USDA Begins Constructing National Soil Dynamics Laboratory in Alabama

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in Auburn, Alabama, for a new research facility to house the National Soil Dynamics Laboratory. According to USDA, two new buildings will house research on conservation cropping systems, environmentally sound animal waste management, and global climate change. Research efforts will also focus on improved poultry production practices, cotton disease control, improved forage production, and the use of biochar in agriculture.