The following list of articles have been published in association with NCLE research scientists:

NCLE Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Research Publications

*New* Lasisi, A., W. Akinremi, M. Tenuta and D. Cattani. 2018. Below-ground plant biomass and nitrogen uptake of perennial forage grasses and annual crops fertilized with pig manures. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 268:xxx-xxx.

*New* Legesse, G., M.R.C. Cordeiro, K.H. Ominski, K.A. Beauchemin, R. Kroebel, E.J. McGeough, S. Pogue, T.A. McAllister. 2018.Water use intensity of Canadian beef production in 1981 as compared to 2011. Science of The Total Environment. 619–620: 1030-1039.

Legesse, G., K.H. Ominski, K.A. Beauchemin, S. Pfister, M. Martel, E. McGeough, A.Y. Hoekstra, R. Kroebel, M.R.C. Cordeiro and T. McAllister. 2017. Quantifying water use in ruminant production. J. Anim. Sci. 95:2001–2018 doi:10.2527/jas2017.1439

Wagner-Riddle, C., Congreves, K.A., Abalos, D., Berg, A.A., Brown, S.E., Ambadan, J.T., Xiaopeng, G. and M. Tenuta. 2017. Globally important nitrous oxide emissions from croplands induced by freeze–thaw cycles. Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/ngeo2907

Kumaragamage D., O.O. Akinremi and G.J. Racz. 2016. Comparison of nutrient and metal loadings with the application of swine manure slurries and their liquid separates to soils. J. Environ. Qual. 45:1769–1775.

Braman, M. Tenuta, M.H. Entz. 2016. Selected soil biological parameters measured in the 19th year of a long term organic-conventional comparison study in Canada. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 233: 343–351.

Eragoda Amarawansha, G., Kumaragamage, D., Flaten, D.N., Zvomuya, F. and Tenuta, M. 2015. Phosphorus mobilization from manure-amended and unamended alkaline soils to overlying water during simulated flooding. J. Environ. Qual. 44:1252-1262.

Sheppard, S.C., S. Bittman, K.H. Ominski, D. MacDonald, and B.D. Amiro. 2016. Changes in land, feed and manure management practices on beef operations in Canada between 2005 and 2011. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 96: 252-265.

Sheppard, S. C., Bittman, S., Donohoe, G., Flaten, D., Wittenberg, K. M., Small, J. A., Berthiaume, R., McAllister, T. A., Beauchemin, K. A., McKinnon, J., Amiro, B. D., MacDonald, D., Mattos, F. and Ominski, K. H. 2015. Beef cattle husbandry practices across Ecoregions of Canada in 2011. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 95: 305-321.

Kulshreshtha, S., M. Undi, J. Zhang, M. Ghorbani, K. Wittenberg, A. Stewart, E. Salvano, E. Kebreab and K. Ominski. 2015. Challenges and Opportunities in Estimating the Value of Goods and Services in Temperate Grasslands — A Case Study of Prairie Grasslands in Manitoba, Canada. Agroecology. Vytautas Pilipavicius (Ed.). 978-953-51-2130-5. Available from:

Rey, M., J. Rodriguez-Lecompte, M. Undi, T. Joseph, J. Morrison, A. Yitbarek, K. Wittenberg, R. Tremblay, G. Crow and K. Ominski. 2015. Efficacy of needle-free injection on antibody production against Clostridium chauvoei in beef calves under field conditions. Can Vet J. 56: 405-407.

Bernier, J.N, M. Undi, K.H. Ominski, G. Donohoe, M. Tenuta, D. Flaten, J.C. Plazier and K.M. Wittenberg. 2014. Nitrogen and phosphorus utilization and excretion by beef cows fed a low quality forage diet supplemented with dried distillers grains with solubles under thermal neutral and prolonged cold conditions. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 193:9‐20.

Olatuyi, S.O., D. Kumaragamage, O.O. Akinremi and L. Grieger. 2014. Heavy-metal fractions in solid and liquid separates of swine slurry separated using different technologies. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43: 1779-1789 doi:10.2134/jeq2014.02.0076.

Amiro, B., C. Rawluk and K. Wittenberg (eds.). Moving Toward Prairie Agriculture 2050. 2014. Greenpaper presented at the Annual Conference of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, Banff, AB, April 02, 2014.

Brewin, D.G. , M. Undi, S. Kulshreshtha, K. Wittenberg, M. Tenuta and K.H. Ominski. 2014. Integration of forage, beef, and hog production systems in Western Canada: An economic assessment. Agricultural Systems. 127: 1-8. Online at:

Plaizier, J.C., G. Legesse, K.H. Ominski and D. Flaten. 2014. Whole-farm budgets of phosphorus and potassium on dairy farms in Manitoba.Can. J. Anim. Sci. 94: 119-128.

Tkachuk, V., D. Krause, N. Knox, A. Hamm, F. Zvomuya, K. Ominski and T. McAllister. 2014. Targeted 16S rRNA high-throughput sequencing to characterize microbial communities during composting of livestock mortalities. J. Applied Micro. 116: 1181–1194 Doi: 10.1111/jam.12449.

Rey, M., M. Undi, J.C. Rodriguez-Lecompte, T. Joseph, J. Morrison, A. Yitbarek, K. Wittenberg, R. Tremblay, G.H. Crow and K.H. Ominski. 2013. A study of the effectiveness of a needle-free injection device compared with a needle and syringe used to vaccinate calves against bovine viral diarrhea and infectious bovine rhinotracheitis viruses. The Veterinary Journal. 198: 235–238.

Tkachuk, V.L., D.O. Krause, T.A. McAllister, K.E. Buckley, T. Reuter, S. Hendrick and K.H. Ominski. 2013. Assessing the inactivation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis during composting of livestock carcasses. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79: 3215-3224.

Ackerman, J.N., F. Zvomuya, N. Cicek and D. Flaten. 2013. Evaluation of manure-derived struvite as a phosphorus source for canola. Can. J. Plant Sci. 93: 419–424.

Jordaan, E.M., B. Rezania and N. Cicek. 2013. Chemical-free nutrient removal and recovery by crystallization. Water Science and Technology. 67: 2195-2201.

Briar, S.S., Barker, C,. Tenuta, M. and M.H. Entz. 2012. Soil nematode responses to crop management and conversion to native grasses. J. of Nematology. 44: 245–254.

Kirk, A. P., Entz, M. H., Fox, S. L. and M. Tenuta. 2011. Mycorrhizal colonization, P uptake and yield of older and modern wheats under organic management. Can. J. Plant Sci. 91: 663–667.

Turmel, M. S., Entz, M. H., Tenuta, H., May, W. E. and G.P. LaFond. 2011. The influence of a long-term black medic (Medicago lupulina cv. George) cover crop on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization and nutrient uptake in flax (Linum usitatissimum) under zero-tillage management. Can. J. Plant Sci. 91: 1071-1076.

Wilson, C.M., Undi, M. Tenuta, D. Tremorin, L. Coppi, K. Wittenberg, and K. Ominski. 2011. Utilization of liquid hog manure to fertilize grasslands in southeast Manitoba: Impact of application timing and forage harvest strategy on nutrient utilization and accumulation. Nutr. Cycl Agroecosyst 91:155–171.

Berard, N.C., Y. Wang, K.M. Wittenberg, D.O. Krause, B.E. Coulman, T.A. McAllister and K.H. Ominski. 2011. Condensed tannin concentrations found in vegetative and mature forage legumes grown in western Canada. Can. J. Plant Sci. 91: 669-675.

Wohlgemut, O., N. Cicek, J. Oleszkiewicz and R. Sparling. 2011. Co-digestion of hog manure with glycerol to boost biogas and methane production. Transactions of the ASABE 54: 723-727.

Rawluk, C. 2010. Working Together for Whole-System Sustainability in Agriculture. AIC Sustainable Futures: Innovation in Agriculture. Pages 13-16.

Jordaan, E.M., J. Ackerman and N. Cicek. 2010. Phosphorus removal from anaerobically digested swine wastewater through struvite precipitation. Water Science and Technology 61(12): 3228–3234

Yang, Y., E.G. Kiarie, B.A. Slominski, A. Brûlé-Babel and C.M. Nyachoti. 2010. Amino acid and fiber digestibility, intestinal bacterial profile and enzyme activity in growing pigs fed dried distillers’ grains with solubles-based diets. J. Anim. Sci. 88:3304-3312.

Welsh, C., M. Tenuta, D. N. Flaten, J. R. Thiessen-Martens, and M. H. Entz. 2009. High yielding organic crop management decreases plant-available but not recalcitrant soil phosphorus. Agron. J. 101:1027–1035.

Emiola A., O.O. Akinremi, B. Slominski and C.M. Nyachoti. 2009. Nutrient utilization and manure P excretion in growing pigs fed corn-barley-soybean based diets supplemented with microbial phytase. Animal Science Journal 80: 19-26.

Berard, N.C., R. Holley, T. McAllister, K. Ominski, K. Wittenberg, K. Bouchard, J. Bouchard and D.O. Krause. 2009. Potential to reduce Escherichia coli shedding in cattle feces by using sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) forage, tested in vitro and in vivo. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75:1074-1079.

Kebreab, E., J. France, R.P. Kwakkel, S. Leeson, H. Darmani Kuhi and J. Dijkstra. 2008. Development and evaluation of a dynamic model of calcium and phosphorus flows in layers. Poultry Science 88: 680-689.

Holley, R., J. Walkty, B. Blank, M. Tenuta, K. Ominski, D. Krause and L.K. Ng. 2008. Examination of Salmonella and Escherichia coli translocation from hog manure to forage, soil and cattle grazed on the hog manure-treated pasture. Journal of Environmental Quality 37:2083-2092.

Conn, K.L., M. Tenuta and G. Lazarovits. 2008. Liquid swine manure can kill Verticillium dahliae microsclerotia in soil by volatile fatty acid, nitrous oxide and ammonia toxicity. Phytopathology 95: 28-35.

Wiens, M.J., M.H. Entz, C. Wilson and K.H. Ominski. 2008. Energy requirements for transport and surface application of liquid pig manure in Manitoba, Canada. Agricultural Systems 98: 74-81.

Mahran, A., M. Tenuta, M.L. Hanson and F. Daayf. 2008. Mortality of Pratylenchus penetrans by volatile fatty acids from liquid hog manure. Journal of Nematology 40: 119-126.

Undi, M., C. Wilson, K.H. Ominski and K.M. Wittenberg. 2008. Comparison of techniques for estimation of forage dry matter intake by grazing beef cattle. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 88: 693-701.