Izaurralde, R. Cesar

Storing Carbon in Agricultural Soils to Help Mitigate Global Warming
Category: Izaurralde, R. Cesar
April, 2000

The same farming practices that promote soil conservation can also decrease the amount of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and threatening a global warming. Agricultural practices that conserve soil and increase productivity while improving soil quality also increase the amount of carbon-rich organic matter in soils, thereby providing a global depository for carbon dioxide drawn from the atmosphere by growing plants.