An Australian-based research project has demonstrated how machine learning harnessed to satellite remote sensing can cut the number of costly soil samples required to measure a farm’s carbon levels.
The research by AgTech startup Perennial, supported by AgriFutures Australia’s Carbon Program, opens new pathways to the ambitious goal set by the federal government to reduce soil carbon measurement to $3 per hectare.
South Australian grape grower and Managing Director of Perennial Australia, Oli Madgett explores reducing the cost of measurement, which can be as high as $20-$30 per hectare and how pivotal it is to encourage farmers and landholders to become involved in storing carbon in soil.
South Australian grape grower and Managing Director of Perennial Australia, Oli Madgett
This podcast is part of the Carbon Initiative Program, a $2 million investment across 15 projects to explore novel approaches to carbon storage, greenhouse gas emission reduction and emission avoidance, as well as methods to drive awareness, overcome barriers and develop market pathways for farmers, fishers and foresters.