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Carbon farming is the agricultural practices or land use to increase carbon stored in the soil and vegetation (sequestration) and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, soil or vegetati
The aim of carbon farming is to sequester more carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of Australia's response to climate change.
If you are deep-ripping, ploughing or spading to remove subsurface compaction or another constraint, it is a good idea to incorporate lime in the same operation.
Soil acidification is an inevitable and ongoing consequence of productive agriculture.
Agricultural lime is any product that is used to increase the pH of soil. In Western Australia, the three main sources are limesand, limestone and dolomitic lime.
Carbonate from calcium carbonate (or magnesium carbonate) neutralises acid in the soil.
Soil acidification occurs naturally very slowly as soil is weathered, but this process is accelerated by productive agriculture.
Aluminium toxicity in the subsurface is the major problem associated with soil acidity in Western Australia.
A small decrease in soil pH represents a large increase in soil acidity.
Convert to 100% neutralising value (NV) for equal comparison and discount to allow for differences in particle size and speed of reaction.