Influence of farming system contribution to best management practices for improving soybean grain yield, soil carbon levels, pest management control and profitability
Sustainable Production
Field management Nutrient managementSoil healthTillageYield trials
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Howard Woodard, South Dakota State University
Co-Principal Investigators:
Bob Berg, South Dakota State University
Anthony Bly, South Dakota State University
Mike Catangui, South Dakota State University
Thomas Chase, South Dakota State University
Allen Heuer, South Dakota State University
Michael Moechnig, South Dakota State University
Eric Mousel, South Dakota State University
Cuirong Ren, South Dakota State University
Jerry Warmann, South Dakota State University
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Brief Project Summary:

Three sites will be selected across eastern South Dakota to measure soybean yield response, carbon storage, pest control and economic benefits of various farming systems in a five-year study. Farming system combinations will compare tillage vs. no-till systems, along with residue removal vs. residue retained systems and all combinations of these two main effects. Soil testing will measure long-term changes in soil carbon storage and rates of nutrient depletion in various system combinations. Grain yields will demonstrate the effectiveness of maintaining economic yields despite some aspects of the main treatments which may reduce yields at the expense of increasing soil carbon.

Unique Keywords:
#best management practices, #carbon sequestration, #crop management systems, #soybean production management
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