Rehabilitation of degraded land to increase soil carbon storage in north west Queensland

The Rehabilitation of degraded land to increase soil carbon storage in Northwest Queensland project trialed and demonstrated innovative on-farm practices that may lead to increased  sequestration of carbon in soil and thereby increased infiltration and reduced erosion and runoff.  Trials were conducted on three cattle properties in the Southern Gulf region, north west Queensland. Management and grazing practices included: wet season spell, shallow water pondage, spiral ploughing and shallow ripping.

For more information, please download and read the final report (PDF, 2 MB).

When: 1 July 2012 to 30 May 2015

Contact: Rebecca Gunther, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Collaborators: Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Southern Gulf Catchments NRM Group