One of my hobby's right now is finding out how lawn care companies can be paid to sequester CO2. It seems at the current carbon credit rate, 0.10% of additional SOM per acre equates to $110.00 and .........SOM increases in the soil for 25 to 35 years from establishment of the turf where it begins to level off. So Mr. Branson may pay your company $110.00 per acre per year for 25 years to put down little to no fertilizer. HMMMM? makes one think for a minute. what if you increased it 0.3% per year $330.00/acre. One company I just met with has 80 acres that they take care of, thats $26,400.00 a year for less inputs That is almost like around here where they pay farmers not to plant tobacco Here is a little blurb from the University of Kansas Helping to alleviate global warming and climate change? With proper management, organic carbon levels in soils can be increased. Increasing soil carbon levels through a process called soil carbon sequestration helps reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Soil carbon sequestration is one of the most cost-effective ways available now of reducing greenhouse gases. K-State and the consortium also work with Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Veris Technologies in Salina, and the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York on new methods of testing carbon levels. But soil carbon is just one part of the picture, Rice said. Nitrogen fertilizers contribute nitrous oxide, another greenhouse gas.