Increasing soil organic carbon has clear agronomic benefits related to improved soil fertility. With Australia signing the Kyoto protocol and enabling international trade in carbon credits by 2011, the prospect of a double benefit emerges.
Bioscience has been researching soil organic carbon dynamics for over 15 years. Research programs include broad acre cropping (collaborating with Ausplow in developing DBS fertiliser systems), developing and quantifying composts and manures in vegetable horticulture (funded by WA Govt, HRDC then HAL) and more recently with AgWA/DAF/ Murdoch University looking at Carbon accumulation under perennial cropping systems.
As an analytical service provider, the company has specialist equipment and protocols in routine use which have recently become internationally recognised as the accepted soil carbon quantification method, furthermore we having optimised such methods for WA soils and currently have as substantial database of test results from the state’s main production areas.