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Research Project: Optimizing Water Use Efficiency for Environmentally Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in Semi-Arid Regions

Location: Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research

Title: Relationship between microbial community composition, soil physicochemical properties and cotton yields at a field scale

Author
item Guo, Wenxuan - Texas Tech University
item Acosta-martinez, Veronica
item Cano, Amanda - Texas Tech University
item Neupane, Jasmine - Texas Tech University
item Raihan, Abir - Texas Tech University
item Lin, Zhe - Texas Tech University

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/5/2017
Publication Date: 10/22/2017
Citation: Guo, W., Acosta Martinez, V., Cano, A., Neupane, J., Raihan, A., Lin, Z. 2017. Relationship between microbial community composition, soil physicochemical properties and cotton yields at a field scale. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, October 22-25, 2017. Poster #1118.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Characterizing the soil microbial community structure at the field scale helps to assess soil health variations and enables site-specific management to improve crop production. We analyzed the microbial community structure using the fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) method in two commercially managed fields in the Texas High Plains. Preliminary results showed significant spatial variation in microbial community structure. Microbial community structure appeared to be related to soil texture, topography, and cotton yield. Further analysis needs to identify spatial and temporal variation microbial community and biomass related to crop growth and development as well as crop yield.