EPIC modeling of soil organic carbon sequestration in croplands of Iowa.

@article{Causarano2008EPICMO,
  title={EPIC modeling of soil organic carbon sequestration in croplands of Iowa.},
  author={Hector J. Causarano and Paul C. Doraiswamy and Gregory W. McCarty and Jerry L. Hatfield and Sushil Milak and Alan J. Stern},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={1345-53}
}
Depending on management, soil organic carbon (SOC) is a potential source or sink for atmospheric CO(2). We used the EPIC model to study impacts of soil and crop management on SOC in corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) croplands of Iowa. The National Agricultural Statistics Service crops classification maps were used to identify corn-soybean areas. Soil properties were obtained from a combination of SSURGO and STATSGO databases. Daily weather variables were obtained from first… CONTINUE READING