Entries by Chris Eccleston

Healthy soils are essential for life – not only ours, but all life on Earth.

Soils are so much more than just dirt. Healthy soils provide the basis for healthy ecosystems, help store carbon and water, support biodiversity, and are critical for producing the food we eat. However, soils are often taken for granted and face threats from unsustainable land management practices such as tillage, overgrazing, urbanization, deforestation, and climate change.

Choosing a soil carbon project partner. What questions should you ask?

When selecting a business partner to undertake a soil carbon project in Australia with the goal of earning ACCUs, it is vitally important to make sure that the partner you choose meets all the necessary criteria. CarbonLink™ is an ideal choice for such a project as they are an approved signatory to the Carbon Market Institute Code of Conduct and have been involved in soil carbon projects for many years.

A short guide for Australian producers about earning carbon credits.

Carbon credits are a dinner table topic just now. Especially in agriculture where the conversation circles around earning carbon credits, and what role sequestration (adding carbon to the soil via photosynthesis) plays in this. But what is sequestration and carbon credits and who cares? In this article, we discuss what sequestration is, and how producers in Australia can earn carbon credits via soil carbon farming as part of their business strategy.

New soil carbon farming equipment increases soil sampling turnaround

As part of our long-term commitment and mission to ‘educate, enable and support producers to measure, manage, monitor and monetise their carbon farming potential’, we’ve recently added to our state-of-the-art fleet several new drilling and sampling rigs delivering world leading soil carbon sampling technology for Australian producers.

The benefits of soil carbon farming for Australian producers

Soil carbon farming provides a vital environmental service: the ability to pull CO2 out of our atmosphere and make use of it in beneficial ways. By sequestering atmospheric CO2, we can not only reduce global greenhouse gas levels, but also support soil health with increased water-holding capacity and greater drought resistance.

Implementing soil carbon farming has several benefits for producers, which range from increasing soil fertility, to improving soil quality and minimizing soil erosion. Additionally, soil carbon farming offers producers the potential of earning Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs), diversifying income sources, and reducing business risk.

Investing in the southern rangelands: The Rangelands Living Skin project

Meat & Livestock Australia is investing in the future of southern rangelands with an exciting, four-year project called the Rangelands Living Skin. This project, led by NSW Department of Primary Industries, will link farming families, scientists, educators, and other collaborators to evaluate cost-effective practices that focus on regenerating the rangelands to support production now and into the future.

The carbon market and what it means for Aussie businesses and producers

Producers across Australia are wondering how the new carbon market will affect them. There is a lot of speculation about how producers can make money from this by changing their farming practices, and many people are unsure about what the legislation actually entails. In this blog post, we will explore these questions and provide some answers for Australian producers. We will also discuss soil carbon farming and its potential to reduce risk for producers while generating extra income. If you’re a producer who’s curious about the carbon market, then this blog post is for you.

What is soil carbon farming?

Soil carbon farming is the process of improving your soil health through better management of pasture through the grazing animal, or better management of cultivation products or cultivars through better soil management.