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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agroforestry/silvopasture Systems

Location: Plant Science Research

Project Number: 6070-11000-008-17
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
Assemble a multidisciplinary team of scientists to study the carbon footprint and temporal/spatial dynamics of greenhouse gas emissions from agroforestry systems transitioning to silvopasture on a Coastal Plain site in North Carolina.

Approach:
Soil organic carbon measurements, as well as greenhouse gas emissions (N2O and CH4), will be investigated in a previously established experiment at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro, NC. This project will support a collaborative planning effort, as well as initiation of greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon sequestration measurements in a replicated field design with three tree species and two inter-row spacings as primary treatments established in 2007. Soil organic carbon measurements will be conducted by ARS and greenhouse gas emissions and field management will be conducted by NCSU collaborators.

Last Modified: 10/25/2014
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