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Research Project: Management Practices for Long Term Productivity of Great Plains Agriculture

Location: Soil Management and Sugarbeet Research

Title: Nutrient Uptake and Outcome network (NUOnet): Connecting a Wide Range of Natural Resource Conservation Networks

item Delgado, Jorge
item Weyers, Sharon
item Dell, Curtis
item Harmel, Daren
item Vandenberg, Bruce
item WILSON, GREG - Collaborator
item Carter, Jennifer
item Barbour, Nancy
item Kleinman, Peter
item Sistani, Karamat
item Leytem, April
item Huggins, David
item Strickland, Timothy - Tim
item Kitchen, Newell
item Meisinger, John
item Del Grosso, Stephen - Steve
item Johnson, Jane
item Balkcom, Kipling
item Finley, John
item Fukagawa, Naomi
item Powell, Joseph
item Van Pelt, Robert - Scott

Submitted to: Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/9/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Nutrient application and its uptake by crops are essential to increasing agricultural production, which is essential to feed a growing world population. Efficiency in management of nutrients could be increased with conservation practices that reduce nutrient losses to the environment and promote conservation of natural resources. USDA-ARS is currently developing a national network called the Nutrient Uptake and Outcome network (NUOnet). NUOnet will be connected to a series of database networks. Using the GRACEnet and REAP data entry template (DET) framework, a new DET was developed to help connect nutrient management databases with soil biology and soil health databases; the GRACEnet and REAP databases; the LTAR database; the AgAR databases; DAWG; the wind erosion and surface erosion databases; and the USDA Food Data System (FooDS), which has databases related to nutrient composition of food and biomarkers of human health. This presentation with cover the status of the NUOnet DET, the NUOnet prototype, and how the NUOnet network will be able to connect to other databases. Users of the NUOnet database will be able to enter and download information about nutrient management at a given site, including crop management, nutrient uptake, yields, nutrient use efficiencies, and effects of nutrient management on losses via leaching, atmospheric gases, surface runoff, and/or wind erosion. The crop nutrient composition would be a major variable that would be measured and this would also be used in assessing the efficacy of management systems and their connections to animal, human and soil health.