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Extension
Grant E. Cardon

Grant E. Cardon

Associate Professor/Extension Soils Specialist
Area of Study: Soil Science, Agronomy, Environmental Soil & Water
Emphasis: Soil Fertility/Testing, Soil Management/Sustainability
Employee Type: Extension, Faculty
Location:  AGRS 332
Office Phone:  435-797-2278
Fax:  435-797-2117
Cell Phone:  435-760-4514
4820 Old Main Hill (AG SCI 164)
Logan Utah 84322-4820

Specialties: Soil management and environmental quality

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Bradford S., J. Letey, and G.E. Cardon. 1991. Simulated Crop Production Under Saline High Water Table Conditions. Irrig. Sci. 12:73-77.

Banuelos, G.S., G.E. Cardon, S. Akohoue, and T. Pflaum. 1992. Comparison of Dry-ashing and Wet Acid Digestion on the Determination of Boron in Plant Tissue. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 23:2383-2397.

Cardon, G.E. and J. Letey. 1992. Plant Water Uptake Terms Evaluated for Soil Water and Solute Movement Models. Soil Sci. Soc. Am., J. 56:1876-1880.

Cardon, G.E. and J. Letey. 1992. Soil-Based Irrigation and Soil Salinity Management Model: I. Plant Water Uptake Calculations. Soil Sci Soc. Am., J. 56:1881-1887.

Cardon, G.E. and J. Letey. 1992. Soil-Based Irrigation and Soil Salinity Management Model: II. Water and Solute Movement Calculations. Soil Sci. Soc. Am., J. 56:1887-1892.

Phene, C. J., D. A. Clark, G. E. Cardon, and R. M. Mead. 1992. The Soil Matric Potential Sensor: Research and Applications. p.263-280. In Advances in Measurement of Soil Physical Properties: Bringing Research into Practice. G.C. Topp and R.E. Green (eds.) Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. Special Pub. no. 30. Madison WI.

Phene, C.J., D.A. Clark, G.E. Cardon, and R.M. Mead, 1992. Soil matric potential sensor research, examination of factors influencing soil moisture variability. Journal of Hydrology, 11:288-300.

Banuelos, G.S., G.E. Cardon, C.J. Phene, L. Wu, S. Akohoue and S. Zambruski. 1993. Soil boron and selenium removal by three plant species. Plant and Soil 148:253-263.

Banuelos, G.S., G.E. Cardon, J. Ben-Asher, L. Wu, P. Beuselinck, S. Akohoue and S. Zambruski. 1993. Boron and selenium removal in boron laden soils by four sprinkler irrigated plant species. J. Environ. Qual. 22:786-792.

Ben-Asher, J, G.E. Cardon, D. Peters, D.E. Rolston, J.W. Biggar and C.J. Phene. 1994. Determining root activity distribution by measuring surface CO2 fluxes. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58:926-930.

Ben-Asher, J., G.E. Cardon, D. Peters, D.E. Rolston, C.J. Phene, J. W. Biggar and R.B. Hutmacher. 1994. Determining the root zone of three irrigation treatments by measuring surface CO2 fluxes. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58:930-934.

Phene, C.J., D.A. Clark and G.E. Cardon. 1996. Real-time calculation of crop evapotranspiration using an automated pan evaporation system. In: Camp, C.R., E.J. Sadler and R.E. Yoder (eds) Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Scheduling. Amer. Soc. of Agric. Engin., St. Joseph, MI. pp. 189-196.

Scheierling, S.A., R.A. Young and G.E.Cardon. 1997. A simulated discrete-input water-crop production function for determining the effect of irrgation water scheduling on yield and evapotranspiration. Irrigation Science 18(1):23-32.

Cardon, G.E., and S.R. Grattan. 1998. Management of plants in saline environments. In: Dudley and Guitjens (eds), Agroecosystems and the Environment: Sources Controls, and Remediation of Trace Element Oxyanions, AAAS Special Publication, AAAS, San Francisco, CA.

Zhang, Y., R.E. Smilth, G.L. Butters, and G.E. Cardon. 1998. Analysis and testing of a double-ring infiltrometer. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 63:544-553.

Hanks, R.J and G.E. Cardon. 2003. Soil water dynamics. In: Benbi, D.K. and R. Neider (eds) Processes in the soil-plant system: Modeling concepts and applications. Haworth Press, Inc., New York, New York.

Green, C.H., G.E. Cardon, D. Heil, E.F. Kelley, and G. Butters. 2003 Solubilization of Manganese and Trace Metals in Soils Impacted by Acid Mine Drainage. J. Environ. Qual. 32:1323-1334.

Heil, D.M., G.E. Cardon and C.H. Green. 2003. Reduction/cation exchange model of the coincident release of manganese and trace metals following soil reduction. In: H.M Selim and W.L Kingery (eds.) Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soils. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Fenwick, J.R. and G.E. Cardon. 2003. Student perception of a learning unit entitled: Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle in an Agro-ecosystem. J. Nat. Resour. and Life Sci. Ed. (accepted)

Al-Sheikh, A., J.A. Delgado, K. Barbarick, R. Sparks, M. Dillon, Y. Qian and G.E. Cardon. 2004. Effect of Potato-Grain Rotations on Physical and Chemical Properties of Sandy Soils. J. Tillage Res. (in review).

Scheierling, S.M, R. A. Young, and G. E. Cardon. 2004. Price-Responsiveness of Demand for Irrigation Water Withdrawals vs. Consumptive Use: Estimates and Policy Implications. J. Ag. and Resour. Econ. (in review).
 

Extension and Other Technical Publications.
Cardon, G.E. 1995. Agricultural water conservation--What is possible? Proceedings, Quenching the Urban Giant--The Colorado Water Workshop. Gunnison, CO. July 21, 1994.

Cardon G.E., R.W. Waskom, A.Y. Ali and J.K. Alldredge. 1997. Barley management practices for Colorado: A guide for Colorado producers. Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO.

Scheierling, S.A., R.A. Young and G.E.Cardon. 1995. Agronomic and economic impacts of reduced irrigation water use in the South Platte-Cache La Poudre area. Proceedings, Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium. Kearney, NE. 28, February, 1995.

Vlachos, E.C., T.K.F. Gates, and G.E. Cardon. 1996. The waters of Israel-Palestine-Jordan: Implications of scarcity for irrrigated agriculture. U.S. State Dept., Office of Resources, Trade, amd Technology Project Completion Report. Prepared for the Office of Transnational Security and Technology Issues, Washington, D.C.

Waskom, R.W., G.E. Cardon, and M. Crookston. 1994. Irrigation best management practices guidebook for Colorado. Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, Completion Report #184.

Berrada, A., M.W. Stack, and G.E. Cardon. 2001. Assessment of Irrigation Water Management and Demonstration of Irrigation Scheduling Tools in the Full-Service Area of the Dolores Project: 1996-2000. Part I: Survey Results. Agric. Exp. Stn. Tech. Rep. TR-01-6, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO.

Berrada, A., M.W. Stack, G.E. Cardon, and I. Broner. 2001. Assessment of Irrigation Water Management and Demonstration of Irrigation Scheduling Tools in the Full-Service Area of the Dolores Project: 1996-2000. Part II: Calibration of the Watermark Soil Moisture Sensor and ETgage Atmometer. Agric. Exp. Stn. Tech. Rep. TR-01-7, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO.

Berrada, A., T.M. Hooten, I. Broner, and G.E. Cardon. 2001. Assessment of Irrigation Water Management and Demonstration of Irrigation Scheduling Tools in the Full Service Area of the Dolores Project: 1996-2000. Part III: Monitoring of Irrigated Alfalfa Fields Using the Watermark Moisture Sensor and ETgage Atmometer. Agric. Exp. Stn. Tech. Rep. TR-01-8, Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins, CO.

Cardon, G.E. 2002. Irrigation for Forage Production. In: Brummer, J.E. and C.H. Pearson (eds) Proceedings of the Intermountain Forage Symposium, Colorado Agric. Exp. Station, Limited Technical Bulletin, LTB02-1. pp 29-32.

Flynn, K. and G.E. Cardon. 2002. Correlation of Direct and Indirect Methods of Salinity Assessment in the Arkansas River Basin, Colorado. Final Report, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.

Bauder, T.A., G.E. Cardon, R.M. Waskom, and J. G. Davis. 2003. Irrigation Water Quality Criteria. CSU Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet no. 0.506. CSU Cooperative Extension, Ft. Collins, CO.

Cardon G.E. 2003. Salinity Issues in Colorado. In: Berrada, A. and T. Houten (eds), Proceedings of the Third Annual Four Corners Irrigation Workshop. Colorado Agric. Exp. Station, Limited Technical Bulletin LTB03-1. pp 27-32.

Doss, O.C., M.E. Bartolo, J.G. Davis and G.E. Cardon. 2003. Salinity and Onion Production. Onion World 19(2):10-12.

Foster, C., G.E. Cardon and G. Butters. 2003. Effectiveness of Cross-Linked Polyacrylamide as a water-absorbent soil amendment in low water availability conditions. Final Report, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.

Waskom, R.M., T.A. Bauder, J.G. Davis and G.E. Cardon. 2003. Diagnosing Saline and Sodic Soil Problems. CSU Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet no. 0.521. CSU Cooperative Extension, Ft. Collins, CO.

Cardon, G.E., J.G. Davis, T.A. Bauder, and R.M. Waskom. 2003. Managing saline soils. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension fact sheet no 0.505.

Davis, J.G., R.M. Waskom, T.A. Bauder and G.E. Cardon. 2003. Managing sodic soils. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension fact sheet no 0.504.
 

Abstracts and Presentations
V.P. Rasmussen, R.J. Hanks, J. Belliston, and G.E. Cardon. 1984. CONTILL: A Conservation Tillage/Yield Management Game. p. 53. In Agronomy abstracts. ASA, Madison WI.

Cardon, G.E. and J. Letey. 1988. Comparison of Seasonal Crop Production Simulations for Saline Conditions Using Several Crop-Water-Production Models. p. 273. In Agronomy abstracts. ASA, Madison WI.

Cardon , G.E. and J. Letey. 1989. Modeling the Contribution of Shallow Saline Groundwater to Crop Evapotranspiration and Rootzone Salinity. p. 277. In Agronomy abstracts. ASA, Madison WI.

Cardon, G.E., H. Lemmon, A. Marani, and C.J. Phene. 1991. Performance of Crop Production Models for Cotton in the San Joaquin Valley of California. p. 15. In Agronomy abstracts. ASA, Madison WI.

Banuelos, G.S., G.E. Cardon, L. Wu, S. Zambruski and S. Akohoue. 1992. Using wild mustard and tall fescue to lower boron and selenium concentration in soil. HortScience 27:168.

Cardon, G.E., J. Ben-Asher, D. Peters, D.E. Rolston, R.B. Hutmacher and C.J. Phene. 1992. Soil-surface carbon dioxide flux determination of root area, length and number. p. 13. In Agronomy abstracts. ASA, Madison WI.

Connoly, S.J., S.W. Blecker, G.E. Cardon, and E.F. Kelly. 1997. The effect of acidic irrigation water on Alamosa River basin, CO soils. In: Agron. Abst., ASA, Madison, WI.

Godin, R.E., H.R. Duke, D.G. Westfall, R.F. Follett, and G.E. Cardon. 1997. Effects of Nitrogen and water interactions on irrigated corn yield. In: Agron. Abst., ASA, Madison, WI.

Godin, R.E., R.F. Follett, D.G. Westfall, H.R. Duke, and G.E. Cardon. 1997. Measuring N fertilizer use efficiency of irrigated corn using N-15 isotope. In: Agron. Abst., ASA, Madison, WI.

Iremonger, C.J., G.E. Cardon, H.R. Duke, and D.G. Westfall. 1997. Conjunctive management of irrigation water and Nitrogen fertilizer on corn. In: Agron. Abst., ASA, Madison, WI.

Berrada, A., G.E. Cardon, T.M. Hooten, I. Broner, M.W. Stack. 1999. Evaluation of Irrigation Water Management in Southwestern Colorado. In: Agron. Abst., ASA, Madison, WI.

Soltanpour, P.N., G.E. Cardon and D.G. Westfall. 2001. Wheat Protein Enhancement as Affected by Nitrogen and Grain Yield. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.

Doss, O.C., M.E. Bartolo, J.G. Davis and G.E. Cardon. 2001. The Interactions Between Salinity and Onion Production Practices in the Arkansas Valley, Colorado. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.

Vlaming, G.L., J.G. Davis, G.E. Cardon and K.V. Iversen. 2001. Remediation of Eroded Farmland with Beef Feedlot Manure. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.

Green, C.H., D.M. Heil, G.E. Cardon, and E.F. Kelly. 2001. The Release of Manganese and Other Metals Following Reduction of Alamosa River Basin Soils, CO. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI. Poster Presentation.

Brummer, J., G.E. Cardon, and T.K. Gates. 2002. Water Content Effects on Electromagnetic Salinity Measurements. Poster presentation given at the Western Soil Science Society meetings. June, 3-5, 2002. Ft. Collins, CO.

Cardon, G.E. 2003. How can I optimize irrigation water use efficiency? Invited oral presentation, American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, Nov 2-6, 2003, Denver, CO. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.

Al-Sheikh, A., J.A. Delgado, K. Barbarick, R. Sparks, M. Dillon, Y. Qian and G.E. Cardon. 2003. Mass Balances and Relationships between Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Pools in High Altitude Coarse Sandy Soils. Poster Presentation. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, Nov 2-6, 2003, Denver, CO. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.

Green, C.A., Foster, C., G.E. Cardon, G. Butters, M.A Brick, and B. Ogg. 2003. Water Release from Cross-linked Polyacrylamide. Poster Presentation. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, Nov 2-6, 2003, Denver, CO. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.

Wittler, J, C. Cooper and G.E. Cardon. 2003. Calibration of Electromagnetic Salinity Probes in an Irrigated, Gypsum-Dominated System. Poster Presentation. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, Nov 2-6, 2003, Denver, CO. Agron. Abstracts. ASA, Madison, WI.