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Research Project: Adaptive Management Case Studies

Location: Range Management Research

Project Number: 3050-11210-009-16-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
a) Synthesize the current state of knowledge regarding air quality impacts on production agriculture, and vice-versa, within the context of weather conditions and a changing climate. b) Identify specific regional and national opportunities to facilitate ARS and other USDA agencies’ and partners’ research on air quality, agricultural production, weather variability, and climate change. c) Translate current and emerging science outcomes regarding air quality and agriculture into management applications, such as NRCS practice standards and reference materials.

Approach:
A nationally relevant synthesis of the state of knowledge regarding air quality and production agriculture will be conducted, using Two regional sets of activities - (1) Midwest-Northern Plains, with emphasis on herbicide/pesticide drifts, and (2) Southern Plains-Southwest, with an emphasis on dust - will provide science-to-services investigations specific to air quality concerns in these geographic areas.