Facts & Resources

Increasing soil carbon to help overcome global warming is a very difficult challenge for farmers

Soil Profile by Soil Management Designs

The benefits of improving soil carbon content are well known.

If large amounts of atmospheric carbon (carbon dioxide) could be stored long-term in the soil as organic carbon, the increases in air temperature associated with greenhouse gas emission would be moderated.

But is it feasible for Australian farmers – both technically and financially – to achieve large increases in soil carbon?

Some sobering news is contained in the following report prepared for Dairy Australia:

www.dairytas.com.au/files/nrm/biodiversity/dairyaustralia_soil_carbon_report.pdf