The Rodale Institute’s FST, soil carbon levels increase more in the manure-based organic system than in the legume based organic system presumably because the manure stimulates the soil to sequester carbon in more stable forms. The study also showed that soil carbon depends on more than just total carbon additions to the system because cropping diversity or carbon to nitrogen rations of inputs may also have an effect. The application of soluble nitrogen fertilizers in the petroleum based system stimulates more rapid and complete decay of organic matter, sending carbon into the atmosphere instead of retaining it in the soil as the organic systems do.
Regenerative organic farming: A Solution to Global Warming (digital document)
Publishing: Rodale Institute
Published Date: 13-Mar-1952
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