New study pinpoints practices that boost carbon sequestration by double digits!
Organic agriculture’s proven ability to lock carbon away in the soil is a critical tool for combatting climate change. Now a new study directed by the University of Maryland in collaboration with The Organic Center,
digs down into the specific ways that organic farmers can take their climate change fighting power to the next level.
The study looks at three best management practices: the use of organic soil amendments, conservation tillage and cover crops. While all three farming practices boost carbon sequestration, the study found that using best practices for organic soil amendments like compost and manure has the biggest impact in the shortest period of time.