Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Evaluating Chemical Treatments and Suppression Methods to Alter Red: Far Red in Perennial Groundcovers

Authors: Cynthia Bartel (Iowa State University) , Kenneth J. Moore (Iowa State University) , Shui-zhang Fei (Iowa State University) , Andrew Lenssen (Iowa State University) , Roger L. Hintz (Iowa State University) , Sam Kling (Iowa State University)

  • Evaluating Chemical Treatments and Suppression Methods to Alter Red: Far Red in Perennial Groundcovers

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    Evaluating Chemical Treatments and Suppression Methods to Alter Red: Far Red in Perennial Groundcovers

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Abstract

Natural resources degradation in conventional cropping systems, renewable fuels agendas, and private and public incentives for ecosystems services delivery such as carbon sequestration, have driven interest in the development of alternative cropping systems, which can both 1) conserve natural resources and 2) meet global demands for food, feed, fiber, and fuel. Without the development of such systems, natural resources degradation ultimately will compromise long-term agricultural productivity. The integration of low-growing, shallow-rooted, ecologically appropriate perennial groundcovers (PGC) into annual row cropping systems can alleviate many of the negative consequences of the winter fallow period, merging scalable soil and water conservation with high-yield, row crop production. The PGC system is uniquely positioned to achieve production goals and regenerate marginal and fragile lands, as it recognizes infrastructure investments, market forces, and the federal agricultural policy framework.

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Bartel, C., Moore, K. J., Fei, S., Lenssen, A., Hintz, R. L. & Kling, S., (2022) “Evaluating Chemical Treatments and Suppression Methods to Alter Red: Far Red in Perennial Groundcovers”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2021(1), 19–20.

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Published on
01 Jun 2022