Grazing management is a known influence of carbon accumulation in agricultural soil, but there is conflicting evidence on the extent. This study compared organic carbon and nitrogen stocks at the conclusion of a 5-year grazing trial on a fertilised native pasture in south-eastern Australia. The study included three grazing treatments: ungrazed, tactically grazed (set stocking with biannual rest periods) and cell grazed (intense stocking with frequent long rest periods).
Orgill, S., Condon, J., Conyers, M., Morris, S. G., Alcock, D. J., Murphy, B. W., & Greene, R. S. B. (2016). Removing grazing pressure from a native pasture decreases soil organic carbon in southern New South Wales, Australia. Land Degradation and Development, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2560