NZAGRC Annual Report 2017

Soil carbon: New tool to measure soil carbon

A study has been completed into the potential of using mid-infrared spectroscopy/partial least squares regression (MIR/PLSR) analyses to provide accurate estimates of the content and composition of soil carbon. The MIR/PLSR measurements provided reliable estimates about the impact of agricultural management on carbon stocks to a depth of 0.25m, as well as an indication of the vulnerability of soil carbon to change.

An exceprt from the NZAGRC Highlights 2017 to be released in full shortly. Read more


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