Jennifer Reeve

Plants, Soils, & Climate (PSC)

Associate Professor | Organic/Sustainable Agriculture


Jennifer Reeve

Contact Information

Office Hours: 2-4 pm Mondays
Office Location: AGRS 328
Phone: 435-797-3192
Email: jennifer.reeve@usu.edu
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Educational Background

PhD, Soil Science, (Soil Microbiology), Washington State University, 2007
Soil Quality and Microbial Functional Diversity on Organic and Conventional Strawberry Farms
MS, Soil Science, (Soil Microbiology), Washington State University, 2003
Effects of biodynamic preparations on soil, winegrape, and compost quality in a California vineyard
BS, Ecology, University of Sheffield, 1995

Biography

Originally from England Dr. Reeve earned a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Sheffield in 1995 followed by a MS and PhD in Soil Science from Washington State University in 2003 and 2007.

Teaching Interests

Agroecology and organic farming

Research Interests

Dr. Reeve's current research focuses on nutrient management and soil health in organic and integrated tree fruit, vegetable, pasture and grain systems.

Awards

Civically Engaged Scholar for Utah State University 2012. , 2012

Utah Campus Compact

The Shepard Award, 2011

The American Pomological Society

Ulysses P. Hedrick Award , 2011

The American Pomological Society


Publications | Abstracts

  • Jacobson, A., Reeve, J., (2021). Methods comparison for determining wet aggregate stability in organic, compost-treated, semi-arid, calcareous soils.. American Society of Agronomy *
  • Villalba, J., Provenza, F.D, Reeve, J., (2020). Do tannin-containing forages influence the soil microbiom?. Society for Range Management
  • Jacobson, A., Creech, J.E, Reeve, J., (2021). Compost Effects on Physical Aspects of Soil Health in Dryland Organic Wheat Systems. . American Society of Agronomy *
  • Reeve, J., Norton, J.M, MacAdam, J.W, (2019). Utilization of tannin-containing forages for sustainable beef production in the Intermountain West. Soil Science Society of America
  • Davis, B., Yost, M., Reeve, J., Jacobson, A., Creech, J.E, (2021). The response of organic dryland wheat to compost and cover crops in semi-arid conditions. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting *
  • Reeve, J., Atoloye, I., Adeleke, K., Jacobson, A., Creech, J.E, (2021). Compost effects on particulate organic matter, mineral associated organic matter and soil health in surface and sub-soils of organic dryland wheat. American Society of Agronomy *
  • Atoloye, I.A, Reeve, J., Jacobson, A., Creech, J.E, (2020). Effects of cover crops and a one-time compost application on soil health in organic dryland winter wheat-fallow systems. Soil Science Society of America
  • Whaley, A.A, Reeve, J., Chamberlain, B., (2020). Determining agricultural land use change and evaluating ecosystem services in the Wasatch Front Metropolitan Area, Utah. International Association for Landscape Ecology
  • Creech, J.E, Reeve, J., Deakin, M., ATOLOYE, I., Jacobson, A., (2019). Can a single compost application improve long-term dryland wheat yields?. Western Society of Crop Science
  • Reeve, J., ATOLOYE, I., Jacobson, A., Creech, J.E, (2019). Effects of a one-time compost application on carbon dynamics in dryland organic wheat systems in the Intermountain West, USA. SSSA
  • Murphy, K., Reeve, J., Creech, J.E, Hinojosa, L., Maughan, P.J, Jellen, E., Kellogg, J., Machado, S., Ludvigson, K., Shroeder, K., Finkelnburg, D., Wu, G., Ganiyal, G., Ross, C., Morris, C., Packer, D., (2016). Quinoa cultivation in western North America: Lessons learned and the path forward. American Society of Agronomy *
  • Creech, J.E, Deakin, M., Reeve, J., Hole, D.J, (2016). Compost carryover and cover crop effects on dryland organic wheat in Utah. Western Society of Crop Science *
  • Rowley, M.A, Ransom, C., Reeve, J., Black, B.L, (2011). Weed control utilizing mulch and organic herbicide combinations. Abstract Weed Science Society of America *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Brym, Z., Reeve, J., (2016). Agroecological Principles from a Bibliographic Analysis of the Term Agroecology. Sustainable Agriculture
  • Steinitz, T., Wagner, K.M, Drost, D.T, Alston, D.G, Hunter, B., Nischwitz, C., Ramirez, R., Allen, L., Barnhill, J.V, Frame, D., Pace, M., Durward, C., Reeve, J., Jewkes, M., Heflebower, R.F, (2014). A Guide to Common Organic Gardening Questions. USU Extension *
  • R.J, A.P, Reeve, J., C.L, S.C, A.R, R.C, D.N, Z.J, (2013). Organic versus conventional strawberry agroecosystems: Sustainable Soil Management.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Ouyang, Y., Reeve, J.R, Norton, J.M, (2022). The quality of organic amendments affects soil microbiome and nitrogen-cycling bacteria in an organic farming system. Frontiers of Soil Science, Frontiers, 2, Front. Soil Sci. 2:869136. doi: doi.org/10.3389/fsoil.2022.869136
  • Atoloye, I., Creech, J.E, Dai, X., Reeve, J., (2021). Nutritive and non-nutritive effects of compost on organic dryland wheat in Utah.. Agronomy Journal, 113, 3518-3531.
  • Atoloye, I.A, Jacobson, A., Creech, J.E, Reeve, J., (2021). Variable impact of compost on phosphorus dynamics in organic dryland soils following a one-time application. Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • Curtis, K., Drugova, T., Knudsen, T., Reeve, J., Ward, R.A, (2020). Is Organic Certification Important to Farmers’ Market Shoppers or Is Eco-friendly Enough?. HortScience, 55:11, 1822-1831.
  • Carr, P.M, Cavigelli, M.A, Darby, H.H, Delate, K., Eberly, J.O, Gramig, G.G, Heckman, J.R, Mallory, E.B, Reeve, J., Silva, E., Suchoff, D.H, Woodley, A.L, (2020). Green and animal manure use in organic field crop systems. Agronomy Journal, 112, 648-674.
  • Carr, P.M, Cavigelli, M., Darby, H., Delate, K., Eberly, J., Gramig, G., Heckman, J., Mallory, E., Reeve, J., Silva, E., Suchoff, D., Woodley, A.L, (2019). Nutrient cycling in organic field crops in Canada and United States. Agronomy Journal, 111, 1-17.
  • Thomsen, E., Reeve, J., Culumber, C.M, Alston, D.G, Newhall, R., Cardon, G., (2019). Simple soil tests for on-site evaluation of soil health in orchards. Sustainability, 11, 6009. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11215881
  • Buckland, K.R, Creech, J.E, Reeve, J., Cardon, G., (2019). QUINOA RESPONSE TO LINE SOURCE SPRINKLER IRRIGATION. Journal of Crop Improvement, 33, 649-668.
  • Culumber, M., Reeve, J., Black, B.L, Ransom, C., Alston, D.G, (2019). Organic orchard floor management influence on soil quality indicators: nutrient fluxes, microbial biomass and activity . Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 115:1, 101-115. doi: DOI 10.1007/s10705-019-10007-2
  • Buckland, K., Reeve, J., Creech, J.E, Durham, S., (2018). Managing soil fertility and health for quinoa production and weed control in organic systems. Soil and Tillage Research, 184, 52-61. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2018.07.001
  • Ouyang, Y., Reeve, J., Norton, J.M, (2018). Soil enzyme activities and abundance of microbial functional genes involved in nitrogen transformations in an organic farming system . Biology and Fertility of Soils/ Springer, 54:4, 437-450. doi: doi.org/10.1007/s00374-018-1272-y
  • Tebeau, A.S, Alston, D.G, Ransom, C., Black, B.L, Reeve, J., Culumber, C.M, (2017). Effects of floor vegetation and fertility management on weed biomass and diversity in organic peach orchards. Weed Technology, 31:3, 404-415.
  • Buckland, K., Alston, D.G, Reeve, J., Nischwitz, C., Drost, D.T, (2017). Trap Crops in Onion to Reduce Onion Thrips and Iris Yellow Spot Virus. Southwestern Entomologist, 42:1, 73-90. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3958/059.042.0108
  • Reeve, J., Culumber, M., Black, B.L, Ransom, C., Tebeau, A., Alston, D.G, (2017). Establishing organic and integrated peach orchards in Utah. Scientia Horticulturae, 214, 242-251.
  • Reeve, J., Hoagland, L., Villalba, J., Carr, P., Atucha, A., Cambardella, C., Davis, D.R, Delate, K., (2016). Organic Farming, Soil Health and Food Quality: Considering possible links. Advances in Agronomy, 137, 319-368.
  • Ouyang, Y., Norton, J.M, Stark, J.M, Reeve, J., Habteselassie, M.Y, (2016). Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria are more responsive than archaea to nitrogen source in an agricultural soil.. Soil Biology and Biochemistry/Elsevier, 96, 4-15. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.01.012
  • Hunt, S.R, MacAdam, J.W, Reeve, J., (2015). Establishment of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) pastures on organic dairy farms in the Mountain West USA. Organic Agriculture, 5, 63-77.
  • Olsen, D.J, Endelman, J.B, Jacobson, A., Reeve, J., (2015). Compost carryover: nitrogen, phosphorus and FT-IR analysis of soil organic matter. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 101, 317-331.
  • Reeve, J., Hall, K., Kalkman, C., (2014). Student outcomes from experiential learning at a student run certified organic farm. Natural Sciences Education, 43, 16-24.
  • Reeve, J., Black, B.L, Ransom, C., Culumber, M., Alston, D.G, Tebeau, A., (2013). Developing organic stone-fruit production options for Utah and the Intermountain West United States. Acta Horticulturae, Proceedings # 1001, 65-72.
  • Buckland, K., Reeve, J., Alston, D.G, Drost, D.T, (2013). Effects of nitrogen fertility and crop rotation on onion growth and yield, thrips densities, and Iris yellow spot virus and soil properties. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and the Environment, 177, 63-74.
  • Reeve, J., Drost, D.T, (2012). Yield and Soil Quality under Transition Organic High Tunnel Tomatoes. American Soc. Horticultural Sci, 47, 38-44.
  • Reeve, J., Endelman, J.B, Miller, B., Hole, D.J, (2012). Residual Effects of Compost on Soil Quality and Dryland Wheat Yield Sixteen Years after Compost Application. Soil Science Society of America Journal (SSSAJ), 76:1, 278-285. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2011.0123
  • Rowley, M.A, Ransom, C., Reeve, J., Black, B.L, (2011). Mulch and organic herbicide combinations for in-row orchard weed suppression. International Journal of Fruit Science, 11:4, 316-331.
  • Rowley, M.A, Black, B.L, Ransom, C., Reeve, J., Creech, J.E, (2011). Alternative alleyways for tart cherry orchards. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 65:4, 208-217.
  • Reeve, J., Carpenter-Boggs, L., Sehmsdorf, H., (2011). Sustainable Agriculture, a case study of a small Lopez Island Farm.. Agricultural Systems, 104, 572-579.
  • Endleman, J., Reeve, J., Hole, D.J, (2010). Economically optimal compost rates for organic crop production.. Agronomy Journal, 102, 1283-1289.
  • Reganold, J.P, Andrews, P.K, Reeve, J., Carpenter-Boggs, L., Schadt, C.W, Alldredge, R., Ross, C.F, Davies, N.M, Zhou, J., (2010). Enhanced Fruit Quality and Soil Functional Gene Abundance and Diversity on Organic Strawberry Farms. Plos One, 5:e12346, doi: Doi10.1371/journal.pone.0012346
  • Reeve, J., Schadt, C.W, Carpenter-Boggs, L., Reganold, J.P, Zhou, Z., (2010). Microbial functional diversity and enzyme activities in response to soil fumigation and organic management. The ISME Journal, 4, 1099-1107.
  • Black, B.L, Drost, D.T, Lindstrom, T., Reeve, J., Gunnell, J., Reighard, G.L, (2010). A comparison of root distribution patterns among Prunus rootstocks. Journal of the American Pomological Society, 64:1, 52-62.
  • Reeve, J., Carpenter-Boggs, L., Reganold, J.P, Brinton, W.F, (2010). Influence of Biodynamic Preparations on Compost Development and Resultant Compost Extracts on Wheat Seedling Growth. Bioresource Technology, 101, 5658-5666.
  • Endelman, J., Reeve, J., Drost, D.T, (2010). A new decay series for organic crop production. Agronomy Journal, 102, 457-463.
  • Evans, K.C, Bagg, S., Frank, E., Reeve, J., Ransom, C., Pappu, H., (2009). Green Foxtail (Setaria viridis), A Naturally Infected Grass Host of Iris Yellow Spot Virus in Utah. Plant Disease, 93, 670.
  • Reeve, J., Smith, J.L, Carpenter-Boggs, L., Reganold, J.P, (2009). Glycine, nitrate and ammonium uptake by classic and modern wheat varieties in a short-term microcosm study. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 45, 723-732.
  • Evans, K.C, Bag, S., Frank, E., Reeve, J., Ransom, C., Pappu, H., (2009). Natural Infection of Iris yellow spot virus in Twoscale Saltbush (Atriplex micrantha) Growing in Utah. Plant Disease, 93, 430.
  • Reeve, J., Smith, J.L, Carpenter-Boggs, L., Reganold, J.P, (2008). Soil-based cycling and differential uptake of amino acids by three species of strawberry (Fragaria spp.) plants. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 40, 2547-2552.
  • Reeve, J., Carpenter-Boggs, L., Reganold, J.P, York, A.L, McGourty, G., McCloskey, L., (2005). Soil and Winegrape Quality in Biodynamic and Organically Managed Vineyards. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 56, 367-376.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Bulletins

Magazine/Trade Publications

  • Reeve, J., (2007). Taking a scientific look at biodynamics. Stella Natura *

Newsletter

  • Alston, D.G, Reeve, J., Thomsen, E., (2015). Collaborative organic orchard research with the National Park Service. Utah Pests News, Utah State University Extension *
  • Reeve, J., (2009). Transitioning to Organic Agriculture. Utah Pests News *

Other

  • Reeve, J., (2018). Radical regenerative gardening and farming: biodynamic practices and perspectives. Choice connect *
  • Reeve, J., (2016). American Organic: a cultural history of farming, gardening, shopping, and eating. CHOICE *
  • Reeve, J., (2016). One-straw revolutionary: the philosophy and work of Masanobu Fukuoka. Choice connect *
  • Reeve, J., (2015). Agricultural and food controversies: what everyone needs to know. Choice connect *
  • Reeve, J., (2015). Interactions in soil: promoting plant growth. *
  • Reeve, J., (2014). Sustainable food production includes human and environmental health. Choice Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2013). Soils: principles, properties and management. Choice Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2012). Organic production and food quality: a down to earth analysis. Choice Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2012). Defending the Social License of Farming: Issues, challenges and new directions for agriculture.. Choice Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2012). Elevated Carbon Dioxide: Impacts on soil and plant water relations. Choice Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2012). Soil Health and Climate Change. Choice Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2011). Imagining Sustainable Food Systems: theory and practice. Choice Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2011). Toward sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st century. ChOICE Magazine *
  • Reeve, J., (2010). Nature's matrix: linking agriculture, conservation and food sovereignty. Choice Review *
  • Reeve, J., (2010). Feeding the planet:environmental protection through sustainable agriculture. Choice *
  • Reeve, J., (2009). Organic Crop Production -- ambitions and limitations. Choice *
  • Reeve, J., (2009). Organic farming: an international history. Choice *
  • Reeve, J., (2007). Soil Quality and Microbial Functional Diversity on Organic and Conventional Strawberry Farms. *
  • Reeve, J., (2003). Effects of biodynamic preparations on soil, winegrape, and compost quality on a California vineyard. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

, Spring 2022
PSC 4070, 6070 - Agroecology, Spring 2022
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2022
, Fall 2021
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2021
PSC 3800 - Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture, Spring 2021
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2021
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2020
PSC 4070, 6070 - Agroecology, Spring 2020
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2020
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2019
PSC 3800, 6900 - Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture, Spring 2019
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2019
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2018
PSC 5070, 6070 - Advanced Agroecology, Spring 2018
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2018
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2017
PSC 3800, 6900 - Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture, Spring 2016
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2016
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSC 3800,6900 - Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture, Spring 2015
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2015
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2014
PSC 2800,6900 - Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture, Spring 2014
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2014
PSC 6890,7890 - Plants, Soils, and Climate Graduate Seminar, Fall 2013
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2013
PSC 2800,6900 - Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture, Spring 2013
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2012
PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Summer 2012
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Summer 2012
PSC 2800,6900 - Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture, Spring 2012
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2012
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2011
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Summer 2011
PSC 6900 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ORG AGRI, Spring 2011
PSC 2800 - ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, Spring 2011
PSC 6970 - RESEARCH & THESIS, Spring 2011
PSC 4900 - SP: STUDENT ORGANIC FARM, Spring 2011
PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010
PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010
PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2010

Graduate Students Mentored

Anthony Whaley, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2018
Idowu Atoloye, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2015 - December 2020
Kareem Adeleke, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2014 - December 2020
Katie Slebodnik, Plants, Soils, and Climate, June 2017 - April 2020
Esther Thomsen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2014 - October 2016
Kristine Buckland, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2013 - October 2016
Catherine Culumber, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2010 - September 2016
Alanna Nafziger, Plants, Soils, and Climate, May 2015 - April 2016
Davey Olsen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2010 - December 2012
Kristine Buckland, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2009 - June 2011
Jeffrey Endelman, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2008 - May 2009