Soil Management and Conservation
Research in this division covers a broad range of both basic and applied studies that involve the interaction of other soil disciplines or divisions plus the relationships with other agricultural, environmental, engineering, social and economic fields. Research is directed toward areas that evaluate short and long term effects of soil management practices and climatic stress on the growth of plants and the interaction with variables from scientific fields. Emphasis is on relative impacts on soil structure degradation, organic matter loss, new tillage systems, new seeding equipment, alternative fertilizer and chemical inputs, alternative crops, crop rotations with legumes, intercropping, double cropping, soil erosion and sediment transport, nutrient cycling, waste management, soil environment or tilth, set aside acres, surface and subsurface biotechnology.
Dr. Amitava Chatterjee is involved with Soil Management and Conservation. His current research projects are:
- Tile drainage effect on soil nitrogen dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions
- Conservation tillage effect on soil carbon sequestration
- Soil management and disease incidence
- Soil fertility of sugarbeet
Soil Science 321 Soil Management and Conservation