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Can conservation complement agriculture?
Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference
  • John Doudna, Iowa State University
  • Matthew Helmers, Iowa State University
  • Matt O'Neal, Iowa State University
Start Date
1-12-2011 12:00 AM

Agriculture will need to produce at least 70% more food by 2050 to ensure global food security (FAO 2009). However, increased productivity has historically come with on-farm and societal costs such as increased soil erosion and nutrient run-off. While conservation is often considered separate from the needs of agriculture, recent research at ISU suggests that targeted conservation practices can positively impact management of farm land, especially for preventing soil erosion and nutrient run-off.

Citation Information
John Doudna, Matthew Helmers and Matt O'Neal. "Can conservation complement agriculture?" (2011)
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