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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: On-farm soil health indicators across Missouri

item ZUBER, STACY - University Of Missouri
item Veum, Kristen
item Kitchen, Newell
item MYERS, ROBERT - University Of Missouri
item ANDERSON, STEVEN - University Of Missouri

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/30/2019
Publication Date: 11/10/2019
Citation: Zuber, S.M., Veum, K.S., Kitchen, N.R., Myers, R.L., Anderson, S.H. 2019. On-farm soil health indicators across Missouri [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSA Annual International Conference, November 10-13, 2019, San Antonio, Texas. No. 1510.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Soil health indicators are closely related to the inherent characteristics of the soil and environment. It is important to understand the relationship between the soil environment and soil health indicators as we work towards using these measurements to monitor how soils change as a result of conservation cropping practices, such as cover crops and reduced or no-tillage. The objective of this study is to evaluate the variability across the state of Missouri in several soil health indicators and to elucidate the relationships among the indicators and inherent soil and environmental characteristics. The data in this study was collected from on-farm sites across the state as a part of a state cover crop cost-share program coordinated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and consists of a total of 5300 soil samples from three years—2015, 2016, and 2017.