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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Fouss, James L
Research Leader / LC
(225) 578-0743
Soil and Water Research Unit
4115 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70808

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Mission :

The mission of the Soil and Water Research Unit is to conduct research to develop sustainable production practices that maximize bio-energy production from sugarcane varieties most suited for biofuels in humid temperate and subtropical environments, while: Minimizing water use and negative impacts to the quality of drainage waters; maintaining soil fertility and maximizing soil carbon storage and/or carbon neutrality; and minimizing sediment and nutrient loss and potential erosion and/or subsidence of associated coastal ecosystems.

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