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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SOIL ORGANIC CARBON AND NUTRIENT DYNAMICS IN TALL FESCUE PASTURES Title: Soil carbon cycling in pasture systems

item Franzluebbers, Alan

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 14, 2012
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Citation: Franzluebbers, A.J. 2012. Soil Carbon Cycling in Pasture Systems [abstract]. Alberta Carbon Offset Protocols Workshop. Available:

Technical Abstract: Carbon accumulation in soil under pastures occurs to various degrees depending upon management and length of time. This presentation describes research results on soil carbon sequestration under pastures from the southeastern USA to help inform the scientific basis for development of a protocol to quantify greenhouse gas emission reduction from land use conversion to perennials. Data are supportive of relatively high rates of soil organic carbon sequestration (0.25 to 1.5 Mg C/ha/year) under pasture systems.

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