Sustainable Ag Lecture Series - Spring 2017:
Soil Carbon: Reservoir for a Resilient Agriculture
Nurturing Soil Biology to Capture Carbon and Promote Agricultural Resilience
Dr. Alan Franzluebbers, Soil Ecology & Mngt Lab, NC State Univ / USDA-ARS
Thursday, May 4, 2017
11:10 am - 12 pm, Engineering IV Bldg 192 - Rm 106
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus
Free and open to the public
Followed by a research seminar for faculty and graduate students:
Assessing Soil Biological Activity as an Indicator of Soil Health
3:10 - 4 pm, Baker Bldg 180-537
Dr. Franzluebbers will also help lead our Soil Health Assessment Field Day at Cal Poly on Friday, May 5. For more information about our field day series, please go to: www.cfs.calpoly.edu/soilsworkshops.html
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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