Carbon sequestration potential of agricultural systems

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Systems

R. Howard Skinner USDA-ARS, University Park, PA

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Abstract

Through proper management, agricultural systems (cropland, pasture, and forest) have the ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in soils and wood products. The carbon thus sequestered can help …

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Greenhouse gas emissions from dairy production

The Dairy Greenhouse Gas Model: A tool for estimating the greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint of dairy production systems
C. Alan Rotz and Felipe Montes, USDA ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

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The Problem

Animal agriculture is a recognized source of …

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Integrated Farming Systems

Integrated Farming Systems Research: Developing Profitable and Environmentally Sound Farming Systems for Animal Production
Dr. Alan Rotz, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit

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More Sustainable Farms are Needed

Dairy and beef farms are major contributors to the economy of the northeast region. Increasing production …

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Carbon sequestration potential of switchgrass

Sequestration Potential of Switchgrass Managed for Bioenergy Production
Dr. Howard Skinner, ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

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Background

Switchgrass is an important bioenergy crop with the potential to provide a reliable supply of renewable energy while also removing from the atmosphere and …

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