Indiana CCA Conference 2019 Presentation



Soil & Water
Tue, Dec 17, 2019
10:00am to 10:50am


Soil & Water
Tue, Dec 17, 2019
3:00pm to 3:50pm


Cover crop adoption in the Midwest has significantly  increased within the last decade. However, critical questions remain as it relates to the synchrony of cover crop biomass nitrogen release with cash crop nitrogen demand. Therefore, Dr. Armstrong’s presentation will share results of his investigation of cover crop impacts on soil nitrogen availability, cash crop uptake and yield, and water quality.  


Shalamar Armstrong

Purdue University

Dr Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of Soil Conservation and Management in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University. He holds a B.S. degree in Plant and Soil Science from Southern University, a M.S. in Soil Fertility from Alabama A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Purdue University. The overarching objective of his research program is to determine the agronomic, environmental, and economic benefits of cover crop inclusion within conventional and alternative nitrogen management systems on multiple scales: plot, field, and watershed. The impact of Dr. Armstrong's research program has been recognized by several awards and numerous invited presentations to share his research findings with farmers, agricultural commodity groups, extension agents, and state/government soil conservation agents. Dr. Armstrong gains the greatest satisfaction as a professor when transferring knowledge to others from his research findings, and during the process of developing and training graduate students to be future soil scientists.