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Yaling Qian

Yaling QianTurfgrass Physiology, Water Relations of Plants and Soils


A/Z E421

970-491-7079 office

970-491-7022 lab



Research Interests:

Turfgrass physiology, ecology, and management; Water relations of plants and soils.


Courses I Teach:

HORT 441 -Turfgrass Science

HORT 571 – Soil Plant Water Relations


Recent Publications

1.Qian, Yaling and Yuhung Lin.  2019.  Comparison of Soil Chemical Properties Prior to and 5-11 Years after Recycled Water Irrigation.  J. Environ. Qual. 48:1758–1765.  Available at

2. Wang, L., Qian*, Y.L, Brummer, J., Wilhelm, S., Leach, J. 2019. Biomass Production and Soil Carbon Analysis of Switchgrass under Rainfed or Minimal Irrigation in a Semiarid Environment. Agron J.  111:1-8.

3. Gillette, Katrina., Qian*, Yaling, Follett, Ronald, Delgrasso, Steve. 2016. Nitrous oxide emissions from a golf course fairway and rough after application of different nitrogen fertilizers. Journal of Environ. Quality, 45, 1788-1795.

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4. Limei Wang, Yaling Qian*, J. Brummer, J. Zheng, S. J. Wilhelm, and W. J. Parton. 2015. Simulated biomass, environmental impacts and best management practices for long-term switchgrass systems in a semi-arid region. Biomass and Bioenergy 75:254-266.

5. Zhang, Y., Y.L. Qian*, B. Mecham, and W. J. Parton. 2013. Development of best turfgrass management practices using the DAYCENT model. Agron. J. 105:1151-1159.

6. Yao Zhang, Yaling Qian*, Dale J. Bremer, and Jason P. Kaye. 2013. Simulation of N2O emissions and estimation of global warming potential in turfgrass systems using the DAYCENT model.  J. Environ. Qual. 42:1100–1108.


Curriculum Vitae

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