Modeling Helps Balance Sustainable Intensification with Reduced Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Scientists from Colorado State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory published the results of their study on optimizing land-management tactics to produce more corn and soy while also reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and increasing carbon storage in the soil. Life cycle analysis showed that farmers could repurpose 30% of corn stover for biofuel, plant cover crops, and reduce tillage after the growing season to attain sustainable intensification.