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 )
We have a new @USDA_NIFA-funded project to understand the socioeconomic and environmental trade-offs of heritage #cattle genetics, precision ranching, and range finishing in the Southwest. @nmsu @TheJornada @USDA_ARS @USLTAR
Check out this @NSF story on research out of the @KBSLTER! Phil Robertson and co-authors discovered a new mechanism for determining how carbon is stored in soils, which could improve the climate resilience of crop systems & reduce their carbon footprints. https://t.co/fqnoSKK9Nz
Long-Term Data, Real-World Results https://t.co/ynorax9hdA @USLTAR #LTAR #WGEW
@mallory_barnes @phenophase @MPDannenberg @NEON_sci @USLTER @USLTAR @USANPN @TheJornada @CLM_science @NCAR_CGD @NACP_Carbon @theAGU @AGUbiogeo @AGUecohydro "We are particularly interested in research using multiple data streams to explore intra-annual #ecosystem dynamics (i.e. #phenology, #drought, #disturbance) and techniques to resolve discrepancies in datasets of different temporal and spatial resolutions."
Rainfall events in the SW US becoming more intense as predicted @USLTAR and @USDA_ARS. @USDAClimateHubs https://t.co/2UB5T61zGD
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