During the years 2015-2018 both of mandanh5 and mandani2 were planted with sunflower in 2015, wheat in 2016, corn in 2017, and soybean in 2018 for baseline measurements (eddy fluxes, etc.) in rainfed cropping systems. In 2019, we will begin field-scale experimental treatments (crop rotation systems), Business-As-Usual (BAU, i.e., traditional) for mandanh5 versus ASPirational (ASP, i.e., modern) in mandani2.
Research at the Mandan site is funded by the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) via ARS Project Number 3064-21660-003-00, in coordination with the Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network. Site availability is facilitated by the Area IV Soil Conservation Districts in North Dakota.