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
Hi #ESA2020! Want to learn about a 25y survey of #Soil organic C and N changes up to 1m depth in 10 agroecosystems (Annual, Perennials & Forest) Check out my talk and leave questions! Session COS182 https://eco.confex.com/eco/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/86752
The virtual #ESA2020 begins August 3. The "Jornada pack" below includes 23 presentations by Jornada scientists or that involve the Jornada @USLTER and @USLTAR programs. (I hope all were uploaded...). https://eco.confex.com/eco/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Search/0?sort=Relevance&size=10&page=1&searchterm=Jornada&ModelType=Paper
Years of watershed research in the Southern Great Plains sums up the effect of crop-livestock management versus plain, untended tallgrass prairie on runoff and water quality. Read about the @JEnvironQual research: http://ow.ly/hWoj50AAbOW
@USDA_ARS @kstateag @steiner_jean @USLTAR
'We have one Earth': Researchers Work To Boost Farm Production Without Causing More Harm https://www.wvik.org/post/we-have-one-earth-researchers-work-boost-farm-production-without-causing-more-harm #LTAR #KBSscience #LTER
Desertification is linked to wind erosion and dust. ARS created the @USLTAR to measure wind erosion and USDA’s Southwest Climate Hub offers details on how to control wind erosion and dust. https://go.usa.gov/xwm33
Awesome paper:#WaterBudgets across 18 Long-term Agrictural sites in USA. Highlights:
•Estimated uncertainty of all water budget components.
•Avf. water budget uncertainty, 25% of precipitation.
•Sites span a 0.4–1.1 evaporative fraction and a 0.8 – 4.8 aridity index @USLTAR https://twitter.com/Mark_Liebig/status/1261635695900348422
🥳 What a great #LTAR2020 annual network meeting!! Thank you to all @USLTAR researchers for visiting virtually our home at the @KelloggBioStn @michiganstateu Thank U @BBestelm 🥰 it was super fun to help coordinate this event. Till next year 💪👩🏻🔬👨🏻🔬🌾🐮📊 https://twitter.com/CaroCordovaEc/status/1255620229536899075/photo/1
Wrapping up Day 1 of our virtual #LTAR2020 annual meeting of the @USLTAR with ~ 240 attendees. Today we proposed a set of common indicators that reflect production, environment, and human condition in rangelands, pasturelands, and croplands across the US.
The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network consists of 18 Federal and university agricultural research sites with an average of over 50 years of history. The goal of this research network is to ensure sustained crop and livestock production and ecosystem services from agroecosystems, and to forecast and verify the effects of environmental trends, public policies, and emerging technologies.