We have teamed up with the UK’s leading agricultural analysis laboratory, NRM, to encourage farmers to benchmark their soils. As an NFU member, you can get 10% off NRM’s CarbonCheck and CarbonCheck Plus packages.
CarbonCheck is the most comprehensive soil carbon testing service available in the UK and is rapidly becoming the industry standard. Measuring soil carbon, especially the active carbon element, is an effective way to monitor soil health. Benchmarking now will allow you to monitor the impact of sustainable farming practices and be prepared for future income opportunities relying on carbon sequestration. CarbonCheck results are presented in an easy to understand format and are straightforward to interpret. NRM will support you with advice on how your results compare with their databank of samples analysed from across the UK to date.
It includes the following analysis, which combine to provide a complete soil carbon audit:
- Organic carbon (as a % and carbon stock in t/ha)
- Organic matter
- Inorganic carbon
- Total carbon
- Total nitrogen
- C:N ratio
- Bulk density
It includes the standard CarbonCheck tests as well as the additional analysis of Active Carbon, which shows the readily available portion of soil carbon that provides a food source for soil microbes. This is therefore considered a key soil health indicator. Changes in active carbon levels can be identified more rapidly than changes in organic matter, so will highlight the effect of different soil management techniques quickly and easily.
How do I get the discount?
To order your CarbonCheck and claim your NFU member’s discount, please complete the form below. Your sample kits will be sent to you, containing everything you need: sample bags, analysis request forms (specific to CarbonCheck) and postage boxes/bags. If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]
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