Expertise

Development of cost effective, environmentally friendly and efficient methods of handling large amounts of crop residues prior to planting and/or tillage operations. Determination of shearing, cutting, and moving characteristics of crop residues which may include previous crop or a cover crop in order to select the optimum time or attachments for residue manipulation. Development of BMP's to assist growers in selecting various components of their planting/tillage system based on variations in soil type, soil water storage capacity, weed pressure, expected rainfall, and expected seasonal variations. Development/design of equipment for a conservation tillage system to enhance soil properties associated with infiltration, runoff, and water retention.

Affiliations

Soil And Water Research, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - Mid South Area, Research Education and Economics, United States Department of Agriculture

Affiliate Faculty, Biosystems Engineering Department, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Communities
Agronomy
Degrees
PhD
Keywords
soil sciences