Published Sep 6, 2019

Can we Sequester Carbon in Agricultural Soils? – Randy Jackson

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Recent evidence indicates that carbon is not accumulating in agricultural soils of the north-central U.S., even where best management practices are used. In this session, Randy Jackson explores the quantity, quality and mechanisms necessary for soil carbon accrual that would actually contribute to climate stabilization.

Randy Jackson is a grassland ecologist in the Department of Agronomy at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his students study how the makeup and management of herbaceous ecosystems affect carbon and nutrient cycles that underpin critical ecosystem services. He earned his doctorate in ecosystem sciences from University of California, Berkeley in 2002.