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Research Project: CEAP-Grazing Lands APEX Modeling on Pasturelands

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Project Number: 3064-21660-004-11-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Sep 30, 2018

Objective:
Provide clear, concise and relevant datasets (existing and/or new) to NRCS, use those data to model pasturelands in APEX, and for ARS scientist review of model outputs.

Approach:
1. APEX modeling and parameterization on 3 sites in ND. 2. Organize existing historical pasture data from the Great Plains and Tifton and make available for modeling. 3. Provide APEX1605 input-ready files for modeling El Reno ARS and NRI Onsite data. 4. Provide data to ARS and NRCS for parameterizing and validating pasture models. 5. Submit manuscript to reputable journal on grazing land APEX modeling topic. 7. Assess accuracy of model output for meeting CEAP objectives.