Grazing Land Management

Need help in making cents$ of carbon and emissions on farm?

Sheep Central, August 12, 2020

Sheep and trees in low carbon farming.

PRACTICAL options for lowering on-farm carbon emission are outlined in Agriculture Victoria’s updated ‘Making cent$ of carbon and emissions’ booklet.

Agriculture Victoria said the updated edition is full of practical management options for lowering farm emissions and reducing operational costs.

The booklet comes at a time when more attention is being paid to the carbon and emission performance of agricultural industries and farms, AV said.

Agriculture Victoria climate specialist Graeme Anderson said the booklet provides an overview of practical management options to lower farm emissions that may also help to reduce operational costs and improve profits.

“The booklet focuses on practical actions that farm businesses can take now to improve their emissions performance.

“Farmers and service providers will equally find it informative and useful,” Mr Anderson said.

The 19-page publication provides a brief explanation of the carbon and emission action areas; energy, nitrogen, soils, livestock, trees and supply chain.

“Within each section we’ve included practical actions farmers can take on-farm to improve the resource efficiency of their operations.

“It focuses on win-win options including messages about profitability, productivity and farm health,” Mr Anderson said.

“Farmers are proving there are ways to increase on-farm productivity while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions on-farm.

“In many cases, actions to reduce emissions or increase carbon on farms have multiple benefits for farm businesses, such as increasing farm health and profitability.”

The booklet can be viewed and downloaded from the Agriculture Victoria website www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/carbon-emissions

Printed copies of the booklet can be ordered by contacting Agriculture Victoria on 136 186 or emailing heather.field@agriculture.vic.gov.au

 

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