Why carbon flows with Alan Lauder

WHY CARBON FLOWS WITH ALAN LAUDER


SMALL CHANGES CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE 16 Mar 2018 Discussing management of carbon flows relates to both economic outcomes and environmental outcomes. This week is all about economics. If I asked an average…
WHY SHORT TERM REMOVAL OF ANIMALS AFTER RAIN RESTS ALL PLANTS 10 Mar 2018 Plants are not all thinking the same in terms of their end goal with pasture rest. However, the one thing they all have in…
IS PASTURE REST TIME OR TIMING 20 Feb 2018 The question has to be asked, what are we really trying to achieve with pasture rest? The answer: Achieving the flow of carbon to…
THE TWO DIFFERENT PROCESSES PLANTS USE TO GENERATE CARBON FLOWS 15 Feb 2018 Did you know that there are two different systems of photosynthesis used by plants? One is called the C3 pathway and the other is…
PLANTS DON’T JUST SIT THERE AND TAKE IT 08 Feb 2018 Plants may not be able to move around but that doesn’t mean they have no control over their destiny. They have an amazing array…
WHAT REALLY IS PADDOCK RESILIENCE 02 Feb 2018 The traditional definition of resilience is a paddock that is functional and able to withstand adverse conditions. For those seeking tangible evidence of when…
SOME OF THE MAIN POINTS RAISED IN 2017 18 Jan 2018 A few years ago, while traveling in rural Queensland, I met an interesting woman in the Blackall newsagency. During the course of conversation she…
EDIBLE SHRUBS SUPPLY MORE RELIABLE CARBON FLOWS 14 Dec 2017 When carbon moves around a grazing paddock, above and below ground, nitrogen goes for the ride. The amount of nitrogen partnering carbon at any…
FINANCIAL ANALOGY 07 Dec 2017 Short term carbon is the fast moving carbon and long term carbon is the slow moving carbon. To put fast and slow moving carbon…
THE STRUCTURAL ROLE OF FLOWING CARBON 29 Nov 2017 Everybody knows the presence of carbon is important for soil structure, however, it also has a structural role. This comes back to carbon being…
SPEEDING UP THE FASTER MOVING CARBON FOR INCREASED PROFIT AND REDUCED METHANE 22 Nov 2017 Have you ever thought about why cows digest leaves faster than stems or why a leaf breaks down faster in the soil than a…
HOW CARBON AND NITROGEN WORK TOGETHER 15 Nov 2017 We can’t fully understand the process of carbon movement from one life form to the next in a paddock, until we understand how nitrogen…
THE DIFFERENT SPEEDS OF PADDOCK CARBON 10 Nov 2017 Have you ever considered that all the different forms of carbon in a paddock are moving at different speeds? The first two columns drew…
WHY PADDOCK CARBON NEEDS ONGOING REPLACEMENT 01 Nov 2017 Did you know that after carbon enters the paddock, it is consumption that allows it to move and, in the process, change from one…