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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The scheme is expected to cost some industries and benefit others, with profits possible for those that can trap (sequester) carbon or substantially reduce current carbon emission levels... Each company in the scheme will have an emissions target set for them, which can be met by reducing emissions or buying carbon credits... Experts predict that because of this, agriculture will be managed upstream and downstream: products will be assessed under the scheme at a point in the sale chain (for example, at the abattoirs for stock) and inputs will be assessed prior to use (for example, diesel and agri-chemicals)...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
No-till captures carbon for Kyoto.. After spending billions of dollars exploring high-tech engineering options to sequester carbon - like pumping carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into underground geological structures or deep into the ocean - researchers in the US have acknowledged that farming and forestry are the most cost-effective means of removing CO 2 from the atmosphere... When Dr Rainbow visited the US, the voluntary carbon market was offering less than US$2 (A$2.60) a tonne of CO 2 while in Europe the figure was 19 euros ( 2 concentrations is valued at more than US$25/t and carbon credits are trading on Chicago Climate Exchange for just under US$5 and..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I firmly believe that farmers are in the business of producing multiple commodities not just wool or wheat but are custodians of the environment not just for themselves but for society as a whole... As my knowledge expanded and my business increased I began to pass on that knowledge to farmers in an effort to encourage them to plant natives on farms... In the past we have focused as farmers on production and maximising yields...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Market Based Ecosystem Services 2009 Nuffield Australia All rights reserved... Recognising that agriculture is vital to the nation's food security and sustainable ecosystem preservation, and that consumers need to pay the true price for ecosystem goods and services... d. consider in detail all funding options, including those proposed in this report; e. create a communications strategy for end users and land managers to promote the ESS and its benefits; 50 Market Based Ecosystem Services f. establish an education and training programme to deliver extension services to land managers; and, g. develop a rigorous monitoring and evaluation programme to underpin the scheme's integrity...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Based on observations made during my scholarship travels, I believe the following areas of research need to be pursued if farmers are to gain benefits from a Biofuel Industry... The report reviews current international practice in the development of technical processes involved in the production of biofuels, the raw materials used in the course of production and the policies adopted by various developed and developing nations to support the industry... Other ways that the NOx emissions can be reduced in biodiesel are by recirculating the exhaust gas (this lowers the temperature of combustion), increase the cetane number of the fuel by using highly saturated feedstocks (this results in fuel igniting faster, reducing the amount of fuel in the self ignition phase and reducing the temperature)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
If we use the same bulk density as above (1.2 g/cm3) and restrict our calculations to the top 10 cm of soil where organic carbon is most easily increased, at 2% carbon the soil would contain 24 tonnes C/ha... In Figure 4 the estimated changes in soil organic carbon content (%) of the 0-10 cm layer that occur with different levels of wheat production (grain yield) are presented... Results indicate that a sustained productivity of about 4 tonnes/ha/year of wheat grain yield is required to maintain the equilibrium soil carbon content at Roseworthy (Figure 4 a)...
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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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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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