Location: Plant Science Research
Project Number: 6070-11000-008-17-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
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.
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.