soil carbon

  1. DairyGrazing

    Soil organic carbon/Soil organic matter.

    With everything thats going on in the wider industry I've decided to get the ball rolling on increasing our soil organic matter/carbon. Plan is to under sow the maize, cover crop the wheat stubbles over winter and move a lot of the FYM from youngstock to an arable farm 6 miles away. I really...
  2. Agriland RSS

    First Milk announces ambitious net zero 2040 pledge

    Written by William Kellett First Milk has announced a range of developments to its First4Milk sustainability plan, which sees some bold changes as part of its ambition to be a leader in dairy sustainability. The key changes announced include: A commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2040...
  3. G

    Lynx and wolves could return to England as rewilding task force set up by PM

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/lynx-and-wolves-could-return-to-england-as-rewilding-task-force-set-up-by-pm/ar-BB1ejupK Honestly I think long term this would be a good thing, apex predators are vital for the ecosystem, Yellowstone national park was made vastly more healthy when they...
  4. M

    Sustainable Farming Incentive - Pilot Information (including PAYMENT RATES)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-scheme-pilot-launch-overview/sustainable-farming-incentive-defras-plans-for-piloting-and-launching-the-scheme To me this looks far from straightforward and those who moaned about the complexities of the BPS application...
  5. The Guardian RSS

    Are poison-packed drones the answer to eastern Australia's mouse plague?

    Are poison-packed drones the answer to eastern Australia's mouse plague? Written by Natasha May A ‘low-level’ but lasting plague is costing farmers money in lost grain across Queensland, NSW and Victoria A Queensland farmer has been given approval to fly drones in New South Wales that drop...
  6. MX7

    Why is the Uk agricultural industry becoming almost “obsessed by carbon free farming”???

    I ask the above as the island of the “Uk” is such a pinprick, relative to worldwide agriculture. Which other countries agricultural policies are so concerned with “carbon neutral farming “ as the Uk is??
  7. AHDB News

    Carbon Week - 1 to 5 March.

    Carbon Week Carbon Week is a series of AHDB events, taking place from 1 to 5 March. The webinars and panel discussions will feature a range of speakers and are for farmers and growers interested in understanding more about the carbon cycle, carbon auditing, reducing emissions and the...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    AHDB launches Carbon Week to support farmers

    Written by Iain Hoey Beginning on Monday next week (1 March), AHDB is launching Carbon Week: a week-long focus on carbon featuring five free webinars to outline the fundamentals of carbon within UK agriculture, bringing levy payers an essential guide to carbon and carbon footprinting. Designed...
  9. The Guardian RSS

    Recent Australian emissions cuts likely to be reversed in recovery from Covid and drought

    Recent Australian emissions cuts likely to be reversed in recovery from Covid and drought Written by Adam Morton Environment editor Scott Morrison says Coalition is ‘getting on with’ reductions, but analysis finds end of lockdowns and drought will reverse trend Most of the reduction in...
  10. Defra Farming

    Video: Farming Forum Q&A

    Video: Farming Forum Q&A Written by The Team Farmers were invited to put their questions to Defra’s Janet Hughes and David Kennedy at a recent Q&A session hosted by The Farming Forum. Janet is Programme Director of the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. David is Director General for...
  11. Brisel

    Who "owns" the carbon on a farm? Landlord or tenant?

    This came up in a discussion yesterday. An estate with a long history of the same family ownership wants to provide public goods such as carbon sequestration by working with its tenants to manage the land accordingly. Without getting bogged down in the type of tenancy, though the length clearly...
  12. S

    Entrade, Environmental Offsetting and Trading

    We have been approached through our local FWAG people to see if we are interested in getting involved in this. In a nutshell it would appear that we as farmers would agree to do certain things at the farm level e.g over wintered cover crops, hedge row work, fencing water courses, and various...
  13. The Ruminant

    What breed of hen?

    The plan is a mobile chicken hutch with moveable electric netting - the chickens will follow the cattle round and hopefully get lots of their food from the insects in the cow pats etc. Therefore I don’t want 330 eggs-per-year birds, that will need lots of supplementary feeding. I want good...
  14. N

    Dr Christine Jones

    Watched a webinar hosted gratefully by Oakbank Seeds with Dr Chistine Jones on Biological pathways to Carbon soil enrichent. she indicated that crop residues (stubble, straw and above ground debris) contributed only a tiny amount to soil Carbon, with most lost to the atmosphere as CO2. Root...
  15. S

    Woodland planting carbon offset

    I have searched for this information but cant find a definitive answer. Is the minimum amount of land you can set aside for woodland creation and to 'earn' carbon credits 10ha? Is there any point looking at a planting scheme if you cant spare 10ha (all permanent pasture and not a massive amount...
  16. Banana Bar

    Reduced N in no till

    It is widely reported and accepted that nitrogen fertiliser is damaging to soil biology. It is suggested that long term no tillers are reducing their N use ( I’ve been told of one estate now growing wheat with 100kg N where recently they were using 200 kg). Have any long term no tillers seen...
  17. Agriland RSS

    How an Australian cattle rancher sold Microsoft $500,000 of carbon credits

    Written by Rachel Martin Computing giant Microsoft has launched a new partnership with Australian farm Wilmot Cattle Company to use grazing cattle to offset Microsoft’s carbon footprint. The deal is said to be one of the largest soil carbon credit issuances ever in Australia. It’s understood...
  18. Direct Driller Magazine

    Soil Health - applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity

    Soil Health - applications and opportunities for climate-smart farming, food security and environmental integrity Written by Neil Douglas Fuller of the Atlas Sustainable Soil Programme Soil health is a product of interactions between plant roots and the living fraction of the soil...
  19. Direct Driller Magazine

    Effect of farm management on topsoil organic carbon and aggregate stability in water

    Effect of farm management on topsoil organic carbon and aggregate stability in water Written by Jenni Dungait Soil health and flood management: New research 1 led by Soil Health Expert Prof Jenni Dungait and scientists in the UK and the USA shows clear links between the last time a field...
  20. Jerry

    Microsoft - Grazing carbon sequestration is better than we thought

    Good article here. https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/new-research-challenges-scientific-orthodoxy-on-the-role-of-grazing-livestock-in-relation-to-emission-reduction-targets/?fbclid=IwAR2f0NPr5n8btOiypF1Vx9EgQrzTKC_Xpq8DjURav1B7GDGlYxNZnTy0HQg All stems from them buying carbon credits...
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