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SL373: Carbon Sequestration in Grazing Land Ecosystems

Figure 2. Typical soil pit profile collected in a bahiagrass pasture in South Florida. While the majority of the roots tend to concentrate in the top 4- to 8-inches depth, they can also occur at deeper soil depths. Soil carbon concentration is typically greater at the surface (4–6” depth) where carbon inputs (via root and aboveground biomass) are more abundant.

Credit: M.L. Silveira