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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The aims of the report were to observe, question and review the issues involved with carbon policy across a mix of developed and emerging countries that were involved in international negotiations... The energy sources that we need to develop include: Bio-fuels Biomass Hydro Solar Wind Marine (wave and tidal energy) Nuclear Geothermal Hydrogen & Fuel cells... Soil carbon accounting and measuring models need to be simplified to allow farming business management to engage and comply both domestically and internationally...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The Australian Government is introducing a cost on greenhouse emissions, via a carbon price, from 1 July 2012... It is projected that these cost items will increase as a carbon price is introduced, as a consequence of the fuel costs associated with their delivery and application which will be borne by heavy vehicles from 2014... The results obtained can be regarded as indicative only, but serve to highlight the implications of a carbon price and the potential challenge farm businesses will face...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Soil organic matter contributes to a range of biological, chemical and physical properties of soil and is essential for soil health... Soils rarely reach their theoretical potential for organic matter storage (see Figure 1.7)... In soils with low clay content the amount of humus and resistant soil organic matter is increasingly important to nutrient exchange because its large surface area gathers (adsorbs) cations from the soil solution, holding nutrients that would otherwise leach...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Soil organic carbon makes up about 58 per cent of the mass of organic matter and is usually reported in a soil analysis report as the concentration (i.e. per cent) of organic carbon in soil (see Chapter 1 for more detail)... If a soil has a significant amount of gravel or stone material, this fraction is removed before analysis with the final soil carbon or nutrient assessment being only representative of the mineral component of the remaining soil... Understanding how organic matter cycles through the soil and what drives its accumulation and loss is critical to maintaining it at optimal levels within agricultural systems...
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