The mission of the Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory is to develop technology and solutions that increase efficient use of soil and water resources, enhance forage and crop production, and support sustainable agricultural production in healthy ecosystems.
The mission is accomplished by research that:
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory research is enhanced by the cooperation with scientists and staff of the Texas A & M AgriLife Blackland Research and Extension Center and the Natural Resource Conservation Service Texas Water Resources Assessment Team and National CEAP modelling team. The cooperating entities are co-located on the Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory complex located in Temple, TX in the heart of the Texas Blackland Prairie. The federal facilities include approximately 100,000 square feet of office and laboratory workspace coupled with 440 acres of local research lands and approximately 840 more acres located in Riesel, Texas.