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Combating Climate Change on US Cropland

This report by American Farmland Trust focuses on the significant potential of no-till and cover crop practices to increase soil carbon sequestration and reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions for a net reduction in GHG emissions. Although there is still much to learn about SOC sequestration, the existing literature is nonetheless clear that regenerative practices do sequester carbon and could prove useful in combatting climate change. This report summarizes the current state of the science surrounding these practices and their impact on SOC and GHG emissions, including important limitations of our current understanding. Additionally, the report outlines an achievable path toward harnessing the sequestration potential of U.S. soils.

Author
Emily Bruner, Jen Moore
Publisher
Washington, DC: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers
32
Publication Date
February 05, 2021
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
et al. Author(s)
Mitch Hunter, Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, Tom Stein and Beth Sauerhaft
State
National
Keywords
Climate Change, Environmental Benefits, Soil Health

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