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GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network) is a research program initiated in the early 2000s. Goals are to better quantify greenhouse gas GHG emissions from cropped and grazed soils under current management practices and to identify and further develop improved management practices that will enhance carbon (C) sequestration in soils, decrease GHG emissions, promote sustainability and provide a sound scientific basis for carbon credits and GHG trading programs. This program generates information that is needed by agro-ecosystem modelers, producers, program managers and policy makers. Coordinated multi-location field studies follow standardized protocols to compare net GHG emissions (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane), C sequestration, crop/forge yields, and broad environmental benefits under different management systems that:

  1. Typify existing production practices
  2. Maximize C sequestration
  3. Minimize net GHG emissions
  4. Meet sustainable production and broad environmental benefit goals (including C sequestration, net GHG emissions, water, air and soil quality, etc.)

This application Geospatial Portal for Scientific Research (GPSR) is an ongoing effort of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to increase the availability of research data to the broader research community.  The data contained within this application represents complex data relationships amongst hundreds of scientific measurements. See Del Grosso et al 2013 for background information. 

Natural Resource and Genomics Application

Data Entry Template

Click here to download a printable GRACEnet Brochure


 

GRACEnet Steering Committee Contact Information

Steve DelGrosso, USDA-ARS-PA, Fort Collins, CO

Phone: (970)492-7281

steve.delgrosso@ars.usda.gov

Jane Johnson, USDA-ARS-MWA, Morris, MN

Phone: (320)589-3411

jane.johnson@ars.usda.gov

David Archer, USDA-ARS-PA, Mandan, ND

Phone: (701)667-3048

david.archer@ars.usda.gov

Tim Parkin, USDA-ARS-MWA, Ames, IA

Phone: (515)294-6888

tim.parkin@ars.usda.gov

Alan Franzluebbers, USDA-ARS-SEA, Raleigh, NC

Phone: (919)515-1973 

alan.franzluebbers@ars.usda.gov 

Marlen Eve, USDA-ARS-ONP, Beltsville, MD

Phone: (301)504-4613

marlen.eve@ars.usda.gov

 


 

 

Related ARS Research Programs

Livestock GRACEnet

Water Availability and Watershed Management 

Soil Resource Management

Air Quality

Agricultural Systems Competitiveness and Sustainability

 


 

 

 

GRACEnet Locations

 

 

 

GRACEnet Locations Map 2012

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Last Modified: 8/14/2017
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