Planting Carbon credits

Text: 'Photosynthesis the plant captures carbon' 'Plant respiration plant loses some carbon' 'Sequestration the carbon left in a plant'
at 32:44 "C sequestration = C photosynthesis - C respiration" Karis McFarlane, Ph.D, 'Understanding Climate Change: Seeing the Carbon Through the Trees'

Text: 'Soil carbon requires teamwork' '(pigs) Mixing the compost' '(cows) Mowing the pasture' '(chickens) Pest Control'
from the Polyface farm philosophy
"If every farm with cows in America adopted Polyface's practices of "mob-stalking, herbivorous, solar-conversion, lignified, carbon-sequestration fertilization," in less than 10 years, they could sequester away all the carbon released since the beginning of the Industrial Age, he said. (Joel Salatin)"
UVA Today article By Brevy Cannon Farmer Joel Salatin Puts Nature's Template To Work

Text: 'Plants feed microbes sugar'
at 55:05 "And of course most of this is happening right around the root system because it is the plant that is in control of all of this. The plant controls everybody else by the exudates, the kinds of sugars and proteins and carbohydrates coming out of that root system. But here we have the bacteria and fungi using and protecting those root systems. These guys eat those guys and release nutrients in plant available form. Plant needs more, put out more exudates" Dr. Elaine Ingham, 'Soil Food Web'

Text: 'Microbes feed plants nutrients'
at 18:17 " ...but microbes have to break those down the manure and cover crops to make the nitrates and ammonium available to your plants. If you don't have microbes to do that you will have no nutrients for your crops." Heather Darby Ph.D, 'Healthy Soils for Healthy Organic Dairy Farms'

Text: 'The end result 'Humus' carbon stored for thousands of years'
at 05:17 "(soluble carbon) In the soil it's going to get siphoned off from the roots out into the hyphae. The hyphae is just a tube just like a strand of hair it's just a hollow tube and in this case it's going to be full of this soluble carbon thats been siphoned off out of the root. They only live for about 10 or 12 days in the soil their turning over all the time. And thats as hyphae full of liquid carbon, die in the soil their consumed by other microorganisms that process them and very quickly it goes through the soil food web and is turned into humus." Dr Christine Jones, 'Carbon Workshop - Part 2 of 5'

Also at 35:05 "(humus) ...but the soils can actually hang on to it for thousands of years. Which means it not going back in to the atmosphere as CO2 through soil respiration. " Karis McFarlane, Ph.D, 'Understanding Climate Change: Seeing the Carbon Through the Trees'


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