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GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network)

GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network) is a research program initiated in the early 2000s . Goals are to better quantify greenhouse gas GHG emissions from cropped and grazed soils under current management practices and to identify and further develop improved management practices that will enhance carbon (C) sequestration in soils, decrease GHG emissions, promote sustainability and provide a sound scientific basis for carbon credits and GHG trading programs. This program generates information that is needed by agro-ecosystem modelers, producers, program managers and policy makers. Coordinated multi-location field studies follow standardized protocols to compare net GHG emissions (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane), C sequestration, crop/forge yields, and broad environmental benefits under different management systems that:

  1. Typify existing production practices
  2. Maximize C sequestration
  3. Minimize net GHG emissions
  4. Meet sustainable production and broad environmental benefit goals (including C sequestration, net GHG emissions, water, air and soil quality, etc.)

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USDA Agricultural Research Service
Product Type
Agricultural Research Service
Contact Name
DelGrosso, Steve
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Primary Article

Del Grosso, S. J., White, J. W., Wilson, G., Vandenberg, B., Karlen, D. L., Follett, R. F., ... & James, D. (2013). Introducing the GRACEnet/REAP data contribution, discovery, and retrieval system. Journal of Environmental Quality, 42(4), 1274-1280.

AgID: 10113/60579
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Funding Source(s)
Agricultural Research Service
Dataset DOI (digital object identifier)
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
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Release Date
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Atmosphere
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Atmosphere
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Soil
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
  • Water
  • Online database
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