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Soil & cover crops – the unsung super heroes

3 The Soil and cover crops

The soil is a marvellous phenomenon because it can hold more carbon than both the atmosphere and plants combined.

Between 2022 - 2030 and beyond, we will be planting a minimum of 445 acres of cover crops each year. The amount of CO2 this will sequester each year is 97,900 kgCO2e per year.

At ROOT ZERO over the short to medium term we are confident we can sequester significantly more than this.

We are measuring the soil organic matter before and after growing a cover crop, which will allow us to monitor progress more accurately.

Over the coming years, we are confident we'll be able to use these results to form a more robust figure of how much carbon dioxide we are sequestering.