Carbon farming


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2012
Contributor Upper North Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Jamestown, SA
Carbon farming locations

The Upper North Farming systems group is involved in several Carbon Farming projects, which are trying to identify areas which have the greatest potential for soil carbon sequestration or reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Key messages

There is considerable uncertainty regarding the future of carbon trading in agriculture. The UNFS group is working on several project to help identify how growers might take advantage of the carbon market in the future. Improved production and sustainability needs to be the key driver of any management changes with carbon credits being a bonus, not the drivers of change.

Lead research organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Host research organisation Upper North Farming Systems
Trial funding source Caring for our Country
Related program Carbon Farming Initiative
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type None: No crop specified
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil Improvement
  • Soil Improvement: Type
  • Stubble: Management
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Jamestown 2012

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Jamestown, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Jamestown, SA Sodosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Jamestown SA
2012 650.2mm
2011 658.4mm
2010 654.0mm
2009 638.7mm
2008 610.6mm
2007 614.5mm
2006 614.9mm
2005 621.3mm
2004 580.3mm
2003 560.2mm
2002 558.8mm
2001 571.8mm
2000 513.6mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Jamestown SA

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Upper North Farming Systems office location

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2012 trial report

Trial last modified: 26-06-2019 14:19pm AEST