A Brief History of
The Great Plains Systems Research Unit
Mission and Objectives
Enhance the Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Agricultural Systems. This is accomplished by the following four objectives:
1987 – Great Plains Systems Research Unit formed with scientists from the Soil-Plant-Water and Forage and Range Units
1989 – National Resources Research Center is formed, Dr. Don DeCoursey becomes GPSR’s interim research leader
1991 – Dr. Laj Ahuja becomes research leader
1991 – 2004 Products released by the unit include: NLEAP, RZWQM GPFARM, WISDEM, AgSimGIS, and PAL
2004 – Work proceeds on iFARM (the successor of GPFARM) and the Object Modeling System (OMS); Unit wins the Federal Laboratory Consortium 2004 Outstanding Performance Award
National Programs Served
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