Active Funded Research Projects

TITLE: On-farm Benefits and Costs of Conservation Practices and Systems

FUNDING AGENCY: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

DATES: 2018-2020

COLLABORATORS: Seong Do Yun (Mississippi State University), Gary Schnitkey (ACE, UIUC), Laura Gentry (IL Corn Growers/PCM; NRES, UIUC)

TITLE: Assessing the strengths and limitations of voluntary conservation to modify agricultural practices

FUNDING AGENCY: Walton Family Foundation

DATES: 2018-2019

COLLABORATORS: Prokopy (PI; Purdue), Arbuckle (Iowa State), Church (Purdue), Ranjan (Purdue), Reeling (Purdue)

TITLE: Evaluating the Profitability and Barriers to Adoption of Cover Crops and Post-Plant Nitrogen Applications


DATES: 2019-2022

COLLABORATORS: Schnitkey (PI), Gentry (IL Corn Growers/PCM), Paulson, Coppess, S Armstrong (Purdue; AGRY)

TITLE: Advancing FEW System Resilience in the Corn Belt by Integrated Technology-Environment-Economics Modeling (iTEEM) of Nutrient Cycling

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation, Innovations at the Nexus of Food-Energy-Water Systems (INFEWS)

DATES: 2017-2021 [press release; project]

COLLABORATORS: Ximing Cai (PI; CEE, UIUC), Vijay Singh (ABE, UIUC), Roland Cusick (CEE), Greg McIsaac (NRES), Steve John (AWI)

Recently Completed Funded Research Projects

TITLE: PAgES: An Interdisciplinary Science Workshop on Payments for Agro-Ecosystem Services

FUNDING AGENCY: USDA-NIFA/AFRI Agroecosystem Management Program

DATES: 2016-2018

COLLABORATORS: Sylvie Brouder (Agronomy, Purdue)

TITLE: Recreational Valuation and Management Implications for Southern Lake Michigan Fishery

FUNDING AGENCY: Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

DATES: 2015-2017

COLLABORATORS: Zischke (PI; FNR, Purdue); Dickinson and Breidart (IN DNR); Roswell, Miller and Czeny (IL Natural History Survey)

TITLE: Useful to Usable (U2U): Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers


DATES: 2011-2017

COLLABORATORS: Prokopy (PI; Purdue); 20+ co-PIs from 9 universities in 8 states