Does the cover crop component of the tool address only carbon sequestration? How are the effects of fertilization accounted for?


Currently, only the effect on soil carbon has been accounted for. The nitrogen added in plant residues through N fixation leading to higher nitrous oxide emissions and ammonia emissions is not considered at the moment. If the cover crop is fertilized, you can include that additional N in your total N additions. This way you can see the benefits on emissions when reducing nitrogen inputs.