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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPACT OF SOIL MANAGEMENT ON SOIL MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

Location: Agroecosystem Management Research

Project Number: 5440-11210-001-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2010
End Date: Jul 31, 2014

Objective:
Determine the impact of soil management on soil microbial community structure and function using biochemical and molecular methods. a. soil distubance effects on soil function b. role of mycorrhiza on P nutrition of corn

Approach:
Biochemical (e.g. lipid profiles) and molecular methods will be used to identify functional groups of soil microorganisms under contrasting management conditions. These measurements will be taken in conjunction with soil process (e.g. nutrient transformation and uptake) and crop production (e.g. yield and nutrient content) measurements.

Last Modified: 7/31/2014
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