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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

 

 Research Project Index


Alternative Cropping Systems - Irrigated and Dryland

1.

Alternative Cropping Systems on Dry and Irrigated Land

2.

Integrating Malting Barley Into Irrigated Crop Rotations

3.

Interactive Effects of Tillage and Rotational Cropping Systems on Nitrate Leaching
 

Soil Quality & Properties

1.

Cover Crops: Improving Soil Quality and Productivity

2.

Effects of Soil Aggregation and Tillage Practices on Soil Quality, Structure and Nutrient Cycling

3.

Effects of Tillage Systems, Irrigation Management and Crop Rotations on Soil Physical and Hydraulic Properties

4.

Impact of Soil Compaction on Soil Physical, Hydraulic Properties and Yields

5.

Soil Carbon Sequestration, Nitrogen Cycling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

6.

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Soil Physical and Hydraulic Properties

7.

Spatial and Temporal Variations of Soil Electrical Conductivity and Penetration Resistance
 

Irrigation Technologies

1.

Managing Nitrogen to Protect Water Resources

2.

Site-specific Irrigation Through the Use of Innovative Technologies
 

Weeds & Diseases

1.

Herbicides, Dryland Farming Practices and Research on Seedbanks for Weed Management

2.

Reintroducing Old Concepts for General Disease and Pest Management While Researching Ways to Biologically Control Cercospora Leaf Spot
 

 

 

General Research Overviews


Poster titled Water Quality and Management Projects (NP 201) at USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT.National Program 201: Water Quality and Management Projects at USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

By: Robert Evans, TheCan Caesar-TonThat, Bill Iversen, Jay Jabro, James Kim, Robert T. Lartey, Andrew Lenssen, Upendra Sainju, and Bart Stevens


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This is a five-year project begun in 2003. Under the project, ARS researchers will be evaluating modified tillage interactions (conventional and strip till) under two irrigation methods (MESA - mid-elevation sprinkler, above canopy, and LEPA - low energy precision application, below canopy) on an 8-acre plot area with four sugar beet/barley rotations common to the region. ARS scientists are developing the precision irrigation hardware and software needed for the study. The research focus is on assessing the environmental impacts of cultural practices and improved management of water, nutrient and chemical applications under precision irrigated cropping systems. Elements being looked at include yields, crop quality, infiltration, diseases, soil quality and management guidelines.

 

Poster titled Soil Resources Management Projects (NP 202) at USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT.National Program 202: Soil Resources Management Projects at USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

By: Upendra Sainju & TheCan Caesar-TonThat


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This research focuses on the comparison of wet and dry sieving methods on soil aggregates and associated carbon and nitrogen pools, while also determining the soil and solution extraction ratio for inorganic nitrogen in soils amended with crop residue.

 




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