Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Location

31° 5' 53.6424" N, 97° 20' 34.0152" W
Brief Site Description: 
The mission of the Laboratory is to develop technology and solutions that increase efficient use of soil and water resources, enhance forage and crop production, and support sustainable agricultural production in healthy ecosystems.
Detailed Site Description: 

http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=30-98-05-00

The mission of our Laboratory is to develop technology and solutions that increase efficient use of soil and water resources, enhance forage and crop production, and support sustainable agricultural production in healthy ecosystems. This mission is accomplished by research to: - enhance decision support tools for crop and forage production and watershed management - develop improved soil, water, and crop management techniques - develop sustainable crop, forage, and biofuel production systems - increase rangeland productivity and quality - mitigate global change effects on agriculture.

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
ARS
LTAR
Geology: 
shale
other sedimentary
Soil Order: 
Vertisol
Study Start Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1937 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
800millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
17°C
Hydrology: Name: 
Brushy Creek
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Single, dominant unconfined aquifer
Land Cover: 
Agriculture- Pasture
Agriculture- Crops
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Subhumid
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users