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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Strategies to Predict and Manipulate Responses of Crops and Crop Disease to Anticipated Changes of Carbon Dioxide, Ozone and Temperature

Location: Plant Science Research

Title: Pasture management to stabilize carbon and nitrogen in soil

Author
item Franzluebbers, Alan

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 1, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Nitrogen is an essential element of agricultural productivity, but it has numerous mechanisms and opportunities for loss to the environment, which can threaten environmental quality. Stabilization of N in soil can be achieved through its direct coupling with C in soil organic matter. This presentation describes recent research on soil C and N changes under various pasture management systems. Carbon and N cycle through different fractions of organic matter – particulate, microbial biomass, and aggregate-associated. The influence of these different fractions on conservation of C and N in soil will be explored.

Last Modified: 8/29/2014
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