In recent times significant interest has arisen in the area of soil organic matter, the capacity of a soil to store organic matter and possible rates of change of organic matter in the soil. While many soils have capacity to maintain a higher level of organic matter the ability to achieve this depends on many factors.
This calculator asks the question:
“If I want to change my Total Organic Carbon value by 0.05%, 0.1% or 1.0%, how much plant biomass do I require to do this?”
We encourage you to vary the default numbers that already appear in the white boxes to see how this changes the biomass required for a change in total organic carbon (TOC). If you have your own values for each of the values, you can determine potential changes in TOC under your current system of management.