421 Symposium--Integration Of Perennials To Enhance Agroecosystem Services and Provide Renewable Energy Sources

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil & Water Management & Conservation
The focus of this symposium will be on the use of a system approach in integrating row crops and perennial grass such as switch grass, miscanthus, etc. as feedstock for energy source and enhance soil quality, wildlife habitat, water quality, etc. This will change the existing cropping system paradigm to utilize marginal land or highly erodible soil on field and landscape level for perennials, and reduce the effect and stress of row cropping systems on natural resources and reduce reliance on crop residue such as corn for cellulosic ethanol production as it is taking place in the Midwest currently.

Soil & Water Management & Conservation

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:05 AM-11:45 AM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 22 and 23

Community Leader:
Alan J. Franzluebbers
Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi and Prasanna H. Gowda
Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi and Prasanna H. Gowda
8:05 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Managing Perennial Cover Crops for Sustainable Corn Stover Biomass Production.
Kenneth J. Moore, Iowa State University; Kendall R. Lamkey, Iowa State University; Jeremy W. Singer, BASF; Scott Flynn, Dow AgroSciences; Nickolas Bowden, Monsanto; Dustin R. Wiggans, USDA-ARS
9:00 AM
Evaluating Water Quality and Quantity Outcomes of Switching From Row Crops to Perennial Biomass Crops in a Tile-Drained Watershed.
David J. Mulla, University of Minnesota; Brent J. Dalzell, University of Minnesota; D. Pennington, World Wildlife Fund US; S. Polasky, University of Minnesota; S. Taff, University of Minnesota
9:50 AM
10:30 AM
Circular Buffer Strips In Center Pivot Irrigation For Multiple Benefits In The Southern Great Plains.
Sangamesh V. Angadi, New Mexico State University; Prasanna H. Gowda, USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory
10:55 AM
Integration of Prairie Strips Into Agricultural Landscapes to Enhance Ecosystem Services: An Iowa Example.
Matthew J Helmers, Iowa State University; Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University; J. Arbuckle, Iowa State University; Pauline Drobney, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Mary Harris, Iowa State University; Randall K. Kolka, USDA Forest Service (FS); Matt Liebman, Iowa State University; Matt O'Neal, Iowa State University; John Tyndall, Iowa State University
11:20 AM
Incorporating Perennial Forages Into Annual Cropping Systems: Experiences in the Northern Great Plains.
John Hendrickson, USDA-ARS; David W. Archer, USDA-ARS; Mark A. Liebig, USDA-ARS; Kristine A. Nichols, Rodale Institute; Scott L. Kronberg, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory; Matt A. Sanderson, USDA-ARS; Jonathan J. Halvorson, USDA-ARS
11:45 AM