Organic matter, soil health, soil biology, and soil ecology - the foundation!
Alan Franzluebbers is a Research Ecologist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC. He has more than 30 years of research experience starting with a master’s program in Nebraska, PhD in Texas, post-doctoral position in Alberta Canada, and as a full-time soil scientist in Georgia and now in North Carolina. Research is being conducted on soil ecology and management for development of more sustainable agricultural systems. Soil health methodologies and soil organic carbon sequestration are tools often used to interpret the effects of management on soil resources. Recent areas of research are in multi-species cover cropping, agroforestry, integrated crop-livestock systems, nitrogen management, and conservation-tillage cropping. Alan is a Fellow of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Soil Science Society of America, and American Society of Agronomy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Forage and Grassland Council, and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Soil Science Society of America.
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