Nuclear Techniques to Tackle Global Warming and Improve Crop Productivity – IAEA

Researchers assess greenhouse gas (nitrous oxide) emissions from no-till agriculture in Queensland, Australia - © Ram Dalal / University of Queensland23 September 2009: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a story on the importance of proper crop management for mitigating climate change, and the role nuclear technologies play in effective soil management.

The story gives a brief overview of the importance of soil management in minimizing drought risk and for carbon capture and storage. It then goes on to introduce how radioactive isotopes and neutron probes are used in agricultural sciences, and provides links to further literature. [Story]