Sequestration of carbon is a field of study at our demonstration gardens in
San Diego county.
We've come up with some good data on the subject.
I think the agronomist that you are looking for is Leonard Rizdon. He makes
this claim in one of his two books on carbon.
The Carbon Cycle
The Carbon Connection
Both books are available through Acres USA
Donald W. Trotter PhD.
The Organic Gardener's Resource Centre
>It is a sound point to speak about carbon sequestration in conjunction with
>reduced emissions. Sequester carbon and improve soils at the same time: sounds
>like a win-win to me.
>Do you happen to know the name of the agronomist who made this estimate and
>where he/she would have made this statement (journal, report, presentation)?
>"A few years ago, an agronomist made the claim that a one percent change in
>organic matter content on an acre is equivalent to the standing biomass on an
>acre of rainforest. If this is true, then the soil-restoring principals
>organic and permaculture folks may be addressing the global warming scenario a
>lot more practically than the advocates of restricted fossil fuel consumption
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