The aim is to measure quantitatively the effect of most important management options on the carbon sequestration in field experiments. The measurements will be done with chamber and eddy covariance technique. The measurements will be supported with soil, plant and root samples. The results will be utilized in development of soil carbon models and in life cycle analysis (LCA) of cattle production.
The carbon footprint of milk and beef will be calculated based on different grassland management scenarios combined together with economic analysis. The analysis will lead to practical advisory packages for milk and beef producers. The results will have a significant impact on development of climate policy of agriculture and mitigation of climate change.