Forage and Grassland Program
Forage plants and grazinglands play a key role in North Carolina’s agriculture. In addition to providing a source of feed to produce livestock animals, forage plants provide ecosystem services to society (i.e. soil and water conservation, carbon sequestration, increasing soil fertility, control of agricultural pests, habitat for wildlife) and have potential as an alternative source for the production of bio-energy.
The Forage and Grassland Program at NCSU uses and inter-disciplinary approach to address specific questions that are of importance to the local community in the state of North Carolina as well as to the scientific community nationally and internationally.