Submitted to: Proceedings of the National Conference on Grazing Lands
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/21/2009
Publication Date: 12/13/2009
Citation: Franzluebbers, A.J. 2009. Soil organic carbon sequestration with improved pasture management. Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands, December 13-16, 2009, Sparks, Nevada.
Technical Abstract: Improved pasture management systems to restore soil quality and sequester organic C are needed to build the productive capacity of soils in grassland environments so that (1) precipitation can be effectively utilized by plants, (2) water runoff and contaminant transport can be minimized, (3) natural nutrient cycling processes can be restored to rejuvenate long-term fertility, and (4) productive capacity of soils can be fully realized to produce the food, fiber, and fuel needs of the future. Literature will be reviewed to illustrate the effect of improved pasture management on soil organic C sequestration. Implication of soil organic C sequestration for C trading and provision of ecosystem services will be discussed.