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More carbon dioxide is released from residential lawns than corn fields according to a new study.
Sustainable farming, initially adopted to preserve soil quality for future generations, may also play a role in maintaining a healthy climate, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Los Alamos national laboratories.
Researchers report in the Soil Science Society of America Journal that 3-D laser scanning can provide a more thorough analysis of a soil's quality, helping to further understand how healthy crops are produced. Soil researchers pay close attention to bulk density, as it is one of the most common soil measurements and it is often used as a measure of soil quality. A soil's bulk density can be indicative of the ease of root penetration, water movement, and soil strength. Measuring this...
Scientists Integrate Soil Science Data with Remote Sensing to Report Soil Carbon Flux Resulting from Land Management Changes.