Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agroforestry/silvopasture Systems
Plant Science Research
Project Number: 6645-11000-008-21
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Aug 01, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
Determine 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. Soil organic carbon measurements, as well as greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, and N2O), will be investigated in a previously established experiment at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro NC.
This project will continue recently undertaken 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 partners.