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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: GRDC Media
Grain growers in the northern region can look forward to an informative program with expert speakers at the upcoming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grower Updates this February and March... GRDC northern panel chairman James Clark, said four Grower Updates were being held in northern NSW and southern Queensland during February and March that would provide invaluable updates to research and farming practices... Surat, Qld - New Royal Hotel - 9 March 2012 "With a carbon tax about to be introduced, growers can't afford to miss these updates, particularly with two expert speakers who will discuss the carbon tax as well as carbon sequestration," Mr Clark said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The latest in evidence-based scientific data on cropping soils, carbon sequestration and farming systems will be presented at the upcoming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Update being held in Goondiwindi... World renowned expert in soil systems, Professor Iain Young from the University of New England will explore soil, plant and microbe interactions in cropping soils and provide an international perspective that advisers and growers can't afford to miss... "The Update is a chance for growers and advisers to tap into the latest research, liaise with our expert local and international guest speakers and become better informed on ways to boost productivity on farm in a more sustainable manner."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
The Grower Updates averaged 75 attendees... Nematodes, crop nutrition, diseases and weed management topped the list of favoured topics at Goondiwindi, while carbon tax and carbon sequestration and the farming system attracted interest at the grower Updates... Four one-day Grower Updates were held at Coolah, Coonamble, Nyngan and Surat; a one-day Advisor Update was held at Dubbo; and a two-day Advisor Update was held at Goondiwindi in February and March...
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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: GRDC Final Reports
The investigation has revealed that there exists a lack of information in Australia relating to the use of organic by-products as fertilisers and soil ameliorants in its cropping systems... While research has been conducted using piggery, chicken, cattle manures and biosolids, it has only been very short term and mostly at rates designed to show an effect within the short time- frame of funding rather than at application rates growers can reasonably be expected to use... At the locations, the application of different forms of by-product at different rates and levels of soil incorporation would be assessed for impacts on yield and soil quality over five seasons...
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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: GRDC Factsheets
Before biochar can be widely adopted in agriculture, better understanding is needed of its properties and how it interacts - both positively and negatively - with the soil... Gas chambers are used to measure greenhouse gas emissions from a soil amended with biochar in Western Australia... Applications of biochar to soil have demonstrated improvements in the physical structure of the soil by: increasing water-holding capacity (in sandy soils); reducing the tensile strength of hardsetting soil; altering the soil thermal properties; and improving physical conditions for increased earthworm populations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Before biochar can be widely adopted in agriculture, better understanding is needed of its properties and how it interacts - both positively and negatively - with the soil... Gas chambers are used to measure greenhouse gas emissions from a soil amended with biochar in Western Australia... Applications of biochar to soil have demonstrated improvements in the physical structure of the soil by: increasing water-holding capacity (in sandy soils); reducing the tensile strength of hardsetting soil; altering the soil thermal properties; and improving physical conditions for increased earthworm populations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Before biochar can be widely adopted in agriculture, better understanding is needed of its properties and how it interacts - both positively and negatively - with the soil... Gas chambers are used to measure greenhouse gas emissions from a soil amended with biochar in Western Australia... Applications of biochar to soil have demonstrated improvements in the physical structure of the soil by: increasing water-holding capacity (in sandy soils); reducing the tensile strength of hardsetting soil; altering the soil thermal properties; and improving physical conditions for increased earthworm populations...
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