Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research
Project Number: 5358-21410-003-03
Start Date: Sep 28, 2007
End Date: Sep 27, 2012
The research focuses on the movement of water from agricultural fields to aquatic systems during high winter precipitation periods. The role of perennial grasses in processing agricultural chemicals, particularly nitrogen, as well as contributing carbon to anadromous fish habitat is being determined. The movement of agricultural chemicals by overland flow from fields to streams will be measured and juxtaposed with the presence of fish in stream tributaries, bird breeding habitats, inundated fields, and riparian zones. Effects of field production practices on arthropod and molluscs contributions will also be determined. Linkages in nutrient flows between agricultural lands and fish will be measured. Documents SCA with OSU. Formerly 5358-21410-002-12S (9/09).