Welcome to the Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory (NWISRL) located in Kimberly, Idaho
The mission of the Laboratory is to develop environmentally compatible and economically sustainable new and improved integrated water, soil, nutrient and crop management practices for irrigated agriculture in the United States.
Currently, research at the NWISRL is organized under four major research programs:
Our laboratory was established in 1963 and was first named the 'Snake River Conservation Research Center' and later the 'Soil and Water Management Unit.' It was renamed the 'Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory' in 1995 to better reflect its mission and area served. Research done on the irrigated lands near Kimberly, Idaho, applies throughout the western United States and many of the irrigated arid areas of the world. Adjoining the Headquarters complex of offices, labs, greenhouse, shop and storage buildings are 30 acres leased for field research. In 1990 a 74-acre farm, located three miles southwest, was purchased to expand field research. Additional research is conducted on cooperators' farms.
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