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Soil carbon research moves forward

Small changes in the amount of carbon stored in soils can have large impacts on the amount of carbon present in the atmosphere and hence help the effort to reduce global warming.

New Zealand scientists have been working on how management practices can be changed to increase the amount of carbon stored in New Zealand grasslands.

A comprehensive review of eight years of work has recently been published in the prestigious international journal Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

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 Enteric methane   Nitrous oxide    Soil carbon 
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Methane inhibitors What we are doing
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How we measure emissions
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Agricultural GHG research
funding in New Zealand
Mapping soil organic carbon
stocks
Efficiency in the whole farm
system
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Gibberellins Soil carbon How we are getting there
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implications of alternative
GHG metrics

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change on New Zealand
agriculture

The impact of livestock
agriculture on climate change

 

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