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Soil carbon. Carbon Drawdown.

  • 21-02-2022 9:44pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9,572 ✭✭✭ Say my name

    Soil test results came back. Private tests, not in the dept scheme.

    Did a back of the envelope calculation. Used a calculation of 6 inches of soil. And one cubic meter of soil weighing 1.2 tons. Some have one cubic meter of compacted soil weighing 2 tons. Whether that's a more truer weight of non dug soil I don't know.

    So anyway both these paddocks are 7 acres. It's the same field actually but since a cow track was put in years ago they've been farmed just ever so slightly different.

    Back to calculations.

    6.98% organic carbon is 360tons.

    5.2% organic carbon is 268 tons.

    That's a difference of 92 tons of carbon between both sides of that laneway.