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Land Use and Management Practice Impacts on Soil Carbon and Associated Agroecosystems Services

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Principal Investigator/Project Leader: 
Marco
Keiluweit
Department of Project: 
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Project Description: 

We are testing how plant viral infection impacts the effect of cover crops on soil carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, and soilnutrient status. We expect that the virus impact will vary with cover crop species and soil type. Our results are expected toinform how virus infections of cover crops may impact soil health. To quantify changes in soil carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, and nutrient status of soils subjected to virus infected covercrops, we are using a combination of field trials and pot experiments as well as basic and advanced soil characterizationtechniques.

Environmental Conservation topics: 
Climate Change
Plants
Soil