In order to help farmers make the best greenhouse gas mitigation choices, NIWA scientists are travelling the country to learn more about how paddocks emit these gases.
The study will include looking at the effectiveness of chemical sprays currently used to decrease nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural land.
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“Farmer Craige MacKenzie’s says the testing is essential for the future and to find out what works and what does not.
“”I think we can always do more, it’s about whatever is good for the environment but also what is economical.”
“Scientists are studying how going green could also work out better financially. “Under an Emissions Trading Scheme it could be used as a way of collecting some kind of emissions reduction credit,” says McMillian.”