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Education and Outreach

More than yield: exploring the full potential of our agroecosystems

June 12, 2019   

AGENDA

 

SOIL STRUCTURE, CARBON and MICROBES

Daniel Rath and Nate Bogie “Comparison of Carbon/Water Movement and Storage in Different Farming Systems” 

Daoyuan Wang and Jordan Sayre “Dairy manure improves soil aggregation, carbon storage and microbially mediated carbon processing”

Rachel Vannette "Soil management, mycorrhizal fungi and plant-pest interactions" (handout)

 

MANAGEMENT AND CROPPING FOR RESILIENCE

Kalyn Diederich ‘Kernza’s productivity and soil ecosystem services in California’  

Taylor Becker “ In-season measurement of the interaction between nitrogen and water stress in corn using proximal sensing” (handout)

Mark Lundy "Greeting the uncertain with the flexible: winter cropping system strategies in a variable rainfall environment" (handout)

 

IRRIGATION, NUTRIENT RETENTION AND DISEASE

Meng Li  “Decision support tools for deficit irrigation management to optimize processing tomato quality and yield” (handout)

Emily Woodward  “Using anion exchange resin bags to estimate winter nitrate leaching in different processing tomato systems” (handout)

Kelley Paugh  “Co-management of soil health and plant diseases”

 

Barn Flash Talks  10:55-11:35

  • Patricia Lazicki/Alonna Wright/ Cleverson Matiolli: “Relationship between indicators of soil, plant and microbial health” (handout)
  • Joanne Emerson “Soil viruses at the Century Experiment”
  • Franz Bender:  “Mycorrhizal contribution to tomato yield in different management systems” (handout)
  • Eric Dubinsky “Effect of 20 years of management on soil microbial biodiversity at depth”
  • Rad Schmidt  “Healthy soils practices and greenhouse gases”  
  • JayLee Tuil and Zhehan Tang : “Measurements without touching - remotely sensed observations of the Century Experiment”
  • Dani Gelardi  “Effects of biochars on tomato yields and soil properties”
  • Nicole Tautges  “Alfalfa in tomato rotations”