The 20th Anniversary meeting of the Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference was recently held on the campus of Arkansas State University. What began as an effort to provide consultants access to soil and water CEU credits, the conference has blossomed into a meeting attended by over 350 people in 2018. Scientists at DWMRU assisted with the planning of the meeting along with university and agency partners.
In close collaboration with USDA-NRCS, the Delta Water Management Research Unit and Arkansas State University have nine edge-of-field monitoring sites to collect runoff water samples from commercial fields of rice, soybean, corn and cotton.
Established in 2016, the Water Quality Research Laboratory is housed inside Arkansas Biosciences Institute of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR and provides accurate measurements of water quality metrics, soil nitrogen and phosphorus, and atmospheric trace gases i.e. ammonia, methane, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide from agricultural fields to assess the sustainability of innovative water management systems.
In collaboration with Kelloggs and Florenden Farm, measurements of methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide emissions using the flux chamber method are conducted in commercial rice fields to study the feedbacks of improved irrigation water management on trace gas emissions.
In close collaboration with Isbell Farms and researchers from University of Arkansas, greenhouse gas measurements of carbon dioxide, water, and methane are measured at the field-scale to further our understanding of how irrigation management influences these emissions.
The Delta Water Management Research is located in Jonesboro, AR and is part of the Southeast Area.
The Acting Research Leader is Michele Reba.
Arkansas State University, 504 University Loop E
Jonesboro, AR 72401