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  • Julia Dobson

    August 23, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Rowan, great job building soil organic matter over the years! my basic understanding is that carbon is a cycle, and if you’re measuring the humate form of carbon, it will go up and down according to plants & microbes cycling carbon like depositing/withdrawal (to put it in terms of a bank account). I don’t know the science of it well enough, but you’re probably right in suggesting the correlation to higher rainfall, the system might be consuming more OM because there is more water available to do so?? Its great that you had the high levels of stored carbon available for this season. And I suspect you will see great benefit from the carbon cycling… Don’t get discouraged by the reduced carbon level, it’s good that your carbon cycle is working.🙂 Love your work ❤️