News

List of LTAR-related news

Dr Kevin King presents on addressing water quality outcomes through nutrient and water management

In March 2022, NRCS released a Conservation Effects Assessment Project report that revealed national increases in subsurface nitrogen and soluble ...
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ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center receives The Nature Conservancy’s 2022 Morris K. Udall Award for Outstanding Conservation Achievement

Way to go! We’re excited to share that the ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center is the recipient of The Nature ...
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Water Wisdom: Farmers Must Prepare for a Drier Future. A conversation with Dr. Tsegaye

An Under the Microscope conversation with Dr. Teferi Tsegaye on how farmers must prepare for a drier future.  Dr. Tsegaye ...
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2022 Herb Rothbart Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist goes to Sheri Spiegal

This year, the top award in this category, the Herbert L. Rothbart Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist, goes to Sheri ...
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A New Snowtography Handbook Puts Water Data into the Hands of Small Farmers and Ranchers

A new handbook, Snowtography: Snowpack & Soil Moisture Monitoring aims to put snowmelt and soil moisture data directly into the ...
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Solving the Biggest Agricultural Challenges Through Data Innovation

ARS partnered with technology leaders, academia, and USDA to create the Partnership for Data Innovation to focus on addressing the ...
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2021 ARS Discoveries Announcement: Research addressing important agroecosystem problems at 7 LTAR sites was recognized

Central Plains Experimental Range Ranchers have traditionally moved their cattle from the rangeland to feedlots in October in order to ...
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Study Takes “Seasonal Pulse” of Plant Productivity

Getting a fix on the timing of seasonal plant events like fruiting or leaf senescence could get easier to do, ...
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Climate change, feeding the world and the Long-Term Agroecosystems Research Network

Now more than ever, farmers and ranchers are going to need the tools and strategies necessary to deal with the ...
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NEON and LTAR: Building on a Legacy of Agricultural Research

Cows and croplands dominate large portions of the U.S. How does this agriculture impact ecosystems? NEON field sites located on ...
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High-Tech Tools To Study Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Features in the landscape, such as urban development, agriculture, wetlands, and forests, can affect the water quality of a watershed ...
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The Technology Behind a New Agricultural Revolution

Every day, the global population increases by around 200,000 people. Most live in urban areas, so for perspective, imagine a ...
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Our Planet Earth: Looking to the Future

Earth Day is a good time to demonstrate support for environmental protection. One thing we can all agree on is ...
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Long-Term Data, Real-World Results

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion people, posing a critical challenge to ...
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Ag Research Division co-hosts national agroecosystem research meeting

Lincoln, Neb. — Scientists from across the country converged in Lincoln June 4-6 for the annual meeting of the Long-term ...
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Preparing to Face the Future of Agriculture in the United States

Providing a safe and plentiful food supply for a growing population poses a critical challenge to agriculture in the United ...
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Outdoor Laboratories Provide Unique Opportunity for Environmentally-Responsible Food Production

Some of the world’s most unique cacti, reptiles and plants reside right here in the United States among our nation’s ...
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Celebrating Our Glorious Planet

Today is Earth Day, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate the magnificence of our planet.  It’s a day to ...
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USDA Announces Long-Term Agro-Ecology Network

Hoping to emulate the success and ambition of ecological research networks, such as theNational Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), the U.S. Department ...
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USDA Announces Long-Term Agroecosystem Network

On 10 September 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) announced the establishment of a ...
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ABOUT LTAR

 

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.