gel-respirometer to monitor soil carbon dioxide respiration, Proceedings, 9th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis, Cancun, Mexico.
R. Haney, A.J. Franzluebbers et al. 2001A rapid procedure for estimating nitrogen mineralization in manured soil, published in Biol Fertil Soils.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
Doran, J.; Kettler, T. and Tsivou, M., 1997Field and Laboratory Solvita Soil Test Evaluation, USDA-ARS, Department of Agronomy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Brinton, W., 1996Solvita: A New Test for Living Soil. 5th IFOAM International Conference. Christ Church College, Oxford, UKrequest by email


Publications demonstrating application of Solvita® in Composting Assessment

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Smith B.A.M. et al2020Effect of neem leaf inclusion rates on compost physico-chemical,
thermal and spectroscopic stability, request by email
Waste Management 114 (2020) 136–147, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2020.06.026
McNicol, G. et al2020Climate change mitigation potential in sanitation via off-site composting human waste, request by emailNat. Clim. Chang. (2020). Nat. Clim. Chang. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0782-4
Siddiqui, S. et al2020Recent Advances in Assessing the Maturity and Stability of Compost (Chapter 9), request by emailBiology of Composts, Soil Biology 58, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39173-7_9
Zhang, J. et al2020Property Changes in the Castanea mollissima Blume Shell during Composting and an Evaluation of the Compost MaturityBioResources 15(1), 469-478, doi:10.15376/biores.15.1.469-478
Rodrigues, L.C. et al2020The impact of improper materials in biowaste on the quality of compost, request by emailJournal of Cleaner Production 251 (2020) 119601, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119601
Hassan, M.A. et al2019Oil Palm Biomass Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Renewable Materials, request by emailBiotechnology Journal, 2019, 14, 1800394, doi: 10.1002/biot.201800394
Zhang, J. et al2019Effects of turning frequency on the nutrients of Camellia oleifera shell co-compost with goat dung and evaluation of co-compost maturityPLoS ONE 14 (9): e0222841. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222841
Alkoaik, F.N.2019Integrating aeration and rotation processes to accelerate composting of agricultural residuesPLoS ONE 14(7): e0220343.
Ermolaev, E. et al2019Greenhouse gas emissions from small-scale fly larvae composting with Hermetia illucens, request by emailWaste Management 96 (2019) 65-74,
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
Lee, C.H. et al2017Characteristics of Food Waste Composting with Variuos Particle Sizes of SawdustKyushu University Institutional Repository (Korea), 62 (1), pp.123-129, 2017-02-24. Faculty of Agriculture, http://hdl.handle.net/2324/1800846
Lee, C.H. 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, https://doi.org/10.7745/KJSSF.2017.50.6.588
Lee, C.H. 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, DOI10.1007/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
Khan, N et al2014Maturity indices in co-composting of chicken manure and sawdust with biochar
Bioresource Technology, 168 (2014) 245-251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.123
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


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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 University2015The Effect of Storage Temperature and Percentage of Condensed Distillers Solubles on the Shelf-Life of Distillers Wet Grains Stored Aerobically, Ileleji, K.E.; McClurkin, J.D., Journal of Stored Products Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2015.03.002, request by email
Woods End Laboratories2002-2013Research Summary; Solvita CO2 Test Kit to Detect Grain Fungal Spoilage, Woods End Laboratories, 2013.
Purdue University2008-2010Fungal Susceptibility at Four Temperature-Moisture Combinations and Carbon Dioxide Kit Color Reader Evaluation, Moog, D.J.P. et al, Journal of Cereal Chemistry, 2010: 87(3):182–189, 2010, doi:10.1094/CCHEM-87-3-0182
Purdue University2007-2008Relationship of Shelled Corn Fungal Susceptibility to Carbon Dioxide Evolution and Kernel Attributes, Strohshine, R.L. et al, Journal of Cereal Chemistry, 2008: 85(1):19–26, doi:10.1094 / CCHEM-85-1-0019
Iowa State University2006-2007Quantifying Corn Deterioration Due to Fungal Growth by Use of CO2-Sensitive Gel, Bern C.J. et al, Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 22(1): 81-86, 2006, doi: 10.13031/2013.20174
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