Funded Projects

Funded project details, investigators, and partners.

USDA-NIFA Foundational Program 2016 - 2018. Polycultures and managed biodiversity can improve corn silage and wheat productivity, resilience to abiotic and biotic stresses, and the environment.

DoE Bioenergy Technologies Office / 2015-2020. Smart landscape placement of perennial biomass and bioenergy crops and reduces fertilizer inputs where not needed can improve the economic and environmental metrics of production systems.

NSF / 2014-17. Project Directors: Armen Kemanian and Laura Leites

USDA, 2014 - 2019. This project focuses on the science and management of organic systems.

USEPA / 2013-16. This project focuses on the physical science, institutional action and community involvement needed to conserve and restore ecosystem services in agriculturally intense watersheds.

USDA / 2013-17. This project uses the power of simulation modeling to provide farm operators information useful for adaptive management.

USDA / 2012-17. Project Director: Tom Richard, Director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and Environment.

USDOT / 2011-14. PI: Larry Smart, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University.

USDA / 2012-14. Project Director: Armen Kemanian. This project seeks to improve our understanding of the competition for resources in plant communities with mixed species.

USDA / 2013-17. This project seeks to improve nutrient management in corn in the mid-Atlantic region.