Quantifying Soil Carbon Sequestration: Textural Effects

Demonstrate that we can accurately quantify changes in soil C content by estimating soil C changes through the use of simulation models.

IPNI-2001-CAN-SK30

To determine the spatial variability of SOC in long-term (34 years) crop rotation experiment as the Swift Current Research Centre, and to quantitatively relate SOC to soil textural variability so as to facilitate modification of simulation models used for estimating carbon sequestration and the dynamics of C in soils. Read more


Year of initiation:2001
Year of completion:2001
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Interpretive Summary

2001

Quantifying Soil Carbon Sequestration: Textural Effects, 2001 The role of carbon dioxide (CO2) as one of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming is the focus of considerable research in agriculture. Soils have the potential to store atmospheric carbon (C) as soil organic matter or soil organic C (SOC).


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Justification


Project Leader

Fernando Selles, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Project Cooperators

Paul Jefferson


IPNI Staff

Adrian Johnston


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Saskatchewan


Topics

4r rate, crop rotations, environment, soil testing

barley, rapeseed (canola), wheat

Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P)