To help progress the country’s net zero carbon ambitions, NRM have launched CarbonCheck – a brand new package enabling farmers and landowners to accurately monitor, record and benchmark carbon levels within their soils. The new report not only gives details on traditional information such as organic matter, but combines information from a number of different carbon measurements, total nitrogen and the C:N ratio. This is then combined with a soil bulk density measurement to calculate organic carbon stock in tonnes per hectare. Information on stone content and sampling depth are all factored into the calculations, to give the most accurate result. There is the option to also include active carbon. Measuring active carbon is a management tool that looks at the readily available portion of soil carbon that provides the food source for soil microbes. 

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