Ricegrowers’ Association Awarded Funding to Investigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

16 Sep 2013 9:30 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) has welcomed a funding grant to demonstrate greenhouse gas abatement under round two of the Commonwealth Government’s Action on the Ground program.

RGA Policy Manager, Andrew Bomm, said around $690,000 has been awarded to RGA to demonstrate management options that reduce nitrous oxide and methane emissions in rice fields, and build soil carbon.

“The project is designed to quantify the effect altering management practices in rice-based farming systems has on greenhouse emissions. Researchers from Southern Cross University and NSW DPI will be conducting trials on farms in the Riverina to demonstrate the extent to which different rice stubble, fertiliser and water management practices can reduce nitrous oxide and methane emissions from growing rice in Australia,” Mr Bomm said.

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