120 Biomass Energy Systems: Implications of Biomass Removal On Soils, Crop Productivity and the Environment: I

Oral Session
S06 Soil & Water Management & Conservation

The expanding need for renewable energy sources has focused attention on removal of crop biomass for use in cellulosic ethanol production. The impacts of these practices on soil function, water quality and environmental quality are important research topics which will be presented in this session. Many regional and national studies like the ARS REAP project (Renewable Energy Assessment Project)are evaluating the impacts of these practices on soil, water, crop and environmental processes.


A10 Bioenergy and Agroindustrial Systems, Forest, Range & Wildland Soils, Soils & Environmental Quality
Monday, November 1, 2010: 1:10 PM-3:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom B, Third Floor

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Francisco Arriaga and Humberto Blanco
Humberto Blanco
1:10 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:15 PM
1:30 PM
Short-Term Effects of Corn Stover Removal for Cellulosic Ethanol Production On Soil Properties: A Regional Assessment.
Ian Kenney, Kansas State University; Humberto Blanco, Kansas State University; DeAnn Presley, Kansas State University; Charles Rice, Kansas State University; Nathan Nelson, Kansas State University; Brian Olson, Kansas State University; Keith Janssen, Kansas State University
1:45 PM
Carbon Stocks Stored Above and Belowground in Switchgrass as Affected by Cultivar and Nitrogen Fertilization.
Donald Tyler, University of Tennessee; Charles Garten Jr., Oak Ridge National Laboratory; R. Graham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Julie Jastrow, Argonne National Laboratory; Stan Wullschleger, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:00 PM
Biofuel Potential of Cellulosic Double Crops Across the U.S. Corn-Soybean Belt.
Gary Feyereisen, USDA-ARS Soil & Water Management Research Unit; Gustavo Camargo, Pennsylvania State University; Ryan Baxter, Pennsylvania State University; John Baker, USDA-ARS Soil & Water Management Research Unit; Thomas Richard, Pennsylvania State University
2:15 PM
Effect of Sorghum Biofuel Production Systems On Soil Characteristics in Souteastern U.S.
Alexandre Rocateli, Auburn University; Randy Raper, USDA ARS; Kipling Balkcom, USDA-ARS; Francisco Arriaga, USDA-ARS; David Bransby, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University
2:30 PM
Cotton Yield and Soil Properties Are Affected by the Harvest of a Winter Cover Crop for Bioenergy Production.
Francisco Arriaga, USDA-ARS; Kipling Balkcom, USDA-ARS; Leah Duzy, USDA-ARS; Veronica Acosta-Martinez, USDA-ARS
2:45 PM
Implications of Harvesting Corn Residue for Energy Feedstock in Southwest Kansas On Soil Quality, Wind Erosion, and Soil Water.
Nicholas Ihde, Kansas State University; DeAnn Presley, Kansas State University; Loyd Stone, Kansas State University; John Tatarko, USDA-ARS
3:00 PM
Assessing Climate Variability Impact On the Threshold Level of Corn Residue Removal for Biofuel Production.
Bruno Basso, University of Basilicata; Iurii Shcherbak, Michigan State University; Alexandra Kravchenko, Michigan State University; G. Philip Robertson, W. K Kellogg Biological Station and Crop & Soil Sciences
3:15 PM
Agri-Based Biomass Fuels - An Opportunity for Nova Scotia, Canada.
G.A. Post, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture; Vimy Glass, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
3:30 PM