|| Welcome to the Cropping Systems Research Laboratory—a branch of the Agriculture Research Service Southern Plains Area
- Our scientific research solves problems that affect Americans daily.
- We perform the research at 3 locations.
- We often form science partnerships with others.
- Every research project is coordinated through our National Research Programs.
The mission of the Cropping Systems Research Laboratory is to develop fundamental,
long-range research programs in Plant Stress and Germplasm Development,
Erosion and Water Conservation, Cotton Production and Processing, and Livestock
Issues. The overall mission is subdivided among four multidisciplinary
All major crops and soil types, and significant animal production exist within a 50-mile
radius of the Laboratory. This diversity of cropping
systems, soil types, and livestock
industries allows Laboratory scientists the opportunity to relay their fundamental
information directly to their applied
counterparts in State Agricultural Experiment
Stations, private industry, commodity organizations, and other user groups