115 Sustainable Intensification Research: Assessing Multiple Biophysical and Socioeconomic Outcomes

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
Sustainable Intensification (SI) encompasses efforts to improve crop production while also addressing agricultural and environmental sustainability, in addition to social well-being needs. The goals of SI are therefore broad-reaching and complex. Resource-use efficiencies, environmental impact indicators, and ecological services have been proposed to evaluate SI (e.g. water quality, GHG emissions, nutrient, water, and energy use efficiency, carbon footprints, soil quality, and the flow of environmental services, etc.), but integrating these metrics with agronomic and socioeconomic outcomes remains a challenge for agricultural science. Research evaluating strategies for SI implementation at the farm, landscape, and/or regional scale using a number of the above indicators will be presented, with the goal of developing an improved understanding of SI management approaches, potential tradeoffs, and frameworks for evaluation.

Approved for 2.5 PD CEUs


Sustainable Intensification Community

Monday, November 7, 2016: 1:30 PM-4:15 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 228 B

Community Leaders:
Cameron M. Pittelkow and Timothy J. Krupnik
Cameron M. Pittelkow and Timothy J. Krupnik
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:50 PM
Ecological Intensification of Grazing Dairy and Beef Systems in Uruguay.
Valentin Picasso, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Eduardo Llanos, Universidad de la Republica (UDELAR); Pablo Modernel, Universidad de la Republica (UDELAR); Gonzalo Becona, Instituto Plan Agropecuario; Carolina Lizarralde, INIA Uruguay; Laura Astigarraga, Universidad de la Republica (UDELAR)
2:05 PM
Water and Radiation Productivity in Short-Term Sequences As Opposed to Soybean Monoculture in Argentina.
Fernando Salvagiotti, INTA - National Inst. of Agricultural Technology; Jose Miguel Andriani, INTA - National Inst. of Agricultural Technology; Juan Martin Enrico, INTA - National Inst. of Agricultural Technology - Argentina
2:20 PM
Achieving Multiple Sustainable Intensification Goals in Rice Systems through Irrigation Management.
Bruce Linquist, University of California, Davis; Arlene Adviento-Borbe, USDA ARS; Nimlesh Balaine, Univesrsity of California; Daniela Carrijo, University of California-Davis; Gabriel LaHue, University of California, Davis
2:35 PM
Fieldprint Calculator: The Continuation of a Cotton Sustainability Study Analyzing Management Practices in Georgia.
Shannon Parrish, University of Georgia - Tifton; George Vellidis, University of Georgia - Tifton; Wesley M Porter, University of Georgia; William D. Shurley Jr., University of Georgia
2:50 PM
3:15 PM
Agriculture in 2050: Recalibrating Targets for Sustainable Intensification.
Mitch C. Hunter, Pennsylvania State University; Richard G. Smith, University of New Hampshire; Meagan E. Schipanski, Colorado State University; Lesley W. Atwood, University of New Hampshire; David A. Mortensen, Pennsylvania State University
3:30 PM
Community Business Meeting
4:15 PM