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    Welcome to the Cropping Systems Research Laboratory—a branch of the Agriculture Research Service Southern Plains Area
  • Our scientific research solves problems that affect Americans daily.
  • We perform the research at 3 locations.
  • We often form science partnerships with others.
  • Every research project is coordinated through our National Research Programs.
Mission Statement of the Cropping Systems Research Laboratory
The mission of the Cropping Systems Research Laboratory is to develop fundamental,
long-range research programs in Plant Stress and Germplasm Development, Wind
Erosion and Water Conservation, Cotton Production and Processing, and Livestock
Issues. The overall mission is subdivided among four multidisciplinary research units.
All major crops and soil types, and significant animal production exist within a 50-mile
radius of the Laboratory. This diversity of cropping systems, soil types, and livestock
industries allows Laboratory scientists the opportunity to relay their fundamental
information directly to their applied counterparts in State Agricultural Experiment
Stations, private industry, commodity organizations, and other user groups

    Research Units
Administrative Cotton Production &
Processing Research Unit
Livestock Issues Research Unit
Plant Stress & Germplasm
Development Unit
Wind Erosion & Water Conservation  
Last Modified: 09/21/2016
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