Nitrogen mineralization potential of soil rhizosphere of Erioneuron pulchellum from Silva\'s dissertation research plots. Twenty 6 x 6 m plots were established with a 3 m buffer between plots.
Long Term Agroecosystem Research Overview
The LTAR network represents a range of major U.S. agroecosystems, including annual row cropping systems, grazinglands, and integrated systems representative of roughly 49 percent of cereal production, 30 percent of forage production, and 32 percent of livestock production in the United States. Furthermore, the LTAR sites span geographic and climatic gradients representing a variety of challenges and opportunities to U.S. agriculture.
The LTAR network uses experimentation and coordinated observations to develop a national roadmap for the sustainable intensification of agricultural production. While the LTAR network is a new network, experimentation and measurements began at some LTAR sites more than 100 years ago, while other locations started their research as recently as 19 years ago.
A primary goal of LTAR is to develop and to share science-based findings with producers and stakeholders. Tools, technologies, and management practices resulting from LTAR network science will be applied to the sustainable intensification of U.S. agriculture. Technical innovations, including new production techniques, genetics, and sensor infrastructure applied at the farm/ranch level can increase the capacity for adaptive management, reduce time and operational costs, and increase profits and the quality of life for producers.
For full list of LTAR sites, view the sites matrix at https://ltar.ars.usda.gov/sites/.
For more information about the LTAR network visit: https://ltar.ars.usda.gov
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.
These data are collected to provide a measurement of rainfall at the Biodiversity site.
Line intercept data of long-term vegetation responses to shrub removal and lagomorph exclusion in a creosotebush community
The purpose of this study is to quantify vegetation dynamics in response to lagomorph and shrub exclusion. Data consist of vertical line intercept measures of the perennial grasses, suffretescents and shrubs.
This data set is comprised of daily precipitation totals, in inches, measured by Belfort Instruments weighing rain gauges at 58 locations on the Jornada Experimental Range.
This primary purpose of this data set is to validate the LTER Weather Station tipping bucket rain gauge data.
Southern Great Plains 1997 (SGP97) Hydrology: United States Geological Survey (USGS) Stream Flow Data
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) stream flow dataset is one of various datasets provided for the Southern Great Plains 1997 (SGP97) project. This dataset contains stream flow data from 997 USGS stations in the SGP97 domain.
Southern Great Plains 1997 (SGP97) Hydrology: United States Geological Survey (USGS) Daily Reservoir Data
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Reservoir dataset is one of various hydrological datasets provided for the Southern Great Plains 1997 (SGP97) project. This dataset contains reservoir data from stations in SGP97 domain.