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Webinar: When is cover cropping an effective and affordable practice to increase soil C?
Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 3:00
Wednesday, September 29, 2021. 3:00 PM. Webinar: When is cover cropping an effective and affordable practice to increase soil C? Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University; Shelby McClelland, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Sponsored by Atmospheric Geophysical Union and the International Soil Carbon Network. Register here.
Keen public interest in soil carbon sequestration will test the scientific community’s ability to deliver effective soil management practices and durable scientific concepts. In this seven-part webinar series we will hear diverse perspectives on key questions that inform how to go about sequestering soil carbon in working lands.
In part 5, “Cover Crops”, Alejandro Plastina at Iowa State University and Shelby McClelland at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will discuss the economics and soil carbon impacts of adopting cover crops. In temperate regions, cover cropping has been proposed as a way to keep the soil covered between cash crops and increase the amount of C added to soils. The speakers today will discuss the economic implications and soil carbon outcomes associated with this practice.
This series is sponsored by the International Soil Carbon Network in partnership with the Midwest, Northeast, and Northwest USDA Climate Hubs and AGU.