Project Details:

Cover crops and phosphorus management to protect water quality in corn-soybean rotations

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Kansas Soybean Commission
Categories:Soil fertility, Water quality & management
Organization Project Code:1570
Project Year:2015
Lead Principal Investigator:Nathan Nelson (Kansas State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Gerard J Kluitenberg ((not specified))
Peter Tomlinson ((not specified))
Kraig Roozeboom (Kansas State University)
Keywords: Cover Crop Studies, Nutrient Management, Phosphorus, Sustainability, Water Quality

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Project Summary

The overall goal of the project is to determine the influence of cover crops and P fertilizer management on water quality and crop yields in a corn/soybean rotation.

Project Objectives

1. Determine the effect of winter cover crops on field-scale water balance, soil moisture, and crop growth.
2. Determine the effect of winter cover crops on runoff volume, sediment, and nutrient losses.
3. Determine the effect of winter cover crops on P loss from fall broadcast vs. spring injected P fertilizer management.

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