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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SOIL ORGANIC MATTER AND NUTRIENT CYCLING TO SUSTAIN AGRICULTURE IN THE SOUTHEASTERN USA Title: Soil organic carbon sequestration with conservation management

Author
item Franzluebbers, Alan

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 2, 2010
Publication Date: February 2, 2010
Citation: Franzluebbers, A.J. 2010. Soil organic carbon sequestration with conservation management [Abstract]. 10th Annual Conservation Production Systems Training Conference, February 2-3, 2010, Americus, GA.

Technical Abstract: The southeastern USA has approximately 111 million acres (45 Mha) in agricultural production. This extensive land resource has the potential to sequester soil organic C (SOC), especially following historical conversion of land, first from native forest to intensively cultivated cropland and more recently from intensively cultivated cropland to conservation-tilled cropland or pastureland. This presentation reviews the research conducted in this warm, humid region on potential SOC changes with conservation agricultural systems, including from the adoption of conservation tillage, cover cropping, perennial pastures, and integrated crop-livestock systems. The potential for southeastern USA farmers to benefit from carbon credit trading will be explored.

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