Location: Soil Dynamics Research
Project Number: 6010-12000-010-12-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2011
End Date: Jan 31, 2014
This research develops sustainable farming systems that will enhance (i) soil quality,(ii) soybean yield and yield stability under environmental and biotic stresses, and (iii) environmental quality and sustainability; and that will accommodate expected climate variability.
The main focus of this project is to (i) develop best management practices that include no-till, cover crops, crop rotations, and gypsum; (ii) characterize their effectiveness in improving soil and crop productivity, and carbon sequestration and in reducing greenhouse gaseous loss to the environment.