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Soil Carbon Sequestration

Soils are increasingly talked about as a potential 'sink' of carbon on farms, capturing carbon from the atmosphere through crop growth. Focusing on increasing soil carbon could provide indirect benefits to crop yield, health and resilience, as well as direct benefits in future as the soil carbon code evolves.

However, soils are complex, and their potential for capturing carbon is as varied as the many types of soil and the ways that they are managed.

The Soils section of the website provides extensive guidance on all aspects of soil management. Below are some specific links to information on managing soils for carbon capture, and emerging carbon markets linked to soil carbon.

An Introduction to Soil Carbon, Agriculture & Future Payments (

Potential for 'Carbon Farming' on Scottish Farms (

Soil Carbon Code | About the Code (

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