Increasing the amount of carbon stored in agricultural soils can help mitigate rising greenhouse gas emissions while improving the productivity and resilience of agricultural systems.
Our LOOC-C ('look see’) app will help farmers and land managers discover possible carbon projects for their land and assess whether they can participate profitably in greenhouse gas mitigation and maximise the benefits to the land from carbon markets.
Soil water and biology
Soil inverse modelling
We use inverse and spatial modelling approaches to provide accurate and cost-effective predictions of plant available water holding capacity (PAWC) of soils. These can be at sub-paddock or paddock scale from crop yield and at regional scale from bio-climate variables.
Chameleon water sensor
We have developed an accessible system for the world's most vulnerable farmers that notifies them of their crop's soil water levels, and helps them make decisions that significantly boost their crop yields.
Analytical chemistry group
The Analytical Chemistry Group (ACG), based in Canberra, ACT, provides analyses on selected chemical constituents of soil, plant and water to CSIRO and external clients such as government agencies, universities and the private sector.
Analytical services unit
The Analytical Services Unit (ASU) in CSIRO Land and Water is based in Adelaide, South Australia and has been providing analytical services for over thirty years. It provides an extensive range of chemical analyses on plant, soil and water samples for inorganic nutrients, trace elements and heavy metals.