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The overarching goal of the Forage and Grassland Program at NC State is to generate information and technologies to encourage efficient management of resources and resiliency of grassland agriculture in North Carolina and abroad.

Ongoing research is focused on, but not limited to:

  • Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a tool for rapid determination of plant- and soil-responses.
  • Assessment of silvopastoral systems in the Peruvian Amazon (website Silvopastures Peru).
  • Establishment and defoliation management effects on cool-season grass-legume mixtures.
  • Utilization of swine effluent and poultry litter as nutrient sources for forage and bioenergy production.