This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as part of its Carbon Farming Futures - Action on the Ground program
The Project Outcomes
-Trial the ability of practices (compost, chicken litter, recycled cow manure, organic fertilisers, rotational grazing, compost tea, mulch crops & N efficiency amendments) to increase soil organic carbon
-Trial how practice change reduces nitrous oxide emissions
-Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and or store carbon in soil through innovative practices/abatement strategies.
Action on the Ground
-To establish a min 25 farms demonstration BMP Soil carbon.
-10 partners – CSOs, DPI & Woodlots & Wetlands.
-NRCMA team is Simon, Lindy, Gerry & Selina.
-$548k 3 yr project investment
-monitoring soil carbon & Nitrogen oxide
-27 farms - paired sites (paddocks)
-One implementing practice change
(compost, chicken manure, recycled cow manure biological farming practices mulch crops, rotational grazing systems and practices that improve N efficiency)
-The other site or control paddock will have normal farm management practices applied.
-All farm management practices (fertiliser application, stocking rates, cropping and pasture renovation practices and weed control) to be recorded on both sites