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 January 19, 2023
Agriculture is an intricate system of inputs and outputs. Come listen to the “In the Weeds” podcast as we explore the complexities.
Published on September 26, 2022
Phil Robertson, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, is the recipient of two awards from the U.S. Long-term Agroecosystem Research Network, or LTAR.
Published on January 3, 2022
Prairie strips have the potential to contribute a suite of ecosystem services. A new study from the MSU Kellogg Biological Station finds a large swath of corn and soy cropland could be converted to prairie strips under appropriate payment schemes.
Kellogg Biological Station joins multi-state effort to increase the adoption of prairie strips across the Midwest
Published on August 17, 2021
At the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR) and Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) programs are working to increase the adoption of prairie strips on agricultural landscapes across the Midwest.
Published on August 10, 2021
After the June and July rains, the corn is looking great on the Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (KBS LTAR) site.