Location: Soil and Water Management Research
Project Number: 3640-12130-006-05
Start Date: Jan 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
The proposed research project will establish field plots in paired mini-watersheds at the UW-Platteville Pioneer farm and at the University of Minnesota's Rosemount Research and Outreach Center. The treatments will include conventional corn/soybean roations, as well as permanent living mulche plots, using kura clover, in which corn will be planted. All components of the water balance in each plot will be monitored, with particular emphasis on nitrogen and phosphorus losses. A primary focus of this grant is building capacity at UW-Platteville that will facilitate its partnership with ARS as a LTAR site.