Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

383 Symposium--Soil Organic Matter Management Alternatives for Smallholders

Oral Session
ASA Section: Global Agronomy
Building on the overarching concepts discussed in the preceding Special Session, this symposium includes a series of brief talks addressing a range of topics relevant to smallholder management of soil organic matter.  This includes analysis of surface and subsurface soil surveys and interactivity of soil organic matter with soil water, as well as the management impacts of cover crops, mechanization, fertilization, and conservation agriculture.  Study locations range from Haiti and South Florida, to West and East Africa. Community discussion will focus on cross-cultural exchange of management applications designed to improve organic inputs and soil organic matter for smallholders.

Approved for SW 1.5 CEUs


Agronomic Solutions for Smallholders Community

ASA Section: Global Agronomy
SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation

Agronomy in Africa Community

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 11:00 AM-12:20 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A

Community Leaders:
Charles E. Kome and Elizabeth Trybula
Elizabeth Trybula , Humberto Blanco and Charles E. Kome
Tamara Benjamin
11:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
11:05 AM
Variation of Surface and Subsurface Soil Organic Carbon within the Haiti Cul-De-Sac Pilot Area.
Charles E. Kome, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture; Paul F. Reich, USDA-NRCS; Zamir Libohova, USDA-NRCS; Tom D'Avello, USDA-NRCS; Paul Finell, Senior Consultant at Prairie Hills Soils Consulting; Tony Rolfes, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Manuel Matos, USDA-NRCS; Steven E. Monteith, USDA-NRCS; Michael P. Robotham, USDA-NRCS; Pierre Oge, Department of Forestry and Soils; Karly Jean-Jeune, Haiti Ministry of Agriculture
11:15 AM
Soil Organic Matter and Soil Water Interactivity in the Semi-Arid Tropics of West Africa.
Aisha Abdulkadir, Ahmadu Bello University; Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
11:25 AM
Soil Organic Matter Changes Under Conservation Agriculture in the Mt Elgon Highlands of Kenya and Uganda.
Jay Norton, University of Wyoming; Urszula Norton, University of Wyoming; Dennis S. Ashilenje, University of Wyoming
11:35 AM
Cover Crop Termination Times for Building Soil Carbon in South Florida Soils.
Ariel Freidenreich, Florida International University; Mary Lee Tiedeman, Florida International University; Krishnaswamy N. Jayachandran, Florida International University; Pushpa Soti, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
11:45 AM
11:55 AM
Manure and Soil Organic C Effects on Yield and Response to Fertilizer in Tropical Africa.
Garba Maman, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger; Idriss Serme, INERA; Nouri K Maman, INRAN; Korodjouma Ouattara, Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles de Burkina Faso; Gonda Abdou, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger; Charles Wortmann, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
12:05 PM
Community Planning Session
12:20 PM