Management Practices That Can Increase Soil Carbon

Management Practices Feasibility Relative C gain(per unit area)
Adoption of reduced or no-till                

Use of Winter Cover Crops

Improved Crop Nutrition

Elimination of Summertallow

Use of Forages in Rotation

Use of Improved Varieties

Use of Organic Amendments

Irrigation

H

M

H            

M

M

H

M

L

M to H

L

 L

M

M

M

M

H

Re-Vegetated Land

Reestablishment of Perennial Grasses

Soil/waterConservation Measures

Reversion to Woodland

Grassland and Pasture

Improved Grazing Regime

Fertilizer Application

Use of Improved SpeciesNarieties

Irrigation

Degraded Land

Reversion to Native Vegetation

Establishm ent of Fast-growing crops

Application of Fertilizers

Application of O rganic Amendments

Drainage/Leaching of Saline Soils

L

H

L

M

L

M

L

M

M

H

M

L

H

H

H

L

L

M

M

H

H

M

H

L