Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

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

56 Synergy in Soil Health: Integrated Practices for Agroecosystem Management

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
This session discusses soil health benefits of integrated management systems. The focus is on the synergistic impacts of soil health practices aimed at minimizing disturbance, maximizing soil cover, maximizing biodiversity, and keeping a living root as long as possible. How does implementing one versus multiplle soil health practices influence the benefits to soil health? Traditional and novel approaches to assess soil health with an emphasis on soil biological indicators are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Approved for SW 2.5 CEUs


Soil Health Community

Monday, October 23, 2017: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 4

Jennifer Moore-Kucera
Sarah Strauss
9:30 AM
Introductory Remarks
9:50 AM
A Holistic Assessment of the Soil Health and Agronomic Effects of Dryland Crop Rotations.
Steven T. Rosenzweig, Colorado State University; Steven J Fonte, Colorado State University; Mary E. Stromberger, Colorado State University; Meagan E. Schipanski, Colorado State University
10:05 AM
Soil Enzyme Activities As Indicators of Soil Health in Long-Term CRP and CRP Converted to Cropland.
Chenhui Li, University of Missouri; Jennifer Moore-Kucera, USDA-NRCS; Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS; Lisa M. Fultz, LSU Agricultural Center - Baton Rouge
10:20 AM
Nematodes As Indicators of Changes in Agricultural Management.
Laura Ney, University of Georgia-Athens; Dorcas H. Franklin, University of Georgia-Athens; Kishan Mahmud, University of Georgia-Athens; Miguel L. Cabrera, University of Georgia-Athens; Mussie Y. Habteselassie, University of Georgia - Griffin
10:35 AM
Integrated Soil Fertility Management Has Altering Effects on Soil Health and Crop Productivity across Sites in Kenya.
Christine Dazil Sprunger, Columbia University; Steven W. Culman, Ohio State University; Cheryl Palm, University of Florida; Bernard Vanlauwe, IITA
10:50 AM
11:00 AM
Does Soil Biology Control Nutrient Availability of Organic Matter Amendments in Orchards?.
Sat Darshan S. Khalsa, University of California Davis; Stephen C. Hart, University of California Merced; Jeffery A. McGarvey, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Patrick H. Brown, University of California Davis
11:15 AM
Biological Soil Crust Occurrence and Nitrogen Cycling in an Agroecosystem.
Sarah Strauss, University of Florida; Catherine L. Reardon, USDA-ARS; Patrick W. Inglett, University of Florida
11:30 AM
The Impact of Increasing Diversity of Crop Rotations on Soil Microbial Communities Under Variable Rates of Nitrogen Fertilization.
Salvador Ramirez II, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Rhae A. Drijber, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Virginia L. Jin, USDA-ARS; Humberto Blanco-Canqui, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Elizabeth Sue Jeske, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
11:45 AM
Rotational Effects of Oilseed Crops on Subsequent Wheat Crops As Related to the Soil Microbial Community.
Jeremy C. Hansen, USDA-Agricultural Research Service; William F. Schillinger, Washington State University; Tarah S. Sullivan, Washington State University; Timothy C. Paulitz, USDA-ARS Washington State University
12:00 PM