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-environment interactions, greenhouse gas emissions and microbial community responses to organic matter and nutrient cycling. We emphasize systems approach to improve our understanding of soil biogeochemical cycling, crop performance, and soil and environmental health. Major focus of our research include: 

- Tillage, water, and soil management


- Resilience of dryland and limited-irrigation cropping systems 


- Soil health assessment and management

- Soil-plant-environment interactions 

- Soil organic matter dynamics and nutrient cycling


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