chapter  20
Soil ECa Mapping Helps Establish Research Plots at a New Research and Extension Center
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The establishment of a new agricultural research and extension center is a rare event, full of opportunities for success or failure. The University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station purchased land in 2003 to launch a new research and extension center to replace older facilities at Torrington and Archer, Wyoming. The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC), which consists of approximately 149 ha of irrigated and 617 ha of dryland farmland, 775 ha of pasture, and 24 ha of farmstead, is located west of the town of Lingle in Goshen County in southeast Wyoming and along the North Platte River (Figure 20.1). SAREC is a eld research and extension station for investigating various aspects of crop and livestock production including integrated crop-livestock systems (Claypool et al., 2004a).