Publication | Statement Possibilities for carbon storage under grass and arable land in Flanders

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Grass can absorb and store CO2.

Due to the increasing amounts of CO2 in our atmosphere, our climate is warming up. However, plants can take back some of this CO2, through the process of photosynthesis, and build it into stems, roots and leaves. When this plant material is left in the soil (as in root or crop residues) or returned to the soil via animal manure, soil organisms break it down and some is sequestered as stable organic carbon in agricultural soils. Storing one ton of stable carbon in the soil removes 3.7 tons of CO2 from the air.


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