Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration in Cotton Production Systems

Fertilizer Management | Jan. 1, 2005
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This publication provides a review of the research literature related to carbon sequestration under different cotton tillage systems.  For conventional tillage systems, little soil carbon was stored; however, with no tillage 430 pounds of carbon per acre were stored, and with a cover crop, up to 600 pounds per acre.  This information is useful for understanding tillage system impacts on soil health, potential to reduce greenhouse gases, and for background life cycle analysis (LCA) data.