56 Symposium--Counting Carbon on the Farm: Science, System, and Support

Oral Session
ASA Section: Environmental Quality
Agriculture is a significant source of GHG emissions as well as a potential sink for CO2 though C sequestration in soils and biomass.  GHG mitigation potential in the agriculture sector is receiving increased attention from policy makers and industry.  A major challenge is developing robust and practical measurement, monitoring and verification systems to quantify GHG reductions/C sequestration.  Such systems are key to support policies and incentives for producers to adopt practices that contribute to GHG mitigation, e.g., through governmental programs, participation in C offset projects or low-carbon food production.  The symposium will focus on research, development, and applications of farm to project-scale systems to support GHG reductions from soils and land use systems.

Approved for 2.0 SW CEUs


Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Community

Global Climate Change Community

Monday, November 7, 2016: 9:00 AM-11:25 AM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 227 C

Maysoon M. Mikha
9:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:25 AM
10:45 AM
Nitrogen Management for Carbon Credit.
Neville Millar, Michigan State University; G. Philip Robertson, Michigan State University
10:50 AM
Applications of Comet-Farm for Conservation Programs and Supply-Chain Analysis.
Keith Paustian, Colorado State University; Kevin Brown, Colorado State University; Adam Chambers, USDA/NRCS; Mark Easter, Colorado State University; Ernie Marx, Colorado State University; Matthew Stermer, Colorado State University; Amy Swan, Colorado State University; Crystal Tourenne, Colorado State University; Steve Williams, Colorado State University
11:00 AM
Comet-Planner: Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Evaluation for NRCS Conservation Practice Planning.
Amy Swan, Colorado State University; Mark Easter, Colorado State University; Adam Chambers, USDA/NRCS; Kevin Brown, Colorado State University; Keith Paustian, Colorado State University
11:10 AM
11:20 AM
Concluding Remarks
11:25 AM