NZI FFAR Grant USDA-ARS Kimberly

Improving dairy on-farm sustainability through improved soil health and manure management.

The goal of the project is to deliver science-based, credible data on GHG emissions, nutrient management, water quality/quantity outcomes, and soil carbon storage on novel soil health management systems in large-plot experiments. A large plot study will assess fertilizer source (including new manure-based fertilizer products) and field history of manure on the following outcomes (a) agronomic performance, (b) soil carbon sequestration and services provisioned by soil health, and (c) nitrous oxide emissions.