Recently Published Research

Smog-Forming Soils

March 02, 2018
Central Valley Soil Emissions a Large Source of State’s Nitrogen Oxide Pollution Quick Summary

> Up to 41 percent of smog-forming NOx emissions in state comes from agricultural soils in the Central Valley

> Rural farming communities most affected

> Potential solutions include precision agriculture, slow-release fertilizers

> Work already underway to reduce nitrate in groundwater could also help reduce NOx emissions