ABOUT THe PROJECT
Demonstration and quantification of carbon farming opportunities (including generation Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU’s)) across the Murray Mallee will be undertaken through increased crop biomass, reduced soil disturbance and better soil management. Twelve farmers totalling 3000 hectares of cropping land will be included in this pilot program.
This project will take existing knowledge on best practice soil and soil fertility management, and apply it on 12 commercial farms to crop and pasture production areas of approximately 3,000 hectares across the SA Murray Mallee as an approach to carbon sequestration. The project will in turn develop a recognised template for other farmers from a range of cropping zones across SA to follow, building the capacity of farmers and farming systems groups to: a) register soils projects b) baseline soil carbon c) develop management strategies that build soil carbon and d) report on carbon sequestration.
This project was funded by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, Government of South Australia