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Archive: November 2019


Study shows how cover crops and perennials do not necessarily increase carbon storage in soil

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

The ability of cover crops to stimulate microbes deep in the soil of farm fields leads to significant gains in water quality but does not necessarily increase the capacity of soil to store carbon, according to a recently published study from Iowa State University scientists. The study, published in the academic journal Global Change Biology…