COMET Carbon Modeling Tool

COMET Carbon Modeling Tool

Tim Hammerich
Tim Hammerich
News Reporter
It’s time for your Farm of the Future Report. I’m Tim Hammerich.

In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, some companies, organizations and individuals are looking to pay to sequester carbon. Farmers take carbon from the atmosphere and fix it to the soil every year. But in order to get paid, a farmer has to know how much they are sequestering. There are a couple free tools for this, says Soil Metrics CEO Brad Justice. Starting with one called COMET Planner.

Justice… “That's a four-click sort of tool. And you can go and pick your County, talk about what it is you're doing. And then the conservation practice you're interested in applying. And it'll actually give you an estimate right there in four clicks. Okay. Well, if you have business as usual, and then if you adopted this conservation practice, whatever it might be, and there's a whole host of them and they can choose from. Here's what kind of out of County resolution, here's what you could expect to see based on soils in your area, weather in your area, typical crop rotations in your area, right. And give you that number. So really quick and easy.”

For a more detailed and precise assessment of a field, there is a second tool called COMET FARM.

Justice… “That is where you'd go in and actually do an assessment on an individual field, you know, COMET PLANNER, a good estimate. COMET FARM let's drill down and get a precision estimate of what that would be. And so that's the highest resolution tool you can use.”

That’s COMET C-O-M-E-T, a quick search for Comet Planner or COMET Farm will take you directly to the websites.


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