Legume cover crops are a valuable management tool to replace or offset external nitrogen inputs in both conventional and organic agricultural systems. My research evaluates nitrogen cycling and rhizobial colonization of windy hardy hairy vetch as applicable to Midwest cropping systems. My broader interest is to integrate science-based minimum-input conservation practices into national agricultural extension, outreach, and policy; specifically, to prioritize soil health enhancing practices that contribute to both high yield as well as effective and healthy land management.
Martella, E., Bellotti, C., Dozza, B., Perrone, S., Donati, D., & Lucarelli, E. (2014). Secreted adiponectin as a marker to evaluate in vitro the adipogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stromal cells. Cytotherapy, 16(11), 1476-1485.