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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Developing Analytical and Management Strategies to Improve Crop Utilization of .... and Reduce Losses to the Environment

Location: Crop Systems & Global Change

Project Number: 8042-12630-005-00
Project Type: Appropriated

Start Date: Apr 03, 2010
End Date: Apr 02, 2015

Objective:
1. Develop practices to enhance the beneficial use of manure nutrients and reduce offsite losses through management of the environmental fate and transport of organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus derived from poultry, dairy, and beef cattle manures. 2. Develop integrated crop, soil, and dairy/beef/poultry manure management strategies to improve nutrient utilization and minimize leaching and runoff losses.

Approach:
Real-time tools for rapid C, N, and P detection and multi-element analysis of manures, soils, and crops will be evaluated and adapted to develop precision nutrient management practices under changing soil microenvironment and weather conditions. Process knowledge affecting C, N, and P transformations and detection will be gained to establish databases and develop algorithms to assist in the management of bionutrient mineralization and availability in conservation cropping systems.

Last Modified: 10/25/2014
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