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Hailin Zhang

Dr. Zhang’s extension and research programs focus on agricultural testing, plant nutrient management and environmental quality protection. He has been actively promoting soil testing as a best management practice for fertilizer and animal waste utilization, and developing decision support tools for farmers and crop consultants.
Hailin Zhang, Regents Professor
Arthur L. Reed Chair
Nutrient Management Extension Specialist
Director of Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory
Oklahoma State University
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
371 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-6028
Phone Number: 405-744-9566
FAX Number: 405-744-0354


Dr. Zhang earned his B.S. degree from Nanjing Agricultural University, China, M.S. degree from Iowa State University, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. He served as the soil chemist for the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry in Farmington, New Mexico for 6 years before joining OSU in 1996. Dr. Zhang’s extension and research programs focus on agricultural testing, plant nutrient management and environmental quality protection. He has been actively promoting soil testing as a best management practice for fertilizer and animal waste utilization, and developing decision support tools for farmers and crop consultants.



PhD: Soil Chemistry, Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota

MS.: Soil Chemistry, Dept. of Agronomy, Iowa State University

BS: Soil Science, College of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Nanjing Agricultural University



7/2011 - present:   Regents  Professor and Arthur L. Reed Endowed Chair

Nutrient Management Extension Specialist and the Director of Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University.

• 7/2004 - 6/2011: Professor and Lab Director, OSU

• 7/2001 - 6/2004: Associate Professor and Lab Director, OSU

• 8/1996 - 6/2001: Assistant Professor and Lab Director, OSU

•8/1990 - 7/1996:  Soil Chemist and Lab. Director, Agricultural Testing and Research Laboratory, Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, Farmington, New Mexico.


Web Pages Developed and Maintained:

Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory All you need to know about agricultural sampling, testing, and interpretations in Oklahoma

Manure and Animal Waste Management Basics of nutrient management planning for animal feeding operations and important links to regulations, people and technical resources related to animal waste management

Oklahoma Certified Crop Advisors Program Information Center Information resources for CCAs including CEU calendars in Oklahoma; request CEUs for meetings online, and find a CCA near you

Interactive Soil Testing Interpretation and Decision Support System Obtain fertilizer and animal manure application rates based on soil test data; Calculates unit nutrient cost and estimate values of animal manure; Calculate amount of fertilizers for bulk blending



Extension Programs

  1. Promoting agricultural testing and making fertilizer recommendations based on sound sciences.
  2. Developing and implementing agronomically and environmentally sound animal waste nutrient management programs.
  3. Providing technical assistance to national and state agencies, and to area and county extension personnel on nutrient management and environmental quality protection.

Extension Fact Sheets (published by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service)

  1. PSS-2117   Forage Quality Interpretations
  2. PSS-2132   No-till Wheat Production in Oklahoma
  3. CR - 2201   Using Biosolids as Plant Nutrient Source
  4. PSS-2207   How to Get a Good Soil Sample
  5. PSS-2225   OSU Soil Test Interpretations
  6. PSS-2226   Reclaiming Slick Spots and Salty Soils
  7. PSS-2228   Fertilizer Nutrients in Animal Manure
  8. PSS-2229   Soil pH and Buffer Index
  9. PSS-2237   Sulfur Requirements of Oklahoma Crops
  10. PSS-2238   Fireplace Ashes for Lawn and Garden Use
  11. PSS-2239   Causes and Effect of Soil Acidity
  12. PSS-2240   Managing Acid Soils for Winter Wheat Production
  13. PSS-2245   Using Lagoon Effluent as Fertilizer
  14. PSS-2246   Using Poultry Litter as Fertilizer
  15. PSS-2248 Sampling Animal Manure
  16. PSS-2249   Managing Phosphorus from Animal Waste
  17. PSS-2250   Using Stockpiled Manure as Fertilizer
  18. PSS-2251   Selecting Forages for Nutrient Removal from Animal Manure
  19. PSS-2254   Alum-Treated Poultry Litter as a Fertilizer Source
  20. PSS-2257   Building Soil Organic Matter for a Sustainable Organic Crop Production
  21. PSS-2261 Methods of Topdress N
  22. CR-2274 Oklahoma Agricultural Soil Test Summary 2009-2013
  23. CR-2283 Oklahoma Agriculture Soil Test Summary 2014-2017
  24. PSS-2276 Background metal concentrations in Oklahoma soils
  25. PSS-2280 Land application of biosolids in Oklahoma soils
  26. PSS-2401 Classification of Irrigation Water Quality
  27. PSS-2588 Evaluating Hay Quality Based on Sight, Smell, and Feel – Hay Judging
  28. PSS-2589 Collecting Forage Samples for Analysis
  29. PSS-2901 OSU Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory Standard Procedures
  30. PSS-2902 What Soil, Forage or Water Test Do You Need?
  31. PSS-2903 Nitrate Toxicity in Livestock
  32. PSS-2904 Prussic Acid Poisoning
  33. PSS-2912 Drinking water testing
  34. PSS-2917 Phosphorus and water quality
  35. HLA-6036 Soil Test Interpretation for Vegetable Crops

Extension Books and Bulletins

  1. Oklahoma Soil Fertility Handbook 2006
  2. Oklahoma Homeowner's Handbook of Soil and Nutrient Management, 3rd ed.
  3. Poultry Litter Nutrient Management: A Guide for Producers and Applicators


  1. L-241 Testing Services and Price List: Soil, Water & Forage Analytical Laboratory
  2. L-256 Livestock and Poultry Drinking Water Quality: Understanding Your Water Test Report
  3. L-296 Understanding Your Household Water Test Report
  4. L-297 Interpreting Soil Salinity Analyses
  5. L-323 Understanding Your Irrigation Water Test Report
  6. L-346 Responsible Lawn Care
  7. L-420 Water Quality Testing and Fish Health



Soil, Water, Plant and Manure Analytical Method Development and Data Interpretations
Phosphorus Chemistry, Mobility and Management in Soils
Soil Acidity and Al Toxicity Associated with Crop Production
Manure and Biosolids Nutrient Availability to Crops and their Potential  Impact on Water Quality


He, Z., and H. Zhang. 2014. Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. 473 pages, Springer Publishing, New York.



  1. McGowen, E.B., S. Sharma, S. Deng, H. Zhang, and J.G. Warren. 2018. An automated laboratory method for for measuring CO2 emissions from soils. Agric. Environ. Letters. doi:10.2134/ael2018.02.0008
  2. Sun, X., H.K. Atiyeh, A. Kumar and H. Zhang. 2018. Enhanced ethanol production by Clostridium ragsdalei from syngas by incorporating biochar in the fermentation medium. Bioresource Technology 247:291-301. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.060
  3. Sun, X., H.K. Atiyeh, A. Kumar, H. Zhang and R.S. Tanner. 2018. Biochar enhanced ethanol and butanol production by Clostridium carboxidivorans from syngas. Bioresource Technology 265:128-138.
  4. Sun, H., J. Min, H. Zhang, Y. Feng, K. Lu, W. Shi. 2018. Biochar application mode influences nitrogen leaching and NH3 volatilization losses in a rice paddy soil irrigated with N-rich wastewater. Environmental Technology,
  5. Lei, L., G. Li, H. Zhang, C. Powers, T. Fang, Y. Chen, S. Wang, X. Zhu, B. Carver, and L. Yan. 2018. Nitrogen use efficiency is regulated by interacting proteins relevant to development in wheat. Plant Biotechnology. DOI:10.1111/pbi.12864


  1. Osmond, D., C. Bolster, A. Sharpley, M. Cabrera, S. Feagley, A. Forsberg, C. Mitchell, R. Mylavarapu, J. L. Oldham, D. E. Radcliffe, J. J. Ramirez-Avila, D.E. Storm, F. Walker, and H. Zhang. 2017. Southern P Indices, Water Quality Data, and Modeling (APEX, APLE, and TBET) Results: A Comparison. J. Environ. Qual. 46:1296-1305. doi: 10.2134/jeq2016.05.0200
  2. He, Z., H. Zhang, H. Tewolde, and M. Shankle. 2017. Chemical characterization of cotton parts for multiple uses. Ag. Environ. Letters 2:1-5.
  3. Raun, R., B. Figueiredo, J. Dhillon, A. Fornah, J. Bushong, H. Zhang, and R. Taylor. 2017. Can yield goals be predicted? Agron. J. 109:2389-2395.
  4. Xie, W., S. Zhang, L. Ruan, M. Yang, W. Shi, H. Zhang, W. Li. 2017. Evaluating soil dissolved organic matter extraction using three-dimensional excitation emission matrix fluorescence spectroscopy. Pedosphere 27:968-973.
  5. Ji, Rongting, J. Min, Y. Wang, H. Cheng, H. Zhang, W. Shi. 2017. In-season yield prediction of cabbage with a hand-held active canopy sensor. Sensors 17(10), 2287. doi:10.3390/s17102287


  1. Min, J., K. Lu, H. Sun, L. Xia, H. Zhang, and W. Shi, 2016. Global warming potential in an intensive vegetable cropping system as affected by crop rotation and nitrogen rate. CLEAN: Soil, Air and Water 44:766-774.
  2. Wang, Q., J. Zhang, B. Zhao, X. Xin, X. Deng, and H. Zhang. 2016. The influence of long-term fertilization on selenium accumulation in soils and uptake by crops. Pedosphere 26:120-129.
  3. Wang, Q., J. Zhang, X. Xin, B. Zhao, D. Ma, and H. Zhang. 2016. The accumulation and transfer of arsenic and mercury in soils with different long-term fertilization treatments. Soils and Sediments 16:427-437.
  4. He, Z., K.T. Klasson, D. Wang, N. Li, H. Zhang, D. Zhang, and T.C. Wedegaertner. 2016. Pilot-scale production of washed cottonseed meal and co-products. Modern Applied Sci. 10:25-33.
  5. Brandenberger, L. T. Bowser, H. Zhang, L. Carrier, and M. Payton. 2016. Evaluation of testing kits for routine soil analyses. J. Agric. Food Sci. 4:1-10.
  6. Sun, H., H. Zhang, D. Powlson, J. Min and W. Shi. 2016. Controlled release fertilizer, floating duckweed and biochar affect ammonia volatilization and nitrous oxide emission from rice paddy fields irrigated with nitrogen-rich wastewater. Paddy and Water Environ. 14:105-111.


  1. Qian, K., A. Kumar, H. Zhang, D. Bellmer, and R. Huhnke. 2015. Recent advances in utilization of biochar. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 42:1055-1064.
  2. Ran, J., D. Wang, C. Wang, G. Zhang, and H. Zhang, 2015. Heavy metal contents, distribution, and prediction in a regional soil-wheat system. Sci. Total Environ. 544:422-431.
  3. Cade-Menun, B., H. Zhang, Z. He, D. Endale, and C. Liu. 2015. Stratification of phosphorus forms from long-term conservation tillage and poultry litter application. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 79:504-516.
  4. Sun, H., H. Zhang, D. Powlson, J. Min and W. Shi. 2015. Rice production, nitrous oxide emission and ammonia volatilization as impacted by the nitrification inhibitor 2-Chloro-6-(trichloromethyl)-pyridine. Field Crop Research 173:1-7.
  5. Lu, W., H. Zhang, J. Min, and W. Shi. 2015. Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in a soil under greenhouse vegetable cultivation as affected by organic amendments. Soils and Sediments 15:1169-1177.
  6. Chen, G., Y. Chen, G. Zhao, W. Cheng, S. Guo, H. Zhang, W. Shi. 2015. Do high nitrogen use efficiency rice cultivars reduce nitrogen losses from paddy fields? Agric. Ecosys. Environ. 209:26-33.
  7. He, Z., M.K. Dowd, H. Zhang, and D.C. Olk. 2015. Chemical composition of cottonseed and soy defatted meal products. PLOS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0129933.
  8. Lu, W., and H. Zhang. 2015. Response of biochar induced carbon mineralization priming effects to additional nitrogen in a sandy loam soil. Applied Soil Ecology 96:165-171.
  9. Wang, Y., J. Tang, Y. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Zhuang, H. Zhang. 2015. Phosphorus availability and transformation as affected by repeated phosphorus additions in an Ultisol. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 46:1922-1933.
  10. Wang, Y., H. Zhang, J. Tang, J. Xu, T. Kou, and H. Huang. 2015. Accelerated Phosphorus Accumulation and Acidification of Soils Under Plastic Greenhouse Condition in Four Representative Organic Vegetable Cultivation Sites. Scientia Horticulturae 195:67-73.
  11. Wang, Y., J. Tang, H. Zhang, Zhiqiu Gao, and T. Kou. 2015. Aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen impacted by the long-term combine application of rice straw and pig manure. Soil Sci. 179:522-528.
  12. Mohammed, Y., W.R. Raun, H. Zhang, R.K. Taylor, G. Kakani, K. Girma Desta, J. Bushong, J. Mullock, J. Crain and M. Reinert. 2015. Nutrient sources and harvesting frequency on quality biomass production of switchgrass for biofuel. Biomass and Bioenergy 81:242‐248.
  13. Min, J., K. Lu, Xu Zhao, H. Sun, H. Zhang, W. Shi. 2015. Nitrogen removal from the surface runoff of a field scale greenhouse vegetable production system. Environ. Technology 36: 3136-47.


  1. Lu, Y., Y. Zhou, Satoshi Nakai, Masaaki Hosomi, H. Zhang, H.J. Kronzucker, W. Shi. 2014. Stimulation of nitrogen removal in the rhizosphere of aquatic duckweed by root exudate components. Planta 239:591-603.
  2. Gotcher, M.J. H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, and M.E. Payton. 2014. Phytoremediation of soil phosphorus with crabgrass. Agron. J. 106:528-536.
  3. Zhen, L., N. Wang, A. Franzen, P. Taher, C. Godsey, H. Zhang, and X. Li. 2014.Practical deployment of an in-field soil property wireless sensor network. Computer Standards & Interfaces 36:278-287.
  4. Xue, L., G. Li, X. Qin, L. Yang, and H. Zhang. 2014. Topdressing nitrogen recommendation for early rice with an active sensor in south China. Precision Ag. 15:95-110.
  5. White, M.J., D.E. Storm, M.D. Smolen, P.R. Busteed, H. Zhang, G.A. Fox. 2014. Validation of a quantitative phosphorus loss assessment tool. J. Environ. Qual. 43:224-234.
  6. Wang, Y., J. Tang, H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, and Y. He. 2014. Phosphorus availability and sorption as affected by long-term fertilization. Agron. J. 106:1583-1592.
  7. Wang, Q., J. Zhang, B. Zhao, X. Xin, C. Zhang and H. Zhang. 2014. The influence of long-term fertilization on cadmium (Cd) accumulation in soil and its uptake by crops. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 21:10377-85.
  8. He, Z., H. Zhang, D.C. Olk, M. Shankle, T.R.Way, H. Tewolde. 2014. Protein and fiber profiles of cottonseed from upland cotton with different fertilizations. Modern Applied Science 8 (4):97-105.


  1. He, Z., M. Shankle, H. Zhang, T.R. Way, H. Tewolde, and M. Uchimiya. 2013. Mineral composition of cottonseed is affected by fertilization management practices. Agron. J. 105:341-350.
  2. Makaju, S. O., Y. Q. Wu, H. Zhang, V. G. Kakani, C. M. Taliaferro and M. P. Anderson. 2013. Switchgrass winter yield, year-round elemental concentrations, and associated soil nutrients in a zero input environment. Agron. J. 105:463-470.
  3. Lollato, R.P., J.T. Edwards, and H. Zhang. 2013. Effect of alternative soil acidity amelioration strategies on soil pH distribution and wheat agronomic response. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77:1831-1841
  4. Zhu, X., L. Yan, H. Zhang. 2013. Morphological and physiological responses of winter wheat seedlings to nitrogen and phosphorus deficiency. J. Pl. Nutrition 36:1234-1246.
  5. Yan, X., D. Wang, H. Zhang, G. Zhang and Z. Wei. 2013. Organic amendments affect phosphorus sorption characteristics in a paddy soil. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 175:47-53.
  6. Sun, H., H. Zhang, Z. Yu, J. Wu, P. Jiang, X. Yuan, W. Shi. 2013. Combination System of Full-scale Constructed Wetlands and Wetland Paddy Fields to Remove Nitrogen and Phosphorus from Rural Unregulated Non-point Sources. Environ. Geochemistry and Health 36:801-809.
  7. Lu, W., H. Zhang, and W. Shi. 2013. Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in an anaerobic agricultural soil as affected by glucose and free sulfide. Euro. J. Soil Biol. 58:98-104.


  1. Richards, J.R., J.L. Schroder, H. Zhang, N.T. Basta, Y. Wang, and M.E. Payton. 2012. Trace elements in benchmark soils of Oklahoma. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76:2013-2040.
  2. Min, J., H. Zhang, W. Shi. 2012. Optimizing nitrogen input to reduce nitrate leaching loss in greenhouse vegetable production. Agricultural Water Management 111:53-59.
  3. He, Z., H. Zhang, O.M. Olanya, J.M. Frantz, R.P. Larkin. 2012. Differences in Modified Morgan Phosphorus Levels Determined by Colorimetric and Inductively Coupled Plasma Methods. Open Journal of Soil Science 2:256-262.
  4. Zhang, J., C. T. MacKown, J. D. Garbrecht, H. Zhang, and J. T. Edwards. 2012. Variable environment and market affect optimal nitrogen management in wheat and cattle production systems. Agron. J. 104-1136-1148.
  5. Butchee, K., D.B. Arnall, A. Sutradhar, C. Godsey, H. Zhang and C. Penn. 2012. Determining Critical Soil pH for Grain Sorghum Production. International Journal of Agronomy doi:10.1155/2012/130254.
  6. Barrett, M., H. Zhang, J. Bushong, M. Boyles, and M.E. Payton. 2012. Soil testing determines the lack of sulfur response in canola grown in Oklahoma. Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2012-0621-01-RS.
  7. Zhou, C., Y. Wang, Y. Yu , R. Sun, X. Zhu, H. Zhang, and D. Zhou. 2012. Does glyphosate impact on Cu uptake by, and toxicity to the earthworm Eisenia fetida? Ecotoxicology 21:2297-2305.
  8. Osmond, D., A. Sharpley, C. Bolster, M. Cabrera, S. Feagley, B. Lee, C. Mitchell, R. Mylavarapu, L. Oldham, F. Walker, and H. Zhang. 2012. Comparing phosphorus indices from twelve Southern U.S. States against monitored phosphorus loads from six prior southern studies. J. Environ. Qual. 41:1741-1749.
  9. Lu, W., S. Riya, S. Zhou, M. Hosomi, H. Zhang, and W. Shi. 2012. In situ dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in a paddy soil fertilized with liquid cattle waste. Pedosphere 22: 314-321.


  1. Richards, J., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, J.A. Hattey, W.R. Raun, and M.E. Payton. 2011. Micronutrient availability as affected by the long-term application of phosphorus fertilizer and organic amendments. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:927-939.
  2. Schroder, J.L., H. Zhang, K. Desta, W.R. Raun, C.J. Penn, and M.E. Payton. 2011. Soil acidification from long-term use of nitrogen fertilizers on winter wheat. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:957-964.
  3. Min, J., W. Shi, G. Xing, H. Zhang, and Z. Zhu. 2011. Effects of catch crop and reduced nitrogen fertilizer on nitrogen leaching in greenhouse vegetable production systems. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst 91:31-39.
  4. Penn, C.J., J. Vitale, S. Fine, J. Payne, J.G. Warren, H. Zhang, M. Eastman, and S.L. Herron. 2011. Alternative poultry litter storage for improved transportation and use as a soil amendment. J. Environ. Qual. 40:233-241.
  5. He, Z., C.W. Honeycutt, and H. Zhang. 2011. Elemental and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic analysis of water and pyrophosphate extracted soil organic matter. Soil Sci. 176:183-189.
  6. Zhang, M., Z. He, A. Zhao, H. Zhang, D.M. Endale, and H.H. Schomberg. 2011. Water extractable soil organic carbon and nitrogen affected by tillage and manure application. Soil Sci. 176:307-312.
  7. He, Z., H. Zhang, and M. Zhang. 2011. Irrigation-induced changes in phosphorus fractions of Caribou sandy loam soil with potato production systems. Soil Sci. 176: 676-683.
  8. Zhu, X., H. Zhang and L. Yan. 2011. Variation an interrelations among nutrient elements in wheat leaves used for forage. J. Pl. Nutrition 34:1321-1329.


  1. Li, F., Y. Miao, X. Chen, H. Zhang, L. Jia and G. Bareth. 2010. Estimating winter wheat biomass and nitrogen status using an active crop sensor. Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, 16:1219-1228.
  2. Li, B., S. Huang, M. Wei, H. Zhang, A. Shen, J. Xu, and X. Ruan. 2010. Micronutrient dynamics in soil and grain as affected by long-term fertilization in an Aquic Inceptisol. Pedosphere 20:725-735.
  3. Penn, Chad, and H. Zhang. 2010. Isothermal titration calorimetry as an indicator of phosphorus sorption behavior. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 74:502-511.
  4. He, Z., H. Zhang, G.S. Toor, Z. Dou, C. W. Honeycutt, B. E. Haggard, and M.S. Reiter. 2010. Phosphorus distribution in sequentially-extracted fractions of biosolids, poultry litter and granulated products. Soil Sci. 175: 154-161.
  5. White, M.J., D.E. Storm, P.R. Busteed, M.D Smolen, H. Zhang, and G. A. Fox. 2010. A quantitative phosphorus loss assessment tool for agricultural fields. Environmental Modeling and Software 25: 1121-1129.
  6. Kariuki, S., J. Schroder, H. Zhang, Travis Hanks, J. McGrath and M. Payton. 2010. Temporal variability of soil property dynamics in a grazed pasture. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 41:2744-2754.
  7. Wang, J., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, T.K. Udeigwe, Z. Zhang, S.K. Dodla, and M.S. Stietiya. 2010. Reducing potential leaching of phosphorus, heavy metals, and fecal Coliform from animal wastes using bauxite residues. Water Air Soil Pollut. 214:241-252.
  8. Aldabaa, A.A., H. Zhang, A. Shata, Said El-Sawey, Ali Abdel-Hameed, and J.L. Schroder. 2010. Land Suitability Classification of a Desert Area in Egypt for Some Crops Using Microleis Program. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 8:80-94.
  9. Demissie, T., D.E. Storm, M.S. Friend, N.T. Basta, M.E. Payton, M.D. Smolen, and H. Zhang. 2010. Rainfall sequence effects on phosphorus loss in surface runoff from pastures received poultry litter application. ASABE 53:1147-1158.
  10. Liu, X., Y. He, H. Zhang, J. Schroder, C. Li, J. Zhou, and Z. Zhang. 2010. The Impact of Land Use and Soil Fertility on distributions of Aggregate Fractions and soil nutrients. Pedosphere 20:666-673.


  1. Zhang, H., S. Kariuki, J. Schroder, M. Payton, and C. Focht. 2009. Interlaboratory validation of the Mehlich 3 for extraction of plant-available phosphorus. J. AOAC International 92: 91-102.
  2. Kariuki, S., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, T. Hanks, M. Payton, and T. Morris. 2009. Spatial variability and soil sampling in a grazed pasture. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 40:1674-1687.
  3. White, M.J., D.E. Storm, M.D Smolen and H. Zhang. 2009. Development of a quantitative pasture phosphorus management tool using the SWAT model. J. Am. Water Resources Assoc. 45:397-406.
  4. Hao, X., D. Zhou, D. Huang, L. Cang, H. Zhang, and H. Wang. 2009. Heavy metal transfer from soil to vegetable in Southern Jiangsu Province, China. Pedosphere 19: 305-311.
  5. Li, F., Y. Miao, H. Zhang, F. Zhang, J. Schroder, L. Jia, Z. Cui, R. Li and X. Chen. 2009. In-Season Optical-sensing improves nitrogen use efficiency for Winter Wheat. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:1566-1574.
  6. Chen, Y., R.M. Hunger, B.F. Carver, H. Zhang, F. Zhang, C. Talley, and L. Yan. 2009. Genetic characterization of powdery mildew resistance in winter wheat cultivars. Molecular Breeding 24:141-152.
  7. Zhang, H., and J. Schroder. 2009. Management of nutrients and metals in animal wastes and biosolids. In Y. Luo (ed.) Soil Environment and Ecological Safety. Science Press, Beijing.
  8. Zhang, H., and J.L. Kovar. 2009. Phosphorus fractionation. In Kovar and Pierzynski (eds.), Methods of Phosphorus Analysis for Soils, Sediments, Residuals, and Waters, 2nd ed. Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin 408: 50-60.
  9. Edwards, J.T., D.B. Arnall, and H. Zhang. 2009. Nitrogen fertilizer timing and source affect hard red winter wheat yield, but application method does not. Crop Management. doi:10.1094/CM-2009-0511-01-RS.
  10. Schroder, J., and H. Zhang. 2009. Using the multimode sample introduction system (MSIS™) for low level analysis of arsenic and selenium in water. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:1804-1807.
  11. Schroder, J.L., H. Zhang, J.R. Richards, and M.E. Payton. 2009. Interlaboratory validation of the Mehlich 3 method as a universal extractant for plant nutrients. J. AOAC International 92:995-1008.
  12. Wang, Y., Y. Cui, D. Zhou, S. Wang, A. Xiao, R. Wang, and H. Zhang. 2009. Adsorption kinetics of glyphosate and Cu(II) alone and together on two types of soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:1995-2001.
  13. Li, B., M. Wei, A. Shen, J. Xu, H. Zhang, and F. Hao. 2009. Changes of yields, soil properties and micronutrients as affected by 17-yr fertilization treatments. J. Food, Ag. & Environ. 7:408-431.
  14. Udeigwe, T. J. Wang, and H. Zhang. 2009. Effectiveness of bauxite residues in immobilizing contaminants in manure amended soils. Soil Sci. 174:676-686.
  15. Lofton, J., C.B. Godsey, and H. Zhang. 2009. Determining aluminum tolerance and critical soil pH for winter canola production for acidic soils in temperate regions. Agron. J. 102:327-332.


  1. Schroder, J., H. Zhang, D. Zhou, N. Basta, W.R. Raun, M.E. Payton, and A. Zazulak. 2008. The Effect of Long-Term Annual Application of Biosolids on Soil Properties, Phosphorus, and Metals. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:73-82.
  2. Cui, Z., X. Chen, Y. Miao, F. Zhang, Q. Sun, J. Schroder, H. Zhang, J. Li, L. Shi, J. Xu, Y. Ye, C. Liu, Z. Yang, Q. Zhang, S. Huang, and D. Bao. 2008. On-farm evaluation of the improved soil nmin–based nitrogen management for summer maize in North China Plain. Agron. J. 100:517-525.
  3. Wang, Y., Y. He, H. Zhang, J. Schroder, C. Li, and D. Zhou. 2008. Phosphate mobilization by organic acids in a Red Soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:1263-1268.
  4. Wang, P., D. Zhou, T.B. Kinraide, X. Luo, L. Li, D. Li, and H. Zhang. 2008. Cell Membrane Surface Potential ({psi}0) Plays a Dominant Role in the Phytotoxicity of Copper and Arsenate. Plant Physiology 148:2134-43.
  5. Zhang, X.C., L.A. Hunt, W.A. Phillips, G. Horn, J. Edward, and H. Zhang. 2008. A wheat grazing model for simulating grain and beef production: Part II-Model Validation. Agron. J. 100:1248-1258.
  6. Zhang, W., G. O. Brown, D. E. Storm, and H. Zhang. 2008. Fly ash-amended sand as filter media in bioretention cells to improve phosphorus removal. WER 80:507-516.
  7. Hao, S., D. Zhou, X. Sun, B. Li, and H. Zhang. 2008. Dynamic chemical characteristics of soil solution after pig manure application. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B-Pestic. Food Contam. Agric. Wastes 43 (5):429-436.


  1. Kariuki, S., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, J. Edwards, B.F. Carver, W.R. Raun, M. Payton, and E.G. Krenzer.2007. Hard red winter wheat cultivar responses to a pH and aluminum concentration gradient. Agron. J. 99:88-98.
  2. Udeigwe, T. K., J. J. Wang, and H. Zhang. 2007. Predicting runoff of suspended solids and particulate phosphorus for selected Louisiana soils using simple soil tests. J. Environ. Qual. 36:1310-1317.
  3. Kleinman, P., D. Sullivan, A. Wolf, R. Brandt, Z. Dou, H. Elliott, J. Kovar, A. Leytem, R. Maguire , P. Moore, L. Saporito, A. Sharpley, A. Shober, T. Sims, J. Toth, G.l. Toor, H. Zhang, T. Zhang. 2007. Selection of a water extractable phosphorus test for manures and biosolids as an indicator of runoff loss potential. J. Environ. Qual. 36:1357-1367.
  4. Tang, Y., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, M. E. Payton, and D. Zhou. 2007. Animal manure reduces aluminum toxicity in an acid soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:1699-1707.
  5. Li, B.Y., D.M. Zhou, L. Cang, H.L. Zhang, X.H. Fan, S.W. Qin. 2007. Soil micronutrient availability to crops as affected by long-term inorganic and organic fertilizer applications. Soil & Tillage Research 96: 166-173.
  6. Dao, T.H., and H. Zhang. 2007. Rapid composition and source screening of heterogeneous poultry litter by X-Ray fluorescence spectrometry. Annals of Environmental Science 1:69-79.
  7. Hao, S., D. Zhou, D. Huang, H. Zhang, and Y. Wang. 2007. The growth and Cu and Zn uptake of pakchoi (Brassica chinesis L.) in an acidic soil as affected by chicken or pig manure, J. Environ. Sci. Health Part B-Pestic. Food Contam. Agric. Wastes 42:905-912.
  8. Moges, S. M., W.R. Raun, K. Girma, K. W. Freeman, H. Zhang, D. B. Arnall, B. Tubana, R. Teal, S. L. Holtz, O. Walsh and B. Chung. 2007. In-season estimation of grain sorghum yield potential using a hand-held optical sensor. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Sci. 53:617 – 628.


  1. Osmond, D.L., M. Cabrera, S. Feagley, G. Hardy, C. Mitchell, R. Mylavarapu, P. Moore, L. Oldham, B. Thom, J. Stevens, F. Walker, and H. Zhang. 2006. Comparing P-Indices for the Southern Region. J. Soil Water Conservation 61:325-337.
  2. Zhang, H., J.L. Schroder, R. Davis, M. E. Payton, J.J. Wang, W.E. Thomason, Y. Tang, and W.R. Raun. 2006. Phosphorous loss in runoff from long-term continuous wheat fertility trials. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:163-171.
  3. Pierzynski, G., H. Zhang, A. Wolf, P. Kleinman, A. Mallarino, and D. Sullivan. 2006. Phosphorus Determination in Waters and Extracts of Soils and By-Products: Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry versus Colorimetric Procedures. SERA-17 Position Paper.
  4. Zhang, H., T.H. Dao, N.T. Basta, E.A. Dayton, and T.C. Daniel. 2006. Remediation Techniques for Manure Nutrient Loaded Soil. Pp. 482-504, In Rice et al. (eds.), Animal Agriculture and the Environment: National Center for Manure and Animal Waste Management White Papers, ASABE, St. Joseph, MI.
  5. Risse, L.M., M. L. Cabrera, A. J. Franzluebbers, J.W. Gaskin, J.E. Gilley, R. Killorn, D. E. Radcliffe, W.E. Tollner, and H. Zhang. 2006. Land Application of Manure for Beneficial Reuse. Pp. 283-316, In Rice et al. (eds.), Animal Agriculture and the Environment: National Center for Manure and Animal Waste Management White Papers, ASABE, St. Joseph, MI.
  6. Moss, J.Q., G.E. Bell, M.A. Kizer, M.E. Payton, H. Zhang, and D.L. Martin. 2006. Reducing Nutrient Runoff from Golf Course Fairways Using Grass Buffers of Multiple Heights. Crop Sci. 46:72-80.
  7. Zhao, R., X. Chen, F. Zhang, H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, and V. Ro¨mheld. 2006. Fertilization and Nitrogen Balance in a Wheat–Maize Rotation System in North China. Agron. J. 98:938–945.


  1. Zhang, H., J.L. Schroder, J.K. Fuhrman, N.T. Basta, D. Storm, and M.E. Payton. 2005. Path and multiple regression analyses of phosphorus sorption capacity as affected by soil properties. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69: 96-106.
  2. Ye, W., J.C. Lorimor, C.R. Hurburgh, H. Zhang, and J. Hattey. 2005. Application of Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy for determination of nutrient contents in liquid and solid manures. ASAE 48:1911-1918.
  3. Zhang, H., J.L. Schroder, J. Pittman, J.J. Wang, and M.E. Payton. 2005. Soil salinity using saturated paste and 1:1 soil to water extracts. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:1146-1151.
  4. Walker, N.R., H. Zhang, and D.L. Martin. 2005. Potential management approaches for the sting nematode in bermudagrass sod production. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. 10:793-796.
  5. Davis, R., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, J.J. Wang, and M. E. Payton. 2005. Soil characteristics and phosphorus level effects on phosphorus loss in runoff. J. Environ. Qual. 34:1640-1650.
  6. Woodward, J.E., N.R. Walker, J.W. Dillwith, H. Zhang, and D.L. Martin. 2005. The Influence of fungicides on a nematophagous fungus in simulated putting green soil. Annals of Appl. Bio. 146:115-121.
  7. Fuhrman J.K., H. Zhang, J. Shroder, R.L. Davis, and M. Payton. 2005. Water soluble phosphorus as affected by soil to extractant ratios, extraction time, and electrolyte. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 36: 925-935.
  8. Pittman, J., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, and M.E. Payton. 2005.Differences of phosphorus in Mehlich 3 extracts determined by colorimetric and spectroscopic methods. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 36:1641-1659.

2004 and earlier

  1. Hopkins, A.A., D. Malinowski, H. Zhang, and D.W. Walker. 2004. Russian wildrye seedlings are sensitive to acidic soil. Crop Sci. 44:2187-2192.
  2. Zhang, H., J.L. Schroder, E.G. Krenzer, O.M. Kachurina, and M.E. Payton. 2004. Yield and quality of winter wheat forage as affected by lime rates. J. Forage and Grazinglands.
  3. Caddel, J., H. Zhang, and K. Wise. 2004. Responses of Alfalfa, Red Clover, and White Clover to Soil pH and Lime Treatments. J. Forage and Grazinglands 10.1094.
  4. Davis, R.L., J.J. Patton, P.K. Teal, Y. Tang, M.T. Humphreys, J. Mosali, K. Girma, J.W. Lawles, S.M. Moges, A. Malapati, J. Si., H. Zhang, S. Deng, G.V. Johnson, R.W. Mullen, and W.R. Raun. 2003. Nitrogen balance in the Magruder Plots following 109 years in continuous winter wheat. J. of Pl. Nutrition 26: 1561-1580.
  5. Pote, D.H., J.A. Lory, and H. Zhang. 2003. Does initial P level affect soil test P response to applied P? Advances in Environment Research 7:503-509.
  6. Walker, N.R., C.L. Goad, H. Zhang, and D.L. Martin. 2002. Factors associated with populations of plant parasitic nematodes in bentgrass putting greens in Oklahoma. Plant Disease 86:764-768.
  7. Fuhlendorf, S.D., and H. Zhang, T. Tunnell, D.M. Engle and A. F. Cross. 2002. Effects of grazing on restoration of southern mixed prairie soils. Ecological Restoration Vol. 10: 401-407.
  8. Kaitibie, S., F.M. Epplin, E.G. Krenzer, and H. Zhang. 2002. Economics of lime and phosphorus application for dual-purpose winter wheat production in low-pH soils. Agron. J. 94:1139-1145.
  9. Zhang, H., and J.L. Kovar. 2000. Phosphorus Fractionation. In G. Pierzynski (ed.), Methods of Phosphorus Analysis for Soils, Sediments, Residuals, and Waters. Southern Cooperative Series Bulletin No. 396. pp. 50-59.
  10. Kachurina, O.M., H. Zhang, W.R. Raun, and E.G. Krenzer. 2000. Simultaneous Determination of Soil Aluminum, Ammonium- and Nitrate-Nitrogen Using 1 M Potassium Chloride Extraction. Commun. in Soil Sci. and Plant Analysis. 31: 893-903.
  11. Zhang, H., and J.A. Hattey. 2000. Open Vessel Microwave Digestion of Animal Waste Samples for Multi-element Analysis. Commun. in Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 31: 2959-2967.
  12. Millmier, A., J. Lorimor, C. Hurburgh, C. Fulhage, H. Person, J. Hattey, and H. Zhang. 2000. Near-Infrared Sensing of Manure Nutrients. ASAE Transactions 43: 903-908.
  13. Zhang, H., and P.R. Bloom. 1999. Dissolution kinetics of hornblende in organic acid solutions. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 63:815-822.
  14. Zhang, H., L. Redmon, J.K. Fuhrman, and T. Springer. 1999. Quick nitrate test for hybrid sudangrass and pearlmillet hays. Commun. in Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 30: 1573-1582.
  15. Zhang, H., and P.R. Bloom. 1999. The pH dependence of hornblende dissolution. Soil Sci. 164:624-632.
  16. Zhang, H., G.V. Johnson, E.G. Krenzer, and R. Gribble. 1998. Soil testing for an economically and environmentally sound wheat production in Oklahoma. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal 29: 1707-1717.
  17. Zhang, H., D. Smeal, and J. Tomko. 1998. Nitrogen fertilization value of feedlot manure for irrigated corn production. J. Plant Nutrition, 21:287-296.
  18. Raun, W.R., N.T. Basta, J.A. Hattey, H. Zhang, G.V. Johnson. 1998. Changing departmental names from Agronomy to plant, crop and soil sciences. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 27:113-116.
  19. Clapp, C. E., U. Mingelgrin, R. Liu, H. Zhang, and M. H. B. Hayes. 1997. A quantitative estimation of complexation of small organic molecules with soluble humic acids. J. Environ. Qual. 26:1277-1281.
  20. Zhang, H., P. R. Bloom, E. A. Nater, and M. S. Erich. 1996. Rates and stoichiometry of hornblende dissolution over 115 days of laboratory weathering at pH 3.6 to 4.0 and 25°C in 0.01 M lithium acetate. Geochim Cosmochim Acta. 60:941-950.
  21. Zhang, H., D. Smeal, R.N. Arnold, and E.J. Gregory. 1996. Potato nitrogen management by monitoring petiole nitrate level. J. Plant Nutrition, 19: 1405-1412.
  22. Bloom, P.R., E.A. Nater, and H. Zhang. 1994. Reply to the Comment on "Changes in Surface Area and Dissolution Rates during Hornblende Dissolution at pH 4.0" Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 58:1851.
  23. Zhang, H., and P. Dotson. 1994. The use of microwave muffle furnace for dry ashing plant tissue samples. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 25: 1321-1327.
  24. Smeal, D., and H. Zhang. 1994. Chlorophyll meter evaluation for nitrogen management in corn production. Commun. Soil Sci. and Pl. Anal. 25: 1495-1503.
  25. Zhang, H., P.R. Bloom, and E.A. Nater. 1993. Changes in surface area during hornblende dissolution at pH 4.0. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 57:1681-1689.
  26. Zhang, H., P.R. Bloom, and E.A. Nater. 1990. Morphology and chemistry of hornblende dissolution products in acid solutions. In L. A. Douglas (ed.), Soil Micromorphology: A Basic and Applied Science, Vol. 19, Developments in Soil Sci. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  27. Thompson, M.L., H. Zhang, M. Kazemi, and J.A. Sandor. 1989. Contribution of organic matter to cation exchange capacity and specific surface area of fractionated soil materials. Soil Sci. 148:250-257.
  28. Zhang, H., M.L. Thompson, and J.A. Sandor. 1988. Compositional differences in organic matter among cultivated and uncultivated Argiudolls and Hapludalfs derived from loess. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 52:216-222.