PDF of the poster presentations is available.

Posters will be showcased in the poster presentation gallery during the duration of the event.

Adaptive Management of Conservation Efforts

  1. Ag Retail in Transition: Evaluating a Fee-Based Service Model for Conservation
  2. Cover Crops at Work: Impact of Winter Cover Crops on Tile-Drain Water Quality and Soil Organic Matter at the Franklin Research and Demonstration Farm in Lexington, Illinois
  3. Dynamic Soil Properties: Snapshot in Time for Meade County, South Dakota
  4. Poultry Farm Pollinator Habitat Seeding
  5. Recent Advances in AgCROS, a Network of Networks That Could Contribute to Assessments of Conservation Practices across the USA and Internationally
  6. Winter Cover Crop Effects on Nitrogen Leaching Estimated from Cost-Share Enrollment Data, Satellite Remote Sensing, and SWAT Modeling

Applied Data in Agriculture

  1. Augmented Reality as a Tool for Technology-Driven Conservation
  2. Daily Erosion Project and STRIPS: A Promising Partnership for Soil Conservation Research
  3. Foresite: Identifying Unprofitable Farmland for Economic and Environmental Benefit
  4. Precision Irrigation for Golf Courses Using Sensor and Mapping Technologies
  5. Valuing Ecosystem Services under Contrasting Land Use Scenarios in the Grand River Basin, Iowa and Missouri

CIG Showcase

  1. Deploying the Living Mulch Crop Production System to Build Soil Health
  2. Developing a Decision Tool to Assist Management of Prescribed Fires in the Flint Hills Region in Order to Reduce Smoke Impact on Ambient Ozone
  3. Field and Laboratory Evaluations of Prototype Edge-of-Field Runoff Monitoring Systems to Support NRCS Conservation Investments and On-Farm Decision Making: Lessons Learned
  4. Minding the Microbes: The Adoption of Soil Health Management Techniques by Oklahoma Wheat Producers
  5. Monitoring the Impact of Cover Crops on Soil Moisture in South Texas
  6. Moving Forward with a National Comprehensive Soil Health Assessment Framework
  7. Plasma Arc Venturi Technology for Agricultural Waste Treatment: A 2017 USDA CIG Project Summary
  8. Subtropical Soil Health Initiative
  9. Wheat Double Cropping Systems to Improve Soil Health

Conservation Economics and Policy

  1. Cement-Modified Soil on Temporary Sites in Energy Applications: Are Remediation Practices Satisfactory?
  2. Scaling Conservation Effort: An Economic Analysis of Private and Social Benefits from Cover Crops Adoption in Two Indiana Watersheds
  3. Stimulating Soil Health: Perceptions and Barriers within Nebraska's Natural Resource Districts

Conservation Models, Tools, and Technologies

  1. Surrogate to Full Water and Wind Erosion Model Simulations for Ranking Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Offers
  2. Daily Erosion Project II—Ephemeral Gully Initiation Point and Its Influence on Soil Erosion Estimation
  3. Developing an Alternative to Current Agronomic Phosphorus Recommendations
  4. Digital Soil Mapping the Missouri River Floodplain: A Pilot Study to Begin in 2020
  5. Evaluation of Remote Sensing Indices for Differentiating Nitrogen Stress and Corn Yield
  6. High Performance Soil Loss Estimation with Machine Learning and RUSLE2
  7. Leveraging Geospatial Data to Support Conservation Planning through CART: Initial Observations and Next Steps
  8. Mitigation of Antibiotic Resistance from Manure-Amended Crop Fields by Prairie Buffer Strips: Laboratory Flume Study
  9. Overlap of Geospatial Tools for Spatially Targeted Conservation in Iowa
  10. Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) Model for NRCS Field Conservation Planning
  11. Yield and Economic Assessment of a Cover Crop/Minimum Tillage Practice in Mid-South Corn/Soybean Rotation

Conservation in Organic, Specialty, Small-Scale, or Urban Agriculture

  1. Ecological Agriculture Application with Winter Flooding

Edge-of-Field Practices and Monitoring

  1. Can Stratified Soil Sampling Provide Insight into Edge-of-Field Phosphorus Losses?
  2. Drainage Water Quality Changes over Decades at Iowan Corn/Soybean Experiment
  3. Determination of Woodchip Media Hydraulic Properties for Denitrifying Bioreactor Design
  4. Multiyear Precipitation Variations and Relationship with Nonpoint Source of Nitrogen and Phosphorous Contamination to Surface Waters
  5. Optimal Hydraulic Retention Time to Balance Nitrate Removal Efficiency, Potential GHG Emissions, and Longevity in Pilot Scale Woodchip Bioreactors

Outreach, Education, and Community Engagement

  1. Development and Use of an Annotated Bibliography as an Open Textbook for Soil and Water Conservation
  2. Positioned For Success: Engaging Undergraduates through Building a Sense of Place
  3. River Stories: Views from a Watershed
  4. Watershed Mitigation Farm

Social Sciences Informing Conservation

  1. Developing Farmer Typologies to Inform Soil and Water Conservation Outreach in Iowa’s Agricultural Landscapes.
  2. Exploring Farmers’ Perceptions of Agricultural Nutrient Loss Risk: Who is “Accurate”?

Soil Health Resources, Indicators, Assessment, and Management

  1. Can We Improve Soil Health and Recycle Soil Nitrogen by Amending Agricultural Soils with Crude Glycerin, a Biodiesel By-Product?
  2. Cover Crop Termination Timing Impacts on Soybean and Maize Production in Northeast Arkansas
  3. Cropland State and Transition Modeling of Impacts on Soil Health and Climate Resilience
  4. Development of Soil Carbon within a Matrix of Restored Prairie on Former Agricultural Land
  5. Long-Term Perennial Management and Cropping Effects on Soil Microbial Biomass for Claypan Watersheds
  6. Long-Term Soil Health and Water Quality Impacts of Poultry Manure Application to Row Crops
  7. Magnetic Properties of Agricultural Soils as a Proxy for Soil Organic Matter and Soil Health
  8. Soil Microbial and Enzyme Activities Affected by Selected Land Management
  9. Southwest Iowa NRCS Soils Their Undies to Show Off Soil Health

The Producer and the Plot

  1. Empowering Farmers and Improving Farm Profitability with On-Farm Research and Demonstrations:  Our Recipe for Success
  2. Farmer-Led Research Provides Insight on Challenges and Opportunities with Cover Crops in Nebraska
  3. Integrating Producer-Driven Research and Decision-Support Tools: Rotational Cover Cropping and Livestock Grazing
  4. The Canadian Living Laboratory Initiative

Water Resource Assessment and Management

  1. Assessing Zeolite Amended Bioretention Media for Removing Nutrients and Metals from Stormwater
  2. Evaluating the CropManage Online Tool to Improve Water Use Efficiency for Farming Practices in Guam
  3. Impact of Cover Crops on Water Use Efficiency in Northeast Arkansas Cropping Systems
  4. NRCS and Bureau of Reclamation Collaboration for Watersmart
  5. Specific Method for the Detection of Viable E. Coli Using Nanoparticle Immuno-Fluorescent Probes
  6. Strategic Areawide Conservation Planning in Six HUC 12 Watersheds in Vermont