Duties Summary This position is located with the Agricultural Research Service, Integrated Cropping Systems Research Unit in Brookings, SD. The incumbent contributes expertise in entomology and ecology pertaining to invertebrate biology and the development of IPM and sustainable cropping systems based upon sound ecological principles. Responsibilities
  • Develop fundamental knowledge of soil invertebrate communities and their interactions within ecosystems of the Northern Plains.
  • Determine how soil invertebrate communities influence plant health and crop production in the Northern Plains.
  • Determine the influence of agricultural practices in the Northern Plains, such as use of cover crops, no-till, alternative crops, and organic production, on the str

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