Long-Term, Large-Scale Systems Research Directed Toward Agricultural Sustainability

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $230,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Dr. J. Paul Mueller
North Carolina State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, cotton, peanuts, rye, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, cabbages, tomatoes
  • Animals: bovine


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation, riparian buffers
  • Pest Management: biological control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: green manures, soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships
    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.