Scientific Research

Scientific Research

Since its founding in 1999, the Center has funded more than 80 research projects totaling more than $11 million in funding. The research findings provide decision-makers at the federal, state, and local levels with science-based guidance.

Leadership Grounded In Science

How did cover crops grow to become one of the most widely adopted agricultural conservation practices to restore the Chesapeake Bay? This video explores the origins of cover crop research in Maryland and how scientists at the University of Maryland Wye Research and Education Center and the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology helped advance the practice toward national and international use.

Past Research

A file containing information regarding research funded by the Hughes Center in prior years is available here.