Conducting Research

KBS LTAR field sites are maintained as national research facilities available to all scientists with a legitimate research interest. Access to the sites is limited in order to protect the integrity of existing experiments, but we welcome further experiments and sampling activities that:

  • Are relevant to the overall project’s goals of understanding the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems and landscapes;
  • Are best answered in a stable long-term experimental setting; and
  • Meet the data sharing requirements made of all research on site.

Sampling and the installation of experiments usually requires the submission of a short LTAR Site Use Request Form (SURF). This form should be completed and submitted online through the SURF portal at least four weeks prior to the desired starting date to allow time for review by the project staff (quicker turnaround is possible, if requested).

If you are interested in conducting research on the KBS LTAR or trying KBS LTAR treatments on your farm, contact Science & Agronomy Director Brook Wilke (