Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing, securing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The idea is to stabilize carbon in both solid and dissolved forms so that it doesn’t cause the atmosphere to warm. The process shows tremendous promise for reducing the human “carbon footprint.

All organic fertilisers can be hugely beneficial to soil, helping to optimise soil health and aid carbon sequestration.

Plants need minerals from soil and carbon dioxide from the air in order to grow. Some of this carbon goes into the ground. In fact, soil stores three times more carbon than the atmosphere and twice the amount of trees and forests. However, soil can also lose these carbon stores as it becomes degraded. The loss of carbon from poor soils contributes to the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and accelerates climate change.

Carbon sequestration through plants and trees makes for long-lasting ecological benefits. Over time, for instance, farmers and producers who have organic fertilisers applied to their agricultural land can expect higher crop yields while also reducing or outright eliminating the need for chemical fertilisers.

Why is soil health important?

  • Healthy and natural nutrient rich soil leads to increased resilience to crop challenges.
  • Increased Biomass and Microbiology within the soil will increase the carbon sequestration capacity of the soil structure.
  • UK soils currently store circa 10 billion tonnes of carbon, roughly the same as 80 years’ worth of UK greenhouse gas emissions, intensive arable agriculture has lost between 40% – 60% of the soils organic carbon.
  • The use of organic manures in agriculture will increase the health of soils, promote biodiversity, provide organic nutrient release to promote balanced crop growth whilst reducing requirements on inorganic, carbon releasing inputs.
  • Plants and trees capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it safely in the ground (this is known as biosequestration)

Our renewable fertilisers help to maintain, restore and increase soil health, infusing nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur back into the soil while making it lighter and more porous and capturing large amounts or carbon to increase the soil carbon balance. In turn, healthy soils help to retain water and prevent erosion, while allowing plant and animal life to flourish and perpetuate the cycle of restoration.

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