Soil and Nutrient Management
Welcome to the Soil and Nutrient Management Research Lab. The overarching goal of the program is to help develop and continue cost-effective, efficient and sustainable production systems that optimize profitability, along with improving soil productivity, nutrient utilization, and variable rate nutrient application. Current research and extension effort ranges from soil conservation using industrial by-product to manure management to fertility management in major crops such as sugar beet, dry edible beans, wheat as well as in other crops such as millet and field peas. Other areas of focus are precision agriculture and monitoring and managing greenhouse gas emissions, ammonia volatilization and nitrate leaching from agriculture.