Rao S. Mylavarapu
Soil and Nutrient Management
Soil Testing Lab (ESTL/ARL)
DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH AREAS
Management of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Wastes
Remediation of Contaminated Soils, Waters, and Aquifers
Soil Quality/Ecosystem Services
Focuses on extension and research programs in soil and nutrient management. Directs Extension Soil Testing Lab and Analytical Research Lab.
Worthington, C.M., K.M. Portier, J.M. White, R.S. Mylavarapu, T.A. Obreza, W.M. Stall, and C.M. Hutchinson. 2007. Yield and quality of 'Atlantic' potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) produced under alternative nitrogen sources and leaching irrigation treatments. American Journal of Potato Research. Accepted.
Cohen, M. Mylavarapu, R.S., Lee. W.S. and Clark, M. 2007. Reflectance Spectroscopy for Routine Agronomic Soil Analyses. Soil Science. Accepted.
Osmond, D. M. Cabrera, S. Feagley, G. Hardee, C. Mitchell, P. Moore, R. Mylavarapu, J. Oldham, J. Stevens, W. Thom, F. Walker, and H. Zhang. 2006. Comparing Southern Phosphorus Indices. Journal of Soil & Water Conservation. J. Soil & Water Conservation. 61(6):325-337.
Munoz, F., Mylavarapu, S. Hutchinson, C. M. Portier, K.M. 2006. Root Distribution under Seepage-Irrigated Potatoes in Northeast Florida. American J. of Potato Research. 83:453-462.
Mylavarapu, R.S. and V.L. Quisenberry. 2005. Spatial Distribution of Drainage from Uniform Soil Columns. Soil Science. 170(1):38-46.
Munoz, F., R.S. Mylavarapu and C.M. Hutchinson. 2005. Environmentally Responsible Potato Production Systems- A Review. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 28:1287-1309.
Mylavarapu, R.S., J.P.Smith and F. Munoz. 2005. Soil and Nutrient Management Influences on Collards Nutrition. HortTechnology. 15(1):7-12.
Sotomayor, D.R., G.A. Martinez, O. Santana, R.S. Mylavarapu and J. L. Guzman.2004. Phosphorus soil tests for environmental assessment in sub-tropical soils. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 35 (11&12):1485-1503.
Zinati, G.M., Y. Li, H.H. Bryan, R. Mylavarapu and M. Codallo. 2004. Distribution and fractionation of phosphorus, cadmium, nickel, and lead in calcareous soils amended with composts. J. Environ. Sci. Health. B39(1):209-223.
Mylavarapu, R.S. 2003. Role of an Extension Soil Testing Program in the Development of Best Management Practices: A Florida Case Study. Journal of Extension, 45(4) pp9.
Lee, W.D., J.F. Sanchez, R.S. Mylavarapu and Choi. 2003. Evaluation of Soil Nutrient Levels Using Spectroscopy. Transactions of ASAE. 46(5):1443-1453.
Olczyk, T., Y.C. Li, E. Simonne and R. S. Mylavarapu. 2003. Reduced phosphorus fertilization effects on yield and quality of sweet corn grown on a calcareous soil. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. (in press)
Hutchinson, C.M. and R.S. Mylavarapu. 2003. Evaluation of nitrogen best management practices for potato production in northeast Florida. ACTA Horticulturae. (in press).
C. M. Hutchinson, Mylavarapu, R.S. and F. Munoz*. 2002. Nutrient Management for Successful Potato Production in Florida. Utilization of legumes in crop rotation programs to reduce nitrate leaching from potato production into the lower St. Johns River watershed. Proceedings Southern Soil Fertility Conference, Memphis, Oct 8-9, p78-82.
R. S. Mylavarapu, R.B. Brown, R. Nordstedt, S. Curry*, G. Hendricks, and S. Boetger. 2002. Nutrient Management Training for Third Party Vendor Certification in Florida. Proceedings Southern Soil Fertility Conference, Memphis, Oct 8-9, p83-85.
Mylavarapu, R.S. and C. M. Hutchinson. 2001. Utilization of legumes in crop rotation programs to reduce nitrate leaching from potato production into the lower St. Johns River watershed. Proceedings Southern Soil Fertility Conference, Memphis, Oct 9-10, p44-48.
Li, Y., S. O'Hair, R. Mylavarapu, T. Olczyk and M. Lamberts. 2000. Demonstration of phosphorus fertilizer management for potato grown in a calcareous soil. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 113:237-239.
Mylavarapu, R.S. 2000. Nutrient Management Activities in Florida. Proceedings of the 2000 Southern Soil Fertility Conference October 10-11, p128-133.
Soil and Water Science Department, 2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611
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