As the interest in the soil, its function in climate change mitigation and the role soil carbon can play in mitigation rises, more innovation comes forward.
In this article, we have a couple of great things happening:
1. Farmers in the Tweed Valley have started the journey to understand soil carbon and how to improve it. AND
2. It has fostered MORE innovation. “The trials, along with a general increased interest among Tweed Valley
farmers in improving soil health and using liquid microbiological
products, has prompted contractor Rory Crickmore to set up a
purpose-built spray rig”. This is how industries are born.
AND Good results in another program looking at ways to reduce emissions, this time on Methane – These results give clues for crediting methane reduction in cattle – under the CFI
These programs will be active for the next couple of years, adding to the knowledge that we have, and by that time we should have a good number of methodologies available to farmers to improve productivity, lower emissions AND earn a dollar to do it.