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Carbon management practices and benefits in Conservation Agriculture systems: carbon sequestration rates

Code: 9781786765918
João Carlos de Moraes Sá, State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil; Florent Tivet, Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), France; Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University, USA; Ademir de Oliveira Ferreira, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil; Clever Briedis, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Agricultural Instrumentation Center, Brazil; Thiago Massao Inagaki, Technical University of Munich, Germany; and Daniel Potma Gonçalves and Jucimare Romaniw, State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil

Chapter synopsis: The adoption of Conservation Agriculture (CA) and the maintenance of crop residues on the soil surface result in the long-term increase of carbon (C) in the system, promoting C sequestration and reducing C-CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The present study conducted in subtropical and tropical regions in Brazil aimed to assess the impact of the continuous plow-based conventional tillage (CT) on soil organic carbon (SOC) stock vis-à-vis native vegetation (NV) as baseline, compare SOC balance among CT, CA cropping systems, and NV; and evaluate the redistribution of SOC stock in soil profile in relation to soil resilience.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The potential for carbon (C) sequestration by Conservation Agriculture (CA) in subtropical and tropical agroecosystems: a case study 3 Key results 4 Soil organic carbon (SOC) restoration and sequestration rates in response to cropping systems under Conservation Agriculture (CA) 5 Conclusion 6 Acronyms 7 References

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