William E. Larson and Raymond R. Allmaras Lectures
William E. Larson and Raymond R. Allmaras Emerging Issues in Soil and Water Lectures
ClimateSmart Agriculture: Can we assemble the puzzle correctly?
Friday, April 15th, 2016 | 2:00 pm | Room 335, Borlaug Hall
Dr. Jerry L. Hatfield, Laboratory Director for the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment and Director of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames, IA.
ClimateSmart agriculture focuses a building an agriculture system resilient to climate variation. To accomplish this task requires the integration of all parts of the agricultural system and understanding the interactions among the components of the soil-plant-atmosphere system and the interactions among the carbon, water, and nutrient cycles. The foundation for ClimateSmart agriculture is the soil and ensuring the soil has the capacity to capture, store and release water to the crop while supplying nutrients and oxygen to the plant through the roots. The framework developed for ClimateSmart requires that we understand the linkages between genetics, environment, and management and will require that we build transdisciplinary teams to ensure we assemble the puzzle correctly. This effort demands that we begin to build new relationships among the scientific disciplines.
If you can't attend in person, stream the event live online here. Event number 740 567 738.
Among the principal concerns for the 21st century are food security, global sustainability of natural resources, and healthy environment. Soil and water sciences play a critical role in addressing these concerns. This lecture series provides a forum to explore emerging issues, to inspire creative thinking, and to recognize excellence in the broad area of agricultural research with specific emphasis on soil and water.
- Soil, water, atmospheric resources: their analysis, integration, use, and associated information delivery systems.
- Management and conservation of soil and water resources.
- Judicious use and management of agricultural chemicals for water quality maintenance and crop production.
- Soil and water research and education that benefit agriculture while improving and protecting the environment.
- 2015 - Dr. Raj Khosla | Eureka! Precision Agriculture for Small Scale Farming Systems
- 2014 - Dr. Diana H. Wall | Soil Biodiversity
- 2013 - Dr. Ronald F. Follet & Dr. Mark B. David | Agriculture and Environment
- 2012 - Dr. Ken Cassman | Food Security
- 2011 - Dr. Paul M. Bertsch | Nano-technology
- 2010 - Dr. Henry Janzen | Carbon Cycling
- 2009 - Dr. G. Philip Robertson | Ecology and Modern Agriculture
- 2008 - Dr. Bob A. Stewart & Mr. Robin O'Malley | National Environmental Indicators
- 2007 - Dr. Gary W. Petersen & Dr. Ronald Amundson | Land Use
- 2006 - Dr. Bruce E. Dale & Dr. Richard M. Cruse | Bioenergy
- 2005 - Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs | Agricultural Drainage
- 2004 - Dr. R. Eugene Turner | Hypoxia
- 2003 - Dr. Rattan Lal | Carbon Sequestration