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.

Current progress and research stories

Reducing New Zealand's agricultural emissions: Mapping soil organic carbon stocks

This publication provides an overview of how we can map the amount of carbon stored in New Zealand soils.

  1. pdf NZAGRC-PGgRc_Soil carbon mapping.pdf (3.02MB)

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