Current Research

Soil organic carbon stocks and soil organic matter quality under adaptive multi-paddock grazing

What is this project about?

Adaptive multi-paddock grazing (AMP) is a modified form of intensive rotational grazing that has gained popularity in the beef industry for it's gains in animal and forage productivity as well as environmental benefits. However, the impacts of AMP grazing on soil carbon stocks have not been extensively explored at the farm scale. This research seeks to quantify soil organic carbon stocks under AMP grazing through on-farm research and to determine the relative stability and quality of the soil organic matter in which carbon is stored. These results will provide regionally specific information to producers in southern Ontario and expand the robustness of soil carbon data in Canada for international greenhouse gas inventory reporting.

Graduate students:

Jessica Mehre

Funding sources:

Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada

Researchers

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