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    Summary

    This position is located in the Pacific West Area of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in Pullman, WA.

    The goal of the research, within an interdisciplinary team, is to develop integrated and economically viable cropping systems that mitigate and adapt to climate change, reduce pest infestations, provide diverse environmental services in the region, and promote sustainable intensification of agriculture.

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    Responsibilities

    • Develops new knowledge, concepts, and information on the growth, ecology, and competitiveness of dryland crops for grower adoption.
    • Develops alternative or new cropping systems that enhance the profitability of small grain cropping systems
    • Ascertains the performance of these new cropping systems in response to changes in climate and weather extremes.
    • Documents the influence of these new cropping systems on pests, soil and water resources, and soil function in the dryland cropping region of the Inland Pacific Northwest.
    • Contributes to the national USDA Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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