Francisco Arriaga

Soil Extension Specialists/Faculty

Francisco Arriaga
Assistant Professor
B.S. Soil Science, 1994, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
M.S. Agronomy & Soils, 1996, Auburn University
Ph.D. Soil Science, 2000, University of Wisconsin – Madison
1525 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(office) 608.263.3913 – (fax) 608.265.2595


Extension and research overview:
Soils are an important and fragile natural resource. My research supports the development of management systems that promote crop productivity, as well as soil and water conservation. Interests include tillage, soil compaction issues, crop residue management, cover crops, and water quality and quantity issues.

Selected Publications:

Ducamp, F., F.J. Arriaga, K.S. Balkcom, S.A. Prior, E. van Santen, and C.C. Mitchell. 2012. Cover crop biomass harvest influences cotton nitrogen utilization and productivity. Int. J. Agron. doi:10.1155/2012/420624.

Kornecki, T.S., F.J. Arriaga, and A.J. Price. 2012. Roller type and operating speed effects on rye termination rates, soil moisture, and yield of sweet corn in a no-till system. HortSci. 47:217-223.

He, Jiajie, M. Dougherty, F.J. Arriaga, J.P. Fulton, C.W. Wood, J.N. Shaw, C.R. Lange. 2011. Short-term soil nutrient impact in a real-time drain field soil moisture controlled SDI wastewater disposal system. Irrigation Science doi:10.1007/s00271-011-0292-2.

He, J., M. Dougherty, J. Shaw, J. Fulton and F.J. Arriaga. 2011. Hydraulic management of a soil moisture controlled SDI wastewater dispersal system in an Alabama Black Belt soil. Journal of Environmental Management 92:2479-2485.

Kelton, J. A., A. J. Price, E. van Santen, K. S. Balkcom, F. J. Arriaga and J. N. Shaw. 2011. Weed seedbank density and composition in a tillage and landscape variability study. Comm. Biometry Crop Sci. 6(1):21-30.

Kornecki, T.S., and F.J. Arriaga. 2011. Impact of different cover crops and types of transplanter mounted subsoiler shanks on tomato yield. HortScience 46(5):715-720.

Johnson, J.M.F., F.J. Arriaga, G.M. Banowetz, D.R. Huggins, D. Laird, M.J. Ottman, B. Weinhold. Crop Residues of the Contiguous United States: Balancing feedstock and soil needs with conservation tillage, cover crops, and biochar. In: R. Braun, D.L. Karlen, and D. Johnson (eds) Sustainable Alternative Fuel Feedstock Opportunities, Challenges and Roadmaps for Six U.S. Regions: Proceedings of the Sustainable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuel Workshop. SWCS, Ankeny, Iowa (accepted October 29, 2010).

Moore, S.R. , K.S. Lawrence, F.J. Arriaga, C.H. Burmester, and E. van Santen. Natural movement of Rotylenchulus reniformis upon introduction into a no-till cotton system. Journal of Nematology 42(4):307-312.

Moore, S.R., K.S. Lawrence, F.J. Arriaga, C.H. Burmester and E. van Santen. 2011. Influence of water movement and root growth on the downward dispersion of Rotylenchulus reniformis. Nematropica 41(1):75-81.

Balkcom, K.S., J.L. Satterwhite, F.J. Arriaga, A.J. Price and E. van Santen. 2011. Conventional and glyphosate-resistant maize yields across plant densities in single- and twin-row configurations. Field Crops Research 120:330-337.

Price, A.J., F.J. Arriaga, R.L. Raper, K.S. Balkcom, T.S. Kornecki and D.W. Reeves. 2010. Comparison of Mechanical and Chemical Winter Cereal Cover Crop Termination Systems and Cotton Yield in Conservation Agriculture. Journal of Cotton Science 13:238-245.

Wilhelm, W.W., J.M. Johnson, D. Lightle, D.L. Karlen, J.M. Novak, N.W. Barbour, D.A. Laird, J. Baker, T.E. Ochsner, A.D. Halvorson, D.W. Archer and F.J. Arriaga. 2011. Vertical distribution of corn stover dry mass grown at several U.S. locations. BioEnergy Research 4(1):11-21.

Arriaga, F.J., B. Lowery and R.L. Raper. 2011. Soil penetrometers and penetrability. In: J. Glinski, J. Horabik and J. Lipiec (eds) Encyclopedia of Agrophysics pp. 757-760. Springer, New York, New York.

Johnson, J.M., W.W. Wilhelm, D.L. Karlen, D.W. Archer, B.J. Wienhold, D.T. Lightle, D.A. Laird, J.M. Baker, T.E. Ochsner, J.M. Novak, A.D. Halvorson, F.J. Arriaga and N.W. Barbour. 2010. Nutrient removal as a function of corn stover cutting height and cob harvest. BioEnergy Research 3(4):342-352.

Balkcom, K.S., A.J. Price, E. Van Santen, D.P. Delaney, D.L. Boykin, F.J. Arriaga, J.S. Bergtold, T.S. Kornecki and R.L. Raper. Row spacing, tillage system and herbicide technology affects cotton plant growth and yield. Field Crops Research 117:219-225.

Arriaga, F.J., T.S. Kornecki, K.S. Balkcom, and R.L. Raper. 2010. A method for automating data collection from a double-ring infiltrometer under falling head conditions. Soil Use and Management 26:61-67.

Prior, S.A., G.B. Runion, H.H. Rogers and F.J. Arriaga. 2010. Elevated atmospheric CO2 effects on soybean and sorghum gas exchange in conventional and no-tillage systems. Journal of Environmental Quality 39:596-608.

Balkcom, K.S., F.J. Arriaga, K.B. Balkcom and D.L. Boykin. 2010. Single- and twin-row peanut production within narrow and wide strip tillage systems. Agronomy Journal 102(2):507-512.

Arriaga, F.J., S.A. Prior, J.F. Terra, D.W. Reeves, and D.P. Delaney. 2009. Cotton gas exchange response to standard and ultra-narrow row systems under conventional and no-tillage. Communications in Biometry and Crop Science 4(2):40-41.

Arriaga, F.J., B. Lowery, and K. Kelling. 2009. Surfactant impact on nitrogen utilization and leaching in potatoes. American Journal of Potato Research 86(5):383-390.

Kornecki, T.S., A.J. Price, R.L. Raper and F.J. Arriaga. 2009. New roller/crimper concepts for mechanical termination of cover crops in conservation agriculture. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 24(3):165-173.

Raper, R.L., E.B. Schwab, J.S. Bergtold, A.J. Price, K.S. Balkcom, F.J. Arriaga, and T.S. Kornecki. 2009. Maximizing cotton production and rye cover crop biomass through timely in-row subsoiling. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 25(3):321-328.

Simoes, P., R.L. Raper, F.J. Arriaga, K.S. Balkcom and J. Shaw. 2009. Using conservation systems to alleviate soil compaction in a southeastern United States Ultisol. Soil and Tillage Research 104: 106-114.

Price, A.J., M.E. Stoll, J.S. Bergtold, F.J. Arriaga, K.S. Balkcom, T.S. Kornecki and R.L. Raper. 2008. Effect of cover crop extracts on cotton and radish radicle elongation. Communications in Biometry and Crop Science 3(1):60-66.