Why carbon flows with Alan Lauder

WHY CARBON FLOWS WITH ALAN LAUDER


CONTROLLING KANGAROOS IS ESSENTIAL TO INCREASE CARBON FLOWS 17 May 2019 Any animal that is eating grass when it is trying to grow immediately after rain is reducing the flow of carbon into the paddock.…
LAST BLOG: SUSTAINABLE BEEF CAN’T BE DEFINED WITHOUT DISCUSSING CARBON FLOWS 13 Jun 2018 THE most over-used and misused word in the English language is “sustainable”. Everybody uses it, but often there is little agreement on what it…
SHORT-TERM CARBON IS THE DRIVER OF CHANGE 06 Jun 2018 When people get their head around the carbon flows way of thinking, they quickly discover that the bulk of the carbon that is moving…
ANIMALS CAN BE VERY SELECTIVE 30 May 2018 We all know that grazing animals, especially sheep, are selective in what they eat. They graze selectively the best species of plants and also…
WHY RESILIENCE IS IMPORTANT 23 May 2018 Australia has one of the most variable climates on earth and extreme weather repeatedly affects the Australian farming sectors. We have always had droughts,…
WHERE CARBON RESIDES 16 May 2018 At a land management forum I attended a few years ago, a retired scientist commented that from his experience, problems are never solved by…
PRACTICAL FACTS THAT PROVIDE UNDERSTANDING 09 May 2018 Did you know that if we compressed the atmosphere and turned it into liquid, then the oceans would be 500 times bigger? This reminds…
WET YEARS ARE OVER EMPHASISED FOR REGENERATION 02 May 2018 Thinking a wet period on its own can improve a paddock’s productive capacity and resilience is like thinking a runner can win a race…
EDIBLE SHRUBS NEED DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT TO PERENNIAL GRASSES 25 Apr 2018 When I visited South Africa in the late 1990’s, I met rangelands scientist Dr Louis du Pisani. He told me how he had discovered…
ONGOING STABLE METHANE EMISSIONS FROM CATTLE DOESN’T CHANGE THE CLIMATE 18 Apr 2018 Could it be that a lot of cattle producers world-wide are being unfairly blamed for progressing climate change because of the methane released by…
CARBON LEVELS INFLUENCE RAINFALL 10 Apr 2018 If you are lucky enough to catch those first summer storms, subsequent storms will often follow the same track. The first storm changes the…
DROUGHT IN PERSPECTIVE 04 Apr 2018 Have you ever thought of drought in the context of carbon balances? Graziers run a carbon business, and they are out of business, when…
THE CARBON GRAZING PRINCIPLE RELATES TO MANAGING CARBON FLOWS 29 Mar 2018 The principle has as its basis, that effective pasture rest is achieved when enough carbon has flowed above and below ground to all the…
METHANE IS THE CARBON ATOM TAKING A DETOUR 22 Mar 2018 The methane debate is one of subtleties, with the true issue being the production of methane per kg of production. We have to go…