Source: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY submitted to
SOIL DRAINAGE RESEARCH
Sponsoring Institution
Agricultural Research Service/USDA
Project Status
TERMINATED
Funding Source
Reporting Frequency
Annual
Accession No.
0408080
Grant No.
(N/A)
Project No.
3604-13000-008-08M
Proposal No.
(N/A)
Multistate No.
(N/A)
Program Code
(N/A)
Project Start Date
Jan 13, 2004
Project End Date
Mar 31, 2008
Grant Year
(N/A)
Project Director
FAUSEY N R
Recipient Organization
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
1680 MADISON AVENUE
WOOSTER,OH 44691
Performing Department
OHIO AGRI RES AND DEVLP CENTER
Non Technical Summary
(N/A)
Animal Health Component
25%
Research Effort Categories
Basic
60%
Applied
25%
Developmental
15%
Classification

Knowledge Area (KA)Subject of Investigation (SOI)Field of Science (FOS)Percent
1020110201050%
4050210202050%
Goals / Objectives
Develop and evaluate BMPs that protect surface water quality and enhance crop yields. Conduct integrated drainage management research and cropping systems research, including watershed modeling and economic assessments, to determine the feasibility for adoption of these BMPs throughout the watershed.
Project Methods
The development of BMPs, including water management strategies, for corn and soybean production systems will be carried out at field plot and small watershed facilities complemented with demonstrations on farmers' fields. The effect of the BMPs on the movement and fate of agricultural chemicals will be studied at these same facilities concurrently with crop yield effects. The ADAPT and DRAINMOD models will be further developed using the data from these field studies. The development of flooding tolerant crop varieties will be achieved by identifying the genetic variation in flooding tolerance of soybean cultivars, mapping the quantitative trait loci and isolating the related genes, development a database of mitrochondrial DNA polymorphism and correlating this polymorphism with the flooding tolerance trait, and investigating possible management techniques to improve flooding tolerance under field conditions. DNA markers linked to low phytic acid in corn will be used to incorporate this trait into elite corn hybrids by molecular plant breeding.

Progress 01/13/04 to 03/31/08

Outputs
Progress Report Objectives (from AD-416) Develop and evaluate BMPs that protect surface water quality and enhance crop yields. Conduct integrated drainage management research and cropping systems research, including watershed modeling and economic assessments, to determine the feasibility for adoption of these BMPs throughout the watershed. Approach (from AD-416) The development of BMPs, including water management strategies, for corn and soybean production systems will be carried out at field plot and small watershed facilities complemented with demonstrations on farmers' fields. The effect of the BMPs on the movement and fate of agricultural chemicals will be studied at these same facilities concurrently with crop yield effects. The ADAPT and DRAINMOD models will be further developed using the data from these field studies. The development of flooding tolerant crop varieties will be achieved by identifying the genetic variation in flooding tolerance of soybean cultivars, mapping the quantitative trait loci and isolating the related genes, development a database of mitrochondrial DNA polymorphism and correlating this polymorphism with the flooding tolerance trait, and investigating possible management techniques to improve flooding tolerance under field conditions. DNA markers linked to low phytic acid in corn will be used to incorporate this trait into elite corn hybrids by molecular plant breeding. Significant Activities that Support Special Target Populations This agreement provides the framework for sharing of facilities and resources to house the ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit at The Ohio State University and to conduct research at OSU owned facilities around Ohio. A broad range of cooperation is thereby facilitated between OSU scientists and ARS scientists that is mutually beneficial to each party and to their research objectives and missions.

Impacts
(N/A)

Publications


    Progress 10/01/06 to 09/30/07

    Outputs
    Progress Report Objectives (from AD-416) Develop and evaluate BMPs that protect surface water quality and enhance crop yields. Conduct integrated drainage management research and cropping systems research, including watershed modeling and economic assessments, to determine the feasibility for adoption of these BMPs throughout the watershed. Approach (from AD-416) The development of BMPs, including water management strategies, for corn and soybean production systems will be carried out at field plot and small watershed facilities complemented with demonstrations on farmers' fields. The effect of the BMPs on the movement and fate of agricultural chemicals will be studied at these same facilities concurrently with crop yield effects. The ADAPT and DRAINMOD models will be further developed using the data from these field studies. The development of flooding tolerant crop varieties will be achieved by identifying the genetic variation in flooding tolerance of soybean cultivars, mapping the quantitative trait loci and isolating the related genes, development a database of mitrochondrial DNA polymorphism and correlating this polymorphism with the flooding tolerance trait, and investigating possible management techniques to improve flooding tolerance under field conditions. DNA markers linked to low phytic acid in corn will be used to incorporate this trait into elite corn hybrids by molecular plant breeding. Significant Activities that Support Special Target Populations This report serves to document research conducted under a Memorandum of Understanding between ARS and The Ohio State University. Additional details concerning the research can be found in the report for the parent CRIS 3604-13000-008-00D, Management and Treatment of Drainage Waters for Water Quality Protection and Sustainability of Agricultural Production in the Midwest U.S. This agreement provides the framework for sharing of facilities and resources to house the ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit at The Ohio State University and to conduct research at OSU owned facilities around Ohio. A broad range of cooperation is thereby facilitated between OSU scientists and ARS scientists that is mutually beneficial to each party and to their research objectives and missions.

    Impacts
    (N/A)

    Publications


      Progress 10/01/05 to 09/30/06

      Outputs
      Progress Report 4d Progress report. This report serves to document research conducted under a Memorandum of Understanding between ARS and The Ohio State University. Additional details concerning the research can be found in the report for the parent CRIS 3604-13000-007-00D, Integrated Drainage Management and Flood Tolerant Cropping Systems for Humid Areas. This agreement provides the framework for sharing of facilities and resources to house the ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit at The Ohio State University and to conduct research at OSU owned facilities around Ohio. A broad range of cooperation is thereby facilitated between OSU scientists and ARS scientists that is mutually beneficial to each party and to their research objectives and missions.

      Impacts
      (N/A)

      Publications


        Progress 10/01/04 to 09/30/05

        Outputs
        4d Progress report. This report serves to document research conducted under a specific cooperative agreement between ARS and The Ohio State University. Additional details of research can be found in the report for the parent CRIS 3604-13000-007-00D, Integrated Drainage Management and Flood Tolerant Cropping Systems for Humid Areas. This agreement provides the framework for sharing of facilities and resources to house the ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit at the Ohio State University and to conduct research at OSU owned facilities around Ohio. A broad range of cooperation is facilitated between OSU scientists and ARS scientists that is mutually beneficial to each party and to their research objectives and mission.

        Impacts
        (N/A)

        Publications


          Progress 10/01/03 to 09/30/04

          Outputs
          4. What were the most significant accomplishments this past year? D. Progress Report. This report serves to document research conducted under a Master Memorandum of Understanding agreement between ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit and The Ohio State University. Additional details of research can be found in the report for the parent CRIS 3604-13000-007- 00D, Integrated Drainage Management and Flood Tolerant Cropping Systems for Humid Areas. This agreement provides the framework for sharing of facilities and resources to house the ARS Soil Drainage Research Unit at the Ohio State University and to conduct research at OSU owned facilities around Ohio. A broad range of cooperation is facilitated between OSU scientists and ARS scientists that is mutually beneficial to each party and to their research objectives and mission.

          Impacts
          (N/A)

          Publications