Agriculture contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emission specifically methane and nitrous oxides because of the use of synthetic fertilisers, and the interaction of soil organic matter and soil biota. However, this may differ in an organic system that makes use of earthworm-based technologies (vermitechnologies) in lieu of the synthetic inputs. Nitrogen and carbon mineralisation-fixation dynamics and gas emission pathways in a controlled vermitechnology-based system and as applied in the field is less understood and needs to be investigated. Hence, this research project attempted to assess the carbon budget, and estimate greenhouse gas emission within a vermitechnology-based organic farming system. In addition, the project tried to get a deep understanding about relationship between earthworm species/population and Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) and its storage.
Project • LCI2012-03NMY(R)-Lopez