Why would I measure my soil carbon? I don’t know what to do with the data and the market is evolving rapidly……..
Restoring soil organic carbon through regenerative land use and farming practices establishes a vital foundation for the future of soil health, fertility and productivity of the land. Today, interest in soil carbon has intensified because of tantalising new opportunities to commercialise these benefits. A growing business is emerging with farmers and landowners being able to quantify soil carbon sequestration, for generating carbon supply-chain certificates, offsets and other environmental services, and helping themselves and organisations to achieve net-zero goals.
They will all need a considerable foundation of ground truth data – real soil samples tested using recognised scientific analysis – to demonstrate that soil carbon gains are real and have been accurately quantified.