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Photo of the Week: Soil Carbon & the Global Carbon Balance

If you’ve ever spread manure over your field or garden, you’ve probably already got a basic understanding of the role of carbon in enhancing yield and promoting soil quality. A vital soil component, soil carbon provides plant nutrients and determines many of the soil’s physical, chemical, and biological properties. WEI and University of Wisconsin professor of biological systems engineering, Robert Anex (right) explains the role of soil carbon and the global carbon balance in a new story by Krista Eastman.

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