397 Strategies for Managing Microbial Communities and Soil Health (Biochar, Biofertilizers, and other Organic Amendments): II

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology & Biochemistry
This session will discuss research evaluating the manipulation of soil microbial communities and soil health using biochars, biofertilizers and other organic amendments.

Approved for 3.0 SW CEUs.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 1:00 PM-4:15 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, M100 IJ

Daniel Manter
Michael Lehman
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Farmer-Managed Field Trials Illustrate the Benefits of Vermicompost and Biochar for Suppressing Soil Borne Diseases and Increasing Bean Yields in Western Kenya.
Janice E. Thies, Cornell University; Dries Roobroeck, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (CGIAR); Samuel Were, University of Nairobi; Luiza Munyua, University of Nairobi; James Agwa, IITA; Jean Bonhotal, Cornell University; Willis Okatch, Cornell University
1:15 PM
Biochar Amendment to Degraded Soils: Differing Responses Amongst Soil Series and Chars.
Thomas F. Ducey, USDA-ARS; Jeffrey M. Novak, USDA-ARS; Gilbert C. Sigua, USDA-ARS; Mark G. Johnson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:30 PM
Soil Microbial Community Structure Responses to an Organically Enhanced Nitrogen Fertilizer.
Xinhua Yin, University of Tennessee - Knoxville; John Winings, The University of Tennessee
1:45 PM
Microbial Activity, Abundance and Community Composition of an Ohio Agricultural Soil Treated with Biochar.
Lumarie Perez-Guzman, Ohio State University; Richard P. Dick, The Ohio State University; Brian H. Lower, The Ohio State University
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Switchgrass Ecotype Impacts Deep Soil Microbial Community Composition and Rhizodeposit Uptake.
Catherine E. Stewart, USDA-ARS; Damaris Roosendaal, USDA-ARS; Daniel K. Manter, USDA-ARS; Karolien Denef, Colorado State University; Louise H. Comas, USDA-ARS; Gautam Sarath, USDA-ARS; Virginia L. Jin, USDA-ARS; Marty R. Schmer, USDA-ARS; Madhavan Soundararajan, University of Nebraska
2:45 PM
A Systematic Review of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Colonization and Richness Under Conventional and Organic Management in Agriculture.
Natalia Andrea Sanchez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Viviana GutiƩrrez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; Lucia Ana Diaz, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
3:00 PM
4:15 PM