Amber Moore
Extension Soil Fertility Specialist

The focus of my position is to conduct applied research and to develop nutrient and lime recommendations that improve nutrient use efficiency by large acreage crops grown in Oregon. The crops of primary focus are on grass grown for seed, cereals, and potatoes, with a secondary focus on minor crops (other seed crops, peppermint, forages, vegetables, berries, Christmas trees, etc.).

OSU Campus
Department of Crop and Soil Science
Soil Science
3063 Ag & Life Sciences Building Corvallis, OR 97331
United States


My research program is focused on developing soil fertility research efforts that are statistically sound and address current soil fertility needs in Oregon large acreage field crops. Research interests include fertilizer response, nitrogen mineralization, acidificaiton caused by nitrogen fertilitizers, lime response, plant nutrient uptake, and soil nutrient dynamics, 

I accept graduate students for Crop and Soil Science
I can serve on graduate committees


Journal articles

Zglobicki, S., A. Moore, and N. Olsen. 2016. Salt accumulation and potato tuber yield response to dairy manure application histories in south-central Idaho. American Journal of Potato Research. 93:150-157.

Moore, A., S. Hines, B. Brown, C. Falen, M. de Haro Marti, M. Chahine, R. Norell, J. Ippolito, S. Parkinson, and M. Satterwhite. 2014. Soil-plant nutrient interactions on manure-enriched calcareous soils. Agronomy Journal. 106:73-80.

Tarkalson, D., D. Bjorneberg, and A. Moore. 2012. Effects of tillage system and nitrogen supply on sugar beet production. Journal of Sugar Beet Research. 49:79-102.

Hines, S., A. Moore, B. Brown, M. Chahine, R. Norell, M. de Haro Marti, C. Falen, T. Fife, S. Parkinson, and J. Ippolito. 2012. Using extension phosphorus uptake research to improve Idaho’s nutrient management planning program. Journal of Extension. 50:5RIB10.

Moore, A.D., N.L. Olsen, A.M. Carey, and A.B. Leytem. 2011. Residual effects of fresh and composted dairy manure application on potato production. American Potato Journal of Research. 88:324-332.

Leytem, A., R. Dungan, and A. Moore. 2011. Nutrient availability to corn from dairy manures and fertilizer in a calcareous soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 176:426-434.

Moore, A., A. Alva, H. Collins, and R. Boydston. 2010. Mineralization of nitrogen from biofuel by-products and animal manures amended to a sandy soil. Communications in Soil and Plant Analysis. 41:1315-1326.

Moore, A., R. McLaughlin, H. Mitasova, and D. Line. 2007. Calibrating WEPP model parameters for erosion prediction on construction sites. Transactions of the ASAE. 50:507-516.

Moore, A., D. Israel and R. Mikkelsen. 2005. Nitrogen availability of swine lagoon sludge: sludge source effects. Bioresource Technology. 96:323-329.

Moore, A., R. Mikkelsen and D. Israel. 2004. Nitrogen mineralization of anaerobic swine lagoon sludge as influenced by seasonal temperature. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 35: 991-1005.


Extension publications

Moore, A., M. de Haro-Marti, and L. Chen. 2015. Sampling dairy manure and compost for nutrient analysis. Pacific Northwest publication (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). PNW 673.

Hunter, L., C. Falen, and A. Moore. 2014. Cover crops for high desert farming systems in Idaho. University of Idaho Extension Publication. BUL 889.

Moore, A., N. Olsen, M. Satterwhite, and M.J. Frazier. 2013. Organic potato production in Idaho: Nutrient Management and variety selection. University of Idaho Extension Publication. BUL 885.

Ellis, L., S. Love, A. Moore, and M. de Haro Marti. 2013. Composting and using backyard poultry waste in the home garden. University of Idaho Extension Publication. CIS 1194.

Chen, L., A. Moore, and M. de Haro Marti. 2012. On-farm composting. University of Idaho Extension Publication. CIS 1190.  

Moore, A., A. Carey, S. Hines, and B. Brown. 2012. Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Beans. University of Idaho Extension Publication. CIS 1189.

Carey, A., A. Moore, and A. Leytem. 2011. Phosphorus in the Calcareous Soils of Southern Idaho: A Literature Review with Implications for Crop Production, Manure Management, and Water Quality. University of Idaho Extension Publication. BUL 877.

Chen, L., M. de Haro Marti, A. Moore, and C. Falen. 2011. Dairy compost production and use in Idaho: The composting process. University of Idaho Extension Publication. CIS 1179.

Moore, A., M. Bauer, A. Agenbroad, and S. Bell. 2011. Using soil test results for garden fertilization. University of Idaho Extension Publication. CIS 1186.

Brown, B., J. Hart, D. Horneck, and A. Moore. 2010. Nutrient Management for Field Corn Silage and Grain. Pacific Northwest publication (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). PNW 615.

Moore, A., J. Stark, B. Brown, and B. Hopkins. 2009. Southern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Sugar Beets. University of Idaho Extension Publication. CIS 1174.

Moore, A.D. and J. Ippolito. 2009. Dairy Waste Applications – How much is too much? University of Idaho Extension Publication. CIS 1156.  

Outreach and Extension

I extend science-based soil fertility recommendations and education to growers, agricultural professionals, environmental and agricultural government agency employees, OSU extension faculty, and students through extension publications, workshop presentations, popular press articles, and guest lectures.