Famers have always understood that soil organic matter (SOM) underpins soil health. However, since the invention of the steel mouldboard plough and specialisation of farming, all too often, SOM is being destroyed faster than the soill can replenish it. Reducing cultivations, returning to diverse rotations and planting cover crops between cash crops can increase SOM, soil carbon, reduce costs and increase profits. Then there is the cherry on the top of Soil Capital Soil Carbon Payments.
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To read Dr Tom Sizmur, Associate Professor in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Reading’s paper “Crops and Carbon Farming” presented at the AHDB Webinar “Cover Crops and Carbon Farming”which sets out how SOM accumulates and the means of increasing SOM and the benefits click on the download below.