My research objective is to improve and develop new cropping systems that provide high-value agricultural products, mitigate environmental pollution, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. My research focuses on improving nutrient use efficiency of crops and cropping systems to increase farmer profitability and agricultural sustainability. I rely on the basic principles of ecology, field and laboratory experimentation, statistical analysis, and simulation modeling to contribute information to scientists, farmers, and policy makers.
Currently, my research is focused on the agronomics and environmental impacts of a new perennial grain crop: intermediate wheatgrass (KernzaTM).
Jungers, J. M., L. DeHaan, K. Betts, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse. 2017. Intermediate wheatgrass grain and forage yield responses to nitrogen fertilization. Agronomy Journal. 109:462-472.
Jungers, J. M., J. O. Eckberg, K. Betts, M. E. Mangan, D. L. Wyse, C. C. Sheaffer. 2017. Plant roots and GHG mitigation in native perennial bioenergy cropping systems, Global Change Biology: Bioenergy. 9:326-338.
Jungers, J. M., A. Clark, K. Betts, M. Mangen, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse. 2015. Long-term biomass yield and species composition in native perennial bioenergy cropping systems. Agronomy Journal. 107:1627-1640.
Jungers, J.M., J. E. Fargione, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse, C. L. Lehman. 2015. Short-term harvesting of bioenergy from conservation grasslands maintains plant biodiversity. Global Change Biology: Bioenergy. 7:1050-1061.
Jungers, J. M., J. E. Fargione, C. C. Sheaffer, D. L. Wyse, C. L. Lehman. 2013. Energy potential of biomass from conservation grasslands in Minnesota, USA. PLoS One. 8(4): e 61209.
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