Carbon Cocky: The Secret Ingredient for Big Soil Carbon
September 16, 2012 Louisa Kiely
When you read of farmers increasing the carbon levels in their soils by prodigious amounts you can be forgiven for being sceptical. The conventional view says it can’t be done. But it is done – Carbon Cocky Col Seis has seen soil carbon levels increase 200% in ten years. Carbon Cocky Martin Royds has seen his soil carbon levels from less than 3% to as high as 7% in 5 years. These are big numbers. But they are not out of place in the Soils For Life Report: Innovations for Regenerative Landscape Management: Case studies of regenerative land management in practice
where each case study has a story of increased production or carrying capacity that is typical of major shifts in soil carbon levels.