The Impact of Agricultural Systems on Soil Quality and Sustainability

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $191,263.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Mary Barbercheck
North Carolina State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, cotton, peanuts, rye, soybeans, wheat
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes
  • Animals: bovine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: pasture fertility, grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, indicators
  • Pest Management: biological control, chemical control, competition, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - killed
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
    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.