Dig Deeper: SARE Database

Dig Deeper: SARE Database

Forestry and Agroforestry: Southern Region Resources on Sustainable Woodland Management and Land Use Conservation

Dig Deeper: SARE Database

Dig Deeper in forestry and agroforestry across the Southern region with these related SARE-funded research projects. These projects are just a sampling of the 5,000-plus sustainable agriculture projects available in the SARE Projects Database. The database covers a wide range of sustainable ag topics across the national SARE program. Search the database for more information.


Integrating Sustainable Forestry into Whole Farm Management of Minority and Limited-resource Landowners in Two Regions of Arkansas (Arkansas, 1994)

Oklahoma Master Woodland Owner Program (Oklahoma, 1998)

Marketing Timber After Adding Value through the Use of One-person Sawmills and Solar Kilns (Kentucky, 2000)

Development Strategies for Education of Underserved Forest Landowners (Mississippi, 2001)

South Carolina Farm and Forest Land Conservation Training (South Carolina, 2001)

Sustaining Ecological and Economic Diversity Among Limited-Resource Landholders by Expanding Opportunities for Management of Productive Woodlands (North Carolina, 2001)

Values, Attitudes and Perceptions of Forestry Constituency Groups Relative to Sustainable Forestry in the South (Mississippi, 2002)

Biodiverse Organic Christmas Tree Production (North Carolina, 2002)

Certified Forests: Preparing Private Landowners for the Future (Mississippi, 2005)

Increasing Practice of Sustainable Forestry Among Minority and Limited-Resource Forest Landowners in Georgia (Georgia, 2017)

Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture Production in East Texas (Texas, 2018)


A Mid-South Conference on LISA-related Agroforestry Practices and Policies (Arkansas, 1990)

Demonstrating the Benefits of Agroforestry Practices on Family Farms (Puerto Rico, 1999)

Trainer's Training in Agroforestry Practices in the Southeastern Region: 1890 agroforestry consortium initiative (Alabama, 2013)

Evaluating Sweet Sorghum and Poultry Alley Cropping in Agroforestry as an Economical and Sustainable Alternative to Tobacco Crops (Kentucky, 2018)

Alley Cropping

Competition for Nitrogen and Groundwater Nitrate Levels in Temperate Alley Cropping Systems (Florida, 2001)

Enhancing the Economic and Environmental Competitiveness of Small Farms through Agroforestry (Florida, 2002)

Forest Farming

Integrating Sustainable Forestry into Whole Farm Management of Minority and Limited-Resource Landowners in Two Regions of Arkansas (Arkansas, 1994)

Effect of Limited Environmental Controls on Shiitake Mushroom Production in the Southern Coastal Plain (Florida, 1997)

Forest Site Preparation with Swine (North Carolina, 1997)

Utilization of Wood Waste and Agricultural By-products in High-value Gourmet Mushroom Production (Kentucky, 1999)

Use of Low-value Hardwoods for Shiitake Mushroom Production (North Carolina, 1999)

Ginseng Production Utilizing Natural Fungicides (North Carolina, 2001)

Wasabi Production (Georgia, 2009)

Appalachian Forest Farming Network for Native Medicinal Plant Production (Virginia, 2010)

Use of Non-native Invasive Tree Logs for Commercial Mushroom Production of Shiitake Mushrooms (Florida, 2014)

Riparian Buffers

Accountability at Local, State and Federal Levels for Impacts of Agricultural Conservation Practices on Water Quality (Georgia, 1998)

Economic, Agronomic and Ecological Costs/Benefits of Field Border Management Practices in Agricultural Systems in Mississippi (Mississippi, 2001)

Rotational Grazing on Land Receiving Manure Applications; Impacts of Land Management Practices on Soil and Water Quality (Arkansas, 2002)

Streambank Erosion Associated with Grazing Activities in Kentucky (Kentucky, 2002)

Review of SSARE-funded Soil and Water Quality Projects: 1988-2003 (Kentucky, 2003)

Determining Cost Effectiveness of Best Management Practices in Sustainable Watershed Management: A decision-making tool for restoring Bull Run Creek (Tennessee, 2004)


Development of Decision Support Systems for Improvement of Silvicultural Practices on Farm-based Non-industrial Private Forests (North Carolina, 1998)

Introducing Alternative Crops into Traditional Cotton-Grain Farming to Aid Transition to “Freedom to Farm” Agriculture (Texas, 1998)

Integrated Crop and Sylvan Systems with Swine: A State and National Initiative (North Carolina, 1999)

Dairy Goat Woodland Grazing Project (North Carolina, 2003)

Optimizing Forage Production and Quality Within a Temperate Silvopasture System (Virginia, 2003)

Performance of Various Forage Combinations Under Thinned Pine Canopies in North Florida (Florida, 2003)

Developing Legume Shade Trees for Sustainable Coffee Production in Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico, 2004)

Potential for Nitrate-Nitrogen Leaching in a Silvopastoral System Compared with Open Pasture and Loblolly Pine Plantation (Florida, 2004)

Sustainable Hair Sheep Silvopastoral System (Oklahoma, 2004)

Train the Trainer: A Holistic Approach to Integrated Resource Management and Grassland Revitalization (Mississippi, 2004)

Coffee Seedlings in Forestry Tubes (Puerto Rico, 2005)

Defining the Feasibility and Environmental Impact of Applying Poultry Litter to Forests of the Western Gulf Region (Louisiana, 2005)

Silvopasture for Forage, Cattle and Trees (Mississippi, 2005)

Understanding Plant-Soil-Livestock Interactions: A key to enhanced sustainability in Southern pine silvopasture systems (Alabama, 2005)

Perennial Legumes as a Sustainable Source of Soil Organic Matter in Southeastern Organic Farming Systems (Georgia, 2006)

Precious Indigenous Woods for Coffee Shade (Puerto Rico, 2007)

Development of Agroforest Systems for Bioenergy Crop Production and Ecosystem Services in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (Arkansas, 2009)

Optimal Nutritive Value of Honeylocust Seed Pods within Temperate Silvopasture (Virginia, 2009)

Enhancing the Economic Stability of Select Limited-Resource Farms through the Establishment of Micro-propagated Pecan Orchards Integrated with Crops and Animals (Alabama, 2010)

Integrating Free-Range Poultry with Ruminant and Agroforestry Production in a Systems Approach (North Carolina, 2010)

Understanding Small Landowners' Perspectives in Adoption of Goat-Agroforestry Land Management System (Kentucky, 2010)

Weed Management Alternatives for Organic Coffee Agroforestry Systems of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico, 2010)

Assessment of Long-term Management Impact on Soil C Dynamics in Subtropical Grasslands (Florida, 2012)

Made in the Shade: Using silvopasture research and on-farm demonstrations to advance these sustainable agroforestry systems (Virginia, 2013)

Acoustic Analysis: A novel way to measure livestock grazing behavior (Virginia, 2014)

Diversification of Winter Wheat and Beef Cattle Production Fields through Agroforestry and Cover Crop Integration (Oklahoma, 2014)

Impacts of Land Use Intensification on Soil Organic Carbon Stocks, Soil Carbon Fractions and Microbial Activities in Subtropical Grazing Land Ecosystems (Florida, 2014)

Improving Silvopasture Systems in the South: Identification of suitable forage crops and enhancement of environmental quality in upland forests (South Carolina, 2016)


Comprehensive Evaluation of Windbreaks of Fast-growing Trees (Florida, 2008)

Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. 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.

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