18 Apr 2009

Greenhouse gas emissions from crop farming studied

9:35 am on 18 April 2009

Managing greenhouse gas emissions from crop farming is behind two new research projects being undertaken by the Foundation for Arable Research.

One of the studies focuses on reducing nitrous oxide emissions from the arable industry, mainly from the use of fertilisers, and understanding which activities emit the most greenhouse gases.

The second will study how to quantify national soil carbon pools, which are being looked at internationally as a potential sink to mitigate the impact of emissions.

The projects have been given grants from the Sustainable Farming Fund.