Peer-reviewed Journal Papers (*graduate student/postdoc, ** corresponding/senior author)
1. Ghimire, R. **, V.R. Thapa, V. Acosta-Martinez, M. Schipanski, S.J. Fonte, M.K. Shukla, S.V. Angadi, M.M. Mikha, L.C. Slaughter, O. Adebayo, T.N. Strohm, and P. Bista. 2022. Soil health assessment and management framework for water-limited environments: an overview of studies from the Great Plains, USA. Soil Health (Accepted, invited manuscript)
2. Ghimire, R.**, D. Clay, S. Thapa, and B. Hurd. 2022. More carbon per drop: an approach to enhance soil carbon sequestration in water-limited environments. Carbon Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2022.2117082
3. Acharya, P.*, R. Ghimire**, Paye, W.S.*, A. Ganguli and S.J. DelGrosso. 2022. Net greenhouse gas balance with cover crops in semi-arid irrigated cropping systems. Scientific Reports, 12, 12386. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-16719-w.
4. Paye, W.S.*, P. Acharya, R. Ghimire**. 2022. Water productivity of forage sorghum in response to winter cover crops in semiarid irrigated conditions. Field Crops Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2022.108552
5. Zhang, S., J. Wang, U.M. Sainju, and R. Ghimire. 2022. Soil water storage, winter wheat yield, and water-use efficiency with cover crops and nitrogen fertilization. Agronomy Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.21028
6. *Acharya, P., R. Ghimire**, V. Thapa, Y. Cho, and U.M. Sainju. 2022. Soil profile carbon, nitrogen, and crop yields affected by cover crops in semiarid regions. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-022-10198-1
7. **Paye, W.S., R. Ghimire†, P. Acharya, A. Nilahyane, and A. Mesbah. 2022. Cover crop water use and corn silage production in semiarid irrigated conditions. Agricultural Water Management. 260:107275, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107275
8. Thapa V.R.*, R. Ghimire**, D. VanLeeuwen, V. Acosta-Martinez, and M.K. Shukla. 2022. Response of soil organic matter to cover cropping in water-limited environments. Geoderma, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115497
9. Sainju, U.M., S. Dangi, D. Liptzin, and R. Ghimire. 2022. Relationship between soil organic matter, soil properties, and dryland crop yields. Agronomy Journal. DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20938.
10. Thapa, S., A. Bhandari, R. Ghimire, Q. Xue, F. Kidwaro, S. Ghatrehsamani, B. Maharjan, and M. Goodwin. 2021. Managing micronutrients for improving soil fertility, health, and soybean yield. Sustainability. 13: 11766. .
11. Joshi, D., R. Ghimire, T.P. Kharel, U. Mishra, and S. Clay. 2021. Conservation agriculture for food security and climate change resilience in Nepal. Agronomy Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20830
12. Sainju, U., D. Liptzin, S. Dangi, and R. Ghimire. 2021. Soil health indicators and wheat yield in response to long-term cropping sequence and nitrogen fertilization. Applied Soil Ecology.
13. Obour, A., L. Simon, M. Schipanski, J. Holman, P. Carr, S. Fonte, R. Ghimire, N. Thandi, and H. Blanco-Canqui. 2021. Cover crops to improve soil and crop productivity in the US Semi-arid Great Plains. Agronomy Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20855
14. Wang, J., Zhang, S., U.M. Sainju, R. Ghimire, I. Muhammad, F. Zhao. 2021. A meta-analysis on cover crop impact on soil water storage, succeeding crop yield, and water-use efficiency. Agricultural Water Management. 256: 107085, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107085
15. Ghimire, R.**, M.N. Parajulee, P. Acharya*, D. Dhakal, A. Hakeem, and K. Lewis. 2021. Soil acidification in a continuous cotton production system. Agricultural and Environmental Letters,
16. Thapa, V.R.*, R. Ghimire**, and M. Marsalis. 2021. Cover crops for resilience of a limited-irrigation winter wheat-sorghum-fallow rotation: soil carbon, nitrogen and sorghum yield responses. Agronomy, https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11040762
17. Wang, J., Fu, X., R. Ghimire, U.M. Sainju, Y. Jia, and F. Zhao. 2021. Responses of soil carbon, nitrogen, enzyme, and bacteria to long-term fertilization. Applied Soil Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2021.103992
18. Sainju, U., R. Ghimire, and S. Dangi. 2021. Soil carbon dioxide and methane emissions and carbon balance with crop rotation and nitrogen fertilization. The Science of Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145902.
19. Paye, W., S. Begna, R. Ghimire**, S.V. Angadi, P. Singh*, M.R. Umesh, and M. Darapuneni. 2021. Winter canola yield and nitrogen use efficiency in a semiarid irrigated condition. Agronomy Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20611
20. *Thapa, V.R., R. Ghimire**, V. Acosta-Martinez, M. Marsalis, and M. Schipanski. 2021. Cover crop effects on soil microbial community structure and enzyme activities. Applied Soil Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2020.103735
22. *Salehin, S.M., R. Ghimire**, S. Angadi, and A.O. Mesbah. 2020. Soil organic matter, greenhouse gas emissions, and sorghum yield in semi-arid drylands. Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environment. 2020, 3:e20107. https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20107.
23. *Salehin, S.M., R. Ghimire**, S.V. Angadi, O.J. Idowu. 2020. Grass buffer strips improve soil health and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in center-pivot irrigated cropping systems. Sustainability. 12, 6014. DOI: 10.3390/su12156014.
24. *Omer, M., O.J. Idowu, A. Ulery, D. VanLeeuwen, S. Guldan, M. Marsalis, R. Ghimire. 2020. Impacts of selected long-term management practices on arid soil quality. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 75: 143-152.
25. Nilahyane, A.*, R. Ghimire**, V.R. Thapa*, and U. Sainju. 2020. Cover crop effects on soil carbon dioxide fluxes in a limited-irrigated cropping system. Agrosystems, Geosciences, and Environment. DOI: 10.1002/agg2.20012.
26. Sainju, U., R. Ghimire, U. Mishra, S. Jagadamma. 2020. Reducing nitrous oxide emissions and enhancing crop yield with crop rotation and nitrogen fertilization. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 116: 381–395. DOI: 10.1007/s10705-020-10046-0.
27. Acharya, R.N., R. Ghimire, A. GC*, and D. Blayney. 2019. Effect of cover crop on-farm profitability and risk in the Southern High Plains. Sustainability 11(24), 7119. DOI: 10.3390/su11247119.
28. Bista, P., R. Ghimire, S. Machado, and L. Pritchett. 2019. Biochar effects on soil properties and wheat biomass vary with fertility management. Agronomy. 10.3390/agronomy9100623.
29. Ghimire, R.**, P. Bista, and S. Machado. 2019. Long-term management effects and temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon in grassland and agricultural soils. Nature Scientific Reports, (2019) 9:12151.
30. *Thapa, V.R., R. Ghimire**, B. Duval, and M. Marsalis. 2019. Conservation systems for positive net ecosystem carbon balance in semiarid drylands. Agrosystems, Geosciences, and Environment. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 2:190022.
31. *Acharya, P., R. Ghimire**, and Y. Cho. 2019. Linking soil health to crop production: Dairy compost application rates affect soil properties and sorghum biomass. Sustainability, 11, 3552; DOI: 10.3390/su11133552.
32. Ghimire, R.**, V.R. Thapa*, A. Cano, and V. Acosta-Martinez. 2019. Soil organic carbon and microbial community responses to croplands and grasslands management. Applied Soil Ecology. 141: 30-37.
33. *Muhammad, I., U.M. Sainju, A. Khan, F. Zhao, R. Ghimire, X. Fu, and J. Wang. 2019. Regulation of soil CO2 and N2O emissions by cover crops: a meta-analysis. Soil and Tillage Research. 192: 103-122.
34. Mesbah, A.O., A. Nilahyane, B. Ghimire*, L. Beck, R. Ghimire**. 2019. Efficacy of cover crops on weed suppression, wheat yield, and water conservation in winter wheat-sorghum-fallow. Crop Science. 59: 1745-1752. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2018.12.0753.
35. Ghimire, R.**, B. Ghimire*, A.O. Mesbah, U. Sainju, and O.J. Idowu. 2019. Soil health response of cover crops in winter wheat-fallow system. Agronomy Journal. 111: 2108-2115. DOI: 10.2134/agronj2018.08.0492.
36. Sainju, U., R. Ghimire, and G. Pradhan. 2019. Dryland agroecosystem nitrogen balance with tillage, cropping sequence, and nitrogen fertilization. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science.182: 374-384. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800630.
37. *Thapa, V.R., R. Ghimire**, M. Mikha, J. Idowu, and M. Marsalis. 2018. Land use systems effects on soil health in drylands. Agricultural and Environmental Letters. Agricultural and Environmental Letters 3:180022. DOI:10.2134/ael2018.05.0022.
38. Ghimire, R.**, J.B. Norton, and U. Norton. 2018. Soil organic matter dynamics under irrigated perennial forage-annual crop rotation systems. Grass and Forage Science. 73: 907-917. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gfs.12378.
39. Wang, J., R. Ghimire, X. Fu, U.M. Sainju, and W. Liu. 2018. Straw mulching increases precipitation storage rather than water use efficiency and dryland winter wheat yield. Agricultural Water Management. 206: 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2018.05.004.
40. Cano, A., A. Nunez, V. Acosta-Martinez, M. Schipanski, R. Ghimire, C. Rice, C. West. 2018. Current knowledge and future research directions of soil health and water conservation in the Ogallala Aquifer region. Geoderma. 238: 109-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.04.027.
41. Ghimire, R.**, B. Ghimire*, A.O. Mesbah, M. O’Neill, J. Idowu, S. Angadi, and M.K. Shukla. 2018. Current status, opportunities, and challenges of cover cropping for sustainable dryland farming in the Southern Great Plains. Journal of Crop Improvement. 32: 579-598. DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2018.1471432.
42. Duval, B., R. Ghimire, M.D. Hartman, and M.A. Marsalis. 2018. Water and nitrogen management effects on semiarid sorghum production and soil trace gas flux under future climate. PlosOne 13(4): e0195782.
43. Rijal, J.P., R. Regmi, R. Ghimire, K. Puri, S Gyawly, and S. Poudel. 2018. Farmers’ knowledge of pesticide safety and pest management: A case study of Vegetable Growers in Chitwan, Nepal. Agriculture, 8(1), 16. http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0472/8/1/16
44. Ghimire, R.**, S. Machado, and P. Bista. 2018. Decline in soil organic carbon and nitrogen limits yield in wheat-fallow systems. Plant and Soil. 422: 423-435 DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3470-z.
45. *Ghimire, B., R. Ghimire**, D. VanLeeuwen and A.O. Mesbah. 2017. Cover crop residue inputs and quality effects on soil organic matter mineralization. Sustainability, 9, 2316. http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/12/2316.
46. Bista, P., U. Norton, R. Ghimire, and J.B. Norton. 2017. Greenhouse gas fluxes, soil mineral N, and global warming potential in semi-arid winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)-fallow during drought. Journal of Arid Environments. 147: 103-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2017.09.002
47. Sainju, U.M., B.L. Allen, A.W. Lenssen, and R. Ghimire. 2017. Root biomass, root/shoot ratio, and soil water content under perennial grasses with different nitrogen rates. Field Crops Research. 210: 183-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2017.05.029.
48. Rawal, N., R. Ghimire, D.R. Chalise. 2017. Crop yield and soil fertility status of long-term rice-rice-wheat cropping systems. International Journal of Applied Science and Biotechnology. 5: 42-50. DOI: 10.3126/ijasbt.v5i1.17001.
49. Ghimire, R.**, S. Machado, and P. Bista. 2017. Soil pH, soil organic carbon, nitrogen, and crop yield in wheat-fallow systems. Agronomy Journal. 109: 706–717. Doi: 10.2134/agronj2016.08.0462.
50. Ghimire, R.**, U. Norton, P. Bista, A. Obour, and J.B. Norton. 2017. Soil organic matter, greenhouse gases, and net global warming potential of irrigated cropping systems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 107: 49-62. DOI: 10.1007/s10705-016-9811-0.
51. Ghimire, R.**, S. Lamichhane, B.S. Acharya, P. Bista, and U.M. Sainju. 2017. Tillage, crop residue, and nutrient management effects on soil organic carbon in rice-based cropping systems. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 16: 1-15. DOI: 10.1016/S2095-3119(16)61337-0. Awarded with ‘Top Article of 2019 Award’.
52. Bista, P., S. Machado, S. R. Ghimire, S.J. Del-Grosso, and M. Reyes-Fox. 2016. Simulating soil organic carbon in a wheat-fallow system using the DAYCENT model. Agronomy Journal. 108: 2554-2565. Doi: 10.2134/agronj2016.04.0202.
53. Ghimire, R.** and P. Bista. 2016. Crop diversification improves pH of acidic soils. Journal of Crop Improvement. 30: 657-667. DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2016.1219894.
54. Ghimire, R.** 2016. Approaches in Cropping Systems Research and Challenges. Advances in Plant and Agricultural Research. 3(2): 00088. DOI: 10.15406/ apar.2016.02.00088
55. Ghimire, R.**, S. Machado, and K. Rhinhart. 2015. Long-term crop residue and nitrogen management effects on soil profile carbon and nitrogen in wheat-fallow systems. Agronomy Journal 107: 2230-2240. DOI: 10.2134/agronj14.0601.
56. Bista, P., U. Norton, R. Ghimire, and J.B. Norton. 2015. Greenhouse gas fluxes and soil carbon and nitrogen following single summer tillage. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science 6: 183-193. DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2015/16234.
57. Ghimire, R., J.B. Norton, P.D. Stahl, and U. Norton, 2014. Soil microbial substrate properties and microbial community responses under irrigated organic and reduced-tillage crop and forage production systems. PLoS ONE 9(8): e103901. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103901.
58. Paudel, B., B.S. Acharya, R. Ghimire**, K.R. Dahal, and P.Bista. 2014. Adapting agriculture to climate change and variability in Chitwan, Nepal: long-term trends and farmers' perceptions. Agricultural Research 3: 165-174. DOI: 10.1007/s40003-014-0103-0.
59. Ghimire, R. J.B. Norton, and E. Pendall. 2014. Alfalfa-grass biomass, soil organic carbon, and total nitrogen under different management approaches in an irrigated agroecosystem. Plant and Soil 374: 173-184. DOI 10.1007/s11104-013-1854-2.
60. Ghimire, R., J.B. Norton, U. Norton, J.P. Ritten, P.D. Stahl, and J.M. Krall. 2013. Long-term farming systems research in the central High Plains. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 28: 183–193. DOI 10.1017/S1742170512000208.
61. Ghimire, R., K.R. Adhikari, Z. Chen, S.C. Shah, and K.R. Dahal. 2012. Soil organic carbon sequestration as affected by tillage and crop residue management in the rice-wheat system. Paddy and Water Environment 10: 95-102. DOI: 10.1007/s10333-011-0268-0.
62. Khatiwada, B.P., R. Ghimire, R. Adhikari, and S. Osti. 2012. Increasing crop water productivity through local crops and technologies: a case from the Chepang ethnic community of Nepal. Hydro Nepal: Journal of Water, Energy, and Environment Special Issue: conference papers. pp 50-54.
63. Bista, P., R. Ghimire**, S.C. Shah, and K.R. Pande. 2010. Assessment of soil fertility management practices and their constraints in different geographic locations of Nepal. Forum Geografic 9: 41-48.
64. Ghimire, R.**, R.K. Basnet, P. Bista, and B. RanaBhat. 2009. Soil quality cards for participatory soil quality assessment in organic and smallholder agriculture. Forum Geografic 8: 72-76.
65. Ghimire, R.**, S.C. Shah, K.R. Dahal, J.M. Duxbury, and J.G. Lauren. 2008. Tillage and residue management effects on soil organic carbon sequestration in the rice-wheat cropping system of Nepal. Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science 29: 21-26.
66. Ghimire, R.**, 2008. Increasing resilience of community on climate change through the application of sloping agriculture land technology and eco-friendly agriculture in Jugedi Khola watershed, Nepal. Forum Geografic 7: 208 – 215.
67. Tiwari, S., R. B. Thapa, and R. Ghimire. 2008. Farmers’ field school in potato: an effective tool for integrated crop management. Journal of Plant Protection 1: 115-121.
68. Ghimire, R.**, K.R. Dahal, J.G. Lauren, J.M. Duxbury, and S.C. Shah. 2007. Tillage and crop residue management effects on soil organic carbon content in light and heavy soils of Chitwan, Journal of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science 28: 27-32.
69. Ghimire, R.**, S.C. Shah, K.R. Dahal, A.K. Shrestha, C. Adhikari, J. G. Lauren, and J.M. Duxbury. 2007. Equation for predicting soil organic carbon using loss on ignition for Chitwan soils. Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science Research Advances 1: 229-232.
1. Ghimire, R., P. Bista, and S. Machado. 2022. Crop yield limitation by soil organic matter decline: a case study from the US Pacific Northwest. In: Saljnikov E., Mueller L., Lavrishchev A., Eulenstein F. (eds) Advances in Understanding Soil Degradation. Innovations in Landscape Research. Springer, Cham. pp. 609-621. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85682-3_27.
2. Sainju, U., R. Ghimire, and J. Wang. 2021. Soil organic carbon, crop yield, and quality responses of cover cropping: a review. Advances in Soil Science Special Issue: Soil Organic Carbon and Feeding the Future – Crop Yield and Nutritional Quality. CRC Press, Boca Raton
3. Ghimire R., V.R. Thapa, P. Acharya, J. Wang, and U.M. Sainju. 2021. Soil indicators and management strategies for environmental sustainability. In: Rakshit, A., Singh, S.K., Abhilash, P.C., Biswas, A. (Eds.). Soil Science: Fundamentals to Recent Advances. ISBN 978-981-16-0917-6
4. Ghimire, R., U. Sainju, and R. Acharya. 2020. Soil health for food security and agroecosystem resilience. In: D.P. Rasali, P.B. Bhandari, U. Karki, M.N. Parajulee, R.N. Acharya, and R. Adhikari (eds.), Principles and Practices of Food Security: Sustainable, Sufficient, and Safe Food for Healthy Living in Nepal. Association of Nepales Agricultural Professions of Americas. pp 230-244.
5. Umesh, M.R., S.V. Angadi, P. Gowda, R. Ghimire, and S. Begna. 2019. Climate-resilient minor crops for food security. Agronomic Crops, pp. 19-32 (100% NMSU work, contributed a section on climate resilience)
6. Sainju, U., R. Ghimire, G. Pradhan. 2019. Nitrogen Fertilization I: Impact on Crop, Soil, and Environment. In: E.C. Rigobelo and A.P. Serra (eds.), Nitrogen Fixation. Intech Open. London, UK. pp 69-92.
7. Sainju, U., R. Ghimire, G. Pradhan. 2019. Nitrogen Fertilization II: Management Practices to Sustain Crop Production and Soil and Environmental Quality. In: E.C. Rigobelo and A.P. Serra (eds.), Nitrogen Fixation. Intech Open. London, UK. pp 35-56.
8. Awale, R., R. Ghimire, S. Machado, and P. Bista. 2017. Soil health. In: C. Cruger and G. Yorgey (eds.), Advances in Sustainable Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest. pp 47-98.
9. Bista, P., S. Machado, R. Ghimire, G. Yorgey, D. Wysocki. 2017. Conservation systems. In: C. Cruger and G. Yorgey (eds.), Advances in Sustainable Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest. pp 99-124.
10. Angadi, S., S. Begna, M.R. Umesh, and R. Ghimire. 2016. Strategies to improve the resiliency of semiarid cropping systems under future climate. In: B.M. Chittapur, A.S. Halepyati, M.R. Umesh, and B.K. Desai (eds.), Climate-Smart Agriculture: Status and Strategies. University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, India. pp. 116-120.