Jeffrey White

Dr Jeffrey White Soil Productivity, Nutrient Management-Water Quality, and Remote Sensing

Dr Jeffrey White
Soil Productivity, Nutrient
Management-Water Quality,
and Remote Sensing

Associate Professor
Soil Productivity, Nutrient Management-Water Quality, and Remote Sensing

 

3207 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7620

Office Phone: 919.515.2389
Email: jeff_white@ncsu.edu

 

 

Specialty: Soil Productivity, Nutrient Management-Water Quality, and Remote Sensing

Research interests include site-specific soil fertility, productivity, and nutrient management for precision agriculture and land application of biosolids, with an emphasis on remote sensing and related geospatial technologies. Current research aims to characterize soil spatial variability and determine its effects on crop productivity and on the environmental impacts of agriculture and land application of biosolids on soil and water quality. In principle, nutrient-use efficiency and environmental stewardship can be improved by tailoring management to accommodate natural and anthropogenic soil spatial variability. Other research includes studies on: crop productivity, soil moisture relationships, and soil physical properties in different tillage systems; the effects of biochar on crop productivity and soil physical and chemical properties; and the use of aerial and satellite remote sensing (passive microwave radiometry and radar) to estimate soil moisture. A variety of remote sensing techniques such as ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction measurement of soil electrical conductivity are being used to characterize soils and manage them for agriculture and wetland restoration. Previous research has included studies of the effects of tillage and fertilization timing on N-use efficiency in corn, relationships between soil spatial variability and sweetpotato production, soil micronutrient mapping using geostatistics and GIS, and Farming Systems Research in Burundi (Africa).

 

Publications

Research – Refereed Journals

  • Jameson, M., J.G. White, D.L. Osmond, and T. Aziz (in press) Determination of Biosolids Phosphorus Solubility and Its Relationship to Wastewater Treatment. Water Environment Research.
  • Bordeaux, C., Grossman, J.M. White, J., Pietrosemoli-Castagni, S., Osmond, D., Poore, M. 2014. Effects of rotational infrastructure within pasture-raised pig operations on ground cover, soil nutrient distribution, and bulk density In Review. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69 (2) 120-130.
  • Meijer, A.D., J.L. Heitman, J.G. White, R.E. Austin. 2012. Measuring erosion in long-term tillage plots using ground-based lidar. Soil and Tillage Research, 126:1-10
  • Pan, Weinan, R. P. Boyles, J. G. White, J. L. Heitman, 2012: Characterizing Soil Physical Properties for Soil Moisture Monitoring with the North Carolina Environment and Climate Observing Network. /J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol./, *29*, 933–943. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00104.1
  • Ewing, J., M.J. Vepraskas, S.W. Broome, and J.G. White.2012. Differences in Wetland Soil Chemical Soil Properties after 15, 20, and 30 Years of Drainage and Agricultural Production. Geoderma 179–180:73-80
  • Sripada, R.P., D.C. Farrer, R. Weisz, R.W. Heiniger, and J.G. White. 2007. Aerial Color Infrared Photography to Optimize In-Season Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations in Winter Wheat. Agron. Journal. 99: 1424-1435.
  • Wall, D.P., R. Weisz, C.R. Crozier, R.W. Heiniger and J.G. White. 2010. Variability of the Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test across Time and Sampling Depth. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74: 2089-2100.
  • Duffera, M., J.G. White, and R.W. Weisz. 2007. Spatial variability of southeastern U.S. coastal plain soil physical properties: Implications for site-specific management. Geoderma 137: 327–339.
  • Hong. N., J.G. White, R. Weisz, M.L. Gumpertz, M.G. Duffera, and D.K. Cassel. 2007. Groundwater nitrate spatial and temporal patterns and correlations: Influence of natural controls and nitrogen management. Vadose Zone Journal 6:53–66.
  • Weisz, R., R. P. Sripada, R.W. Heiniger, J.G. White, and D.C. Farrer. 2007. In-Season Tissue Testing to Optimize Soft Red Winter Wheat Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates: Influence of Wheat Biomass. Agron. J. 99:511-520.
  • Williams, J.D., C.R. Crozier, J.G. White, R.P. Sripada, and D.A. Crouse. 2007. Comparison of soil nitrogen tests for corn fertilizer recommendations in the humid southeastern USA. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71: 171-180.
  • Williams, J.D., C.R. Crozier, J.G. White, R.W. Heiniger, R.P. Sripada, and D.A. Crouse. 2007. Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test Predicts Southeastern U.S. Corn Economic Optimum Nitrogen Rates. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:735-744.
  • Farrer, D., R. Weisz, R.W. Heiniger, P. Murphy, and J.G. White. 2006. Minimizing protein variability in soft red winter wheat: Impact of nitrogen application timing and rate. Agronomy Journal 98:1137-1145.
  • Hong, N., J.G. White, R. Weisz, C.R. Crozier, M.L. Gumpertz, and D.K. Cassel. 2006, Remote sensing-informed variable-rate nitrogen management of wheat and corn: agronomic and groundwater outcomes. Agron. J. 98:327-338.
  • Sripada, R.P., R.W. Heiniger, J.G. White, C.R. Crozier, and A.D. Meijer. 2006, Attempt to validate a remote sensing-based late-season corn nitrogen requirement prediction system. Crop Management. Online doi:10.1094/CM-2006-04XX-01-RS
  • Szuch, R.P., J.G. White, M.J. Vepraskas, and J.A. Doolittle. 2006. Application of ground-penetrating radar to aid restoration planning for a drained Carolina Bay. Wetlands. 26(1):205-216.
  • Szuch, R.P., J.G. White, M.J. Vepraskas, and J.A. Doolittle. 2006. Finding the soil surface in ground-penetrating radar profiles: the lift test. Soil Survey Horizons 47(1): 10-12.
  • Flowers, M., R. Weisz, and J. G. White. 2005. Yield-Based Management Zones and Grid Sampling Strategies: Describing Soil Test and Nutrient Variability. Agron. J. 97: 968-982.
  • Hong, N., J. G. White, M. L. Gumpertz, and Randy Weisz. 2005. Spatial Analysis of Precision Agriculture Treatments in Randomized Complete Blocks: Guidelines for Covariance Model Selection. Agron. J. 97:1082-1096.
  • Sripada, R., R.W. Heiniger, J.G. White, and R. Weisz. 2005. Aerial color infrared photography for determining late-season nitrogen requirements in corn. Agronomy Journal 95:1443-1451.
  • White, J.G. and R.J. Zasoski. 1999. Mapping soil micronutrients. Field Crops Research 60: 11-26.

 

 

Research – Peer Reviewed Proceedings

  • Williams, J.D., C.R. Crozier, D.A. Crouse, J.G. White, J. Bang, and M. Duffera. 2005. Spatial relationships between soil amino sugar nitrogen, soil properties, and landscape attributes. /In/ J.V. Stafford (ed.) Proc. Eur. Conf. Precision Agric., 5^th , Uppsala, Sweden. 9-12 June 2005. BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford, UK.
  • Crozier, C.R., J.G. White, R. Weisz, R. Heiniger, D.A. Crouse, M. Garoma, D. Farrer, R.P. Sripada, N. Hong, J. Williams. 2004. Remote sensing for precision N management in a corn-wheat-soybean rotation. /In/ D.J. Mulla and J.A. Swenson (ed.) Proc. Int. Conf. Precision Agric. and other Precision Natural Resource Management, 7^th , Bloomington, MN. 25-28 July 2004. ASA/SSSA/CSSA, Madison, WI.
  • Hong, N., J.G. White, M.L. Gumpertz, and R. Weisz. 2004. Covariance model selection in spatial analysis of yield-monitor data in randomized complete blocks. /In/ D.J. Mulla and J.A. Swenson (ed.) Proc. Int. Conf. Precision Agric. and other Precision Natural Resource Management, 7^th , Bloomington, MN. 25-28 July 2004. ASA/SSSA/CSSA, Madison, WI.
  • Hong, N., J.G. White, M.L. Gumpertz, and R. Weisz. 2004. Temporal pattern and spatial complexity of shallow groundwater nitrate in a coastal plain agricultural field. /In/ D.J. Mulla and J.A. Swenson (ed.) Proc. Int. Conf. Precision Agric. and other Precision Natural Resource Management, 7th , Bloomington, MN. 25-28 July 2004. ASA/SSSA/CSSA, Madison, WI.
  • Sripada, R.P., R.W. Heiniger, J.G. White, and C.R. Crozier. 2004. Remote sensing based early and late in-season N management decisions in corn. /In/ D.J. Mulla and J.A. Swenson (ed.) Proc. Int. Conf. Precision Agric. and other Precision Natural Resource Management, 7^th , Bloomington, MN. 25-28 July 2004. ASA/SSSA/CSSA, Madison, WI.
  • Li, H., J.G. White, C.R. Crozier, R.Weisz, R. Heiniger, and D.A. Crouse. 2002. Spatial associations of soil chemical properties with soil map units in a coastal plain field. 14 pp. /In/ P.C. Robert (ed.) Proc. Int. Conf. on Precision Agric. and other Precision Natural Resource Management, 6^th , Bloomington, MN. 14-17 July, 2002. ASA/SSSA/CSSA, Madison, WI.
  • Sripada, R.P., R.W. Heiniger, J.G. White, J.M. Burleson, C.R. Crozier, and R. Weisz. 2002. Aerial color infrared photography for determining in‑season nitrogen requirements for corn. /In/ P.C. Robert (ed.) Proc. Int. Conf. on Precision Agric. and other Precision Natural Resource Management, 6^th , Bloomington, MN. 14-17 July, 2002. ASA/SSSA/CSSA, Madison, WI.
  • Crouse, D.A., J.L. Havlin, R.G. McBride, J.G. White, R. Heiniger, R. Weisz, and G. Roberson. 2000. Precision Farming Education At NC State University. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management. P.C. Robert (eds.). Bloomington/Minneapolis, MN.
  • White, J.G., S. Nkunzimana, and G. Mussche. 1993. Transfert et test d’une méthode de lutte contre la mouche du haricot et les fontes de semis: résultats provisoires (Transfer and test of a method of combatting bean shoot fly and damping off: Provisional results) /In/ W. Godderis (ed.) La production du haricot au Burundi (Bean production in Burundi). Proc. Workshop of the Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)-International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Bujumbura, Burundi. May, 1993. ISABU-CIAT, Cali, Columbia.
  • Ntibashirwa, S. and J.G. White. 1989. Les Ateliers Régionaux de Recherche: Une démarche de recherche et de transfert adaptée à l’agriculture burundaise. (The Regional Research Workshops: A method of research and transfer adapted to Burundian agriculture). p. 280-284ter. /In /Actes de la Séminaire sur l’Etude des Systèmes d’Exploitation Agricole au Burundi. Bujumbura, 25-27 May 1989. FACAGRO/University of Burundi-ISABU, Bujumbura, Burundi

 

Technical Report – Refereed

  • White, J.G. and W.B. Burdine, Jr. 2000. Effects of nitrogen rates, timing, and methods of application on no-till and conventional corn.p. 34-37. /In/ 1999 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull.
  • White, J.G., G.B. Triplett, W.B. Burdine, Jr., D.J. Lang, and J.E. Tomlinson. 2000. Residual effects of poultry litter, 13-13-13, and tillage, and effects of current-year nitrogen on corn no-tilled into annual ryegrass pasture. p. 41-42. /In/ 1999 Annu. Res. Rep. North
  • White, J.G., and W.B. Burdine, Jr.. 2000. Effects of soil insecticides on no-till and conventional corn. p. 48-50. /In/ 1999 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 365.
  • Pettry, D.E., P.G. Thompson, W.B. Burdine, Jr., J.L. Main, and J.G. White. 2000.Effects of topsoil depth on corn grain yield. p. 55-56. /In/ 1999 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 365.
  • Burdine, Jr., W.B., J.G. White, P.G. Thompson, and J.L. Main. 2000. Cover crop soil conservation systems for sweetpotato production.p. 277-279. /In/ 1999 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 365.
  • Wooten, J.R., J.A. Thomasson, J.G. White, and P.G. Thompson. 2000. Sweetpotato yield monitor based on optical imaging techniques.p. 280. /In/ 1999 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 365.
  • White, J.G., G.B. Triplett, W.B. Burdine, Jr., and D.J. Lang. 1999. Residual effects of poultry litter, 13-13-13, and tillage, and effects of current-year nitrogen on corn no-tilled into annual ryegrass pasture. p. 58-60. /In/ 1998 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 347.
  • Pettry, D.E., P.G. Thompson, W.B. Burdine, Jr., J.L. Main, and J.G. White.1999.Effects of topsoil depth on corn grain yield. p. 70-71. /In/ 1998 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 347.
  • White, J.G. and W.B. Burdine, Jr. 1999. Effects of soil insecticides on no-till and conventional corn. p. 68-69./In/ 1998 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 347.
  • Stewart, S.D., J.G. White, and W.B. Burdine, Jr. 1999. Monitoring Southwestern Corn Borer moths. p. 72./In/ 1998 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 347.
  • White, J.G. and W.B. Burdine, Jr. 1999. Effects of nitrogen rates, timing, and methods of application on no-till and conventional corn. P. 30-32. In 1998 Annual Research Report: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Bull. 347.
  • White, J.G., P.G. Thompson, W.B. Burdine, Jr., and J.L. Main. 1999. Cover crop soil conservation systems for sweetpotato production. P. 312-314. In 1998 Annual Research Report: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Bull. 347.
  • White, J.G., W.B. Burdine, Jr., P.G. Thompson, and J.L. Main. 1999. Effects of soil spatial variability on sweetpotato yield and quality. P. 304-311. In 1998 Annual Research Report: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center. Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Bull. 347.
  • White, J.G. and W.B. Burdine, Jr. 1998. Effects of nitrogen rates, timing, and methods of application on no-till and conventional corn. p. 48-50. /In/ 1997 Annu. Res. Rep.: North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 336.
  • White, J.G., W.B. Burdine, Jr., P.G. Thompson, and J.L. Main. 1998. Effects of soil spatial variability on sweetpotato yield and quality. p. 284-285. /In/ 1997 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 336.
  • Pettry, D.E., P.G. Thompson, W.B. Burdine, Jr., J.L. Main, and J.G. White. 1998. Effects of topsoil depth on corn grain yield. p. 53-54. /In/ 1997 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 336.
  • Wise, S., Phillips, M. and J.G. White. 1998. Soil spatial variability in an Alcorn County field. p. 234-236. /In/ 1997 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 336.
  • White, J.G., W.B. Burdine, Jr., P.G. Thompson, and J.L. Main. 1998. Cover-crop soil conservation systems for sweetpotato production. p. 286-287. /In/ 1997 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 336.
  • White, J.G. and W.B. Burdine, Jr. 1998. Effects of soil insecticides on no-till and conventional corn. p. 57-59. /In/ 1997 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 336.
  • White, J.G. and W.B. Burdine, Jr. 1998. On-farm trial of Terbufos (Counter CR20G) soil insecticide on corn with conventional tillage. p. 57-59. /In/ 1997 Annu. Res. Rep. North Mississippi Res. and Ext. Cent., Mississippi Agric. and Forestry Exp. Stn. Information Bull. 336.
  • Bangirinama, L., S. De Keyser, A. Drion, E. Manirambona, L. Rochette, and J. White. 1993. Propositions de recherche agronomique 1993-1998 pour la zone du Plateau Central. 78 pp. (Proposals for agronomic research 1993-1998 for the zone of the Central Plateau) Institut des sciences agronomiques du Burundi-ISABU, Bujumbura, Burundi. (authors listed alphabetically)
  • Bangirinama, L., S. De Keyser, A. Drion, L. Rochette, and J. White. 1993. Problèmes liés au développement agro-zootechnique dans la zone du Plateau Central. 42 pp. (Problems linked to agricultural, sylvicultural, and livestock development in the zone of the Central Plateau) Institut des sciences agronomiques du Burundi-ISABU, Bujumbura, Burundi. (authors listed alphabetically)
  • White, J.G., S. Nkunzimana, and A. Ntamavukiro. 1993. Rapport Annuel 1991-1992 de l’Atelier Régional de Recherche du Kirimiro (Annu. Rep., Kirimiro Regional Res. Workshop) Institut des sciences agronomiques du Burundi-ISABU, Bujumbura, Burundi. 48 pp. 1. Farm survey and monitoring of land use and crop rotations. 2. On-farm study of the integration of livestock raising and agriculture. 3. Local market survey. 4. Study of on-farm composting techniques. 5. Study of crop associations, especially maize and beans. 6. On-farm study of providing support for twining beans. 7. Quantitative study of principal on-farm enterprises. 7. Transfer and test of a method of controlling bean shootfly and damping off. 8. On-farm test of streak virus-resistant maize variety ‘HASR’. 9. Transfer and test of a method of combatting maize stem borers. 10. On-farm test of anti-erosive hedgerows of /Leucaena diversifolia/ and /Calliandra calothyrsus/. 11. On-farm test of anti-erosive contour plantings of forage legumes and grasses. 12. On-farm test of bean variety ‘A321’.
  • White, J.G., S. Nkunzimana, and J. Nzobambona. 1992. Programme Atelier Régional de Recherche du Kirimiro. Plan Quinquennal 1988-1993. Fiche Programme et Fiches Opérations. Actualisation 1992-1993. 27 pp. (Annual research plan and protocols, Kirimiro Regional Res. Workshop) Institut des sciences agronomiques du Burundi-ISABU, Bujumbura, Burundi.
  • White, J.G. and S. Nkunzimana. 1992. Rapport Annuel 1990-91 de l’Atelier Régional de Recherche du Kirimiro (Annual Rep., Kirimiro Regional Res. Workshop) Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi. 38 pp. 1. Farm survey and monitoring of land use and crop rotations. 2. On-farm study of the integration of livestock raising and agriculture. 3. Study of on-farm composting techniques. 4. Study of crop associations, especially maize and beans. 5. On-farm study of providing support for twining beans. 6. Transfer and test of a method of controlling bean shoot fly and damping off. 7. On-farm test of streak virus-resistant maize variety ‘HASR’. 8. Transfer and test of a method of combatting maize stem borers. 9. On-farm test of anti-erosive hedgerows of /Leucaena diversifolia/ and /Calliandra calothyrsus/. 10. On-farm test of anti-erosive contour plantings of forage legumes and grasses. 11. On-farm test of soybean inoculation and acceptability. 12. On-farm test of bean variety ‘A321’. 13. On-farm test of ISABU-recommended wheat varieties. 14. On-farm test of potato variety ‘Uganda 11’ and an improved method of potato storage. 15. On-farm test of ISABU-recommended sorghum varieties.
  • White, J.G. and S. Nkunzimana. 1991. Rapport Annuel 1989-90 de l’Atelier Régional de Recherche du Kirimiro. (Annu. Rep., Kirimiro Regional Res. Workshop) Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi, Bujumbura, Burundi. 22 pp. 1. Farm land survey and cadaster. 2. Study of crop associations. 3. Study of on-farm composting techniques. 4. On-farm study of the integration of livestock raising and agriculture. 5. Transfer and test of method to control bean shoot fly and damping off. 6. Control of anthracnose of coffee via sanitary harvest. 7. On-farm test of bean variety ‘A321’. 8. On-farm test of a high-altitude-adapted maize population. 9. On-farm test of streak virus-resistant corn variety ‘HASR’. 10. On-farm test of soybean inoculation and acceptance. 11. On-farm tests of ISABU-recommended wheat and triticale varieties. 12. On-farm test of anti-erosive hedgerows of /Leucaena diversifolia/ and /Calliandra calothyrsus/. 13. On-farm test of anti-erosive contour plantings of forage legumes and grasses. 14. Experiment station study of lime use on corn. 15. On-farm test of potato varieties. 16. On-farm test of sorghum varieties.

 

Book Chapter – Refereed

  • White, J.G., C.J. D’Aiuto, and J.L. Heitman. (in press) Estimating Soil Moisture via Passive Microwave Remote Sensing. Chapt. 12 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and GIS in Higher Education. ESRI, Redlands, CA.

 

Extension – Bulletins