All About Soil Carbon

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Renowned Scientist spends 2 days in East Gippsland
Bairnsdale RSL– 20th July 2009
Tambo Crossing Field Day- 21st July 2009

CARBON is the basic building block for all life on – and in – the earth. We cannot live without it. Neither can our soils.

Agricultural soils have the capacity to sequester and store large volumes of carbon, thus improving microbial content, biological activity, fertility, structure, stability, resistance to erosion and ultimately biodiversity, productivity and profitability. Increasing soil carbon can significantly reduce the impact of dryland salinity, reduce sedimentation in rivers and streams, improve water quality, improve air quality and decrease the impact of the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. And all this an occur with some appropriate and simple techniques. Dr Christine Jones will tell us how. Contact Leah Newey for a registration form. Day 1 $10 (covers lunch) & Day 2 free.

Who is Dr. Jones?

Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally renowned groundcover and soils ecologist. She has a wealth of experience in supporting landholders to implement regenerative land management techniques that increase soil carbon therefore improving productivity and creating new topsoil.

Christine has ‘an outstanding track record in mobilising and inspiring the community to better manage their land, water and vegetation’. (LWA)

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