Ahuja, Lajpat R
USDA-ARS-NPA-NRRC, AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS RES. UNIT
2150 CENTRE AVENUE, BUILDING D, SUITE 200
Fort Collins CO 80526
The mission of the Agricultural Systems Research Unit (ASR), Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, Colorado is to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural systems by: (1) Quantifying and enhancing scientific knowledge at the whole-system level; (2) Developing integrated computer models of agricultural systems and supporting their application to field research projects and the analysis ofmajor issues--including, but not limited to: production, resource conservation, climate change, and precision farming; (3) Providing farm-level computerized decision support technology packages to farmers, ranchers, agricultural consultants, and action agencies for evaluating the sustainability of alternative integrated farming and ranching systems.