Carbon farming can have valuable results
Carbon farming is the process of managing soil, vegetation, water and animals to increase carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The main gases of interest to agriculture are carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4).
Agriculture is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases and also has a significant opportunity to reduce emissions and sequester carbon. We have described the carbon farming management options below for farm managers wanting to make decisions about adopting carbon farming technologies and participating in carbon farming funding schemes.
- Carbon farming: applying biochar to increase soil organic carbon
- Carbon farming: claying as a method of increasing soil carbon content
- Carbon farming: green and brown manuring
- Reducing nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils
- Liming to increase carbon sequestration
- Composting to avoid methane production
- Soil organic carbon and carbon sequestration
- Reducing methane emissions from cattle using feed additives (ERF approved)
- Cattle breeding for lower greenhouse gas emissions
- Managing pastures and stocking rates to reduce methane emissions from cattle
- Sheep genetics in methane reduction
- Managing sheep pastures to reduce methane production
- Nutrition and feed additives to reduce methane emissions
Regional natural resource management groups
- Northern Agricultural Catchments Council
- Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management
- South West Catchments Council
- South Coast Natural Resource Management
- Rangelands NRM Western Australia
There are many websites, not-for-profit and non-government organisations that provide information and services that are relevant to carbon farming. We suggest you read widely and critically assess the available material. Contact the people below if you have questions.