Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2012
Publication Date: October 14, 2012
Citation: Karlen, D.L. 2012. Soil management challenges in response to climatic change. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, October 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Available: https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/meetings/2012am/9971/. Technical Abstract: Agriculture has tremendous potential to help solve global food, feed, fiber, and bioenergy challenges and respond to changing climatic conditions provided we do not compromise our soil, water and air resources. This presentation will examine soil management, defined by the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) as “the sum total of all tillage and planting operations, cropping practices, fertilizer, lime, irrigation, herbicide and insecticide application and other treatments conducted on or applied to a soil for the production of plants.” This presentation will review past approaches and future soil management strategies in response to the on-going transition from a relatively predictable annual climatic pattern to one that is more dynamic and ever-changing. The idea that soil management problems are moving from “tame” to “wicked” because of greater human value input will be explored.