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 Even though meadows and farms aren't as dense in carbon as forests, they are important sequesterers of carbon. ​ However, a farm that is managed with strong herbicides and insecticides and fed industrial fertilizer kills the complex root system that forms topsoil. ​ Such topsoil has been a major point of carbon sequestration. ​ For example, a wild prairie puts roots down 6 feet or more, and as the annual cycle happens, dying annuals contribute to the topsoil buildup. ​ So, when pioneers came and started farming, they were interacting with a very thick layer of topsoil. ​ In many places, our topsoil is very depleted, and is actually expected to lose all it's topsoil within the century. ​ Even though meadows and farms aren't as dense in carbon as forests, they are important sequesterers of carbon. ​ However, a farm that is managed with strong herbicides and insecticides and fed industrial fertilizer kills the complex root system that forms topsoil. ​ Such topsoil has been a major point of carbon sequestration. ​ For example, a wild prairie puts roots down 6 feet or more, and as the annual cycle happens, dying annuals contribute to the topsoil buildup. ​ So, when pioneers came and started farming, they were interacting with a very thick layer of topsoil. ​ In many places, our topsoil is very depleted, and is actually expected to lose all it's topsoil within the century. ​
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