Assessing potential of farm management practices on Carbon Sequestration capacity in dryland area: case study Razin Watershed

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Assessing potential of farm management practices on Carbon Sequestration capacity in dryland area: case study Razin Watershed

Yahya Parvizi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.4( 2), 393-402, February 2014.
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Most scientific findings, confirm global climate change. Land carbon stock is the main carbon sink in carbon cycle and carbon sequestration in the land resource is the main hope to mitigate climate change. This research was conducted to evaluate the carbon sequestration capacity of farmland of Razin watershed as a main watershed target in MENARID program. The background studies and researches on carbon sequestration in neighboring areas were analyzed and while prioritizing reviewed projects, proper projects for every management in Razin were recommended. Results indicated that recommended operation including forage cultivation in dry lands with low productivity, terracing along with dryland gardens, transforming dry lands to almond cultivation and plow and tillage and rotation management can accordingly sequester 72.2, 93.4, 74.7 and 29.3 tons of carbon per hectare. According to the results of this study, total carbon sequestration potential in farmlands of Razin region is 186055tons in about 6490 hectares.


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