Erosion Economic Calculator

What is the cost of erosion to your farm?

How to use the calculator

Enter your farms estimated loss of soil and farm type in the relevant cells, including:

  • Approximate the average mm depth of soil loss from an event or period of erosion.
  • Select soil type in the drop-down list.
  • Enter the number of hectares affected by the erosion. Values less than 1 can be used, i.e., 0.5 for half a hectare.
  • Select your topsoil fertility level from the drop-down list.
  • Select the farm enterprise category from the drop-down list.

Note the results displayed.  You will note that different inputs will generate considerably different results reflecting differences in soil nutrient status and potential income from different enterprises.

Your results

0m3
Cubic metres topsoil lost per hectare
0m3
Cubic metres topsoil lost total
0t
Tonnes of topsoil lost per hectare
0t
Tonnes of topsoil lost in total
A$0.00
Nutrients and carbon lost for erosion event
0.00%
Yield potential lost from erosion event
A$0.00
Yield potential lost from erosion event
A$0.00
10-year cumulative loss.
Includes lost yield potential over 10 years plus initial loss of nutrients and carbon