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Corn planted into no-till corn residue in 2008 near Minden, Iowa. Photo: USDA-NRCS

2014.05.11 |

US researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates

For the past 20 years, researchers have published soil organic carbon sequestration rates. Many of these findings have suggested that soil organic carbon (SOC) can be sequestered in soil, or stored long-term, simply by switching from conventional tillage to no-till systems.

2014.05.06 |

Rewards for sequestering carbon can help improve food security

The global food supply could be made more secure by actively encouraging smallholder farmers in countries that have an insecure food supply to sequester carbon in the soil by altering their cultivation practices. This can also improve soil quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.