Location: Agroecosystem Management Research
Project Number: 5440-11210-001-04-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2010
End Date: Jul 31, 2014
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
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.