Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

The UW-Madison Organic Agriculture Research Program is focused broadly on organic agricultural production, including vegetables, row crops and pastures. On this page you can find a (relatively) up to date listing of our program’s peer-reviewed publications.

Lyon, A.H., W.F. Tracy, J. Zystro, and E.M. Silva. 2019. Using adaptability analysis in a participatory variety trial of organic vegetable crops. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. Firstview 1-17.

Silva, E.M., J. Klink, E. McKinney, J. Price, P. Deming, H. Rivedal, and J. Colquhoun. 2019. Attitudes of university campus dining customers towards sustainability-related food values. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. Firstview 1-6.

Silva, E.M. and L. Vereecke. 2019. Optimizing organic cover crop-based rotational tillage systems for early soybean growth. Organic Agriculture. Firstview 1-11.

Silva, E. M. and M. Tchamitchian. 2018. Long-term systems experiments and long-term agricultural research sites as tools in agroecological research and design. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 42:1-9.  

Weil, R., E.M. Silva, J. Hendrickson, and P.D. Mitchell. 2017. Time and technique studies for assessing labor productivity on diversified organic vegetable farms. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. 7:129-148.

Silva, E.M. and K. Delate. 2017. A decade of progress in organic cover crop-based reduced tillage practices in the Upper Midwestern USA. Agriculture. 7:44.

Vincent-Caboud, L., J. Peigné, M. Casagrande, and E.M. Silva. 2017. Overview of organic cover crop – based no tillage technique in Europe: Farmers’ practices and research challenges. Agriculture. Agriculture. 7:42.

Liang, D., F. Sun, M. Wattiaux, V. Cabrera, J. Hedtcke, and E.M. Silva.  2017. Effect of feeding strategies and cropping systems on greenhouse gases emission from Wisconsin certified organic dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science. 7:5957-5973.

Silva, E.M. and V.M. Moore. 2017. Cover Crops as an Agroecological Practice on Organic Vegetable Farms in Wisconsin, USA. Sustainability. 9:55-70.

Silva, E.M., J. Hendrickson, P.D. Mitchell, and E. Bietila. 2016. From the Field: A Participatory Approach to Assess Labor Inputs on Organic Diversified Vegetable Farms in the Upper Midwestern United States. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. Firstview 1-6.

Moore. V.M., P.D. Mitchell, and E.M. Silva. 2016. Cover Crop Adoption and Intensity on Wisconsin’s Organic Vegetable Farms. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 40:693-713.

Bietila, E., E.M Silva, A. Pfeiffer, and J. Colquhoun. 2016.  Cover Crop-based No-Till Production Impacts Potato, Bell Pepper, and Snap Bean Production in Wisconsin. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 32:349-357.

West, J.R., M.D. Ruark, A.J. Bussan, J.B. Colquhoun, and E.M. Silva. 2016. Organic nutrient and weed management on loamy sand soil under sweet corn production. Agronomy Journal. 108:758-769. doi:10.2134/agronj2015.0393

Pfeiffer, A.C., E.M. Silva, and J. Colquhoun. 2015. Living Mulch Cover Crops on Small Parcels for Weed Control in Urban and Small-Scale Applications. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 31:309-317.

Lyon, A., E.M. Silva, M. Bell, and J. Zystro. 2015. Seed and Plant Breeding for Wisconsin’s Organic Vegetable Sector: Understanding Farmers’ Needs and Practices. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 39:601-624.

Silva, E.M., R. Claypool, J. Munsch, J. Hendrickson, P. Mitchell, and J. Mills. 2014. Veggie Compass: A spreadsheet-based tool to calculate cost‐of‐production for diversified organic vegetable farmers.  HortTechnology 24:394-402.

Silva, E.M. 2014. Management of five fall-sown cover crops for organic no-till production in the Upper Midwest. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 38:748-763.

Silva, E.M., F. Dong, P.D. Mitchell, and J. Hendrickson. 2014. Impact of marketing channels on perceptions of quality of life and profitability of Wisconsin’s organic vegetable farmers. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 30:428-438.

Pfeiffer, A., E. Silva, and J. Colquhoun. 2014. Innovation in urban agricultural practices: responding to diverse production environments. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 29:1-14.

Silva, E.M. and G. Muller. 2013. Creating a Collaborative, Hands-on Program to Teach High School Students Organic Farming, HortTechnology 23:376‐381.

Bruner, L., D.J. Eakes, G.J. Keever, J.W. Baier, C. Stuart Whitman, P.R. Knight,  J.E. Altland, and E.M. Silva. 2008. Butterfly Feeding Preferences of Lantana camara Cultivars and Lantana montevidensis ‘Weeping Lavender’ in the Landscape and Nectar Characteristics.  Journal of Environmental Horticulture 26(1):9–18.

Falk, C., E. Silva, and P. Pao. 2006. From the Classroom to the Community: An Integrated Method for Research and Teaching of Organic Production. Revista Mexicana de Agronegocios. 19:1-­‐16.  In English and Spanish.

Silva, E.M., B. B. Dean, and L. K. Hiller. 2004. Patterns of floral nectar production of onion (Allium cepa L.) and the effects of environmental conditions. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129: 299-­‐302.

Silva, E.M., B. B. Dean, and L.K. Hiller. 2003. Honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) foraging in response to pre-conditioning with onion flower scent compounds. J. Econ. Entomol. 96(5): 1510-1513.

Silva, E.M. and B. B. Dean. 2000. The effect of nectar composition and nectar concentration on honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) visitations to hybrid onion flowers. J. Econ. Entomol. 93(4): 1216-­‐1221.