The influence of cultivation method on the soil's organic carbon content calculations (Hungarian SOC reference values vs. IPCC defaults)

Attila Kovács, Bálint Horváth, Csaba Fogarassy
2014 Columella Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  
segment among the activities of the agricultural enterprises is the GHG emission from the soil. It is important to us with accurate data regarding the difference of the several cultivation methods and easy to apply on the basis of Hungarian studies. As an early outcome we have come to see that in comparison with the regular methodology our results showed more precise values. Where the IPCC demonstrates 1-2 t CO 2e we were able to witness 8-10 t CO 2e on soils with better humus content.
more » ... s content. Therefore we concluded that accurate values of the changes can only be calculated with the involvement of the local conditions.
doi:10.18380/szie.colum.2014.1.2.77 fatcat:put7s7k7urc3ldnqcnj7iemzoa