This website is intended to assist the Australian Vegetable Industry account for on-farm greenhouse gas emissions. The website has two elements:

  • A Vegetable specific carbon calculator. This component of the website was funded by Australian Vegetable Growers through Horticulture Australia Ltd (HAL); and
  • Vegetable industry carbon education, information products and extension systems to prepare the vegetable industry for operating in a carbon constrained world. This component was funded by Woolworths and HAL.These projects build on work completed by Houston’s Farm in May 2009 to modify their carbon footprinting tool for the wider vegetable industry. Houston’s Farm's Footprinting Tool has been made available to HAL for this second stage.

Although adopting a different framework, this web site builds on work completed by Houston’s Farm in May 2009. Houston’s Farm's footprinting Tool has been made available to HAL for this second stage.

This website has been developed as a joint partnership between the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and Arris Pty Ltd.

Latest News

The Vegetable Carbon Calculator is now complete and live. To enter the calculator and begin estimating the carbon footprint of your farm click here.

The Understanding Carbon training workshops have now been completed. Training information, including the Understanding Carbon manual is available from the training section of this web-site. A video presentation of Understanding Carbon is also available in the training section of this website.

Industry wide training on using the Vegetable Carbon Calculator will be held in November and December 2010. Attending one of the various training session will be your best opportunity to get a guided preview of how to use the calculator. Click here to see the schedule of training sessions.

The Vegetable Carbon Calculator will help growers to identify their on-farm carbon footprint and will allocate this footprint to specific crops or crop categories. The Calculator identifies carbon emissions associated with:

  • Fertiliser use
  • Electricity
  • Fuel
  • Waste
  • Refrigerant gases
  • Land use change