Does Alfalfa Sequester Carbon?

Carbon sequestration is a natural process through which carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is captured and stored in the earth for extended periods of time.  

Alfalfa, one of the most prolific crops throughout California’s Central Valley, is a member of the legume family, which typically stays in the ground for as many as 7 years while undergoing repeated cuts per season.

Studies have found alfalfa to sequester very high amounts of carbon through its very deep root structure that can reach 10-15 feet and its natural growth and maturation processes.

Michael Burney