The Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) site is part of the U.S. LTAR Network established by the USDA to develop national strategies for the sustainable intensification of agricultural production. LTAR is a partnership among 18 long-term research sites across the U.S.
At KBS, we are helping to meet future sustainability challenges for cropping systems of the upper Midwest. Our research is designed with stakeholders to advance both food production and positive environmental and societal outcomes for agriculture.
Published on February 7, 2024
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Published on October 5, 2023
The first annual KBS LTAR field day brought together farmers, agricultural professionals, and farmers to learn about innovative research that aims to build an agricultural system for the future.
Published on August 11, 2023
Curious about how MI rowcrop systems can be profitable and environmentally sustainable? Join us on September 15th for the first annual field day at the Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) site. Registration link below.
Published on June 1, 2023
Farmers that use cover crops can decide to "plant green", which refers to planting a cash crop while the cover crop is still living. This article outlines the potential risks and considerations when deciding whether or not to plant green.
Published on May 10, 2023
Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant growth, but price fluctuations of fertilizers leave farmers looking for alternative solutions. Planting legumes as a cover crop can increase soil nitrogen and perhaps even reduce reliance on fertilizers.