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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrating Soil, Crop and Pest Monitoring Using Spatial Technology on Arkansas Cotton Farms to Achieve Nutrient Loss Reduction

Location: Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit

Project Number: 6408-13000-024-03
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2016

Objective:
The primary objective is to measure the effectiveness of the conservation practices associated with site specific fertilizer management, use of controlled release nitrogen and compare agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes with current producer practices.

Approach:
The Little River Ditches Watershed and the Lower St. Francis WAtershed, listed as impaired due to turbidity and total dissolved solids are watersheds of enormous environmental and economic significance and steps must be taken to ensure its continued use. Monitoring includes: edge of field monitoring for water quality and quantity, crop production using COTMAN, and soil sampling.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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