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Potential for soil carbon sequestration in Northern Australian grazing lands: A review of the evidence

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Henry, B. (2023) Potential for soil carbon sequestration in Northern Australian grazing lands: A review of the evidence. Project Report. State of Queensland.


Article Link: https://futurebeef.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/...

Author URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPo8waBM1PI


The aim of this project was to review the evidence on prospects for soil carbon sequestration in northern Australia, focusing on land used for extensive beef cattle, sheep or goat production.
The report analyses published information and data under the following key content topics:
1. Soil carbon background: Defining soil carbon and soil carbon sequestration.
2. Impact of management strategies on soil carbon sequestration based on a review of regionally relevant literature and available in‐field measurements and modelling studies (where supported by on‐ground information), including:
– Identification of management strategies reported to result in positive, negative or no change in long‐term (‘permanent’) soil organic carbon storage; and
– Exploration of possible reasons for inconsistency in estimates of potential carbon sequestration.
3. Opportunities, key requirements and impediments to participation in soil carbon crediting schemes such as the Australian Emissions Reduction Fund.
4. Measurement and monitoring requirements to validate permanent soil carbon sequestration in grazing land at paddock to property scale.
5. Risks and barriers associated with various soil carbon sequestration strategies, focusing on biophysical constraints on ‘permanent’ storage of carbon in northern grazing land soils.
6. Key knowledge gaps and research needs.
7. Conclusions and Recommendations

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:In this webinar recording, join Adjunct Associate Professor Beverley Henry (Queensland University of Technology) when she looks at what the review and analysis found on soil carbon sequestration opportunities for producers and where gaps in knowledge remain a barrier to participation in carbon credit schemes such as the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Keywords:Final report Project AS10309_6452
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural economics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Documents and other collections
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Special aspects of agriculture as a whole > Sustainable agriculture
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Farm economics. Farm management. Agricultural mathematics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil chemistry
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Improvement, reclamation, fertilisation, irrigation etc., of lands (Melioration)
Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
Live Archive:22 Feb 2023 23:08
Last Modified:18 Jul 2023 05:50

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