New research: synthetic nitrogen destroys soil carbon

Posted by Trish Riley, February 23, 2010

More news from Ed Brown:

…synthetic nitrogen’s effect on carbon sequestration swings from being an important ecological advantage to perhaps its gravest liability. Not only would nitrogen fertilizer be contributing to climate change in a way not previously taken into account, but it would also be undermining the long-term productivity of the soil.

via New research: synthetic nitrogen destroys soil carbon, undermines soil health | The N2 Dilemma: Is America Fertilizing Disaster? | Grist.

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