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30-11-2000 12:00 AM

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Carbon sequestration is an issue worth exploring for its potential impact on, and benefits for, agriculture and climate change. Agriculture can be part of a potential solution to the problem of global warming, where proper soil and residue management have been implemented. There will be ancillary benefits due to carbon sequestration to the farmers as well as to the soil and the environment. The issue of carbon sequestration will be a subject of constant debate and discussion for many years to come. However, the focus on this issue recently intensified, and farmers showed a great deal of interest. This may be motivated by the current low grain prices and the need to look for alternative value for their land. Also, agriculture plays a major role in the global fluxes of each of the greenhouse gases, and has been explored as a partial means for slowing further increases in radiative forcing through soil carbon sequestration in cropping systems under reduced tillage (Paustian et al., 1995 and Lal, et al., 1999) and organic management regimes.

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Nov 30th, 12:00 AM

Soil Carbon Sequestration Potential

Carbon sequestration is an issue worth exploring for its potential impact on, and benefits for, agriculture and climate change. Agriculture can be part of a potential solution to the problem of global warming, where proper soil and residue management have been implemented. There will be ancillary benefits due to carbon sequestration to the farmers as well as to the soil and the environment. The issue of carbon sequestration will be a subject of constant debate and discussion for many years to come. However, the focus on this issue recently intensified, and farmers showed a great deal of interest. This may be motivated by the current low grain prices and the need to look for alternative value for their land. Also, agriculture plays a major role in the global fluxes of each of the greenhouse gases, and has been explored as a partial means for slowing further increases in radiative forcing through soil carbon sequestration in cropping systems under reduced tillage (Paustian et al., 1995 and Lal, et al., 1999) and organic management regimes.