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Research Project: Sustainable Intensification of Cropping Systems on Spatially Variable Landscapes and Soils

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Title: The Soil Health Partnership database: preliminary results and future prospects in soil health management

Author
item Crookston, Bradley - Utah State University
item Yost, Matt - Utah State University
item Veum, Kristen
item Cornell, Jack - National Corn Growers Association
item Karlen, Douglas

Submitted to: Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/6/2018
Publication Date: 1/6/2018
Citation: Crookston, B., Yost, M.A., Veum, K.S., Cornell, J., Karlen, D.L. 2018. The Soil Health Partnership database: preliminary results and future prospects in soil health management [abstract]. Soil Science Society of America International Meeting, January 6-9, 2019, San Diego, California. Paper 115342.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a grower initiative commissioned in 2014 by the National Corn Growers, Monsanto, the Nature Conservancy, and Walton Family Foundation to measure effects of cover crops and other soil management practices on several potential soil health indicators. On-farm strip trials are being conducted on more than 100 fields throughout much of the Midwest. At each site, soil health indicators, scores, and frameworks are regularly being evaluated for treated and non-treated strips. Spatial information on crop yield and profit is also being collected. Data from the analyses are being compiled into a comprehensive database that is being analyzed to document anticipated benefits of those management practices on soil health. An overview and some preliminary analyses of the SHP database will be presented along with goals and objectives of future analyses.