Navigation Links
Experiment demonstrates 110 years of sustainable agriculture
Date:9/29/2008

MADISON, WI, September 29, 2008 A plot of land on the campus of Auburn University shows that 110 years of sustainable farming practices can produce similar cotton crops to those using other methods.

In 1896, Professor J.F. Duggar at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University) started an experiment to test his theories that sustainable cotton production was possible on Alabama soils if growers would use crop rotation and include winter legumes (clovers and/or vetch) to protect the soil from winter erosion.

Today, his experiment on the campus of Auburn University is the oldest, continuous cotton experiment in the world and the third oldest field crop experiment in the United States on the same site. The experiment, known as "the Old Rotation," has continued with only slight modifications in treatments and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1988.

Researchers at Auburn University and at USDA-Soil Dynamics Laboratory in Auburn, AL, have prepared the first ever comprehensive research publication covering the entire 110-yr history of this experiment. It was published in the September-October issue of Agronomy Journal, and provides insight into issues both past and present that effect sustainable crop production in the South.

The thirteen plots in the Old Rotation include (i) continuous cotton, (ii) a 2-yr rotation of cotton with corn, and (iii) a 3-year rotation of cotton-corn-wheat-soybean. These crop rotations include treatments with and without winter legumes (usually crimson clover and/or vetch) and with and without fertilizer nitrogen.

After more than 110 years, the Old Rotation continues to document the long-term effects of crop rotation and winter legumes on cotton production in the Deep South. It provides growers, students, and faculty with a living demonstration of fundamental agronomic practices that result in sustainable crop production. Long-te
'/>"/>

Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
American Society of Agronomy
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Lack of large-scale experiments slows progress of environmental restoration
2. Experimental chemotherapy regimen shows promise in treating advanced lung cancer
3. 8-day undersea mission begins experiment to improve coral reef restoration
4. FEBS Letters Structured Digital Abstracts experiment
5. Experimental Biology and Medicine announces expansion into Asia, opens new office
6. Translational research patented first experimental treatment against idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
7. Experimental Biology 2008 meets in San Diego April 5-9
8. A unique experiment with chlorine -- and a new way of teaching
9. JDRF-funded clinical trial demonstrates continuous glucose monitoring improves blood sugar control
10. Pourquie Lab demonstrates role of growth factor in vertebrae formation
11. Stowers Institutes Xie Lab demonstrates dual intrinsic and extrinsic control of stem cell aging
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... 04, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Digital ... Service), Sub-Segment (Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Mobile ... Service, Vertical and Region - Global Forecast ... By Component (Hardware, Software, and ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... (NASDAQ: AMRI ) today reported financial and operating results for ... , Second quarter contract revenue of $ 85.2 ... Adjusted contract margins of 26 % , ... in EPS from royalties in the current quarter , ... are very pleased to present another strong financial quarter, with all ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Aug. 3, 2015 Synaptics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... today announced that members of the executive management team ... Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum on Tuesday, August 11, ... be held at the Sonnenalp Resort in ... may include forward-looking information. An audio webcast of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 3AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 5AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 7AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 8AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 9AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 10AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 11AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 12AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 13AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 14AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 15AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 16AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 17AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 18AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 19AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 20AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 21AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 22AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 23AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 24
... available in Spanish . A newly identified ... could mean improved traps for monitoring and controlling the tree-killing ... entomologist Allard Coss and his colleagues. Coss has been ... multidisciplinary team of scientists from USDA,s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), ...
... 2011 Moms-to-be long have been told by their doctors ... is good for both mother and child. When it was ... fetus, heart control, many pregnant women took heed and hit ... classes; others found new ways to incorporate low-impact aerobic activities ...
... WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 Timing is everything. That,s especially ... by the pancreas to break down food. When the timing ... the gut, where they get to work releasing and distributing ... wrong and the enzymes are activated too soon, they break ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists exploit ash tree pest's chemical communication 2Physically active moms-to-be give babies a head start on heart health 2Physically active moms-to-be give babies a head start on heart health 3Findings may help keep pancreatic disease off the menu 2
(Date:8/4/2015)...  Natera, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRA ), a leader ... cell-free DNA, today announced that it will release results ... the market close on August 12, 2015. Natera will ... PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss its financial results, ... Conference Call  Date: , Wednesday, August 12, 2015  Time:  ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015   California Cryobank ... recent acquisition of LifeLine Cryogenics, an east coast cord ... New York tristate area. LifeLine clients ... all prepaid contracts will be honored. Since ... services, offering storage of sperm, eggs, embryos, and cord ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Aug. 3, 2015  Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... for the second quarter 2015 on Monday, August 10, ... Helen Torley , president and chief executive officer, will ... will release financial results for the second quarter 2015. ... the "Investors" section of Halozyme,s corporate website and a ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , August 3, 2015 At ... Portland Hospital waved the shortfall of Jude ... stand normally for the first time.      ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150803/254229 ) The Selective Dorsal ... allowing him to carry out his wish to kick ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Natera to Release Second Quarter 2015 Results on August 12, 2015 2FamilyCord Announces Acquisition of LifeLine Cryogenics 2Halozyme to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call 2Cerebral Palsy Operation by The Portland Hospital Allows a Boy to Stand Properly for the First Time 2Cerebral Palsy Operation by The Portland Hospital Allows a Boy to Stand Properly for the First Time 3
... 6, 2011 Morphotek®, Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Inc., ... Award from Cancer Care , a national support services ... Cancer Care ,s educational programs for people facing lung and ... help patients and their families become aware of options available ...
... 6, 2011 Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. ... of Detroit, MI., has selected the COI-SMART system ... conflict of interest disclosure process. COI-SMART will handle ... employees. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061010/NYTU194LOGO) "Henry ...
... Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE ) announced today it will ... 26, 2011, after market close. The company will also hold ... to discuss operating results, as well as future expectations. ... webcast can be accessed through the investor relations page of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Morphotek®, Inc. Receives Beacon Award From CancerCare 2Morphotek®, Inc. Receives Beacon Award From CancerCare 3Conflict of Interest Management System Selected by Henry Ford Health System 2Life Technologies Sets 1st Quarter 2011 Earnings Release Date for Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2
For absolute protein quantification. 4 peptides in 5 vials x 2 nmol per peptide...
For relative and/or absolute quantification with standard accuracy requirements using MS or NMR instruments...
Carrier Serum...
A Highly Purified, Cost-Effective Taq DNA Polymerase...
Biology Products: