On the 9th of November, researchers from the James Hutton Institute will demonstrate a new prototype app, which along with farm sensors, will reportedly estimate greenhouse gas emissions and point to ways to reduce them.
It can also guide growers in how to store more carbon in arable and mixed systems, it’s claimed.
The event will also include a discussion about the drivers and challenges inherent in reducing emissions, as well as a tour of the Glensaugh research farm, near Laurencekirk, including the Climate-Postive Farming Initiative.
Plant physiologist and soil scientist, Professor Tim George, will round out the event with a talk about cutting carbon in arable systems.
Farmers who wish to take part can contact Carol Kyle at [email protected] or on 0344 928 5428. Travel expenses will be paid, alongside compensation for the farmers’ time.
Project leader Dr Jagadeesh Yeluripati said: “Our goal is to give farmers a way to identify practices that may effectively reduce their GHGs and also use their soil to store more carbon. This workshop is a unique opportunity to shape and improve this innovative technology. Together, we can identify the driving forces behind emissions, enhance usability and maximise its impact.”