Welcome to the Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory (NWISRL) located in Kimberly, Idaho
The mission of the Laboratory is to develop environmentally compatible
and economically sustainable new and improved integrated water, soil, nutrient
and crop management practices for irrigated agriculture in the United States.
Currently, research at the NWISRL is organized under four major research programs:
- Assessing nutrient losses, emissions, and pathogen transport from manure application and animal production sites in the Western U.S.
- Develop and improve strategies for management of irrigated agricultural crops and soils.
- Improved water resources management for irrigated agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.
- Sugarbeet germplasm development and innovative genetic and management approaches to reducing losses caused by pathogens.
Our laboratory was established in 1963 and was first named the 'Snake River
Conservation Research Center' and later the 'Soil and Water Management Unit.'
It was renamed the 'Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory' in 1995
to better reflect its mission and area served. Research done on the irrigated
lands near Kimberly, Idaho, applies throughout the western United States
and many of the irrigated arid areas of the world. Adjoining the Headquarters
complex of offices, labs, greenhouse, shop and storage buildings are 30
acres leased for field research. In 1990 a 74-acre farm, located three
miles southwest, was purchased to expand field research. Additional research
is conducted on cooperators' farms.
3793 North 3600 East
Kimberly, ID 83341
Phone: (208) 423-5582
Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm MT
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