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soil carbon content

Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The objective of my study was to understand the principals behind carbon trade and the on ground farming practices that may enhance soil health, increase sequestration and potentially increase greater amounts of soil carbon... I firmly believe that agriculture has a positive role to play in carbon sequestration and although not the sole answer to reducing all CO 2 emissions farmers and farming operations deserve good information to serve them now and into the future... 1% OC = 3.6 kg/m 2= 14.4 litres/m 2= 144,000 litres/ ha The above calculation shows that an increase of 14.4 litres of extra plant available water could be stored per square metre in the top 30cm of soil with a bulk density of 1.2g/m 3, for every 1% increase in the level of soil organic carbon in addition to the current water holding capacity of the soil itself...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The Goondiwindi Update opened with two keynote addresses, both of which focused on soil... The opening speaker, Professor Iain Young from the University of New England, challenged the audience with the concept that soil is the most important material on Earth and that this fragile and limited resource is disappearing due to urbanisation and agricultural practices... Professor Young reminded the audience that life in the soil drives the resilience and productivity of soil...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Building soil carbon for productivity implications for carbon accounting Jeff Baldock, CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide, SA and.. Crop Updates is a partnership between the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia and the Grains Research & Development Corporation 1.. Stored water is estimated by using the formula: 10% of the previous November and December rainfall plus 20% of January and February rainfall, plus 55% of March rainfall plus 75% of April rainfall...
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