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Agricultural Research Service

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Peterson, Brian
Research Leader
(207) 422-2713

Orono ME 04469

The mission of the New England Plant, Soil, and Water Laboratory is to develop and transfer sustainable, environmentally sound crop management systems characterized by profitability, efficient use of nutrients and water, and control of disease/insect/weed pests with minimal chemical inputs. Towards this mission, research is conducted to evaluate the impact of new cropping systems and management practices on plant pathogens, nutrient dynamics, water availability, soil properties, yield, and profitability. The common goal and vision of these research and technology transfer programs is to enhance rural economic vitality in concert with the environment.

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