Agriculture, Food and Beverage

This small change to farming could reduce agriculture’s climate impact by 30%

Undisturbed soils release less CO₂ to the atmosphere. Image: REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

Sacha Mooney

Professor in Soil Physics and Director of the Hounsfield Facility, University of Nottingham

Hannah Victoria Cooper

Research Fellow in Environmental Science, University of Nottingham

Sofie Sjogersten

Associate Professor in Environmental Science, University of Nottingham

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Conventionally tilled soils have more air pockets, which is where CO2 is generated. Image: Cooper et al. (2021), Author provided

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