Information Brochure: Mitigation and cost of on-farm Greenhouse Gas Emission
This information brochure reports on the modelling work done over four years on a range of dairy, sheep and beef farms, as part of a number of projects, including for the NZAGRC. It also discusses forestry as a carbon sink and possible costs to farmers.
Sponsors include: NZAGRC, AgFirst, Groundtruth, Scion, and DairyNZ
Mitigation of on farm GHG Emissions.pdf (4.87MB)
Reducing New Zealand's Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Low Greenhouse Gas Feeds
This publication provides an overview of how various feeds (e.g. grass silage, brassicas, cereal and root crops, maize silage, palm kernel extract) may affect greenhouse gas emissions. It shows what the NZAGRC and PGgRc research programme has investigated so far on methane yields, its broad conclusions, and discussion of current and future research. Finally some specific findings on manipulating certain components of pasture (e.g. sugars, lipids), and further testing on brassica crops, fooder beet, and non-pasture feeds are provided.