The Living Field Laboratory is a long-term rotation study established in 1993 under the direction of Emeritus Professor Dr.
Long Term Agroecosystem Research Overview
- Agroecosystem productivity is sustainably enhanced by the development and application of new technologies
- Mitigation and adaptation of agroecosystems to climate change is improved by more accurate predictions of resource responses to system drivers
- Stronger linkages to other long-term research networks improves conservation and environmental quality in agricultural landscapes
- The socio-economic viability of, and opportunities for, rural communities are enhanced through educational outreach by LTAR scientists and collaborators
LTAR Research Sites
Data from the following LTAR sites are presented. They are related to topics such as agricultural sustainability, climate change, ecosystem services, and natural resource conservation at the watershed or landscape scale.
Annual Net Primary Production on the Main Cropping System Experiment at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1990 to 2014)
Aboveground annual net primary production (ANPP) has been measured on the LTER main site since 1990 and on the successional and forested sites since 1993. ANPP is measured at peak biomass for a given treatment.
KBS Stand Counts in Row Crop Agriculture on the Main Cropping System Experiment at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (2003 to 2006)
Annual stand count data from the Main site Agronomic Plots T1 through T4. original data source http://lter.kbs.msu.edu/datasets/33
Agronomic Yields in Row Crop Agriculture at the Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI (1989 to 2015)
This data set contains information about agronomic yields for the Main Cropping System Experiment which include treatments 1-4 (corn – wheat – soybean rotations) and after 1994 treatment 6 (alfalfa).