CONVERSION OF CROPLAND USED FOR CEREAL PRODUCTION INTO GRASSLAND CONSIDERING PERIODIC PLOUGHING
Potential benefits of cropland conversion to grassland: üreduced GHG emissions from soil;
- increased carbon stock in soil and below-ground biomass; üreduced risks of nutrient leaching and soil erosion.
The LIFE OrgBalt project aims to implement a wide range of innovative organic soil management measures to demonstrate how these areas can be managed sustainably, taking into account economic, social and climate aspects. 16 project demonstration sites have been established in Latvia and Finland. LIFE OrgBalt studies greenhouse gas emissions from managed organic soils – In total 51 sites are measured – they include all project demonstration sites and reference sites.