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The mission of the USDA-ARS New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory is to develop and transfer sustainable, environmentally sound management practices and cropping systems that improve crop productivity and economic viability, and reduce pest and disease problems for conventional and organic food production systems in the Northeast. Towards this mission, research is conducted to develop, evaluate, and understand biological and cultural soil and crop management practices, as well as integrated cropping systems, and their impacts on plant pathogens, soil microbiology, soil health, yield, profitability, and associated interactions. Research results are developed for transfer of up-to-date approaches and technologies to growers and consumers. The common goal and vision of these research and technology transfer programs is to enhance agricultural viability and rural economic vitality in conjunction with environmental stewardship.
The New England Plant, Soil and Water Research Laboratory is located in Orono, ME and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Research Leader is Brian Peterson.
Phone: 207-422-2713
Fax: 207-422-2723
Orono, ME 04469