Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2020: $25,000.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2022
Host Institution Award ID: G169-21-W7902
Grant Recipient: University of Hawaii
Dr. Koon-Hui Wang
University of Hawaii
This video demonstrates the importance of soil health management as the foundation of Plant Health Management. Keeping the ground cover 24/7 is important in 1) reducing soil erosion thus maintaining soils for crop roots to grow, 2) preventing water runoff and pollution, 3) maximizing water infiltration to conserve water and mitigate drought problems in crop production, and 4) sustaining soil organisms that are crucial for soil nutrient cycling.
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "Evaluate sorghum and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids as soil builders and microbial enhancer crops in the tropic."