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

MAP OF 18 LTAR SITES

LTAR Tweets ( @USLTAR )

This new soil moisture product will be useful for explaining patters in #rangeland production, phenology, and restoration datasets. Take a look @dataEcologist @phenophase @mccord_se @TheJornada @USLTAR @LDN2030 https://twitter.com/NVergopolan/status/1447966923707207681

Noemi Vergopolan@NVergopolan

I am excited to announce SMAP-HydroBlocks:

The first #satellite-based surface #SoilMoisture dataset at 30-m resolution for the United States
🛰️💧🏞️

Data is #OpenAccess and peer-review paper is available @ScientificData

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Long-term network research for the next agricultural revolution @USLTAR @USDA_ARS https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2403

I am one of a large team doing @USLTAR network research on phenology, ably led by Dr. Dawn Browning. The latest from her team: https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2021/study-takes-seasonal-pulse-of-plant-productivity/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X21008128

Climate change, feeding the world and the Long-Term Agroecosystems Research Network - an interview with @BBestelm
https://southernplainsperspective.wordpress.com/2021/08/16/climate-change-feeding-the-world-and-the-long-term-agroecosystems-research-network/

#USLTAR

A new study takes the "Seasonal Pulse" of Plant Productivity : USDA ARS https://ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2021/study-takes-seasonal-pulse-of-plant-productivity/#.YS2TGkNz_CU.twitter Led by @phenophase with data from @USLTAR @PhenoCamm @NEON_sci and @AmeriFlux

New paper from @phenophase and @dataEcologist comparing Landsat, eddy covariance, and phenocams for estimating GPP across a variety of agroecosystems in @USLTAR @USLTER @NEON_sci sites across the US @TheJornada @USDA_ARS

https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1470-160X(21)00812-8

Today we burned 3-yr old prairie strips @KBSLTER @KelloggBioStn We planted these in 30-yr old experimental plots to test their effects on agriculture and environment. @nameerbaker @evanssarahe @DougALandis1

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An exploratory dashboard for LTAR Network infrastructure: https://usdaars.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/7c10436a571b4816a28867271f66ae09 @USLTAR #LTAR

To those who:

Do
Dig
Sow
Milk
Pick
Care
Farm
Lead
Herd
Feed
Grow
Plant
Shear
Water
Teach
Ranch
Rotate
Export
Inspire
Deliver
Sustain
Irrigate
Nourish
Manage
Harvest
Produce
Innovate
Dedicate
Diversify
Cultivate
Conserve
Persevere
Contribute
Work Hard

Thank you!

#NationalAgDay

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