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Webinar: Can grazing management increase soil carbon?

December 7, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will discuss findings into the links between grazing management and soil organic carbon.

An extensive Australian review of published research has found that grazing management is unlikely to be a silver bullet for increasing soil organic carbon, and that the other benefits of improved grazing management (such as increased ground cover and improved productivity) may outweigh potential soil carbon gains. However, results were very much site-specific, with some cases showing large gains in soil carbon, while others showed large losses.

The research presented is part of Meat & Livestock Australia’s Carbon Storage Partnership, which seeks to explore and develop pathways to carbon-neutral red meat production by 2030.


  • Lead author of the research review, Dr Sarah McDonald, NSW Department of Primary Industries. Sarah will share the methods and key findings of the research review.
  • Research agronomist Warwick Badgery, NSW Department of Primary Industries. Warwick will provide context for the results, and discuss key takeaways for farmers and others who may be seeing soil carbon changes, or considering modifying grazing strategy.
  • Carbon Storage Partnership project lead, Associate Professor Matthew Harrison, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tasmania.
  • Facilitator Suzannah Macbeth, South Coast NRM.

Audience questions welcome via the Zoom Q&A function.

More information and registration

Read the Journal of Environmental Management review: Grazing management for soil carbon in Australia: A review.


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