Site: Kellogg Biological Station LTER

A research technician samples greenhouse gases on the KBS LTER Main Cropping Systems Experiment
Credit: Kurt Stepnitz

Agriculture emits quantities of greenhouse gases equivalent to those from the transportation sector, and long term LTER research has revealed how farmers can better manage intensive row crop systems to mitigate climate change. Plant-microbe-soil interactions can enhance soil carbon sequestration, reduce nitrous oxide emissions, and promote methane oxidation. Implemented widely, improved management could make cropping systems a major mitigator of climate change.