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 )
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
'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
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
Comparative analysis of water budgets across the U.S. long-term agroec... https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169420304819
Today is #EarthDay. Read the ARS Tellus story, "Our Planet Earth: Looking to the Future" https://go.usa.gov/xv5Ab
#EarthDay2020 #LTAR #Agriculture
🥳 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.
An excellent first day of presentations and discussions at the #LTAR2020 meeting! Kudos to the planning committee for pulling this off! @USLTAR
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.
Agricultural Research Service