Managing Crop Residues To Maximize Grain Production And Environmental Performance

Funded by USDA-NIFA this project aims to: 1) conduct field and lab experiments to develop new fundamental knowledge on corn and soybean residue decomposition dynamics at the organ level; 2) incorporate experimental results into a dynamic simulation model (APSIM) to improve prediction and explanatory power; and 3) deploy the improved model to extrapolate knowledge across environments, identifying residue management strategies that are profitable in the near-term and sustainable in the long-term. Project PIs: Sotirios Archontoulis and Mike Castellano