Welcome to Cropping Systems and Soil Management Research

Cropping Systems and Soil Management Research Group 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-environment interactions, soil health assessment and management, and greenhouse gas emissions. We emphasize a systems approach to improve our understanding of soil biogeochemical cycling, crop performance, and soil and environmental health. The major focus of our research include: 

- Resilience and sustainability of agriculture 

- Soil health assessment and management

- Soil-plant-environment interactions 

- Soil organic carbon dynamics, soil carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling


Lab Contact: 

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