SOW14-GPLER-SP23-PFR-MB: Accelerated soil C sequestration through targeted use of full inversion tillage when renewing permanent pastures & grasslands
Lysimeter experiment to quantify impact of FIT on Irish soils
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Deep ploughing, or full inversion tillage offers a strategy to both protect soil organic carbon stocks that have built up over previous decades, whilst providing the capacity for a ‘new C sink’ to be established. However, key questions remain as to how this renovation may impact on yield and also key components of the ecosystem C cycle. This study utilised a C tracer approach in order to attempt to characterise key leverage points by which deep ploughing could enhance the C cycle.