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Research Project: IMPROVING WATER QUALITY IN AGRICULTURAL WATERSHEDS UNDERLAIN BY CLAYPAN AND RESTRICTIVE LAYER SOILS

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Title: Central Mississippi River Basin LTAR site overview

Author
item Sadler, Edward - John
item Baffaut, Claire
item Sudduth, Kenneth - Ken
item Lerch, Robert - Bob
item Kitchen, Newell
item Vories, Earl - Earl
item Veum, Kristen
item Yost, Matt

Submitted to: Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/27/2015
Publication Date: 1/29/2016
Citation: Sadler, E.J., Baffaut, C., Sudduth, K.A., Lerch, R.N., Kitchen, N.R., Vories, E.D., Veum, K.S., Yost, M.A. 2016. Central Mississippi River Basin LTAR site overview. 5th Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, March 2-5, 2015, Charelston, South Carolina. p. 61-67.

Interpretive Summary: The Central Mississippi River Basin (CMRB) member of the Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) network is representative of the southern Corn Belt, where subsoil clay content makes tile drainage challenging and make surface runoff and associated erosion problematic. Substantial research infrastructure has been in place for more than 40 years, and the recent establishment of the CMRB LTAR site has prompted additional activity. This paper describes a brief history of the research infrastructure, points to resources for further details of documentation and access for research data obtained to date, and describes current plans for expansion.

Technical Abstract: The Central Mississippi River Basin (CMRB) member of the Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research (LTAR) network is representative of the southern Corn Belt, where subsoil clay content makes tile drainage challenging and make surface runoff and associated erosion problematic. Substantial research infrastructure has been in place for more than 40 years, and the recent establishment of the CMRB LTAR site has prompted additional activity. This paper describes a brief history of the research infrastructure, points to resources for further details of documentation and access for research data obtained to date, and describes current plans for expansion.