The LTAR Network

The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Network is a new network developing national strategies for the sustainable intensification of agricultural production.

LTAR is a partnership among 18 premier long-term research sites across the United States.

The LTAR network has a multifaceted focus on satisfying increasing demand for agricultural commodities, protecting the quality of the environment, and enhancing the quality of life in rural areas and the Nation as a whole

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MAP OF 18 LTAR SITES

LTAR Tweets ( @USLTAR )

Cool Job Alert: Data Lead at the BLM in Denver to lead the national monitoring data team there. I can't say enough great things about this team and I'm looking forward to adding a data scientist/ecoinformaticist to the group.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/561089500 @USLTER @ESIPfed @USLTAR

The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR) is developing national strategies for the #sustainable intensification of #agricultural production & is a partnership among 18 premier long-term research sites across the United States. More: https://go.usa.gov/xdRuP #USLTAR

Tomorrow 1/24 in Sidney, MT: Dr. Clemensen presents "Phytochemical links between healthy soil, plants, animals, and humans" to kick off the NPARL's 2020 BrownBagger Speaker Series!
https://www.sidneyherald.com/news/agriculture/harnessing-a-plant-s-own-chemicals-to-improve-crop-nutrition/article_ce5da840-3b91-11ea-aa2e-b3226376afb6.html

For committed & curious #AGU2019 attendees, demonstrate your intellectual stamina today @4p for B54B session (MW 3001) - Data integration across platforms×scales org. by @mallory_barnes @amyhud7 At 4:15 I share insights from @USLTAR #phenology synthesis w/other great speakers!

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion people, posing a critical challenge to #ag worldwide. To help meet these challenges, the ARS created the Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network. https://go.usa.gov/xpQAt #USLTAR #sustainable

Our spatially balanced sample design Shiny app is live! Tip of the hat and then some to @NelsonStauffer whose perseverance over the past 3 years produced a tool that land managers can design their probabilistic surveys based on the #rstats spsurvey 📦https://www.landscapetoolbox.org/balanced-design-tool/

Our paper describing indicators and benchmarks of wind erosion is out! We used ecological sites and rangeland monitoring data to identify dust flux indicators and benchmarks for use by managers. @TheJornada https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1470160X19308763

#Podcast Interview: Northern Plains #USDAClimateHub director Dannele Peck talks about the GRASSCAST, a forage projection tool, on the latest episode of the Southern Plains Podcast, hosted by Clay Pope. https://buff.ly/33t6SeG

Collecting post-harvest soil water samples in our LTAR Common Experiment. A nice stand of intercropped turnips (and a legitimate tripping hazard!). #LTAR

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