National Research Program on Production and Environmental Sustainability

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Developing or adapting technology to manage production systems while maintaining their productivity and competitiveness in the long term, promoting and valuing natural resources used with the approval of the society.



• Long-term impact of crop rotation systems and croppasture  rotation systems on soil, water, air, and productivity.

• Design and assessment of new sustainable agricultural systems.

• Management zones delineation for site specific agriculture.

• Cover crops selection and management for sustainable agriculture systems.

• Maximization of biological nitrogen fixation in soybean.

• Life-cycle assessment for livestock production systems and impacts of alternative management practices.

• Development of bio-products for agricultural use based on beneficial microorganisms.

• Greenhouse gas emissions in pastures, agricultural and rice production systems.

• Environmental water management strategies for dairy watersheds.

• Livestock feedlots impacts on water quality and mitigation practices.

• Reclamation of soils degraded by horticulture.

• Site-specific management of forest plantations.


Ing. Agr. José Terra