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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Soil carbon cycling in pasture systems

item Franzluebbers, Alan

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/14/2012
Publication Date: 2/14/2012
Citation: Franzluebbers, A.J. 2012. Soil Carbon Cycling in Pasture Systems [abstract]. Alberta Carbon Offset Protocols Workshop. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

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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