soil carbon

  1. Agriland RSS

    NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

    Written by Rachel Martin Future land management schemes could pay landowners to maintain peatland through low-impact farming methods. The Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040 Consultation Document outlined a series of 41 priority actions to be implemented within the next 20 years to...
  2. Andrew B

    Soil carbon is a highly flawed climate policy ?

    These two articles by By David Pannell ( from Australia) has certainly made me think https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/04/346-soil-carbon-1/ https://www.pannelldiscussions.net/2021/05/347-soil-carbon-2/ The comments section is worth reading too as I believe these policies are going to...
  3. john432

    The Duck has been warning us!

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/11/lab-grown-meat-companies-swallow-record-investments?fbclid=IwAR3Llc7EBrSOpWfmUvoZksaIHwCFIAf_c0iSmzfwhFJfZ_aCK7DQEhPnMkU
  4. onesiedale

    Maybe ploughing is the answer?

    :unsure: According to the Irish experts, 16" deep too!:eek: https://www.farmersjournal.ie/ploughing-grass-could-result-in-the-sequestration-of-more-carbon-620285
  5. Hutchinsons News

    TerraMap Carbon - the UK's first Carbon Mapping Service now available

    TerraMap Carbon - the UK's first Carbon Mapping Service now available Hutchinsons launches TerraMap Carbon the first ever carbon mapping service to provide the most accurate baseline measurement of both organic and active carbon in the soil and is now available to UK farmers. Despite growers...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Terramap Carbon – the UK’s first Carbon Mapping Service now available

    Written by John Swire Hutchinsons launches Terramap Carbon the first ever carbon mapping service to provide the most accurate baseline measurement of both organic and active carbon in the soil and is now available to UK farmers. Despite growers coming under increasing pressure to look at...
  7. H

    Will we be ploughing for re seeding in the future?

    With farmers taking the blame for wrecking the planet do you think we will be ploughing up permanent grassland to re seed?
  8. L

    Alley cropping

    Hello, I’m designing a hypothetical mixed farm that is also good for the local ecology. One method is alley cropping, would you need to leave the alley cropping fields fallow for a season or two like with normal crops? If so, how would it work and how many fields wood you need?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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??
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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