Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Scientists develope calculating tool for farmers to use

Tractor on fieldCSU scientists will develop a baseline compilation of land use and management practices relevant to greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration throughout the state. A calculating tool will be developed for farmers to use in evaluating alternative cropping practices and assessing greenhouse gas mitigation benefits on their land....

"We want to get people involved at the grassroots level in the design of the state-level assessment and receive feedback about the online decision tool that we are developing. Ultimately we want to work collectively with the agricultural industry to come up with a mitigation system that will realistically work for them and the State," said Keith Paustian, also a senior research scientist at the university's Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory.

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