Cover crops growing among olive trees in Spain. Lessons learned from cover cropping in Europe and the United States show that the strategy may help agriculture deal with a warming world. Penn State.
Cover crops growing among olive trees in Spain. Lessons learned from cover cropping in Europe and the United States show that the strategy may help agriculture deal with a warming world.

Cover crops may be used to mitigate, adapt to climate change

Cover crop effects on greenhouse gas fluxes typically mitigate warming by amount comparable to mitigation from transitioning to no-till practices.

Cover crops long have been touted for their ability to reduce erosion, fix atmospheric nitrogen, reduce nitrogen leaching and improve soil health, but they also may play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture, according to Pennsylvania State University researcher Jason Kaye.

Climate change mitigation and adaptation may be additional but important ecosystem services provided by cover crops, said Kaye, professor of soil biogeochemistry in the Penn S

All access premium subscription

This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.


Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)


Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.


SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx


TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx


Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish