Question of the Week – What is carbon neutral crop production?

Question of the Week - What is carbon neutral crop production?

Each week, we will answer a question from our readers regarding our operations and community outreach here in Puerto Rico.

This week we answer the question, “what is carbon neutral crop production?”

Carbon neutral crop production is the production of crops like corn and soybeans using practices and innovations that enable soil to absorb and hold greenhouse gases equal to or greater than the total amount emitted from growing those crops. Consequently, crops grown in this way help to mitigate climate change.


In brief, carbon neutrality is achieved when enough soil organic carbon is accumulated to compensate for (i.e., offset) the greenhouse gas emissions created by pesticide, fertilizer and fuel use on the farm, and in the production and transportation of inputs like fertilizer.

Know more about our “Climate Solutions for a Growing World” here.

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