Spray Irrigation Field, Penn State's Living Filter Astronomy Site

Spray Irrigation Field, Penn State's Living Filter Astronomy Site


Kibuye, F. A., Gall, H. E., Elkin, K. R., Ayers, B., Veith, T. L., Miller, M., Jacob, S., Hayden, H. R., Watson J. E., & Elliott, H. A. 2019. Fate of pharmaceuticals in a spray-irrigation system: From wastewater to groundwater. Science of The Total Environment 654: 197 - 208.

Kibuye, F.A., H.E. Gall, K.R. Elkin, B. Swistock, T.L. Veith, J.E. Watson, and H.A. Elliott. 2019. Occurrence, concentrations, and risks of pharmaceutical compounds in private wells in Central Pennsylvania. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48(4):1057 - 1066. DOI:10.2134/jeq2018.08.0301

Kibuye, F.A., H.E. Gall, T.L. Veith, K.R. Elkin, H.A. Elliott, J.P. Harper, J.E. Watson. 2019. Influence of hydrologic and anthropogenic drivers on emerging organic contaminants in drinking water sources in the Susquehanna river basin. Chemosphere. Volume 245, April 2020, 125583 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125583


Franklin, A.M., C.F. Williams, J.E. Watson. 2018. Assessment of soil to mitigate antibiotics in the environment due to release of wastewater treatment plant effluent. J. Environ. Qual. 47:1347-1355. doi:10.2134/jeq2018.02.0076

Miller, M. D., H. E. Gall, A.R. Buda, L. S. Saporito, T. L. Veith, C. M. White, C. F. Williams, K. J. Brasier, P. J. A. Kleinman, J. E. Watson. 2018. Load - discharge relationships reveal the efficacy of manure application practices on phosphorus and total solids losses from agricultural fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 272:19-28.

Mina, O., H.E. Gall, H.A. Elliot, J.E. Watson, M. Mashtare, T. Langkilde, J.P. Harper, E. Boyer. 2018. Estrogen Occurrence and Persistence in Vernal Pools Impacted by Wastewater Irrigation Practices. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 257: 103-112.

Watson, J.E., Robb, T., Andrews-Brown, D., Miller, M. 2018. Wastewater Irrigation Impacts on Soil Hydraulic Conductivity: Coupled Field Sampling and Laboratory Determination of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity. J. Vis. Exp. (138), e57181, doi:10.3791/57181 (2018).


Afzal, A., S. Duiker, & J. Watson. 2017. Leaf thickness to predict plant water status. Biosystems Engineering 156:148-156.

Afzal, A., Duiker, S., Watson, J., & Luthe, D. 2017. Leaf thickness and electrical capacitance as measures of plant water status. Transactions of the ASABE 60 (40) 1063 - 1074.


Franklin, A.M., Aga, D.S., Cytryn, E., Durso, L., McLain, J.E., Pruden, A., Roberts, M.C., Rothrock, Jr., M.J., Snow, D., Watson, J.E., Dungan, R.S. 2016. Antibiotics in Agroecosystems: Introduction to the Special Section. Journal of Environmental Quality 45:377-393.

Franklin, A.M., C.F. Williams, D.M. Andrews, E.E. Woodward, J.E. Watson. 2015 Uptake of three antibiotics and an anti-epileptic drug by wheat crops spray irrigated with wastewater treatment plant effluent. Journal of Environmental Quality 45:546-554.


Sterner, G. R. Bryant, P. Kleinman, J. Watson, T. Alter. 2015. Community Implementation Dynamics: Nutrient Management in the New York City and Chesapeake Bay Watersheds. International Journal of Rural Law and Policy. 2015 Special Edition 1. UTS ePress. New South Wales. <http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijrlp/article/view/4366>


Woodward, E.E., D.M. Andrews, C.F. Williams, J.E. Watson.Vadose Zone Transport of Natural and Synthetic Estrogen Hormones at Penn State's "Living Filter" Wastewater Irrigation Site. Journal of Environmental Quality. Journal of Environmental Quality 43:1933-1941.


Williams, C.F., J.E. Watson, S.D. Nelson. 2013. Comparison of equilibrium and non-equilibrium distribution coefficients for the human drug carbamazepine in soil. Chemosphere 95: 166-173.

Williams, C.F., J.E. Watson, S.D. Nelson, C.W. Walker. 2013. Sorption/Desorption of Lincomycin from Three Arid-Region Soils. Journal of Environmental Quality 42:1460 - 1465.


Walker, C.W., J.E. Watson, C. Williams. 2012. Occurrence of Carbamazepine in Soils under Different Land Uses Receiving Wastewater. Journal of Environmental Quality 41:1263-1267.

Fouli, Y., S.W. Duiker, D.D. Fritton, M.H. Hall, J.E. Watson, D.H. Johnson. 2012. Double cropping effects on forage yield and the field water balance. Agricultural Water Management 115:104-117.


Walker, C.W. and J.E. Watson. 2010. Adsorption of estrogens on laboratory materials and filters during sample preparation. J. Envir. Qual. 39:744-748.

Jacobsen, K. L., R.S. Gallagher, M. Burnham, B.B. Bradley, Z.M. Larson, C.W. Walker, J.E. Watson. 2010. Mitigation of seed germination impediments in Hairy Vetch. Agronomy Journal 102:1346-1351.

2009 and Earlier

Walker, C.W., J.E. Watson and R.S. Thomas. 2009. Design of a flow-through electrical conductivity probe. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 25:373-376.

Williams, C.F., T.A. Coffelt and J.E. Watson. 2009. Increased soil sorption of Pendimethalin due to deposition of guayule-derived detritus. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:1952-1957.

Watson, J. and S. Oram. 2007. Learning from your own farm: Examples from successful NE-SARE Farmer/Grower grant recipients in Pa. Penn State Cooperative Extension Bulletin. UC 195.

Corbin, M., N.E. Kiernan, M. Koble, J. Watson and D. Jackson. 2005. Using the logic model to plan extension and outreach program development and scholarship. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 10: 61-77.

Nelson, J.M. and J.E. Watson. 2001. Nitrogen fertilization effects on jojoba seed production. Industrial Crops and Products 13: 145-154. Elsevier Science.

Watson, J.E., R.F. Harris, Y. Liu and W.R. Gardner. 1999. Diffusion linked kinetics of microbial metabolism in the vadose zone. (p 194-209) IN, Vadose Zone Hydrology - Cutting Across Disciplines. Oxford University Press.

Nelson, J. M., J.E. Watson and D.A. Dierig. 1999. Nitrogen fertilization effects on Lesquerella production. Industrial Crops and Products 19:163-170. Elsevier Science

Watson, J.E. 1996. Pesticides as a source of pollution. p 253-265. IN, I.L. Pepper, C.P. Gerba, M.L. Brusseau (ed.). Pollution Science. Academic Press Inc., San Diego, CA.

Watson, J.E., E. Hassinger, K. Reffruschinni, M. Sheedy and B. Anthony. 1994. Best management practices meeting water quality goals. J. of Soil and Water Conservation. vol 49, No. 2, special supplement :39-43.

Silvertooth, J.C., J.E. Watson, J.E. Malcuit and T.A. Doerge. 1992. Bromide and nitrate movement in an irrigated cotton production system. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 56:548-555.

Watson, J.E. and R.D. Gibson. 1990. Localized field efficiencies from soil salinity samples. App. Agric. Res. 5:276-279.

Matthias, A.D., H.M. Hassan, Yu-qi Hu, J.E. Watson and A.W. Warrick. 1986. Evapotranspiration estimates derived from subsoil salinity data. J. of Hydrol. 85:209-223.

Watson, J.E., A.D. Matthias and R.D. Gibson. 1986. Historical irrigation efficiencies from soil salinity samples. Applied Agric. Res. 1:82-84.

Watson, J.E., I.L. Pepper, M. Unger and W.H. Fuller. 1985. Yields and leaf elemental composition of cotton grown on sludge-amended soil. J. Environ. Qual. 14:174-177.