Welcome to Cropping Systems and Soil Management Laboratory


Cropping Systems and Soil Management Laboratory within New Mexico State University Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences focuses on soil and crop management practices that improve efficiency, profitability, and soil environmental quality of dryland and limited-irrigation cropping systems. We are interested in soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics, soil-plant relations, and soil organic matter - microbial community interactions. We emphasize systems approach to improve our understanding of soil biogeochemical cycling of soil organic matter and nutrients, crop performance, and soil and environmental health in agroecosystems. Major focus of our research include: 

- Cropping systems responses to water limitation, climate variability and change.


- Resilience and sustainability in response to crop diversity and conservation systems.


- Soil-plant-environment interactions and soil organic matter cycling in agroecosystems


Lab Contact: 

Rajan Ghimire, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences  
Agricultural Science Center
2346 State Roda 288, Clovis, NM 88101
Phone: 575-985-2292
Fax: 575-985-2419
Email: rghimire@nmsu.edu