Inrease agricultural productivity without causing soil degradation carbon cycle

climate change carbon cycle carbon footprint Carbon sequestration/storage mechanisms. 

How to maintain/increase agricultural productivity without causing soil degradation.



Soil Carbon

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Carbon is part of all plants and animals, and is the key element in the soil organic matter

 In turn, soil organic matter (black soil) is essential for a variety of needs like food, fibre and biomass production and the provision of essential ecosystem services such as water filtration. In agriculture, soil organic matter regulates plant nitrogen-use efficiency, stores and supplies other nutrients essential to plants and soil organisms, holds soil particles together, reduces soil erosion risk, improves the soil’s ability to retain and transmit water for healthy crop growth, and provides a porous medium for root growth. climate change carbon cycle carbon footprint

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Estimates suggest that several billion dollars is lost every year due to decreasing soil organic matter levels (SCCC, 2017).

To address and analyze this issue, we use a combination of field measurements and analytical methods, including quantitative stable isotope techniques. climate change carbon cycle carbon footprint

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Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) assessment

 Our research group is working on several projects to  assess beneficial management practices that result in more productive soils and better yields  without causing soil organic matter degradation. climate change carbon cycle carbon footprint

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