Impacts on Agricultural Sustainability from Structural Change in Peanut, Poultry, Swine and Tobacco Production Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $174,858.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Hal Hamilton
Center for Sustainable Systems

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: peanuts
  • Additional Plants: tobacco
  • Animals: poultry, swine


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, parasite control, animal protection and health, grazing - continuous, feed additives, feed formulation, free-range, feed rations, manure management, mineral supplements, pasture fertility, preventive practices, vaccines, watering systems
  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, cover crops, double cropping, fallow, fertigation, foliar feeding, multiple cropping, no-till, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management, strip tillage, stubble mulching, tissue analysis, contour farming
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, market study, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, chemical control, cultural control, disease vectors, economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, genetic resistance, integrated pest management, physical control, precision herbicide use, prevention
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, social capital, social networks
    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.