Plants & GHGs

The NZAGRC’s former nitrous oxide and soil carbon work streams were combined into one programme this year. This ensures a strong overall framework, closer communication and full GHG analyses across the programme. The programme focusses on three key areas:

1. Identifying and prioritising plant traits for low GHG emissions;

2. Mitigation practices to maintain soil carbon and reduce nitrous oxide emissions at paddock scale; and

3. Defining the achievable soil carbon stabilisation capacity of New Zealand grassland soils.

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NZAGRC welcomes PCE report on agricultural GHG mitigation

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
 
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report into greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture highlights the need for a suite of mitigation solutions rather than a single silver bullet.
 

The PCE report is available at http://www.pce.parliament.nz/our-work/news-insights/we-need-to-work-together-on-climate-change-and-farming-says-environment-commissioner 

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