214 Symposium--Agroecosystems Research: Integrated Cropping Systems That Promote Ecosystem Services

Oral Session
C03 Crop Ecology, Management & Quality
Agroecology has a long history, but has begun to take on connotations of narrowly defined “alternative” cropping systems. This symposium aims to bring back the original definition of agroecology, where robust ecological principles are applied to study diverse agroecosystems. This approach offers a means to evaluate integrated agronomic systems for their balance between crop yields with the environment and society. Diverse global cropping systems will be presented that provide agronomic benefits while enhancing ecosystem services. Systems will be explored that provide improved biodiversity, integrated pest management, economic optimization, crop and animal integration, and water conservation.  We will also explore the new training paradigms that are needed both from participatory extension approaches to graduate training.

Approved for 2.5 CM CEUs.


Agronomic Production Systems
C06 Forage and Grazinglands

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 9:25 AM-12:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, 101 H

Diane L. Rowland , Russell W. Gesch , Chengci Chen and Marisol T. Berti
Diane L. Rowland
9:25 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:00 AM
Understanding Community- and Colony-Level Bee Responses to Resource Availability in Bioenergy Grasslands.
Brian Spiesman, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Ashley Bennett, Michigan State University; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Isaacs Rufus, Michigan State University
10:20 AM
Agronomic Management Strategies in Texas: Securing Soil and Improving the Efficiency of Water Use.
Cristine L. S. Morgan, Texas A&M University; Jourdan M. Bell, Texas Agrilife Extension Service; Paul B. DeLaune, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Xuejun Dong, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center; Katie L. Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Jamie L. Foster, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
10:40 AM
Conservation Biological Control of Wheat Stem Sawfly: Applying Agroecology to Enhance Integrated Pest Management.
David K. Weaver, Montana State University; Scott B. Meers, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development; Brian L. Beres, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; Micaela Buteler, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET); Megan L. Hofland, Montana State University; Justin B. Runyon, USDA Forest Service; Dayane A. Reis, Montana State University; Perry R. Miller, Montana State University
11:00 AM
Diverse Cropping Systems That Promote Beneficial Insects.
Jonathan Lundgren, USDA-ARS; Scott Fausti, South Dakota State University
11:20 AM
Cover Crops and Livestock Integration.
Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida; Jose Carlos Batista Dubeux Jr., University of Florida; Sheeja George, North Florida Research and Education Center; Ann Blount, North Florida Research & Education Center; Cheryl Mackowiak, University of Florida; David L. Wright, University of Florida; James J Marois, University of Florida; G. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida
11:40 AM
Expanding Disciplinary and International Research Training in Global Agroecosystems.
Diane L. Rowland, University of Florida; Debolina Chakraborty, University of Florida; Jerry M. Bennett, University of Florida; George Hochmuth, University of Florida; Wes Wood, University of Florida West Florida Research & Education Center; Heather Enloe, University of Florida; Odemari Mbuya, Florida A&M University; Jose Carlos Batista Dubeux Jr., University of Florida; Kelly Racette, University of Florida; Tarik Eluri, Florida A&M University; Peter S. Kettlewell, Harper Adams University; Mario Lira, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco; Nicola Randall, Harper Adams University; Alexander Wezel, ISARA Lyon; David Ramirez, International Potato Institute
12:00 PM