SOIL CARBON FOR GROWERS

FUTURE-PROOF YOURSELF AND BE A CARBON LEADER FOR OUR FOOD AND FIBRE INDUSTRY

What is Carbon Farming? 

Carbon farming involves the measurement of all farming operational emissions, then the sequestration (storage) in soils and trees. If your farm is carbon positive ie. the tons of carbon sequestered are higher than the tons emitted, then you may be able to sell the difference in a carbon market.

Generally, a farm will need to be larger than 200ha to achieve a return greater than the cost of measurement.

To participate in any carbon market, soil data is essential. The best time to conduct a carbon baseline is 5 years ago.

The second-best time is right now. This is especially true if you are making practice changes on your farm and want to record the results over time. We will collect as much soil data as possible so you can gain insights into your land for immediate use for activities such as drainage, fencing, or tree planting.

Soil organic carbon is the basis of soil fertility and a part of soil organic matter. It influences many soil characteristics such as colour, nutrient holding capacity, nutrient turnover and stability. Understanding and managing your soil organic carbon can improve soil quality, with increasing soil carbon able to store (sequester) atmospheric carbon dioxide. An independent soil carbon baseline is an important first step in your carbon journey.

Looking for an
independent
assessment?

Looking for an
independent
assessment?

Looking to
improve your
farm practices?

Wanting a
permanent record
for commercial/
private use?

Why baseline your property

  • Understand your current soil carbon levels based on (Emmisions Reduction Fund) ERF methodology
  • Use data to understand soil carbon potential
  • Use data as input into carbon calculators to determine carbon footprint
  • Understand soil carbon levels and potential carbon stocks

Standard inclusions

  • Development of carbon estimation areas (CEA), exclusions, strata and sampling plan
  • Strategic soil carbon sampling at 0-30cm and/or 30-100cm based on ERF protocols
  • NATA certified laboratory analysis to ERF standard
  • Digital maps and reports of raw carbon results (%) and carbon stocks (tonnes per hectare)
  • Carbon Baseline report including your soil’s carbon potential based on CSIRO’s LOOC-C mode

Ready to start your carbon journey?

Let us establish your carbon baseline

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