410 Strategies to Improve Water Use Efficiency in Crop Rotations and Cover Crop Systems

Poster Session
ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems
Rotational and cover crop systems may be beneficial for improving irrigated water productivity as well as maintaining or increasing soil organic carbon levels, reducing soil erosion, and minimizing nutrient losses. The objective of this session is to discuss the effects of crop rotations and cover crops on the water use efficiency of irrigated cropping systems and the pertinent seasonal and multi-seasonal irrigation strategies to improve the overall water productivity of the agricultural system. The advantages and disadvantages of crop rotations and cover crops will be discussed within the context of a range of evapotranspiration and precipitation regimes.

Crop Irrigation Strategies and Management Community

Agronomic Production Systems
Land Management & Conservation

Crop Irrigation Strategies and Management Community
Cover Crop Management Community

Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC

Jourdan M. Bell and Kip Balkcom
Poster #220
Cover Crop Biomass Production and Water Use in the Central Great Plains Under Varying Water Availability.
David C. Nielsen, USDA-ARS; Drew J. Lyon, Washington State University; Gary W Hergert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Rob Higgins, University of Nebraska; Johnathon D. Holman, Kansas State University
Poster Presentation
  • Nielsen Cover Crops Poster ASA 2015.pdf (1.3 MB)
  • Poster #221
    Stover Removal and Cover Crop Effects on Corn Production and Water Use Under Full and Limited Irrigation.
    Aaron J. Sindelar, USDA-ARS; Virginia L. Jin, USDA-ARS; Marty R. Schmer, USDA-ARS; Brian J. Wienhold, USDA-ARS; Richard B. Ferguson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Meghan E. Sindelar, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    Poster #222
    Drought Priming at Vegetative Growth Stages Enhances Tolerance to Drought Stress during Grain Filling in Wheat.
    Xiao Wang, Nanjing Agricultural University; Jian Cai, Nanjing Agricultural University; Qin Zhou, Nanjing Agricultural University; Dong Jiang, Nanjing Agricultural University
    Poster Presentation
  • 2015 ASA poster.pdf (1.4 MB)
  • Poster #223
    Macrofauna Abundance and Composition in No-till and Cover Cropped Surface Soils in the San Joaquin Valley, CA.
    Jeffrey Mitchell, University of California-Davis; Steven Fonte, Colorado State University; Anil Shrestha, California State University-Fresno; Kent Daane, University of California, Berkeley; Katie Asai, California State University, Fresno