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Title: Greenhouse gas emissions from traditional and biofuels cropping systems

item Smith, Douglas
item BROUDER, S - Purdue University
item Bucholtz, Dennis
item VOLENEC, J - Purdue University
item TURCO, R - Purdue University
item EJETA, G - Purdue University

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/8/2011
Publication Date: 10/16/2011
Citation: Smith, D.R., Brouder, S., Bucholtz, D.L., Volenec, J., Turco, R., Ejeta, G. 2011. Greenhouse gas emissions from traditional and biofuels cropping systems [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Soil Science, October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas. 2011 CDROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Cropping systems can have a tremendous effect on the greenhouse gas emissions from soils. The objectives of this study were to compare greenhouse gas emissions from traditional (continuous corn or corn/soybean rotation) and biomass (miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass) cropping systems. Biomass cropping systems were initiated in 2008, and thus, greenhouse gas emissions have been monitored throughout the growing season for four years. In this presentation, we will present the results of CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from soils on a crop rotation basis to compare the sustainability of the various systems.