The Role of Increasing Soil Organic Matter in Enhancing Plant Available Water.

Thomas J. Sauer1, Elizabeth M. Heatherington2, Matthew B. Duesterhaus3 and Cynthia A. Cambardella1, (1)USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, IA, (2)Environmental Science and Education, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR, (3)Department of Agronomy, Iowa State Agronomy Club, Ames, IA