Haishun Yang

Haishun Yang

Haishun Yang

Associate Professor

B.S. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, China Agricultural University, 1984

M.S. Soil and Water Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 1993

Ph.D. Soil Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 1996

Area of Focus

Crop Modeling

Research Interests

  • Development of computerized decision support tools for crop management
  • Modeling of crop growth and yield
  • Modeling of soil nutrient management and carbon cycling
  • Modeling of life cycle analysis of bioenergy systems on energy balance and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Field research on crop water use efficiency

Teaching Interests

  • Theoretical crop production ecology
  • Simulation modeling of crop growth and cropping systems

Extension Area of Emphasis

  • Applications of simulation model-based decision support tools for crop management, particularly for irrigation and nutrients

Major Project Activities

  • Yield gap atlas
  • Adding crop staging and grain drydown prediction to the Hybrid-Maize model
  • Adding soil water balance and water limited growth to the SoySim model
  • Developing corn-soybean cropping system model for extension, teaching, and research

Publications

Simulation model software and online decision support tools

  • Yang, HS, Chengchou Han, etc. 2015. CornSoyWater: online decision support tool for irrigation corn and soybean
  • Yang, HS and Torrion, J. 2013. Weather Interpolator. University of Nebraska (version 2012.1).
  • Yang, HS; Setiyono, T; Walters, DT; Cassman, KG and Dobermann, A. 2015. Maize-N: Nitrogen Rate Recommendation for Irrigated Maize. University of Nebraska (version 2008, 2014, 2015).
  • Liska, AJ; Yang, HS; Bremer, V; Walters, DT; Kenney, D; Tracy, P; Erickson, G; Kolpfenstein, T and Cassman, KG. Biofuel Energy Systems Simulator (The BESS model, www.bess.unl.edu), Ver. 2007.1.0, 2008.2.0, & 2008.3.0, University and Nebraska.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman KG and Walters, DT. Hybrid-Maize: A Simulation Model for Corn Growth and Yield. Ver. 2004, 2005 & 2006, 2014, 2015. Nebraska Cooperative Extension CD9, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman KG and Walters, DT. 2006. WeatherAid: A software for weather data management. University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman, KG and Walters, DT. 2004. DK-C&N: A Simulation Model for Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization. University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Refereed Journals

  • Thompson, L. J., Ferguson, R. B., Kitchen, N., Frazen, D. W., Mamo, M., Yang, H., and Schepers, J. S. 2015. Model and Sensor-Based Recommendation Approaches for In-Season Nitrogen Management in Corn. Agron.J. 107, 2020-2030.
  • Liu, Xing, Andresen, Jeff, Yang, Haishun, and Niyogi, Dev. 2015. Calibration and Validation of the Hybrid-Maize Crop Model for Regional Analysis and Application over the U.S. Corn Belt. Earth Interactions. 19, 1-16.
  • Grassini, Patricio, van Bussel, Lenny G. J., van Wart, Justin, Wolf, Joost, Claessens, Lieven, Yang, Haishun, Boogaard, Hendrik, de Groot, Hugo, van Ittersum, Martin K., and Cassman, Kenneth G. 2015. How good is good enough? Data requirements for reliable crop yield simulations and yield-gap analysis. Field Crops Research. 177, 49-63.
  • van Bussel, Lenny G. J., Grassini, Patricio, van Wart, Justin, Wolf, Joost, Claessens, Lieven, Yang, Haishun, Boogaard, Hendrik, de Groot, Hugo, Saito, Kazuki, Cassman, Kenneth G., and van Ittersum, Martin K. 2015. From field to atlas: Upscaling of location-specific yield gap estimates. Field Crops Research. 177, 98-108.
  • Van Wart, Justin, Grassini, Patricio, Yang, Haishun, Claessens, Lieven, Jarvis, Andrew, and Cassman, Kenneth G. 2015. Creating long-term weather data from thin air for crop simulation modeling. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 209, 49-58.
  • Grassini, Patricio, Torrion, Jessica A., Yang, Haishun S., Rees, Jennifer, Andersen, Daryl, Cassman, Kenneth G., and Specht, James E. 2015. Soybean yield gaps and water productivity in the western US Corn Belt. Field Crops Research. 179, 150-163.
  • Yang, HS and Grassini, P. 2014. Quantifying and Managing Corn Water Use Efficiencies under Irrigated and Rainfed Conditions in Nebraska Using the Hybrid-Maize Simulation Model. Advances in Agricultural Systems Modeling. 5, 113-138.
  • Hou, P; Cui, Z; Bu, L; Yang, HS; Zhang, F; and Li, S. 2014. Evaluation of a Modified Hybrid-Maize Model Incorporating a Newly Developed Module of Plastic Film Mulching. Crop Sci. 54, 2796-2804.
  • Grassini, P; Torrion, Jessica A; Cassman, KG; Yang, HS; and Specht, JE. 2014. Drivers of spatial and temporal variation in soybean yield and irrigation requirements in the western US Corn Belt. Field Crops Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2014.04.005
  • Kumudini, S; Andrade, FH; Boote, KJ; Brown, GA; Dzotsi, KA; Edmeades, GO; Gocken, T; Goodwin, M; Halter, AL; Hammer, GL; Hatfield, JL; Jones, JW; Kemanian, AR; Kim, SH; Kiniry, J; Lizaso, JI; Nendel, C; Nielsen, RL; Parent, B; Stockle, CO; Tardieu, F; Thomison, PR; Timlin, DJ; Vyn, TJ; Wallach, D; Yang, HS; and Tollenaar, M. 2014. Predicting Maize Phenology: Intercomparison of Functions for Developmental Response to Temperature. Agron. J. 106, 2087-2097.
  • Liska, A; Yang, HS; Milner, M; Goddard, S; Zhu, H; Blanco-Canqui, H; Pelton, MP; Fang XX; and Suyker, AE. 2014. Biofuels from Crop Residue Can Reduce Soil Carbon and Increase CO2 Emissions. Nature Climate Change, 4, 398-401.
  • Liska, AJ; Yang, HS; Pelton, MP and Suyker, AE. 2014. Reply to 'CO2 emissions from crop residue-derived biofuels'. Nature Clim.Change. 4, 934-935.
  • Irmak, S; Burgert, MJ; Yang, HS; Cassman, KG; Walters, DT; Rathje, WR; Payero, JO; Grassini, P; Kuzila, MS; Brunkhorst, KJ; Eisenhauer, DE; Kranz, WL; VanDeWalle, B; Rees, JM; Zoubek, GL; Shapiro, CA; Teichmeier, GJ. 2012. Large-scale on-farm implementation of soil moisture-based irrigation management strategies for increasing maize water productivity. Transactions of the ASABE, 55, 881-894
  • Setiyono, TD; Yang, HS; Walters, DT; Cassman, KG; Dobermann, A; Ferguson, R; Roberts, D; Lyon, DJ and Clay, D. 2011. Maize-N: A Decision Tool for Nitrogen Management in Maize. Agronomy Journal, 103, 1-8.
  • Grassini, P; Yang, HS; Irmak, S; Thorburn, J; Burr, J and Cassman, KG. 2011. High-yield irrigated maize in the Western U.S. Corn Belt: II. Irrigation management and crop water productivity. Field Crops Research. 120, 133-141.
  • Liska, A; Yang, HS; Bremer, VR; Klopfenstein, TJ; Walters, DT; Erickson, GE and Cassman, KG. 2009. Improvements in Life Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 13, 58-74.
  • Grassini, P; Yang, HS and Cassman, KG. 2009. Limits to maize productivity in Western Corn-Belt: A simulation analysis for fully irrigated and rainfed conditions. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 149, 1254-1265.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman, KG and Walters, DT. 2006. Features, Applications, and Limitations of the Hybrid-Maize Simulation Model. Agronomy Journal. 98, 737-748.
  • Yang, HS. 2006. Resource management, soil fertility and sustainable crop production: experiences of China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 116, 27-33.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Lindquist, JL; Walters, DT and Cassman, KG. 2004. Hybrid-Maize - a maize simulation model that combines different crop modeling approaches. Field Crop Res. 87, 131-154.

Books/Chapters

  • Liska, AJ; Yang, HS; Walters, DT; Klopfenstein, T; Erickson, G; Bremer, V; Koelsch, R; Kenney, D; Tracy, P and Cassman, KG. 2007 & 2008. User Guide of the BESS model. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Walters, DT and Cassman, KG. 2006. User's Guide of the Hybrid-Maize model. Nebraska Cooperative Extension CD9, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. 101 pages.
  • Gaunt, JL; Sohi, SP; Yang, HS; Mahieu, N and Arah, JRM. 2001. A procedure for isolating soil organic matter fractions suitable for modeling. p90-95. In R.M. Rees, B.C. Ball, C.D. Campbell and C.A. Watson (eds): Sustainable Management of Soil Organic Matter. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
  • Gaunt, JL; Sohi, SP; Arah, JRM; Mahieu, N; Yang, HS and Powlson, DS. 2000. A physical soil fractionation scheme to obtain organic matter fractions suitable for modeling. p89-99. In G.J.D. Kirk and D.C. Olk. (eds) Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Flooded Soils. International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos.
  • Yang, HS. 1996. Modeling organic matter mineralization and exploring options for organic matter management in arable farming in Northern China. Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5485-641-6, 159 pages.

Conference Proceedings, Industry Journals

  • Yang, HS, Setiyono, T; Walters, DT; Cassman, KG and Dobermann, A. Maize-N model - A systematic and mechanistic approach for N fertilizer recommendation on maize. 2008. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Plant Nutrition Management in Sustainable Agriculture. Oct 13-16, Nanchang, China.
  • Liska, AJ; Yang, H; Bremer, V; Erickson, G; Klopfenstein, T; Walters, DT and Cassman, KG. Improvements in Life-Cycle Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Ethanol. 2008 Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Midwest Ag Energy Summit, Chicago, IL, December 15.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman, KG and Walters, DT. 2007. Developing crop simulation model to suit diverse users: example of Hybrid-Maize software. Proceedings of PMA06, Nov 13-17, Beijing, pp175-180.
  • Liska, A; Cassman, KG and Yang, HS. 2007. Energy and Environmental Contributions of Corn-Ethanol. 2007 Indiana CCA Conference Proceedings.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman, KG and Walters, DT. 2005. Hybrid-Maize - A simulation model for improving corn management. North Central Extension -Industry Soil Fertility Conference. 2005. Vol. 21. 157-167, Des Moines, IA.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman, KG; Hubbard, KG; Arkebauer, TJ; Verma, SB and Walters, DT. 2004. Test of the hybrid-maize model for simulation of soil moisture dynamics and maize response to water deficit. p83-84. In Proceedings of the Biological Systems Simulation Conference. March 8-10, 2004. Gainesville, Florida.
  • Yang, HS; Dobermann, A; Cassman, KG and Walters, DT. 2004. DK-C&N: a simulation model for C and N mineralization using the approach of dynamic rate constant. p85-86. In Proceedings of the Biological Systems Simulation Conference. March 8-10, 2004. Gainesville, Florida.
  • Yang, HS and Dobermann, A. 2004. What's the corn yield potential for 2004? Crop Watch, Issue of Aug 13, 2004. IANR, UNL.
  • Yang, HS; Cassman, KG; Dobermann, A; Walters, DT; Lindquist, JL and Arkebauer, JL. 2003. Comparison and hybridization of two approaches for maize simulation. p 20-21. In Proceedings of the Integrated Biological Systems Conferences. April 14-16, 2003, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Yang, HS; Cassman, KG; Dobermann, A; Walters, DT; Lindquist, JL and Arkebauer, TJ. 2003. Software demonstration: Hybrid-Maize. Integrated Biological Systems Conference. April 14-16, 2003, San Antonio, Texas.