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Title SOCORT – Kohlenstoffsequestrierung durch reduzierte Bodenbearbeitung im Biolandbau
Title Original SOCORT – Kohlenstoffsequestrierung durch reduzierte Bodenbearbeitung im Biolandbau
Official Acronym SOCORT/SOCORT2
FiBL project number 10110 / 10127
Abstract

The aim of the study is to analyse the effects of organic reduced tillage on the stock of organic carbon in soil profiles of long-term trials, and to statistically verify claims of its potential for CO2 sequestration. In order to achieve this, nine organically farmed long-term trials are sampled according to a standardised sampling protocol and analysed centrally.

The hypotheses are:

  1. Carbon stocks are enriched through reduced tillage in relation to the ploughing method in the topsoil.
  2. Carbon stocks are enriched through reduced tillage in relation to the ploughing method in the entire soil profile.
  3. The increase of carbon stocks depends on the texture, and it rises with increasing clay content.
Project status ongoing
Start of project 01.10.2017
End of project 31.12.2019
Financing/ Donor
  • Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Climate Division
(Research) Programme
  • Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) - Research and consultation
Project partners
  • Dr Axel Don
  • Dr Martin Wiesmeier
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Project coordination and leader

Research area
Themes
Date modified 24.05.2019
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