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Research Project: ADAPTING SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING CLIMATE

Location: Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research

Title: Geospatial technologies for conservation planning: An approach to build more sustainable cropping systems

Author
item Sassenrath, Gretchen - Kansas State University
item Mueller, Thomas - Deere & Company Technical Center
item Schneider, Jeanne

Submitted to: GIS Applications in Conservation Planning
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/31/2014
Publication Date: 1/7/2015
Citation: Sassenrath, G.F., Mueller, T.G., Schneider, J.M. 2015. Geospatial technologies for conservation planning: An approach to build more sustainable cropping systems. In: Mueller, T., Sassenrath, G.F., editors. GIS Applications in Agriculture. 4th Volume. Conservation Planning. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 1-10.

Interpretive Summary: Current agricultural production systems must adapt to meet increasing demands for more economically and environmentally sustainable cropping systems. The application of precision agricultural technologies and geospatial and environmental modeling for conservation planning can aid in this transition. To achieve this, conservation systems must address complicated, non-linear, multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary problems. Such application of the physical and biological science of agroecosystems is further complicated by ever-evolving societal and fiscal realities. New conservation planning technologies and tools can be used to design unique, dynamic solutions that address various social, political, economic, environmental and agronomic production goals. An overview of the techniques, tools, and analytical methods presented in this book is described here.

Technical Abstract: Current agricultural production systems must adapt to meet increasing demands for more economically and environmentally sustainable cropping systems. The application of precision agricultural technologies and geospatial and environmental modeling for conservation planning can aid in this transition. To achieve this, conservation systems must address complicated, non-linear, multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary problems. Such application of the physical and biological science of agroecosystems is further complicated by ever-evolving societal and fiscal realities. New conservation planning technologies and tools can be used to design unique, dynamic solutions that address various social, political, economic, environmental and agronomic production goals. An overview of the techniques, tools, and analytical methods presented in this book is described here.