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List of LTAR-related news

Low-Tech Method Restores Eroded Lands

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” so the saying goes. Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Southwest Watershed ...
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ARS Scientists Are Developers of Most Used Prediction Technologies to Reduce Soil Loss

Agricultural Research Service scientists designed seven of the top ten—13 of the top 25—most used predictive technologies/simulation models that are ...
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A Data-Driven Approach to Measuring Agricultural Sustainability in Large Landscapes

Scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) use large, standardized (big) data to evaluate land management and ...
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There is nothing simple about grazing cattle

Researchers say they are trying to take the first step in taking what used to be low technology in grazing ...
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New Website Documents Check Dams Fixing Erosion of Minor Channels in Southwest

Small check dams can have big benefits in the Southwest landscape, particularly in mending eroding channels, as documented in a ...
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From Problem to Solution: Recycling Manure To Help Crops

Recycling glass, plastic, and metal is something many of us do routinely. Now, a team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) ...
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Big Benefits from Experimental Watersheds

During the mid-1930s, in the wake of devastating Dust Bowl–era storms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established a series of ...
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ARS Doubles Down on Soil Erosion Understanding, Modeling

“Dirt cheap.” It’s an old saying, but hardly accurate. The fact is, the United States loses about $44 billion each ...
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New USDA publication: Climate Indicators for Agriculture

"I ran across this new USDA publication on Twitter this week, and it’s a winner. It contains a very comprehensive ...
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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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USDA Forms Watershed Research Network

Scientists at USDA's Agricultural Research Service are doing ground-saving research on watersheds across the United States, but they aren't always ...
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