University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

Paulo Pagliari | 507-752-5065SWAC-paulopagliari

23669 130th Street
Lamberton, MN 56152


B.S. 2004 Universidade Estadual de Maringa Agronomy
M.S 2008 University of Minnesota Soil Science
Ph.D. 2011 University of Wisconsin - Madison Soil Science


My research is focused on gaining a better understanding of the relationship between soil fertility status and soil biological processes and how this interaction affects crop yield on both conventional and organic cropping systems. Among the elements essential for life, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur are the main nutrients in soils which the availability is influenced by microbial activity. One of my current research projects aims at understanding better this relationship between nutrient availability and microbial activity by using enzymes as surrogates for microbial activity. In another project, I am looking at increasing crop diversity to improve soil health in vegetable production under organic high tunnels. Also, I have an extension appointment where I extend new information generated by research conducted in Southwest Minnesota to stakeholders.

Graduate Program
Land and Atmospheric Science

Selected Pubs
Pagliari, P.H. and C.A.M. Laboski. 2012. Investigation of the inorganic and organic phosphorus forms in animal manure. J. Environ. Qual. 41:901-910.

Kreuser, W.C., P.H. Pagliari, and D.J. Soldat. 2012. Creeping bentgrass putting green Mehlich-3 soil test phosphorus requirements. Crop Sci. 52:1385-1392.

Pagliari, P.H., M.L. Flores-Mangual, B. Lowery, D.G. Weisenberger, and C.A.M. Laboski. 2011. Manure-Induced Soil-Water Repellency. Soil Sci. J. 176: 576-581.

Flores-Mangual, M.L., Lowery, B., Bockheim, J.G., and Pagliari, P.H. 2011. Revised Water Drop Method for Assessing Soil Water Repellency in Sandy Soils. Soil Sci. J. 176: 124-128.

Pagliari, P.H., C.J. Rosen, J.S. Strock, and M.P. Russelle. 2010. Phosphorus Availability and Early Corn Growth Response in Soil Amended with Turkey Manure Ash. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 41: 1-14.

Pagliari, P.H., J.S. Strock, and C.J. Rosen. 2010. Changes in Soil pH and Extractable Phosphorus Following Application of Turkey Manure Incinerator Ash and Triple Superphosphate. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 41: 1502-1512.

Bierman, P.M., B.P. Horgan, C.J. Rosen, A.B. Hollman, and P.H. Pagliari, 2009. Phosphorus Runoff from Turfgrass as Affected by Phosphorus Fertilization and Clipping Management. J. Environ. Qual. 39: 505-516.

Pagliari, P.H., C.J. Rosen, and J.S. Strock. 2009. Turkey Manure Ash Effects on Alfalfa Yield, Tissue Elemental Composition, and Chemical Soil Properties. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 40: 2874-2897.

Pagliari, P. H., C.J. Rosen, and J.S. Strock. 2009. Characterization of turkey manure ash and its nutrient value for corn and soybean production. Online. Crop Management doi:10.1094/CM-2009-0916-01-RS.