What Are the Challenges for Measuring, Reporting, and Verifying Soil Carbon?

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Dr. Jerry Hatfield, retired Laboratory Director and Plant physiologist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service, is here with the answers.

Jerry talks us through the challenges for MRV, from choosing sampling locations, to timing, to other tests you can use to evaluate carbon cycling.

Curious about the topics Jerry mentioned in the podcast? Check out these articles to learn more:

  • GSOC MRV Protocol (FAO, 2020)
  • How to measure, report, and verify soil carbon change to realize the potential soil carbon sequestration for atmospheric greenhouse gas removal (Smith et al, 2019)
  • Soil Organic Carbon MRV Sourcebook for Agricultural Landscapes (World Bank, 2021)

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