MSU BioEnergy Cropping Systems
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Nov 18th, 2017

KURT D. THELEN, Ph.D.                                                                   

 Rm. A512 PSSB EastLansing, MI 48824

  517-355-0271 ext: 232

thelenk3@msu.edu

Curriculum vitae                                                

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Crop & Soil Sciences, May 1994. Michigan State University, East Lansing. Dissertation:  Characterizing Herbicide Interactions with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

M.S. Crop & Soil Sciences, September 1987.  Michigan State University, East Lansing.  Thesis:  Velvetleaf Control and Off-Target Injury With Clomazone. 

B.S. with High Honors, Crop & Soil Sciences, June 1985.  Michigan State University, East Lansing. 

 

EXPERIENCE

July 1, 1999 to present

Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, and Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center.  Cropping systems agronomist, specializing in bioenergy cropping systems and oversee corn hybrid variety testing program. Teach CSS 467 BioEnergy Feedstock Production.

October 1997 to June 30, 1999

Michigan Department of Agriculture, Director, Environmental Stewardship Division.  Responsibilities include oversight of a $9.2 million budget, supervision of 40 MDA staff implementing agricultural-environmental programs including: Right to Farm; Intercounty Drains; Groundwater Stewardship; Spill Response; Pesticide State Management Plans; Groundwater Monitoring; Forestry; Migrant Labor Housing; Pesticide Container Recycling; Biosolids; and, Clean Sweeps.   Represent the Michigan Department of Agriculture on national and regional work groups on agricultural and environmental issues. Integrate agricultural and environmental research implications into state agriculture policy.  Coordinate numerous interagency committees, task forces, and work groups; and, work with the legislature on proposed legislation.

September 1988 to December 1997

Instructor (part-time), Michigan State University, Taught CSS 204, Corn & Soybean Production, and CSS 072 Advanced Crop Production in the MSU Department of Crop & Soil Sciences and the Institute of Agricultural Technology.  Course work focused on a systems approach to field crop production.

June 1995 to October 1997

Michigan Department of Agriculture, Manager, Office of Pollution Prevention.  Responsibilities include supervision of 15 MDA staff implementing agricultural-environmental programs.  Work with the agricultural industry on the development of agricultural best management practices for pesticide use, turfgrass management, forestry, livestock operations, and fertilizer use; represent the Michigan Department of Agriculture on national and regional work groups on great lakes issues, confined animal feeding operations, and pesticide disposal.  Solicit and procure federal grant dollars; conduct educational programs on environmental-agricultural issues;  advise departmental staff on agricultural-environmental issues including minor use crops, pesticide resistance, food safety, biosolids, and contamination remediation.

July 1990 to June 1995

Michigan Department of Agriculture, Program Manager, Right to Farm Program.  Coordinated a coalition of industry and agency leadership to develop the current Michigan Right to Farm Program.  Developed and implemented a complaint response protocol, negotiated an interagency memorandum of understanding, and coordinated the development of generally accepted agricultural and management practices.  Also, provided expert witness testimony on behalf of producers during civil litigation proceedings.

September 1986 to July 1990

Senior Soil Scientist, Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Division.  Responsibilities:  Evaluate and monitor the land application of biological wastes to agricultural and forest land.  Assisted in the procurement of interagency policy and drafted rule language amending environmental law.  Appointed Contract Administrator for 3-year cooperative study with the University of Notre Dame to evaluate the environmental effects of surface applied ice and dust control agents.  Assigned to Great Lakes States Governors' Task Force to evaluate the effect of wastewater applications to agricultural land.  Gave numerous presentations on environmental topics and participated in public hearings concerning environmental issues.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Society of Agronomy                                       

Crop Science Society of America                                    

Soil Science Society of America                      

 

PUBLICATIONS

Papers published (refereed)

Wagstaff, S., and K. D. Thelen.  2011.  Interseeded winter-annual rye in dry bean cropping systems. J. Crop Improv. 25:425-:434.

Gao, J., L.Qian, K. D. Thelen, X. Hao, L.Da Costa Sousa, V. Balan, and B.E Dale.  2011. Corn Harvest Strategies for Combined Starch and Cellulosic Bioprocessing to Ethanol.  Agron J. 103: 844-850.

Hao, X., Thelen, K., and Gao, J. 2010. Earlier-maturing hybrids improve corn grain profitability in the northern Corn Belt. Online. Crop Management   doi:10.1094/CM-2010-1203-01-RS.

Andrew Corbin, K.D.  Thelen, R. Leep, and G.P. Robertson, 2010Influence of Cropping Systems on Soil Aggregate and Weed Seedbank Dynamics During the Organic Transition Period.  Agron J. 102:1632-1640

Shao, Q., C. Shishir,  C. Krishnan, B. Bals,  L.Sousa, K. D. Thelen,  B. E.Dale,  and V. Balan.  2010.  Enzymatic digestibility and ethanol fermentaability of AFEX-treated starch-rich lingo-cellulosics such as corn silage and whole plant corn. Biotechnology for Biofuels 3:12 10. http://www.biotechnologyforbiofuels.com/content/3/1/12..

Gao, J., K.D. Thelen, D.H. Min, S. Smith, X. Hao, and R. Gehl.  2010.  Effects of manure and fertilizer applications on canola oil content and fatty acid composition.  Agron J. 102:790-797.

Hao, X., K.D. Thelen, and J. Gao.  2010.  Effects of soil and topographic properties on spatial variability of corn grain ethanol yield.  Agron J. 102:998-1006.

Thelen, K.D., B.E. Fronning, S.A. Kravchenko, D.H. Min, and G.P. Robertson.  2010.  Integrating Livestock Manure with Corn-Soybean Bioenergy Cropping Systems Improves Short-term Carbon Sequestration Rates and Net Global Warming Potential.  Biomass and BioEnergy.  34:960-966.

Jesus, E.C., E. Susilawati, S. Smith, Q. Wang, B. Chai, R. Farris, J. Rodriguez, K.D. Thelen, and J.M. Tiedje.  2010.  Bacterial communities in the rhizosphere of biofuel crops grown on marginal lands as evaluated by 16S rRNA  gene pyrosequences.  BioEnergy Research.  3:20-27. 

James, L.K., S.M. Swinton, and K.D. Thelen.  2010. Can Dedicated Cellulosic Feedstock Crops Out-earn Corn?  Agron. J.  102:675-687.

Kravchenko, A., and K. D. Thelen.  2009.  Clover and manure  management strategies for overcoming the wheat residue antagonism  of  no-till corn. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 33:491-511.

Gao, J. X. Hao, K.D. Thelen, and G.P. Robertson.  2009.  Agronomic Management System and Precipitation Effects on Soybean Oil and Fatty Acid Profiles.  Crop Sci. 49:1049-1057.

Thelen, K.D., K.A. Renner, and L.A. Copeland.  2009.  Crop-O-Rama:  Exposing Youth to Educational and Career Opportunities in Agriculture. Journal of Extension.  Volume 47:4, article 4IAW3.  http://www.joe.org/joe/2009august/pdf/JOE_v47_4iw3.pdf

Thelen K.D., X. Hao, J. Gao, S. Kinder-MacDonald, and S. Smith.  2008. Spatial variability in energy crop quality components. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Denver, CO July 21-23, 2008.  9 pp.

Fronning, B.,  K.D. Thelen, and D.H. Min.  2008.  Use of Manure, Compost, and Cover Crops to Supplant Crop Residue Carbon in Corn Stover Removed Cropping Systems.  Agron. J. 100:1703-1710.

Baributsa, D., E. F. Foster, K. Thelen, A. Kravchenko, D. Mutch and M. Ngouajio. 2008. Corn and Cover Crop Response to Corn Density in an Interseeding System. Agron J. 100:981-987.

Schulz, T.J., and K.D. Thelen.  2008.  Soybean seed inoculant and fungicidal seed treatment effects on soybean.  Crop Sci.  48:1975-1983.

Thelen, K.D. and D. Penner.  2007.   Yield environment affects glyphosate-resistant hybrid response to glyphosate.   Crop Sci. 47:2098-2107.

Kravchenko, A., and K. D. Thelen.  2007.  Effect of winter wheat crop residue on no-till corn growth and development.  Agron J.   99:549-555.

Huang, X., S. Senthilkumar, A. Kravchenko, K.D. Thelen and J. Qi.  2007. Total carbon mapping in glacial till soils using near infrared spectroscopy, landsat imagery and topographical information.  Geoderma  141:34-42.

Grandy, A. S., G. P. Robertson, and K. D. Thelen. 2006. Do productivity and environmental tradeoffs justify periodically cultivating no-till cropping systems? Agron J 98:1377-1383.

Thelen, K. D. 2006. Interaction between row spacing and yield: Why it works. Online. Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2006-02XX-01-RV.

Jewett, M.R., and K.D. Thelen.  2006.  Winter cereal cover crop removal strategy affects spring soil nitrate levels.  J. Sustainable Ag 29(3): 55-68.

Bernards, M., K.D. Thelen, and D. Penner.  2005.   The basis for the manganese antagonism of glyphosate.  Weed Science.  53:787-794.

Kravchenko, A.N., G. P. Robertson, K.D. Thelen, and R.R. Harwood. 2005. Management, topographical, and weather effects on spatial variability of crop grain yields. Agronomy J. 97:514-523.

Bernards, M., K.D. Thelen, and D. Penner.  2005.   Manganese antagonism of glyphosate as affected by fertilizer formulation, rate, timing of fertilizer application, and spray adjuvants.  Weed Technol.  19:27-34.

Sudduth, K.A., N.R. Kitchen, W.J. Wiebold , W.D. Batchelor, G.A. Bollero, D.G. Bullock, D.E. Clay, H.L. Palm, F.J. Pierce, R.T. Schuler, and K.D. Thelen.  2005.  Relating EC to soil properties across the North Central USA. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.  46:263-283.

Thelen, K.D., D.R. Mutch, and T.E. Martin.  2004.  Utility of interseeded winter annual cereal rye in organic food-grade soybean production systems.  Agron. J. 96: 281-284.

Jiang, P., and K.D. Thelen.  2004.  Variability of soil and landscape properties and their relationship to crop yield in a north central corn soybean cropping system.  Agron. J. 96:252-258.

Thelen, K.D., A.N. Kravchenko and C.D. Lee.  2004.  Utility of optical remote sensing for detecting herbicide injury in soybean.  Weed Technol.  18:292-297.           

Thelen, K.D., and M.L. Bernards.  2004.  Effects of irrigation on soybean growth and yield.   Copyright © 2004. New directions for a diverse planet: Proceedings of the 4th International Crop Science Congress Brisbane, Australia,         26 Sep – 1 Oct 2004. www.cropscience.org.au  

Kravchenko, A.N., K.D. Thelen, D.G. Bullock, and N.R. Miller.  2003. Relationship between crop grain yield, topography and soil EC studied with cross-correlograms.  Agron. J. 95:1132-1139.

Thelen, K.D. and R.H. Leep.  2002.   Integrating a double-cropped winter annual forage into a corn-soybean rotation.  Crop Management.  Electronic journal available at URL: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/cm/research/winterforage/

Widdicombe, W.D., and K.D. Thelen.  2002.  Row width and plant density effects on corn grain production in the Northern Corn Belt.  Agron. J. 94:1020-1023.

Widdicombe, W.D., and K.D. Thelen. 2002. Row width and plant density effect on corn forage hybrids. Agron. J.  94:326-330.

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1995. Characterizing the sethoxydim-bentazon interaction with proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Weed Science. 43:337-341.

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1995. The basis for the hard-water antagonism of glyphosate activity. Weed Science 43:541-548.                                                                             

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1995. 2,4-D interactions with glyphosate and sodium bicarbonate. Weed Technology 9:301-305.

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1995. Utility of nuclear magnetic resonance for determining the molecular influence of citric acid and an organosilicone adjuvant on glyphosate activity. Weed Science 43:566-571

Thelen, K.D., J.J. Kells, and D. Penner. 1988. Comparison of application methods and tillage practices on volatilization of clomazone. Weed Technology. 2:323-326.

Papers and presentations for learned professional organizations and societies

 Ries, L., S.  Naeve, P. Pedersen, K. Thelen, C. Lee, .W Ross, J. Board, T. Boring, and T.  Berkland.  2010.  Plant population and latitude effects on cumulative light interception and yield in soybean.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Boring, T., and K. Thelen.  2010.  Manganese management of soybeans on chronically mn deficient soils. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Gao, J., L. Qian, K. Thelen, X. Hao, and V. Balan.  2010.  Harvest strategies for corn ethanol production.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Withers, K. and K. Thelen.  2010.  Agronomic management of switchgrass for optimizing quality and digestibility for the bioconversion platform. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Warncke, D., K. Withers, K. Thelen, and B. Widdicombe.  2010.  Switchgrass harvest system affects nutrient management. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Thelen, K.D.  2009.  Soil amendments improve the carbon footprint and global warming potential of corn stover removal. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Withers, Katherine, K., and Kurt D. Thelen.  2009.  Optimizing cellulose content and yield of switchgrass grown as a bioenergy crop on a fine-loamy michigan alfisol.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Withers, Katherine, K., and Kurt D. Thelen.  2009. Enhancing stand establishment of switchgrass grown as a bioenergy feedstock. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Smucker, Alvin, Ger Schultink and Kurt Thelen. 2009SWRT enhancement of water use efficiency and economics of irrigated low water holding capacity sandy soils. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Thelen, Kurt  D., Laura James, and Scott Swinton.  2009.  Economic sustainability of biomass production. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Hao Xinmei, Kurt D. Thelen, Juan Gao  and William Widdicombe. 2009.  Spatial variability of corn ethanol yields and its relationship with field topography and soil properties. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Gao Juan, Kurt D. Thelen, Stephanie Smith, Xinmei Hao and William Widdicombe. 2009. Manure and fertilizer applications affect canola oil content and fatty acid composition. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Jesus Ederson da C. , Endang Susilawati, Stephanie L. Smith, Qiong Wang, Jorge L. M. Rodrigues, Kurt Thelen  and James M. Tiedje.  2009.  Bacterial communities in the rhizosphere of biofuel crops as evaluated by 16s rRNA pyrosequencing.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Ries Landon L., Seth Naeve, Palle Pedersen, Jason De Bruin, Chad Lee, James Board, Jeremy Ross, Kurt Thelen, Tim Berkland, Tim Boring and Daniel Jordan. 2009.  Light interception accrual in soybean as affected by seeding rate and latitude.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Izaurralde R. César, Bruce E. Dale, Claudio Gratton, Randall D. Jackson, Douglas A. Landis, Paul Meier, Wilfred M. Post, Douglas J. Reinemann, G. Philip Robertson, Scott M. Swinton, Kurt D. Thelen, Allison M. Thomson, Tristram O. West, Jay S. Gregg, Yong Jiang and David Manowitz. 2009. Sustainability considerations in modeling bioenergy production scenarios. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Thelen, K.D. 2009. Energy potential of various bioenergy feedstocks. Invited presentation.  BioFuels for Aviation Summit.  Washington D.C.

Withers, K. and K.D. Thelen. 2009. Optimizing Cellulose Content and Yield of Switchgrass Grown as a BioEnergy Crop", GLBRC All Scientist's Meeting. (Published in proceedings.) South Bend, IN.

Thelen, K. D.  2009.  Calculating energy and carbon costs of various bioenergy cropping systems. GLBRC All Scientists Meeting. (Published in proceedings.) South Bend, IN.

James, L. K., S.K. Swinton, and K.D. Thelen.  2009.   Enterprise Budgets for Cellulosic Feedstock Production in Southern Michigan. GLBRC All Scientists Meeting. (Published in proceedings.) South Bend, IN.

Jasrotia, P. and K.D. Thelen. 2009.   Early Trends in Biomass and Cellulosic Sugar Contents of Potential Biofuel Crops.  GLBRC All Scientists Meeting. (Published in proceedings.) South Bend, IN.

Gao, J., and K. D. Thelen.  2009.  Agronomic Management System and Precipitation Effects on Soybean.   Michigan Agri-Energy Conference. (Published in proceedings.) Kalamazoo, MI.

Smith, S., and K.D. Thelen. 2009.  Biofuel Crop Production on Marginal Land.   Michigan Agri-Energy Conference. Kalamazoo, MI.

Thelen, K. D. 2009. Biomass Production: switchgrass and miscnathus x giganteus. Invited presentation.   Michigan Agri-Energy Conference. (Published in proceedings.). Kalamazoo, MI.

Thelen, K. D., 2009.  Cellulosic Feedstocks for BioEnergy. Invited presentation.   National Ethanol Conference, San Antonio TX.

Thelen K.D.  2008.   Driving the demand for accelerated crop yields.  Invited presentation.   Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Gao, J., K.D. Thelen, and G.P. Robertson.  2008.  Effects of management practices on soybean oil quality.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Hao, X., K.D. Thelen,  J. Gao,  W. Widdicombe, and S. Smith.  2008.  Prediction of ethanol yields in dry-grind corn with near infra-red spectroscopy.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Smith. S., and K.D. Thelen.  2008.  Bioenergy cropping systems on marginal land.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

MacDonald, S., S. Kravchenko, and K.D. Thelen.  2008.  Effect of wetland treated dairy wastewater sub-irrigation on nutrient  uptake in maize and soybean.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Corbin A.T.,  K.D. Thelen, R. Leep, and G.P. Robertson.  2008.  Weed seedbank responses in two transitional field crop rotations.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Thelen, K.D., X. Hao, J. Gao, S. Kinder, and S. Smith. 2008.  Spatial variability in energy crop quality components.  Invited presentation.  9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 25-28, Denver, CO.

Thelen, K.  2007.  Using marginal land for biofuel cropping systems.  Invited presentation at Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Daley, B.E., R.J. Gehl, D.D. Warncke, and K.D. Thelen.  2007.  Sulfur and nitrogen starter fertilizer for soybean in Michigan. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Hao, X., and K.D. Thelen.  2007.  Prediction of ethanol yield in dry-grind corn by near-infrared spectroscopy.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Wagstaff, S.A., and K.D. Thelen.  2007.  Spring seeded winter annual rye as a living mulch in dry bean production systems.   Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, CD.

Corbin A., and K.D. Thelen,  R.H. Leep, G.P. Robertson, and S.K. Hamilton.  2007.  Transitional dynamics in converting conventional cropping systems to certified organic: A study on Michigan field crops.  Invited presentation at Amer. Soc. of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Thelen, K.D.  2007.   Biofuel crop decision impacts:  Biomass.  Invited presentation at the North Central Branch, Amer. Soc. Of  Agron. March 13-14, Indianapolis, IN.

Corbin A., and K.D. Thelen.  2006.  Transitional dynamics in converting conventional cropping systems to certified organic. Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Naeve, S., E. Nafziger, K. Thelen, S. Conley, B. Potter, and F. Breitenbach.  2006. Simulated Soybean Rust Infections Through Manual Defoliation: Yield and Quality Effects.  Univ. of Minnesota, U. Illinois, Michigan State University, Conley, Purdue University.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Daley, B.E., R.J. Gehl, K.D. Thelen, and D.D. Warncke.  2006. Sulfur and Nitrogen Starter Fertilizer for Corn in Northern Climates. Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Schulz, T.J., K.D. Thelen, and D. Wang.  2006 The effect of neonicotinoid seed treatments on soybean yield and rhizobium inoculation. Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Thelen K.D.  2006. Ecosystem modifications of terrestrial carbon sequestration across LTER sites:  Agroecosytem controls that deposit terrestrial carbon.  Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting.  Sept. 23, Estes Park CO.

Daley, B.E., R.J. Gehl, K.D. Thelen, and D.D. Warncke.  2006.  Sulfur and nitrogen starter fertilizer for corn in northern climates.  In Proc. of the 36th North Central Extension – Industry Soil Fertility Conf., Des Moines, IA.  7-8 November 2006.

Schulz, T.J., K.D. Thelen, and D. Wang.  2006.  Effect of Bradyrhizobium Japonicum Inoculant on Soybean Growth and Yield. North Central Branch, Amer. Soc. Of Agron. March 14-15, Johnston IA.

Schulz, T.J., K.D. Thelen, and D. Wang.  2005.  Effect of Bradyrhizobium Japonicum Inoculant on Soybean Growth and Yield. Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Corbin, A., and K.D. Thelen.  2005.  Weed Seedbank Responses to Two Organically Managed Crop Rotations.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron., Abstracts, CD.

Huang, X., S. Subramanian, A. Kravchenko, K. Thelen, and J. Qi. 2005.  Total Carbon Mapping Using NIRS, Landsat ETM Image and Topographical Information in Glacial Till Soils.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron., Abstracts, CD.

Huang,  X., A. Kravchenko, K. D. Thelen, and G.P. Robertson. 2005.  Effects of management on relationships between corn and soybean grain yields and field topography.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron., Abstracts, CD.

Harder, D.B.,KA Renner, C.L. Sprague, and  K.D. Thelen, 2005.  Soybean Row Width and Population Influence Weed Control, Economic Return, and Soybean Yield.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron., Abstracts, CD.

Kravchenko, A.G., and K.D. Thelen.  2005.  Overcoming the rotational antagonism of corn following wheat in high residue cropping systems.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Bernards, M., D. Penner, J. Michael, and K. Thelen.  2005.  Tank-Mixing Micronutrient Fertilizers and Glyphosate. Efficient Solution or Potential Problem?.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Baributsa, D., E.F. Foster, K.D. Thelen, and D. Mutch.  2005.  Corn yield and cover crop response to corn density in an interseeding system with AC Greenfix or red clover.  7th African Crop Sc. Soc. Conf.

Bernards, M., D. Penner, J. Michael, and K. Thelen.  2005.  Adjuvants for micronutrient and glyphosate tank-mixtures.  26th ASTM Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems.

Thelen K. D.  Glyphosate-resistant corn yield and quality in glyphosate and conventional weed control systems. Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts Pg 88.

Bernards, M., D. Penner, J. Michael, and K. Thelen.  2005.  Glyphosate efficacy in tank-mixtures with common hardwater and micronutrient cations.  Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts Pg 43.

Bernards, M., K. Thelen, D. Penner. 2004.  Water conditioner effectiveness in glyphosate-micronutrient tank-mixtures.  North Central Weed Sci. Soc. Abstr.  59.  [CD-ROM Computer File].  North Central Weed Sci. Soc., Champaign, IL. (Dec. 2004).

Fronning, B.E., and K.D. Thelen.  2004.  Residual soil nitrate levels as affected by spring vs. Fall alfalfa control and  manure application in an alfalfa-corn cropping system. North Central Weed Sci. Soc. Abstr.  59.  [CD-ROM Computer File].  North Central Weed Sci. Soc., Champaign, IL. (Dec. 2004).

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W. Widdicombe.  2004.  Interaction between Row Spacing and Yield ­ Why it Works. (Invited paper.)  Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Corbin, A.T., K.D. Thelen, and R.H. Leep.  2004.  Transitional dynamics in converting conventional field cropping systems to certified organic.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Kravcheko, A.G., and K.D. Thelen.  2004.  Overcoming the rotational antagonism of corn following wheat in high residue cropping systems.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Fronning, B.E., K.D. Thelen, and D.H. Min.  2004.  Effect of cover crops, manure, and compost amendments on carbon sequestration.   Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Kravchenko, A.N., G.P. Robertson, K.D. Thelen, and R.R. Harwood.  2004.  Management, topographical, and weather effects on spatial variability of crop grain yields.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron, Abstracts, CD.

Mutch, D.R., T. Martin, and K.D. Thelen.  2004.  The influence of cover crops on greenhouse gas mitigation for three Michigan farming systems.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts. CD.

Kravchenko, A. N., G. P. Robertson, and K. D. Thelen.  2004.  Spatial variability of crop yields in different management systems.  8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Pg 226 .

Huang, X.,  A. Kravchenko, K.Thelen, N. Martín, and G. Bollero.  2004.  Yield variability in an undulating field:  Classification and prediction.  8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Pg 11.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W. Widdicombe.  2003. Date of Planting Affects Corn Growth, Yield, and Net Return.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts. CD.

Bernards, M.L., K.D. Thelen, D. Penner, R.B. Muthukumaran, and J.L. McCracken.  2003.  Manganese fertilizer antagonism of glyphosate efficacy.  Proc. North Cent. Ext. Ind. Soil Fert. Conf.  19:229-236.

Fronning, B. and K.D. Thelen.  2003.  Soybean and Silage Cropping System Effects on Carbon Sequestration.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts. CD.

Bernards, M.L., K.D. Thelen, D. Buhler, and M. Staton.  2003.  Scheduling irrigation to maximize soybean yield in Michigan:  Varietal response. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts.  CD.

Huang, X., A. Kravchenko, and K.D. Thelen.  2003.  Spatial-temporal analysis of corn-soybean yield variability in an undulating field.  Amer. Soc. Of Agron. Abstracts.  CD.

Fronning, B., and K.D. Thelen.  2003. Effect of Carbon Sequestration Practices on Weed Populations. Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf., Louisville, KY., CD.

Bernards, M.L., K.D. Thelen, and D. Penner, R.B. Muthukumaran, and J. L. McCracken.  2003.  Understanding the Mechanisms of Manganese Fertilizer Antagonism of Glyphosate Activity. Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf., Louisville, KY., CD.

Thelen, K.D. and C.D. Lee.  2003.  Use of remote sensing to detect herbicide injury in soybean.  Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts.

Fronning, B., and K.D. Thelen.  2002. Interseeded winter rye (Secale cereale L.) for weed control in drilled and row-planted organic food-grade soybean systems. Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf., St. Louis, MO., CD.

Bernards, M.L., K.D. Thelen, and D. Penner.  2002.  Manganese fertilizer antagonism of glyphosate efficacy.  Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf., St. Louis, MO., CD.

Jewett, M.R., and K.D. Thelen.  2002.  Winter annual cereals affect on residual soil nitrate levels.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts,

Bernards, M.L., K.D. Thelen, D. Buhler, and M. Staton.  2002.  Scheduling irrigation to maximize soybean yield in Michigan. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W. Widdicombe.  2002.  Factors affecting the yield response of narrow row corn.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts.

Kravchenko, A.N., and K.D. Thelen.  2002.  Evaluating the Strength of the Correlations between Soil Properties and Crop Yields Using Cross-correlograms.    Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts.

Kravchenko, A.N., D. Bullock, and K. Thelen.  2002.  Relationships between crop grain yields, soil electrical conductivity and topography studied with joint multi-fractal theory.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts.

Drummond, S.T.,  K.A. Sudduth, N.R. Kitchen, W.D. Batchelor, G.A. Bollero, D.G. Bullock, D.E. Clay, W.J. Wiebold, H.L. Palm, F.J. Pierce, R.T.    Schuler and K.D. Thelen.  2002.  Neural Network Analysis of Site-Specific Soil, Landscape and Yield Data Proc. 6th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Pg 59.

Kitchen, N.R., K.A. Sudduth, D.G. Bullock, D.E. Clay, K.D. Thelen, R.T. Schuler, W.J. Wiebold, W.D. Batchelor.  2002. Predominant Properties Affecting Profile Soil Electrical Conductivity in the US Midwest.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts.

Sudduth, K.A., N.R. Kitchen, W.D. Batchelor, G.A. Bollero, D.G. Bullock, D.E. Clay, H.L. Palm, F.J. Pierce, R.T. Schuler, K.D. Thelen and W.J. Wiebold.  2002.  Characterizing Field-Scale Soil Variability Across the Midwest with Soil Electrical Conductivity.  Proc. 6th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Pg 54. 

Palm, H.L., K.A. Sudduth, N.R. Kitchen, W.D. Batchelor, G.A. Bollero, D.G. Bullock, D.E. Clay,  F.J. Pierce, R.T. Schuler, K.D. Thelen and W.J. Wiebold.  2002.  The Zones Projects: Understanding Soybean Yield Variability. Proc. 6th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Pg 180.

Thelen, K.D. and C. Lee.  2001.  Use of remote sensing to detect herbicide injury in soybean. Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf.,  Milwaukee WI., CD.

Bernards, M. and K.D. Thelen.  2001.  Manganese antagonism of glyphosate activity in soybean.  Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf., Milwaukee WI., CD. 

Thelen, K.D. and R.H. Leep.  2001.  Integrating a winter annual forage crop into a corn and soybean cropping system.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, http://www.annualmeeting2001.com/Abstracts/a08-thelen103052-P.PDF.

Jewett, M.R., and K.D. Thelen.  2001.  The effect of winter annual cereals on residual nitrate levels in Michigan cropping systems.  Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, http://www.annualmeeting2001.com/ Abstracts/a08-thelen094801-P.PDF.

Jiang, P. and K.D. Thelen.  2001.  Mapping the spatial variability of soil properties and crop growth in a Michigan soybean field.   Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, http://www.annualmeeting2001.com/ Abstracts/a08-thelen113502-O.PDF.

Thelen, K. D., K. Dysinger, and W. Widdicombe. 2000. Narrow-row corn performance in Michigan.    Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, pg. 141.

Thelen, K.D., and D.R. Mutch, L.K. Probyn,  S.R. Deming, M.A. Cavigelli, K.A. Renner, L.P. Hart, A.M. Jarosz, D.A. Landis, F.D. Menalled, G.W. Byrd, and K.D. Thelen. 2000. Michigan Field Crop Ecology. Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts 40:25

Cavigelli, M.A., S.D. Deming, L.K. Probyn, D.R. Mutch, D.A. Landis, K.A. Renner, L.P. Hart, G.W. Bird, and K.D. Thelen. 1999. Michigan field crop pest ecology and management:  an extension training manual. Amer. Soc. of Agron. Abstracts, pg. 22.

Thelen, K.D. and R.W. Pigg. 1996. Pesticide and nitrate monitoring in Michigan groundwater. Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts 36:33

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1995. The basis for sodium bicarbonate antagonism of  2,4-d and of 2,4-d antagonism of glyphosate. Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts 35:69

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1994. Utility of NMR for determining herbicide-adjuvant interactions. Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf. 49:36.

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1994. Characterizing herbicide interactions with nuclear magnetic resonance. Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts 34:54.

Thelen, K.D. 1994. Production agriculture environmental and nuisance management in Michigan. Proc. U. S. Animal Health Assoc. 98:410-412.

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1993. Characterizing the sethoxydim-bentazon interaction with proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf. 48:71.

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1993. Determining chemical-based antagonism using nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Weed Science Society of America. Abstracts 33:73.

Thelen, K.D., E.P. Jackson, and D. Penner. 1992. Use of proton magnetic resonance spectrometry for determining chemical-based herbicide antagonism. Proc. North Cent. Weed Cont. Conf. 47:108.

Thelen, K.D., J.J. Kells, and K.A. Renner. 1987. Velvetleaf control in soybeans. Weed Science Society of America, Abstracts 27:9.

Bulletins or monographs

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and L. Williams. 2008. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2008 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2007. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2007 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Thelen, K.D., and T. Schulz.  2007.  Soybean Seed Applied Inoculation. MSPC Soy 2010 Fact Sheet.  Published on line at: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/soybean2010/Publications.htm.

Thelen, K.D., C. Difonzo, and T. Schulz.  2007.  Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments for Soybean. MSPC Soy 2010 Fact Sheet.  Published on line at: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/soybean2010/Publications.htm.

Thelen, K.D., M. Staton and L. Kelley.  2007.  Irrigating Soybeans in Michigan. MSPC Soy 2010 Fact Sheet.  Published on line at: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/soybean2010/Publications.htm.

Thelen, K.D., M. Staton and H. Bohner.  2007.  Early-Planted Soybeans, Benefits, Risks, Recommendations. MSPC Soy 2010 Fact Sheet.  Published on line at: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/soybean2010/Publications.htm.

Thelen, K.D., and M. Staton.  2007.  Soybean Variety Selection. MSPC Soy 2010 Fact Sheet.  Published on line at: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/soybean2010/Publications.htm.

Thelen, K.D., M. Staton, and G. Silva.  2007.  Checklist for Improving Soybean Yield. MSPC Soy 2010 Fact Sheet.  Published on line at: http://web1.msue.msu.edu/soybean2010/Publications.htm.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2006. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2006 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2005. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2005 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2004. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2004 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2003. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2003 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Mutch, D.R. and K.D. Thelen.  2003.  No-till drilling cover crops after wheat harvest and their influence on next season’s corn.  Michigan State University Extension  Bulletin E-2897

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2002. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2002 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 44 pp.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2001. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2001 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and W.D. Widdicombe. 2000. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 2000 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 40 pp.

Cavigelli, M.A., S.D. Deming, L.K. Probyn, D.R. Mutch, D.A. Landis, K.A. Renner, L.P. Hart, G.W. Bird, and K.D. Thelen. 2000. Michigan Field Crop Pest Ecology and Management. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2704, 108 pp.

Thelen, K.D., K. Dysinger, and S. Canty. 1999. Corn Hybrids Compared in the 1999 Season. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-431, 46 pp.

 

 GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISNG

Name

Home

Degree

Dept.

Advisory role

Grad

Current position

Bill Widdicombe

Canada

M.S.

CSS

Major

2000

Technician

Mark Bernards

Utah

Ph.D.

CSS

Major

2004

UNL Faculty

Pingping Jiang

China

M.S.

CSS

Major

2002

USDA Ph.D.

Mike Jewett

Michigan

M.S.

CSS

Major

2005

Technician

Brad Fronning

Minnesota

Ph.D.

CSS

Major

2008

Private Sector

Anatoliy Kravchenko

Ukraine

M.S.

CSS

Major

2006

Private Sector

Andrew Corbin

Michigan

Ph.D.

CSS

Major

2008

U. Wash.

Tery Schulz

Michigan

M.S.

CSS

Major

2007

Private Sector

Dieudonne Baributsa

Rawanda

Ph.D.

CSS

Co-Major

2007

Purdue

Xinmei Hao

China

M.S.

CSS/ST

Major

2009

Res. Asst.

Steve Wagstaff

Ohio

M.S.

CSS

Major

2008

NC State Gov.

Stephanie Smith

Michigan

M.S.

CSS

Major

2009

Private Sector

Leilei Qian

China

M.S.

CSS

Major

2010 

Current

Tim Boring

Michigan

Ph.D.

CSS

Major

 

Current

John Hoben

Kentucky

M.S.

CSS

Major

 2010

Current

Kate Withers

South Africa

M.S.

CSS

Major

 

Current

Karen Zuver

Michigan

M.S.

CSS

Committee

2002

 

Tyler Fox

New York

M.S.

ENT

Committee

2004

 

Ann Morrison

Michigan

M.S.

AEG

Committee

2004

 

Adrienne Rich

Illinois

M.S.

CSS

Committee

2004

 

Mohammed Elwadie

Sudan

Ph.D.

CSS

Committee

2004

 

Ramana Barathy

Rawanda

M.S.

AEC

Committee

2004

 

Xuewen Huang

China

Ph.D.

CSS

Committee

2007

 

James DeYoung

Michigan

M.S.

CSS

Committee

2005

 

Dana Harder

 

Ph.D.

CSS

Committee

2007

 

Ben Chaffin

Michigan

M.S.

AgEcon

Committee

2007

 

Senthil Subramanian

India

Ph.D.

CSS

Committee

2007

 

Jenna Young

Michigan

Ph.D.

Microbio

Committee

 

Current

Leyna Miller

Michigan

M.S.

CARRS

Committee

2010