Strategies for Soil Carbon Sequestration Through Horticultural Crops



Horticulture in our country has brought about a significant change in the outlook of the growers. The need for great utilization of available wastelands against the background of dwindling water and energy resources has focused attention to dry land, to arid and semiarid tracts, and to horticultural crops which have lesser demands for water and other inputs besides being 3–4 times more remunerative than field crops. Horticulture crops have greater potential for carbon sequestration than field crops and agroforestry systems. This chapter deals with issues related to strategies to enhance carbon sequestration under horticultural production systems in India.


Soil Organic Matter Soil Organic Carbon Carbon Sequestration Soil Carbon Carbon Stock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryIndian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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