Building Sustainable Soil Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2003: $119,848.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, cotton, millet, oats, peanuts, potatoes, rapeseed, rye, soybeans, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), grapes, melons, peaches, pears, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes
  • Additional Plants: tobacco, native plants
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, swine


  • Animal Production: manure management, pasture fertility, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: decision support system, demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, competition, compost extracts, field monitoring/scouting, mulches - killed, mulches - living, physical control, prevention, smother crops, soil solarization, trap crops, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.