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Study: Intensive Nitrogen Stymies Organic Carbon Accumulation

University of Illinois’s natural resources and environmental sciences professor Richard Mulvaney wanted to know why soil organic carbon matter is disappearing from agriculture fields despite years of intensive residue inputs. So he set out to determine whether nitrogen fertilization might change the composition of corn residue, and whether that impacted carbon sequestration as a result.
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More Crops, Much More Residue

With most corn belt no-tillers growing only corn and soybeans, many of the major benefits of crop rotations are being overlooked. Even so, a recent University of Illinois study on the impact crop rotations have on soil quality may have raised more questions due to the favorable results found with continuous corn.
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