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Soil organic carbon (SOC) is inherently low in Western Australian soils – limited by climate and soil type – with some potential to increase through management.
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.
Claying involves adding and incorporating clay-rich subsoil into water repellent topsoil to overcome the repellence.
Waterlogging is a common problem in the agricultural soils of south-west Western Australia in the wetter months of winter.
Waterlogging causes significant reductions in plant growth in some years and some environments in the high rainfall (greater than 600mm annual rainfall) areas of South West Western Australia.