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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Demonstration of Integrated Farming Systems That Enhance Soybean Productivity on Marginal Lands at Ag Progress Days Farm Shows

Location: Soil Drainage Research

Project Number: 3604-13000-010-22
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 01, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2013

Objective:
To demonstrate a novel cropping management system based on holistic approaches which include no-tillage, cover crop and gypsum soil amendment to enhance soil quality, crop productivity, and environmental sustainability for U.S. soybean farmers.

Approach:
Establish demo plots of the soybean production innovations (including gypsum applications, tillage, rotations, and cover crops) at major farm and equipment shows including Ag Progress Days in Pennsylvania. Project personnel will staff these shows to share the benefits of the agronomic management practices and their positive impact on soil quality and climate change.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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