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NABC Report 24: Water Sustainability in Agriculture
 
PART I — CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

            3    Water Sustainability in Agriculture (Kenneth L. Korth)

PART II —BREAKOUT SESSIONS

9    Workshops Summary (Patrick Drohan, Ken Korth, Anna McClung, John Rupe and Ray Vester)


 PART III —PLENARY SESSIONS

       Agricultural Adaptations to Water Needs

19    The Lake Winnipeg Bioeconomy Project (Hank Venema )
31    Technology Approaches to Drought Tolerance at Pioneer (Dave Warner )
35    We Can Now Solve the 10,000-Year-Old Problem of Agriculture (Wes Jackson)
45    Evaluation of Drought-Tolerance Strategies in Cotton (Randy D. Allen )
65    Q&A

       Developments in Water Management and Policy

73    Reaching the Potential of Water-Quality Trading (Richard H. Moore)
81    Agriculture and Sustainable Practices: Protecting Water Quality (D. Osmond, D. Meals, D. Hoag, M. Arabi, A. Luloff,            M. McFarland, G. Jennings, A. Sharpley, J. Spooner and D. Line)
87    Agricultural Management, Water Quality and Ecology: Putting Practice into Policy (Andrew Sharpley and Helen Jarvie)
117  Viewpoints and Changing Practices of Arkansas Rice Farmers (Ray Vester)
123  Q&A

      Changing Role of Agriculture in Environmental and Consumer Issues

133    An Introduction to the Sustainability Consortium (Sarah Lewis)
145    Water Conservation Planning: How a Systems Approach to Irrigation Promotes Sustainable Water Use (Michael E.                Sullivan and Walter M. Delp)
161    Tyson Foods, Inc., Sustainable Water-Use Assessment: A Study Conducted by the Center for Agriculture and Rural  Sustainability at the University of Arkansas (Jamie Burr)
169    Q&A


Preparing for Future Challenges of Water Issues

183    The Economics of Pest-Controlling Biotechnology (David Zilberman)
185    Optimizing Agricultural Water for Food, the Environment and Urban Use (Reagan M. Waskom)
195    A Producer-Led Framework to Assess Water Sustainability in Agriculture: The NISA Example (Jed Colquhoun)
205   Q&A


PART IV —BANQUET PRESENTATION

215    Water for Food: Everyone’s Challenge (Mark Andreini)

PART V —STUDENT VOICE AT NABC 24

231    Student Voice Report (Grace Richardson, Melissa Arkand, Jon Booker, Zhenyi Du, Kelly Foley, Nathan                                Holeman, William Merritt McDougal, Anh Nguyen, Ryan Van Roekel, Terea Stetina,
               Lauren Vitko and Hongshun Yang)


PART VI — POSTERS

237    Growing Rice With Less Water (Merle Anders, K.B. Watkins, P. Counce and S. Kerr)

249    Developing a Web-Based Forecasting Tool For Nutrient Management (P.J. Drohan, A.R. Buda, P.J. Kleinman, D.A.                Miller, P.G. Knight, D.B. Beegle and H. Lin)

255    Mass Cultivation of Mixotrophic Algae for Biofuels Production and Wastewater Treatment (Zhenyi Du, Liang Wang,                Wenguang Zhou and Roger Ruan(

257    Possible Benefits of Introducing Strip Tillage to Improve Farming Practices and Water Quality (Kelly M. Foley,                            Clinton C. Schock and O. Stephen Norberg)

259    Bioremediation of Swine Wastewater Using Attached Algae Production (N. Holeman, J.D. Jackson, M.D. Matlock                    and T.A.Costello)

261     A Metabolic Profiling Technique to Assess the Regulation of Stress-Protectant Compounds in Fusarium                                verticillioides (Jonathon E. Smith and Burt H. Bluhm)

263     geophysical Based Site-Specific Mapping of Fragic Properties to Constrain Hillslope Hydrologic Controls on Variable             Source Area Hydrology (Lauren F. Vitko, Patrick J. Drohan, Anthony R. Buda, Peter J.A. Kleinman and Mary                 Kay Lupton)

271     Sustainable ‘Water’ Sanitizer: Evaluating Sanitizing Effects of Neutral Electrochemically Activated Water on Foodborne             Pathogens (Hongshun Yang, Joellen Feirtag and Francisco Diez-Gonzalez)


PART VII —PARTICIPANTS