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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Carbon stored in soils under eastern grasslands
Year: 2000
Author(s): Owens, L. B., Hothem, D. L.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 2nd Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 231-234
Original Publication:  
Abstract: Organic matter has long been considered important in agricultural soils. But with global change issues and possible role of CO2 in those changes, it is important to evaluate the potential practices to mitigate CO2 emissions through carbon storage. Many cropping practices need to be studied, including grasslands. At the North Appalachian Experimental Watershed near Coshocton, OH different grazing/grassland management practices have been studied for over 20 years. Soil samples from these systems were taken and archived over much of the life of these studies. The objectives of the work presented in this paper were to use soil samples from four pasture management systems to (a) measure total carbon concentrations in the soil profile and to (b) assess the amount of total carbon in the soil profile.
Publisher: Agricultural Research Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service, Beltsville, MD
Editor(s): J. R. Ritchie