We can provide individual services and complete end-to-end solutions for farmers seeking to undertake a soil carbon project.
Carbon Starter Report
Our most popular service is our Carbon Starter Report – a two-part preliminary assessment of a farm’s ability to sustainably and profitably deliver a soil carbon project.
In Part A, we use the latest technology to create a carbon prospectivity map of your farm and determine the possible exclusion zones and soil types which we ground truth with comprehensive soil testing.
We present the potential benefits to your production system and financial income and answer common questions, including;
- How long does a project run?
- What are the associated costs?
- What are the risks to my operations?
- What happens if I sell my farm?
Part A also provides background on the Australian soil carbon industry and outlines the steps involved in registering a soil carbon project.
In Part B, we complete the comprehensive soil tests, which provide an accurate account of your existing soil carbon levels and determine the key soil health issues and constraints such as acidity, toxicities, or nutrient deficiencies.
By highlighting your existing carbon levels and key soil health issues and constraints, we can recommend which eligible activities(required by the regulator to undertake a soil carbon project) will best suit your farm and your production objectives.
Finally, we provide a detailed cost-benefit analysis and assist you to register your project with the Clean Energy Regulator.
“The Carbon Starter Report is a simple, cost-effective way to assess your farm’s carbon farming potential and understand exactly how a soil carbon project does (or doesn’t) fit your farm”– Hamish Webb, Executive Director, Precision Pastures
About the Carbon Market
The Australian Carbon Market has grown quickly.
Originally established in April 2012 by the Federal Government to create, approve and regulate methods for farmers, landholders and industry participants to reduce, avoid, or sequester CO2 (or CO2 equivalents).
For every ton of CO2-e that is reduced, avoided, or sequestered, the Clean Energy Regulator will issue one Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU). ACCUs are a financial instruments that may be traded or used to offset emissions.
As farmers are the largest landholders in Australia, most of the approved methods and many of the opportunity for carbon farming is available to Australian farmers.
This opportunity brings excitement, optimism, and uncertainty or even skepticism, which is why we believe the Australian farming industry must have a clear understanding of the facts, accurate data, and sound advice that can use the carbon project activities to benefit farm production objectives and not at the expense of them.
A two-part preliminary assessment of a farm’s ability to sustainably and profitably deliver a soil carbon project.
Carbon Farming Services
Providing individual services or complete end-to-end solutions for farmers seeking to undertake a soil carbon project.
Soil Carbon Sampling
Utilising the latest equipment and fully-trained team that meets the high standards of soil carbon sampling for private and wholesale clients.
Utilising comprehensive soil sampling, testing, satellite imagery, and soil surveys to create tailored pasture improvement programs.
On Farm Trials
On-farm research trials (partnering with Meat & Livestock Australia and other research institutes) to lead the way in new soil, pasture and carbon research.