An official website of the United States government.

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

HARNESSING LONG-TERM FIELD EXPERIMENTS IN ALABAMA TO UNRAVEL MICROBIOMES GOVERNING SOIL AND PLANT HEALTH

Investigators
Feng, Y.; Potnis, Ne, .; Graham, Lawrence; Gamble, Au, .
Institutions
Auburn University
Start date
2020
End date
2021
Objective
Thelong-term goal of this project is to reduce production inputs while increasing crop productivityby better managing soil microbiomes.We seek to better understand the influence of microbiomes on soil and plant health. Taking advantage of existing long-term (>100 years) field experiments in Alabama, our interdisciplinary team of soil scientists and plant pathologists will address the following specificobjectives:1) Determine the responses of soil microbiomes to crop rotation, cover cropping and N source in a conservation system; and2) Assess the suppressive nature of soil against soil-borne pathogens to improve plant health.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
View this project
Project number
ALA012-1-19061
Accession number
1020977