Carbon, Crops and Covers

Seminar Barn

Managing carbon begins with the understanding of the carbon cycle and how it relates to cropping systems, grazing systems, orchards, gardens, etc. How does carbon enter the soil and how does it leave?  What is the process for carbon in the surface residue and the root mass?  What role can livestock play?

Soil regeneration requires the constant building and rebuilding of soil aggregates, a foundation building block of soil function.  As carbon levels increase, the soil food web increases, and now has the ability to build more soil aggregates and move carbon into the soil organic matter.