Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2006

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Agronomy

Major

Sustainable Agriculture

First Advisor

Ricardo Salvador

Abstract

This study was conducted to improve understanding of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling in alternative agricultural systems. In order to generate information that is directly applicable to farm contexts, the study was conducted in farmer fields. The focus of this study was the soil phase of the C and N cycle, where physical and biological processes transform C and N. However, the design of the study, featuring on-farm research in partnership with farmers, ensured that soil and plant performance factors were integrated with the practical logistics and judgment calls that are exercised by farmers.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-2706

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Kevin Frederick Jensen

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1439882

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

175 pages

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