The myth that no-till can mitigate global climate change.

VandenBygaart, A.J. (2015). "The myth that no-till can mitigate global climate change.", Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 216(Article number 5138), pp. 98-99. doi : 10.1016/j.agee.2015.09.013  Access to full text

Abstract

There has been a careless use of terminology like “climate change mitigation” and “mitigate global warming” in scientific papers on no-tillage management in agriculture. This is because it has yet to be shown unequivocally that no-tillage can lead to carbon (C) sequestration let alone climate change mitigation. I briefly summarize evidence that shows that the claims of climate change mitigation through no-tillage agriculture are highly overstated.

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