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Amy Shober Complete Digital CV

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Soil Management, May 2006. University of Delaware, Newark, DE; J. Thomas Sims, advisor
Master of Science, Soil Science, May 2002. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Richard C. Stehouwer, advisor
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science; Option: Waste Management. May 1998. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry. May 1998. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA

Professional Experience
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, 2014-present
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, 2012-2014
Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist, Soil and Water Science Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, 2011-2012
Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist, Soil and Water Science Department, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, University of Florida, 2006-2011

Peer Reviewed Publications (*indicates student)

 

  • Moore, K.A., A.L. Shober, G.S. Hasing1, C. Wiese, and N.C. West. 2014. Effect of Soil Type and Nitrogen Rate on Growth of Annual and Perennial Landscape Plants in Florida. HortTechnology 24:724-730.
  • Moore, K.A., A.L. Shober, G.S. Hasing1, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, and G.W. Knox. 2014. Effects of nitrogen fertilization rate on aesthetic quality of landscape-grown annuals and perennials. HortTechnology 24:597-603.
  • Shober, A.L., K.A. Moore, G.S. Hasing1, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, and G.W. Knox. 2014. Effect of nitrogen fertilization rate on aesthetic quality of landscape-grown vines and groundcovers. HortTechnology 24:604-609.
  • Shober, A.L., G. Hasing1, C. Wiese, N.G. West, G.C. Denny, K.A. Moore, and G.W. Knox. 2013. Growth and quality response of woody shrubs to nitrogen fertilization during landscape establishment in Florida. HortTechnology 23: 898-904.
  • Pearson, B.J., R.C. Beeson, C. Reinhart-Adams, A. Shober. 2013. Determining variability in characteristics of residential landscape soils that influence infiltration rates. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. 39(6): 249-255.
  • Qin, Z. , A.L. Shober, R.C. Beeson, Jr., C. Wiese. 2013. Nutrient leaching from mixed species Florida residential landscapes. Journal of Environmental Quality. doi:10.2134/jeq2013.04.0126
  • Gold, A.J. , D. Parker, R.M. Wascom, J. Dobrowolski, M. O’Neill, P.M. Groffman, K Addy,M. Barber, S. Batie, B. Benham, M. Bianchi, T. Blewett, C. Evenson, K. Farrell-Poe, C. Gardner, W. Graham, J. Harrison, T. Harter, J. Kushner, R. Lowrance, J. Lund, R. Mahler, M. McClaran, M. McFarland, D. Osmond, J. Pritchett, L. Prokopy, C. Rock, A. Shober, M. Silitonga, D. Swackhamer, J. Thurston, D. Todey, R. Turco, G. Vellidis, and L. Wright Morton. 2013. Advancing water resource management in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds: Why Land-Grant Universities matter. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(4): 337-348. doi:10.2489/jswc.68.4.337
  • *Loper, S., A.L. Shober, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, C.D. Stanley and E.F. Gilman. 2013. Nutrient leaching from compost and tillage amended simulated residential landscapes. Journal of Environmental Quality 42(1): doi:10.2134/jeq2012.0098.
  • Nelson, N.O. and A.L. Shober. 2012. Evaluation of phosphorus indices after twenty years of science and development. Journal of Environmental Quality 41(6):1703-1710. doi: 10.2134/jeq2012.0342
  • *Marriott, J.M, A.L. Shober, P. Monaghan, and C. Wiese. 2012. Evaluation of equine owner and manager awareness of nutrient management and conservation techniques on small farms. Journal of Extension 50(5): Article 5RIB4.
  • *Shurberg, G., A.L. Shober, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, G.W. Knox, K.A. Moore, and M.C. Giurcanu. 2012. Growth and quality response of five landscape-grown herbaceous perennials to nitrogen fertilization at five rates. HortTechnology 22(6): 787-797.
  • Carey, R.O., G.J. Hochmuth, C.J. Martinez, T.H. Boyer, V.D. Nair., M.D. Dukes, G.S. Toor, A.L. Shober, J.L. Cisar, L.E. Trenholm, and J.B. Sartain. 2012. Regulatory and resource management practices for urban watersheds: The Florida experience. HortTechnology 22(4): 418-429.
  • Carey, R.O., G.J. Hochmuth, C.J. Martinez, T.H. Boyer, V.D. Nair., M.D. Dukes, G.S. Toor, A.L. Shober, J.L. Cisar, L.E. Trenholm, and J.B. Sartain. 2012. A review of turfgrass fertilizer management practices: Implications for urban water quality. HortTechnology 22(3): 280-291.
  • *Shurberg, G., A.L. Shober, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, G.W. Knox, K.A. Moore, and M.C. Giurcanu. 2012. Response of landscape-grown warm- and cool-season annuals to nitrogen fertilization at five rates. HortTechnology 22 (3): 368-375.
  • Shober, A.L., C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, C.D. Stanley, and B.K. Harbaugh. 2011. Plant performance and nutrient losses during containerized shrub production using composted dairy manure solids as a peat substitute in substrate. HortTechnology 21(2): 240-245.
  • *Loper, S., A.L. Shober, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, C.D. Stanley and E.F. Gilman. 2010. Organic soil amendment and tillage affect soil quality and plant performance in simulated residential landscapes. HortScience 45(10): 1522-1528.
  • Shober, A.L., G.C. Denny, and T.K. Broschat. 2010. Management of fertilizers and water for ornamental plants in urban landscapes: Current practices and impacts on water resources in Florida. HortTechnology 20(1): 94-106.
  • Shober, A.L., K.A. Moore, C. Wiese, S.M. Scheiber, E. F. Gilman and M. Paz. 2010. Native and non-native shrub species post-transplant performance under low volume irrigation in three hardiness zones. HortTechnology 20(4): 751-757.
  • Shober, A.L., C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, C.D. Stanley, B.K. Harbaugh, and J. Chen. 2010. Plant performance and nutrient losses during containerized bedding plant production using composted dairy manure solids as a peat substitute in substrate. HortScience 45(10): 1516-1521.
  • White, J.W., F.J. Coale, J.T. Sims, and A.L. Shober. 2010. Phosphorus runoff from waste water treatment biosolids and poultry litter applied to agricultural soils. Journal of Environmental Quality 39(1): 314-323.
  • Gilman, E.F., C.L. Wiese, M. Paz, A.L. Shober, S.M. Scheiber, K.A. Moore, and M.M. Brennan. 2009. Effects of irrigation volume and frequency on shrub establishment in the landscape. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 27(3): 149-154.
  • Shober, A.L., S. Davis, M.D. Dukes, G.C. Denny, and S.G. Park Brown. 2009. Performance of Florida landscape plants when irrigated by ET-based controllers and time-based methods. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 27(4): 251-256.
  • Shober, A.L. and J.T. Sims. 2009. Evaluating phosphorus release from biosolids and manure amended soils under reducing conditions. Journal of Environmental Quality 38(1): 309-319.
  • Shober, A.L., K.A. Moore, C. Wiese, S.M. Scheiber, E. F. Gilman, M. Paz, M.M. Brennan and S. Vyapari. 2009. Irrigation frequency affects growth of sweet viburnum during landscape establishment in three hardiness zones. HortScience 44(6): 1683-1687.
  • Wiese, C.L., A.L. Shober, E.F. Gilman, M. Paz, K.A. Moore, S.M. Scheiber, M.M. Brennan and S. Vyapari. 2009. Effects of irrigation frequency during establishment on the growth of Ilex cornuta ‘Burfordii Nana’ and Pittosporum tobira ‘Variegata’. HortScience 44(5):1438-1443.
  • Shober, A.L., G.L. Leibee, and M.L. Kok-Yokomi. 2008. Response of Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum ‘Ruby’ to foliar applications of micronutrient fertilizers and miticide. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 26(4):235-238.
  • Shober, A.L. and J.T. Sims. 2007. Integrating phosphorus source and soil properties into risk assessments for phosphorus loss. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71: 551-560.
  • Shober, A.L., R.C. Stehouwer, and K.E. MacNeal. 2007. Chemical fractionation of trace elements in biosolids-amended soils and correlation with trace elements in crop tissue. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38: 1029-1046.
  • Kleinman, P.J., D. Sullivan, A. Wolf, R. Brandt, Z. Dou, H. Elliott, J. Kovar, A. Leytem, R. Maguire, P. Moore, L. Saporito, A. Sharpley, A. Shober, J.T. Sims, G. Toor, J. Toth, H. Zhang, and T. Zhang. 2007. Selection of a water extractable phosphorus test for manure and biosolids as an indicator of runoff loss potential. Journal of Environmental Quality 36:1357-1367.
  • Shober, A.L., D.L. Hesterberg, J.T. Sims and S. Gardner. 2006. Characterization phosphorus species in biosolids and manures using XANES spectroscopy. Journal of Environmental Quality 35(6):1983-1993.
  • Shober, A.L. and J.T. Sims. 2003. Phosphorus restrictions for land application of biosolids: Current status and future trends. Journal of Environmental Quality 32(6):1955-1964.
  • Shober, A.L., R.C. Stehouwer, and K.E. MacNeal. 2003. On-farm assessment of biosolids effects on soil and crop tissue quality. Journal of Environmental Quality 32(5):1873-1880.

 

Peer-Reviewed Extension Publications

 

  • Shober, A.L. 2015. Delaware gardener’s guide to lawn and landscape fertilizers. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. (In review)
  • Shober, A.L. 2015. Phosphorus cycling in the agricultural landscape. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/phosphorus-cycling-in-the-agricultural-landscape/
  • Shober, A.L. 2015. Nitrogen cycling in agriculture. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/nitrogen-cycling-in-agriculture/
  • Shober, A.L., S.Y. Riggi, and R. Rothweiler. 2015. Temporary field storage of poultry litter. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/temporary-field-storage-of-poultry-litter/
  • Shober, A.L. and R. W. Taylor. 2015. Estimating yield goal for crops. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheet/estimating-yield-goal-for-crops/
  • Shober, A.L. and R. W. Taylor. 2014. Nitrogen management for soybean. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheet/nitrogen-management-for-soybean/
  • Shober, A.L. 2013. Defining high P soils in Delaware. University of Delaware, Newark, DE.http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/defining-high-p-soils-in-delaware/
  • Shober, A.L., K.L. Gartley, and J.T. Sims. 2013. Nitrogen management for corn in Delaware: The pre-sidedress nitrate test. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheets/nitrogen-management-for-corn-in-delaware-the-pre-sidedress-nitrate-test/
  • Shober, A.L. and S.Y. Riggi. 2013. Understanding the requirements of the Delaware nutrient management act. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheet/understanding-the-requirements-of-the-delaware-nutrient-management-law/
  • Shober, A.L., J.T. Sims, and K.L. Gartley. 2013. Interpreting soil phosphorus and potassium tests. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheet/interpreting-soil-phosphorus-and-potassium-tests/
  • Shober, A.L. and J.T. Sims. 2013. Soil management options based on the phosphorus site index. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheet/soil-management-options-based-on-the-phosphorus-site-index/
  • Shober, A.L., J.T. Sims, and A.B. Leytem. 2013. Phosphorus management strategies for Delaware’s agricultural soils: The phosphorus site index. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheet/phosphorus-management-strategies-for-delawares-agricultural-soils-the-phosphorus-site-index/
  • Shober, A.L., J.T. Sims, and J.L. Walls. 2012. Phosphorus removal by Delaware crops. University of Delaware, Newark, DE. http://extension.udel.edu/factsheet/phosphorus-removal-by-delaware-crops/
  • Shober, A.L., L.R. Ellis, E.A. Hanlon, and C. Wiese. 2011. Engaging youth in the environment through the Florida land judging program. EDIS Document SL362/SS563. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS563.
  • Shober, A.L., L.R. Ellis, E.A. Hanlon, and C. Wiese. 2011. Rules and scorecard grading policies for the annual Florida 4-H/FFA land judging contest. EDIS Document SL144/SS195. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS195.
  • Shober, A.L., G. Hochmuth, and C. Wiese. 2011. An overview of nutrient budgets for use in nutrient management planning. EDIS Document SL361/SS562. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS562.
  • Sewards, J. and A.L. Shober. 2011. Improving the health of declining loropetalum in the home landscape. EDIS Document SL354/SS556. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS556.
  • Shober, A.L., C. Wiese and G.C. Denny. 2011. Soil pH and the home landscape or garden. EDIS Document SL256/SS480. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS480.
  • Shober, A.L. and C. Wiese. 2010. Preplant soil assessment for new residential landscapes in Florida. SL322/SS534. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss534.
  • Shober, A.L. and G.C. Denny. 2010. Identifying nutrient deficiencies in ornamental plants. SL318/SS530. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss530.
  • Shober, A.L. and G.C. Denny. 2010. Soil compaction in the urban landscape. SL317/SS529. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss529.
  • Shober, A.L. 2009. Drinking water source protection in the Tampa Bay Region: A guide for government officials. SL312/SS524. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS524.
  • Shober, A.L. 2009. Drinking water source protection in the Tampa Bay Region: A guide for homeowners. SL280/SS493. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS493.
  • Shober, A.L. and R.S. Mylavarapu. 2009. Soil sampling and testing for the home landscape or vegetable garden. EDIS Document SL281/SS494. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/document_ss494.
  • Gilman, E.F., A.L. Shober, K.A. Moore, C. Wiese, M. Paz, S.M. Scheiber. 2009. Establishing shrubs in Florida landscapes. EDIS Document ENH1130/EP391. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/EP391.
  • Gilman, E.F., A.L. Shober, K. Moore, C. Wiese, M. Paz. 2009. Planting shrubs in Florida landscapes. EDIS Document ENH1129/EP390. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/EP390.
  • Trenholm, L.E. and A.L. Shober. 2009. Preparing to plant a Florida lawn. EDIS Document ENH02/LH012. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/document_lh012.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Soil drainage and water holding capacity. EDIS Document SL272/MG453. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG453.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Organisms in the soil. EDIS Document SL271/MG452. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG452.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Soil physical properties. EDIS Document SL268/MG451. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG451.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Soil fertility. EDIS Document SL267/MG450. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG450.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: The Florida gardener’s guide to landscape fertilizers. EDIS Document SL266/MG448. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG448.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Tackling soil salinity in the home landscape. EDIS Document SL262/MG447. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG447.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Phosphorus in the home landscape. EDIS Document SL261/MG446. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG446.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: The soil profile and soil classification. EDIS Document SL260/MG445. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG445.
  • Shober, A.L. 2008. Nitrogen in the home landscape. EDIS Document SL254/SS479. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS479.
  • Shober, A.L. and T.A. Obreza. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Soil formation in Florida. EDIS Document SL274/MG455. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG455.
  • Shober, A.L. and G.S. Toor. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Urban soils and their management issues. EDIS Document SL276/MG456. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG456.
  • Dukes, M.D., L.E. Trenholm, E. Gilman, C.J. Martinez, J.L. Cisar, T.H. Yeager, A. Shober and G. Denny. 2008. Frequently asked questions about landscape irrigation for Florida-friendly landscaping ordinances. EDIS Document ENH1114/WQ142. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/document_wq142.
  • Loper, S. and A.L. Shober. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Glossary of soil and fertilizer terms. EDIS Document SL277/MG457. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG457.
  • Toor, G.S., and A.L. Shober. 2008. Soils and fertilizers for Master Gardeners: Soil organic matter and organic amendments. EDIS Document SL273/MG454. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG454.
  • Trenholm, L., E. Momol, A. Shober, G. Denny and T. Nell. 2008. Frequently asked questions about Florida-friendly landscaping. EDIS Document ENH1113/WQ144. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/document_wq144.
  • Shober, A.L., and G. Leibee. 2007. Strategies to control Loropetalum decline in Central Florida. EDIS Document SL255/SS477. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SS477.
  • Knox, G.W., S.M. Scheiber, L. Trenholm, A. Shober, K.A. Moore, M. Paz, and E.F. Gilman. 2007. Coping with drought in the landscape. EDIS Document ENH70/MG026. University of Florida – IFAS, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG026. (Out of print)

 

Conference Proceedings

Rainey, D.P., A.L. Shober, and G. Shurberg. 2012. Soil profile variability in an established residential community. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society. 125: 343-347.
Moore, K.A. and A.L. Shober. 2009. Effects of organic soil amendments and irrigation frequency on shrub growth during establishment. Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society. 122: 394-398 (Refereed).
Shurberg, G., G.C. Denny and A.L. Shober. 2009. Validating nitrogen requirements for Florida landscape plants – Warm season bedding plants. SNA Research Conference. 54: 272-288. Available at: http://www.sna.org/content/2009_Complete_proceedings_1.pdf
Stehouwer, R.C. and A.L. Shober. 2003. Effects of agronomic biosolids utilization on soil quality. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEF/AWWA/CWEA Joint Residuals and Biosolids Management 2003, pp. 1236-1253.

Courses Taught

SWS 3022L, Introduction to Soils and the Environment Lab, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC, Plant City, Spring 2007, 2009, 2010

Graduate Student Advising

PhD Students: 2 total
MS Students (Thesis): 7 total
MS Students (Professional): 5 total

Grants and Contracts

2015
Combining Electrical Resistivity Imaging and Conservative Tracers to Characterize Subsurface Phosphorus Losses from Drained Soils (PI). 2015 Funding Requested: $190,155. Funding agency: USDA Agricultural Food and Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program. (Pending)
Targeted Conservation Contracts to Enhance Agricultural Best Management Practices: Incorporating Heterogeneity and Predicting Additionality (Co-PI). 2015. Grant Value: $499,996. Funding agency: USDA Agricultural Food and Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program.
Nutrient Management Education Program (PI). 2015. Grant Value: $120,000. Funding agency: Delaware Department of Agriculture.
Trends in Soil Test Phosphorous and Sorption Capacity following Long-term Application of Poultry Litter and Commercial Fertilizers. 2014. Grant value: $32,495. Funding agency: Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board.

2014
Evaluation of Seeding Rate and Method on Establishment of Cover Crops in Delaware. 2014. Grant Value: $64,000. Funding Agency: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Combining electrical resistivity imaging and conservative tracer tests to characterize and model subsurface phosphorus losses in ditch-drained Delmarva soils. 2014. Grant Value: $25,194. Funding Agency: Delmarva Land Grant Universities.
Nutrient Management Education Program (PI). 2014. Grant Value: $120,000. Funding agency: Delaware Department of Agriculture.
Trends in Soil Test Phosphorous and Sorption Capacity following Long-term Application of Poultry Litter and Commercial Fertilizers. 2014. Grant value: $13,650. Funding agency: Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board.
Evaluation of Fall Soil Nitrate Testing and Fertilization for Establishment of Small Grains and Alternative Cover Crops under Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Conditions on Delmarva. 2014. Grant value: $8,050. Funding agency: Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board.

2013
Developing Best Management Practices to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution through Effective Ditch Management (PI). 2013. Grant value: $209,357. Funding agency: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Quantifying the Effects of Irrigation and Fertigation on Nutrient Use Efficiency in Corn (PI). 2013. Grant value: $295,170. Funding agency: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
The SAM Initiative: Achieving Subsurface Application of Manures in the Chesapeake Bay Basin (Co-PI). 2013. Grant Value: $131,154 UD subaward ($821,384 total award). Funding agency: USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant.
Integrated Nutrient Management for High Yielding Corn in a Poultry-Grain Production System (Co-PI). 2013. Grant value: $21,995 UD Subaward ($89,979 total award). Funding agency: Farm Pilot Project Coordination.
Nutrient Management Education Program (PI). 2013. Grant Value: $101,000. Funding agency: Delaware Department of Agriculture.
†Improving Nitrogen Rate Recommendations for Irrigated Corn in Delaware (PI). Grant Value: $25,997. Agency: Delaware Department of Agriculture.

2012
†Nutrient Management Education Program (PI). Grant Value: $100,000. Agency: Delaware Department of Agriculture.
†Refining and harmonizing phosphorus indices in the Chesapeake Bay region to improve critical source area identification and to address nutrient management priorities (Co-PI). Grant Value: $138,397 (UD portion). Agency: USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant
Development of landscape fertilizer BMPs for long-term urban sustainability: Phase II (PI). Grant value: $274,429. Funding Agency: Southwest Florida Water Management District

2011
Evaluation of nutrient leaching from mixed landscapes (PI). Grant value: $5,000. Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association
Turfgrass establishment irrigation for southwest Florida (Co-PI). Grant value: $404,203. Funding Agency: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Study on low-growing turf varieties to reduce roadside mowing, use of fertilizer and improve erosion control on slopes (Co-PI). Grant Value: $99,594. Funding Agency: Florida Department of Transportation

2010
Evaluation of nutrient leaching from mixed landscapes (PI). Grant value: $75,000. Funding Agency: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Evaluating compost and lime effects on soil organic matter, soil microbial communities and the control of Fusarium wilt in commercial tomato grown in Florida’s sandy soils (PI). Grant value: $14,955. Funding Agency: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Low cost stormwater treatment structures demonstration and education (PI). Grant value: $42,359. Funding Agency: Southern Regional Water Program (USDA-NIFA)
Changing residential landscape practices for water quality and conservation in the Southern Region (PI). Grant value: $44,980. Funding Agency: Southern Regional Water Program (USDA-NIFA)
Southeastern tool for resource preservation kit (Co-PI). Grant value: $34,899. Funding Agency: Southern Regional Water Program (USDA-NIFA)
Landscape perceptions & behaviors: Initial soil characterization & irrigation water analysis (PI). Grant value: $20,000. Funding Agency: University of Central Florida Stormwater Academy
Florida’s 4-H2O Ambassadors protect water resources, one child at a time (PI). Grant value: $11,400. Funding Agency: UF/IFAS Extension Enhancement Grant
Soil science education for Florida 4-H (PI). Grant value: $3,050. Funding Agency: Florida 4-H Foundation

2009
Development of landscape fertilizer BMPs for long-term urban sustainability: Phase I (PI). Grant value: $81,250. Funding Agency: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Evaluation of soil physical and chemical properties at newly constructed residential home sites to improve plant growth and environmental quality (PI). Grant value: $5,000. Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association
Validation of nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for Florida landscape plants (PI). Grant value: $5,000. Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association

2008
Effects of organic matter and tillage on plant establishment and nutrient losses in a residential landscape (PI). Grant value: $5,000. Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association
Validation of nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for Florida landscape plants (Co-PI). Grant value: $5,000. Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association
Tampa Bay Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (PI). Grant Value: $4,800. Funding Agency: Tampa Bay Water

2007
Linking terrestrial nutrients to red tide incidences in the Tampa Bay (Co-PI). Grant Value: $49,912. Funding Agency: University of Florida Research Innovation Grant Fund
Organic matter and irrigation frequency effects during shrub establishment (Co-PI). Grant value: $5,000. Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association

2006
Evaluation and demonstration of evapotranspiration-based controllers (Co-PI). Grant value: $70,875. Funding Agency: Hillsborough County Water Resources Department
Use of composted cow manure (cowpeat) as a substitute for Canadian peat or Florida peat for flowering ornamentals and landscape plant production and establishment in the landscape (Co-PI). Grant value: $200,000. Funding Agency: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Protocol for water needs of shrubs during establishment (Co-PI). Grant value: $350,000. Funding Agency: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Professional Activities and Affiliations

American Society of Agronomy (ASA)

  • Chair – Nutrient Loss and Assessment Community (2013-2014)
  • Vice chair – Nutrient Loss and Assessment Community (2010-2012)
  • Associate editor – Journal of Environmental Quality (2010-present)
  • Chair – Graduate School Workshop Committee (2008-2010)
  • Member – Graduate School Workshop Committee (2006-2008)

American Society of Horticultural Sciences (ASHS)
Hillsborough River Watershed Alliance

  • Board member (2007-present)

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

  • Marion & Chrystie Jackson Soil Science Award Committee chair (2010)

Southern Extension Research Activity (SERA-17) – Phosphorus Workgroup

  • Annual meeting organizer (2011)
  • Best management practice workgroup member (2007-present)
  • Soil/manure testing workgroup member (2003-2007)

Southern Regional Water Quality Program (USDA-NIFA)

    • Youth team member (2010-present)
    • Watershed Restoration and Education team member (2008-present)
    • Nutrient Management team member (2008-present)

Awards and Distinctions

ASA Environmental Quality Section Inspiring Young Scientist Award (2011)
Florida State Horticultural Society (FSHS) Ornamental, Garden & Landscape Best Paper Award (2010)
Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, Journal of Environmental Quality, ASA-CSSA-SSSA (2008)
Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist, US Office of Personnel Management (2006)
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, American Society of Agronomy – Northeastern Branch (2006)
J. Fielding Reed/Potash and Phosphate Institute (PPI) Fellowship (2005)
Hazel Burgett Endowed Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award (2004 – 2005)
Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation, 2nd place, NEBASA Annual Meetings. Bordentown, NJ (2004)
Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality Ph. D. Fellowship Recipient (2002-2005)
Gerald T. Gentry Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, Pennsylvania State University (2002)
Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation, 3rd place, NEBASA Annual Meetings. University of Rhode Island (2001)