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.
How can I make the best decision on whether to “plant green” this year or not?
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.
Growing nitrogen with legume cover crops
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.
Welcoming the new LTAR Associate Director for Engagement, Tayler Ulbrich
Published on April 3, 2023
We look forward to working with Tayler and seeing the LTAR community grow. For more information about engagement efforts at the KBS LTAR, please contact Tayler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prairie strips: A case study on improving farming yields and pollinator habitat by transforming unprofitable farmland into prairie
Published on March 1, 2023
Creating an agroecosystem to benefit wildlife, research, and the future of farming.
In the Weeds podcast highlights key findings from Kellogg Biological Station research
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.