Location: Soil, Water & Air Resources Research
Project Number: 5030-12000-013-14-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2015
Define and demonstrate corn residue management practices that both protect soil quality and maximize yields and economic return to the producer.
A 300-acre area at the Iowa State University (ISU) Uthe farm will be managed for continuous corn production using conventional and no-tillage practices. Corn stover will be differentially harvested based on yield, field topography, and soil type. The ARS contribution to the project will be to monitor soil quality response using the Soil Management Assessment Framework (SMAF) and other tools.