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 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.
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 (email@example.com).
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.