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Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil

1st Edition

Edited by John M. Kimble, Rattan Lal, Ronald F. Follett

CRC Press

536 pages | 93 B/W Illus.

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The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil explores a broad range of topics. It examines topics such as the effects of soil tillage and mulch rate, soil monitoring and assessment, soil fertility management, policy options, and the economic issues associated with carbon sequestration.

This volume caps a "series" of books from leading researchers on carbon sequestration in soils by integrating the science with the economic and policy issues surrounding it. It provides agricultural scientists, farmers, and policy makers with innovative and environmentally friendly practices for improved land management and crop production. Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil helps to identify strategies that can lead to widespread adoption of management practices that will enhance productivity, the soil carbon pool, and the overall environment.

Table of Contents

About the Editors



Foreward, D. Reed, White House Global Change Office

Historical Perspectives

Introduction, J.M. Kimble, R. Lal, and R. Follett

National Trends in Adopting Conservation Practices as Best Management Practices, H. Bloodworth

Why Carbon Sequestration in Soil? R. Lal

Historical Perspective in Land Use Change and Soil Carbon Dynamics, F. Miller

Conservation Tillage and Residue Management

Effects of Crop Rotations on Soil Organic Carbon in Semiarid Prairie - 10 Year Study, C.A. Campbell, R.P. Zentner, V.O. Biederbeck, and B.G. McConkey

Mulch Rate and Tillage Effects on Carbon Sequestration and CO2 Flux from an Alfisol of Central Ohio, S.W. Duiker and R. Lal

Effects of Tillage on Inorganic C Distribution in Soils of the Northern Great Plains of the U.S., L.J. Cihacek and M.G. Ulmer

Climatic Influences on C Storage with no Tillage, A. Franzluebbers and J. Steiner

Long-Term Effects of Moldboard Plowing on Tillage-Induced CO2 loss, D. Reicosky

Tillage-Soil Organic Matter Relationship in Long-Term Experiments, E. Micheli

Effect of Conservation Tillage on C Sequestration of C Duplex Soil of SE Australia, W. Slattery and A. Surapaneni

Monitoring and Assessment

Analysis and Reporting of C Sequestration and Greenhouse Gases for Conservation Districts in Iowa, J. Brenner

Estimating Regional C Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Management Options Using GIS and Dynamic SOM Model, P. Falloon

Management Induced Changes Affecting Soil C Storage and Nutrient Cycling in Conventional and Organic/Low-Input Systems, W.R. Horwath

Land Use Effects on Soil Carbon Pool in Two Major Land Resources Areas of Ohio, A. Lantz, R. Lal, and J. Kimble

"CQESTER" - Predicting Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils, R.W. Rickman, C.L. Douglas, and S.L. Albrecht

Case Study of Cost vs. Accuracy of Measuring Carbon Stock in Terrestrial Ecosystems, G. Smith

Soil Management

Soil Fertility Management with Zeolite Amendments. I. Zeolite Effect on the Carbon Sequestration. A Review, E. Filcheva and K. Chaklov

Effect of Rotation on the Composition of Soil Organic Matter, E. Filcheva and T. Mitova

Effect of Climate Change on Management Soil C: Northern Peat Soils, T. Moore

Application of Management Decision Aid for Sequestration of C and N in Soil, A. Olness

Soil C Turnover after 28 Years of Residue Managed Wheat and Sorghum Production, C. Rice

Soil Structure and C Sequestration

Soil Organic Carbon Pool in Forest and Pasture of a Reclaimed Mine-Land in Ohio, V. Akala and R. Lal

Efficiencies of Conversion of Residue C to Soil C, C.A. Campbell, B.G. McConkey, S. Gameda, C. Izaurralde, B.C. Liang, R.P. Zentner, and D. Sabourin

Changes of Organic Matter and Aggregate Stability of the Arable Waterlogged Soils, R. Dilkova, E. Filcheva, G. Kerchev, and M. Kercheva

Economics of C Sequestration

Designing Efficient Practices for Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration, J. Antle and S. Mooney

Making Soil C Sequestration an Economic Undertaking for Farmers, T. Fancl

Economic Impacts of C Sequestration Policy Scenarios in the U.S. House

Operationalizing C Sequestration in Soils Through Appropriate Policies, D. Zilberman

Policy Issues and Industrial View Points

Carbon Sequestration Potential Canadian Farmland: A Farmer's Perspective, J. Bennett

Role of Commercial Energy Companies in C Sequestration in Soils, A. Donelly

Contribution of Root-Derived Carbon Soil Organic Matter, W.J. Gale, C.A. Cambardella

Carbon Sequestration in Soil with Conservation Tillage, J. Kinsella

Policy Issues of C Sequestration in Soils, A. Manale

Farming Carbon Through Conservation Tillage and Residue Management, B. Richards

Making the Market for Soil Carbon a Reality, M. Walsh

Role of Agro-Industries in Realizing Potential of Soil C Sinks, B. Alesii

Regional Pools

Potential for Carbon Accumulation and Sequestration under Brachiaria Pastures in Brazil, R. Boddey

Carbon Content of Desert and Semi-Desert Soils for Central Asia, E. Lioubimsteva and J. Adams

Pastureland Use in Southeastern US: Implications for C Sequestration, R. Conant, et al

On-Farm C Sinks: Production and Sequestration Complementarities, J. Hopkins, et al

C Balance of Hungarian Soils, T. Nemeth, et al

Some Key Uncertainties in the Global Distribution of Soil and Peat Carbon, E. Lioubimsteva and J.M. Adams


Where Do We Go Now in the Interaction of Policy and Science? J. Kimble and L. Everett

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General