382 Water Quality Protection with Cover Crops

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
Cover crops are recommended as an option for controlling nitrate and phosphorus losses from agricultural lands through a variety of mechanisms including nutrient capture, protection of the soil surface from erosion, greater infiltration, reduced surface runoff, and lower fertilizer rates. This session will address the effectiveness of cover crops for protecting water quality and their potential to help states achieve nutrient load reduction goals. Use of cover crops in fields with tile drainage is of special interest.

Approved for 1.0 SW CEUs.


Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community

Nutrients and Environmental Quality Community
Cover Crop Management Community

Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 12:55 PM-2:15 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, 103 A

John J. Sloan and Kipling S. Balkcom
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Cover Crop Innovations in Pennsylvania.
Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Pennsylvania State University
1:15 PM
Optimization of Cover Crop Establishment Technologies in Corn-Based Cropping System.
M. Scott Wells, University of Minnesota; Reagan L. Noland, University of Minnesota; John H. Baker, Oklahoma State University; Craig C. Sheaffer, University of Minnesota; Jeffrey A. Coulter, University of Minnesota
1:30 PM
Reduced Tile Nitrate Loads with Cover Crops Following Corn in East-Central Illinois.
Lowell E. Gentry, University of Illinois; Mark B. David, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; John M Green, Michigan State University; Corey A. Mitchell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1:45 PM
Improving Minnesota's Water Quality with Cash Cover Crops.
Matthew A. Ott, University of Minnesota; Carrie A Eberle, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Donald L. Wyse, University of Minnesota; Frank Forcella, USDA-ARS; Russell W. Gesch, USDA-ARS
2:00 PM
Isotopic Evaluation of Deep Soil Nitrogen Uptake By Cover Crop Systems.
Sarah Marie Hirsh, University of Maryland; Raymond Weil, University of Maryland
2:15 PM
Community Business Meeting