Sustainable Ag Lecture Series - Spring 2017:
Nurturing Soil Biology to Capture Carbon and
Promote Agricultural Resilience
Dr. Alan Franzluebbers, Soil Ecology & Mngt Lab, NC State Univ / USDA - ARS
Featured Guest Speaker
Dr. Alan Franzluebbers is USDA-ARS professor in the Department of Soil Science at North Carolina State University. His research program focuses on soil organic matter management for development of sustainable agricultural systems. Conservation agricultural systems, pasture management, integrated crop-livestock production, and agroforestry systems are management themes of current interest. He specializes in assessment methods of biological soil quality and soil organic carbon sequestration, using these tools to interpret the effects of management on soil resources.
Dr. Franzluebbers is a member of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases among affiliations. His projects include development of biologically based nitrogen fertilizer recommendations, evaluating soil health benefits of multi-species cover crops and alternative forage systems, and characterizing the impacts of grazing method on soil carbon sequestration.
To learn more about Dr. Franzluebbers and his team's work, please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/ars-ncsu-soil-ecology/home
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