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US soil scientists have shown that perennial biofuel and cover crops can help protect valuable cash crops by buffering soils against temperature changes that could otherwise impact negatively on plant growth and yield.
Compared with conventionally farmed soils, those farmed organically contain nearly 60% more microorganisms that are significantly more active, finds a new meta-study from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Humus-rich organic soils also sequester more carbon, reducing harmful CO2 emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
A $300,000+ EPA-backed project helmed by Australian Soil Management is developing tailored soil-improvement plans for farmers across three NSW regions, using recycled organics compost to enrich depleted agricultural land for greater productivity, profit and, potentially, carbon credits.
Soil is essential to most farming enterprises. And as the quality and suitability of the soil significantly affects the quality of what’s grown in it, farmers must find cost-effective, sustainable ways to improve soil quality.
Australian farmers already play a vital role in providing food to Australians and people around the globe, and according to Dr. Christine Jones, Australian founder of Amazing Carbon, they could also...