Research

We are working to sustainably increase the productivity of rainfed agricultural systems in the Southern Great Plains by increasing precipitation and nitrogen (N) use efficiency, reducing yield losses to environmental stresses and weed pressure, and restoring and enhancing soil health

Strategic Management

We are coordinating research efforts to develop diversified and intensified rainfed integrated grain and forage crop rotations with the flexibility to adapt to the region’s highly unpredictable weather while minimizing environmental footprints.

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Arial View of Green Field

Tactical Approaches

Novel cropland observation nodes (CRONOS) will be developed and deployed in fields of cooperating farmers across KS and OK to monitor crop and soil conditions and guide development of in-season crop forecasting models to inform management decisions.

 
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This website is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2019-68012-29888, "Increasing Water Productivity, Nutrient Efficiency and Soil Health in Rainfed Food Systems of Semi-Arid Southern Great Plains."