Effects of organic matter amendments on net primary productivity and greenhouse gas emissions in annual grasslands.

  title={Effects of organic matter amendments on net primary productivity and greenhouse gas emissions in annual grasslands.},
  author={Rebecca Ryals and Whendee L. Silver},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={23 1},
  • R. Ryals, W. Silver
  • Published 2013
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
Most of the world's grasslands are managed for livestock production. A critical component of the long-term sustainability and profitability of rangelands (e.g., grazed grassland ecosystems) is the maintenance of plant production. Amending grassland soils with organic waste has been proposed as a means to increase net primary productivity (NPP) and ecosystem carbon (C) storage, while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from waste management. Few studies have evaluated the effects of amendments… Expand
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