Carbon naturally cycles through agroecosystems in all management systems, but some systems are better than others for increasing soil organic carbon (SOC). Crop roots and residues add carbon to soil organic matter (SOM) and microbial respiration eventually emitting carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere. Soil organic matter is over 50% soil organic carbon (SOC), and […]
In this episode we discuss the challenges and benefits of reducing tillage and adding cover crops in the Northern half of the US. Agronomists John Pullis and Steve Hasselman share their experiences with these sustainable farming practices in the upper Midwest. After working with farmers for years through these practice changes, they offer advice through […]
Agoro Carbon promotes carbon sequestration practices on ranches nationwide. In this episode we dive into what conservation practices look like in range and pastureland. Range Agronomist, Brekke Munks grew up in rural Wyoming on an elk refuge surrounded by rangeland and cattle. With a strong background in agronomy and animal health (Ph.D. Agronomy, M.S. Plant Science […]
Deep-Carbon storage: Biological, chemical & physical strategies to enhance carbon stocks in agricultural subsoils
A recently published paper in Soil Biology and Biochemistry has shed light on an overlooked but critically important component of carbon sequestration in soils. The paper highlights the role of agricultural subsoil, which is the soil that exists under the topsoil at depths greater than 30 cm, in combatting climate change through soil carbon sequestration. […]
In this article from Seed World magazine, Agoro Carbon’s Regional Sales Manager Jerry Stephens highlights how farmers can benefit from the carbon market. “I don’t sell anything to producers, I can only buy carbon credits,” says Agoro Carbon Alliance Regional Sales Manager, Jerry Stephens. “Right now, the methodology for creating carbon credits is where Agoro Carbon is […]
Growers are well aware of the yield differences and potential between fields on their farm. And the range of yield potential only grows the more we zoom out to a larger geographic area. This inherent yield potential of the soil is driven by many factors – slope, drainage class, clay content, CEC, and of […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsvVpDDJQds Watch third generate dryland wheat farmer, Devin Moon, explain why he choose to get his farm involved with the Agoro Carbon carbon cropping program.
For many years prior to the industrialization and mechanization of agriculture in the early to mid-20th century cover crops were an integral component of many farm operations – Thomas Jefferson even wrote about them in his farm journal. In modern agriculture cover crops have gained immense popularity amongst progressive and innovative farmers and ranchers as […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBFA-UEq6W8 “In our climate I don’t see a down side to capturing carbon. People love to romanticize the image of the farm life, nah we are production ag we are a business and ultimately you have to take the emotion out of it and be profitable.“ – Devin Moon, Washington Dryland Wheat Farmer
Microbes play a big role in carbon sequestration. Learn more about how we can help farmers with soil health and carbon sequestration.