Submitted to: Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 9, 2005
Publication Date: November 6, 2005
Citation: Hanson, J.D., Liebig, M.A., Merrill, S.D., Tanaka, D.L., Krupinsky, J.M., Stott, D.E. 2006. Applying dynamic agricultural system concepts to meet future challenges to soil and water conservation. IN:ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts CD-ROM, Nobember 6-10,2005. Salt Lake City, UT. ASA-CSSA-SSSA, Madison, WI. Technical Abstract: Dynamic cropping systems provide a more intensive way to manage cropping sequence in diverse agricultural enterprises. Dynamic cropping systems allow the manager to apply strategic principles to the decision making process and to evaluate the entire production enterprise when making tactical decisions. Using this approach, new and innovative management scenarios can be developed to move agricultural decision making into a holistic realm. This will allow managers to make decisions that are environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and socially acceptable. Issues influencing decision making in the future will include minimizing competitive pressure, providing sustainable development, protecting and enhancing environmental resources, improving social and economic development, and applying progressive research and development. The future impacts of these issues are evaluated through the framework of dynamic agricultural systems.