Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL, Volume 64, Number 1-2, SPUIBOULEVARD 50, PO BOX 17, 3300 AA DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS, p.423-435 (1992)
Agroecosystems contain about 12 % of the terrestrial soil C and play an important role in the global C cycle. We describe a project to evaluate the degree to which management practices can affect soil C in agroecosystems. The objectives of the project are to determine if agricultural systems can be managed to conserve and sequester C and thereby reduce the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere, and to provide reference datasets and methodologies for agricultural assessments.