Agro-Ecosystem Resilience

Research focuses on precise and sustainable management of nutrients from manures, municipal wastes and mineral sources to optimize production while mitigating environmental impacts of horticultural and forage cropping systems. Use of multi-level strategies at the field, farm and regional scales helps to resolve the depletion and contamination of/by agricultural nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus.

Successful solutions

  • Development of a new watering technique that accurately administers water in real time for more efficient production of greenhouse vegetables and ornamentals crops. This has led to the development and adoption of advanced irrigation control systems.

  • Development of a novel online computer model for farmers and experts that provide real time decision support for precise management of nitrogen.

  • Increased nitrogen and phosphorous efficiency and reduced environmental impact of dairy farming through the novel dual manure stream concept for dairy farm cropping systems.

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