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increasing soil carbon

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Maintaining and increasing the level of organic carbon in the soil will have benefits in terms of maximising water-holding capacity and crop productivity but farmers should not expect large returns from carbon credits... increase soil organic carbon (soc) by retaining crop residues, green manuring or cover cropping and reducing stocking rates on cropping paddocks... If carbon offsets were valued at $20/tonne of carbon, then the payments would be $2-3/ha and likely to be less than the cost of monitoring and administering a carbon credit program...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Maintaining and increasing the level of organic carbon in the soil will have benefits in terms of maximising water-holding capacity and crop productivity but farmers should not expect large returns from carbon credits... increase soil organic carbon (soc) by retaining crop residues, green manuring or cover cropping and reducing stocking rates on cropping paddocks... If carbon offsets were valued at $20/tonne of carbon, then the payments would be $2-3/ha and likely to be less than the cost of monitoring and administering a carbon credit program...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Maintaining and increasing the level of organic carbon in the soil will have benefits in terms of maximising water-holding capacity and crop productivity but farmers should not expect large returns from carbon credits... increase soil organic carbon (soc) by retaining crop residues, green manuring or cover cropping and reducing stocking rates on cropping paddocks... If carbon offsets were valued at $20/tonne of carbon, then the payments would be $2-3/ha and likely to be less than the cost of monitoring and administering a carbon credit program...
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Recent Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded (GRDC) research in the northern region shows native remnant vegetation measures around three per cent soil organic carbon (OC) in the top 10 centimetres of the soil... Soil that has been cropped long term is about 1% OC, which indicates long term cropping has decreased OC by 2%.This is a massive drop in the real value of land... A 2% decrease equates to at least 20 tonnes per hectare of OC lost from the soil (assuming bulk density of only 1.0)...
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