Project Number: 6657-13000-009-00
Start Date: Dec 29, 2011
End Date: Dec 28, 2016
This 5-year project utilizes a systems approach to identify and develop strategies for improved water and nutrient management in humid regions. The project includes both irrigated and rainfed productions systems. In irrigation management, (objective 1), the project will focus on developing tools and identifying strategies for a) managing site-specific irrigation systems to conserve water and nutrients, and b) protecting the environment while maintaining cost effective production. In rainfed water management (objective 2), the project will focus on developing and enhancing tillage management systems that improve water use efficiency and increase productivity. In nutrient management, the project will focus on both in-field and off-site management. In-field nutrient management (objective 1) will focus on evaluating nitrogen applications on two soils under a site-specific irrigation system to improve nutrient management and to decrease the potential for off-site nitrogen movement. Off-site nitrogen management (objective 3) will focus on understanding the spatial variability of nitrous oxide emissions from riparian buffers and wetlands.