How much Carbon can soil sequester?
The amount of carbon that can be sequestered in soil depends on various factors. These include soil type, climate, land use, and management practices. In general, soils can sequester significant amounts of carbon, particularly if they are managed to enhance carbon storage.
Currently, it is not possible to estimate the exact amount of carbon that a given parcel of soil can sequester. The currently approved Australian soil carbon measurement method credits accrual to one metre depth. As an example, if your current soil profile demonstrates that carbon has accrued in the top 10 centimetres, then there is a further 90cm of soil depth that can be used to sequester carbon and earn carbon credit income.