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Main Title Potential Effect of No-Till Management on Carbon in the Agricultural Soils of the Former Soviet Union.
Author Gaston, G. G. ; Kolchugina, T. ; Vinson, T. S. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/097;
Stock Number PB94-146362
Additional Subjects Agriculture ; Soils ; Cultivation ; Farm management ; USSR ; Carbon ; Soil erosion ; Temperature ; Soil water ; Data base ; Estimates ; Soil properties ; Classifications ; Chemical analysis ; Farm crops ; Weather ; Cooling ; Moisture content ; Reprints ; Notill management
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NTIS  PB94-146362 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Agricultural soils act as both a source and a sink for atmospheric carbon. Since the onset of cultivation, the 211.5 million ha of agricultural soils in the former Soviet Union (FSU) have lost 10.2 Gt of carbon. No-till management represents a promising option to increase the amount of carbon sequestered in the agricultural soil of the FSU. No-till management reduces erosion and sequesters additional carbon in the soil by lowering the soil temperature and raising soil moisture. To determine the carbon sequestered under no-till management, a data base containing precultivation estimates of soil carbon for the seven major classes of soil found in the agricultural areas of the FSU was used to establish an equilibrium carbon content for each soil. Other published data provided a method to quantify the change in soil carbon brought about by converting to no-till management. Soils suitable for no-till management were analyzed and estimates of changes in carbon storage were made. No-till management is not suitable in areas where crop production is limited by cold, wet soils. (Copyright (c) 1993 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)