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Some common misconceptions about grazing, GHGs, and soil C I’ve heard that negate the actual science (a thread):
1. “Properly managed cattle on grasslands sequester enough C to offset all their GHGs”
A: sometimes, but that’s certainly not unilaterally true.
— Paige Stanley (@paigestanley_ag) February 20, 2020
— Attac France (@attac_fr) February 23, 2020
EFA uptake dominated by N-fixing crops and catch crops, and under standard, and even pollinator-friendly, management, they don't provide many resources for pollinators. https://t.co/JoOj03BeTR pic.twitter.com/b1dyUrGcMg
— Jane Stout (@JaneCStout) February 21, 2020
1) This finding in the new @IPCC_CH flew under the radar: there's a little known tradeoff about "extensive" vs "intensive" pasture-based livestock production. Intensifying grazing systems is often reported as a GHG mitigation strategy. Fertilization -> better forage -> lower CH4
— Paige Stanley (@paigestanley_ag) August 9, 2019