Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

No-till has some big no-catastrophic-climate-change potential

Posted 06 Sep 2018 / 0

I learned about this from reading Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, but here are some other sources reporting on the same study…

NPR St. Louis Public Radio Missouri could offset carbon emissions from agriculture by conserving the soil, report says

Climate CentralMissouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

These are exciting findings! They suggest that a kind of reconciliation ecology can work in our farmland… if we plant the right cover crops and refrain from tilling. The idea that farms could be a net carbon sink means that perhaps we don’t always have to sacrifice agricultural productivity for climate mitigation.

A Minor Post, Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture

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