Organic Matter

Monitor carbon sequestration

This test measures:

Organic matter content is calculated by multiplying total carbon by 1.72

Best time to run this test:

As an extra test during routine soil testing.


Organic matter in soil has an important role in the supply of nutrients, improving soil structure, reducing the risk of erosion, increasing the water holding capacity of soils and providing a food source for earthworms and microbes. It generally declines under cropping and increases under pasture. Recommended once every 4 – 5 years.


Provide information on carbon sequestration and soil health.

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