School is out for the summer! It has been a great first year for the AgroEcoLab, and this summer is packed with fun field work. Kate and Dani are off to the lower eastern shore of Maryland to start setting up monitoring sites and collecting soil samples. They will be looking at the effect of saltwater on nutrient release from abandoned agricultural lands. Kayla is gearing up for a greenhouse experiment to determine the rate of forage radish N release during the fall. She is going to be manipulating day-length and filling our freezers with radishes. Bri's experiment on cover crop management and water stress on corn productivity is already up and running at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). She is working with a very enthusiastic team at the USDA.
Finally, we are very excited to welcome our summer interns: Courtney Keirn, Amanda Mainello, Ben Swartz and, Jesse Wyner! You can find out more about them on our People page.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
- by Kate Tully
Dr. Kate Tully
Kate is an Assistant Professor of Agroecology at the University of Maryland.