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Will genetically engineered crop production affect soil carbon?

Hao, X., Indraratne, S.P., Blackshaw, R.E. (2012). Will genetically engineered crop production affect soil carbon?, 92(6), 841-844. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJSS2011-072

Abstract

We investigated the responses to soil carbon after 8 yr of genetically engineered (GE) crop production. Soil organic carbon contents were similar, but δ13C levels in SOC were lower in corn-canola rotation than in monoculture corn, whether GE or conventional crops were grown. GE crop production had no effect on soil carbon content and δ13C level.

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