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National Research and Initiative (NRI) Projects

Projects funded by NIFA National Research Initiative (NRI) are improving our understanding of soil processes, such as adsorption, microbial degradation and transformation, water flow and retention, air and gas fluxes, oxidation and reduction, and transport of solid and dissolved material. These processes play an essential role in maintaining life on this planet. Here are some results of research projects in this area.

Selected other funded NRI projects have developed tools, models, and appropriate management practices for increased agricultural productivity and improved environmental health. New and improved tools are continually enhancing our ability to maintain and improve environmental and ecosystem health while increasing productivity and/or economic yield from our soils. The following are examples of research projects in this area.


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