Soil Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Systems Incorporating Biologically Based Techniques

CSANR Project 058

Status: Complete

Annual Entries

2009

Principal Investigator: Claudio Stockle
Additional Investigator: David Huggins
Grant Amount: $30,000

Publications

Brown, T.T. and D.R. Huggins. 2010. Dryland Agriculture’s Impact on Soil Carbon Sequestration in the Pacific Northwest. In Kruger, C., G. Yorgey, S. Chen, H. Collins, C. Feise, C. Frear, D. Granatstein, S. Higgins, D. Huggins, C. MacConnell, K. Painter, C. Stöckle. 2010. Climate Friendly Farming: Improving the Carbon Footprint of Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest. CSANR Research Report 2010-001. Washington State University:
http://csanr.wsu.edu/program-areas/climate-friendly-farming/climate-friendly-farming-final-report/.

Brown, T.T. and D.R. Huggins. 2010. Investigating profile and management scale variability in soil organic carbon: implications for process-oriented precision management. In: R. Khosia (ed.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Denver, Colorado, USA. July 18th to July 21st, 2010.

Kemanian, A.R., D. R. Huggins and D.P. Uberuaga. 2010 Modeling soil carbon spatial variation: case study in the Palouse region. In: R. Khosia (ed.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Denver, Colorado, USA. July 18th to July 21st, 2010.

Two additional articles in review:

Huggins, D.R., A.R. Kemanian, T.T. Brown and D.P. Uberuaga. Landscape Heterogeneity of Soil Profile Carbon and Relationships to Soil and Terrain Attributes. SSSAJ, in review.

Brown, T.T. and D.R. Huggins. Soil Carbon Sequestration in the Dryland Cropping Region of the Pacific Northwest. JSWC, in review.

Additional Funds Leveraged

USDA CSREES AFRI, LTAP, $200,000, 2010-2013

USDA CSREES STEEP, $120,000, 2010-1013

USDA AFRI CAP, $20,000,000, 2011-2016

Impacts and Outcomes

Research based estimates of soil C sequestration under different crop and tillage management regimes in the Pacific Northwest.

Generation of corroboration database for process oriented modeling of soil C.

Assessment of landscape-scale variability of stored soil C.