234 Sustainable Agriculture and Ecosystem Services: Role of Conservation Tillage, Crop Rotation, and Nutrient Management: II

Poster Session
S06 Soil & Water Management & Conservation

Ecosystem services are those goods and services provided by ecosystems that benefit humans. Industrialized agriculture has induced land use changes in the US, which affect ecosystem services over time by altering natural cycles. Current practices produce greater amounts of food, feed, and fiber but the impact associated with them is often responsible for air-soil-water degradation and public health problems. Degradation of rivers, streams and lakes by agricultural runoff containing sediments, nutrients and pathogens negatively affect the composition and abundances of aquatic plants, animals, and public health. Increasing U.S. agricultural production in the future through intensification of farming will have consequences to long-term ecological, economical and social sustainability that are expected to be detrimental. For agriculture to be seen as an integral component of the solution new integrated knowledge and tools are needed. This session will focus on soil-based strategies for increasing food production while restoring a natural base and improving ecosystem services.


A08 Integrated Agricultural Systems
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC, Lower Level

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Khandakar Islam
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Integration of Perennials in Rowcrop Agriculture for Enhancing Water Quality in Central Iowa.
Matthew Helmers, Iowa State University; Heidi Asbjornsen, Iowa State University; Xiaobo Zhou, Iowa State University; Randall Kolka, USDA-ARS Forest Service; Mark Tomer, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Richard Cruse, Iowa State University
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Daniel Sweeney, Kansas State University; Kenneth Kelley, Kansas State University
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Crop Sequence and Tillage Influences On Long-Term Dryland Spring Wheat Production.
Donald Tanaka, USDA-ARS (retired); Mark Liebig, USDA-ARS; Stephen Merrill, USDA-ARS
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Implementation of Grassland Conservation Practices in EQIP.
Timothy Griffin, Tufts University; Matt Sanderson, USDA-ARS; Kathy Soder, USDA-ARS
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Girisha Ganjegunte, Texas Agrilife Research Center; Gary Peterson, Texas Agrilife Research and Extension Center; Jorge Da Silva, Texas A&M University; Genhua Niu, Texas Agrilife Research; Seiichi Miyamoto, Texas Agrilife Research
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Characterization of Cereal Crop Residue in Conservation Farming Systems.
Tami L. Stubbs, Washington State University; Jeremy Hansen, USDA-ARS; Ann Kennedy, USDA-ARS; Stephen Guy, Washington State University; John Kuehner, Washington State University
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Assessment of Soil Microbial Communities Associated with Greenhouse Gas Efflux From a Secondary Forest in Central Missouri.
Nigel Hoilett, Lincoln University of Missouri; Frieda Eivazi, Lincoln University of Missouri; Robert J. Kremer, USDA-ARS; Nsalambi Nkongolo, Lincoln University of Missouri; Ann Kennedy, USDA-ARS