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When is Cover Cropping an Effective and Affordable Practice to Increase Soil Carbon?

This seven-part webinar series brings together scientists and others tackling critical questions that inform how to go about sequestering soil carbon in working lands.

This series is intended for researchers, natural resource professionals, and producers who want to be informed on the science of improving soil management for climate mitigation and adaptation. 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 the American Geophysical Union.

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September 29, 2021 / 03:00 PM - September 29, 2021 / 04:00 PM