Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: ASA Section: Global Agronomy

Title: Symposium--Soil Organic Matter Management Alternatives for Smallholders

Community Leaders: Charles E. Kome and Elizabeth Trybula
Organizers: Elizabeth Trybula , Humberto Blanco and Charles E. Kome
Moderator: Tamara Benjamin
Lead Community Sponsor: Agronomic Solutions for Smallholders Community
Cosponsor: ASA Section: Global Agronomy, SSSA Division: Soil and Water Management and Conservation
Community Cosponsor: Agronomy in Africa Community
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: Africa, Management Alternatives , Smallholders and Soil Organic Matter

Session Description: Building on the overarching concepts discussed in the preceding Special Session, this symposium includes a series of brief talks addressing a range of topics relevant to smallholder management of soil organic matter.  This includes analysis of surface and subsurface soil surveys and interactivity of soil organic matter with soil water, as well as the management impacts of cover crops, mechanization, fertilization, and conservation agriculture.  Study locations range from Haiti and South Florida, to West and East Africa. Community discussion will focus on cross-cultural exchange of management applications designed to improve organic inputs and soil organic matter for smallholders.