A cap on nitrogen emissions: a farmer's perspective

by cbishop — last modified Jan 14, 2011 01:43 AM

Mike Barton
Mike Barton

When: noon, Wednesday,
January 19, 2011
Where: 3201 Hart Hall,
on the UC Davis campus
Free and open to the public

A first-of-its-kind program set up four years ago around New Zealand's Lake Taupo puts a mandatory cap on agricultural nitrogen emissions. The program is targeting a 20% reduction in the amount of nitrogen leaching into the lake by 2018, through farmland conversion and nitrogen discharge trading.

How are farmers adjusting? Mike Barton, a beef farmer and trustee of the group involved in the implementation of the program, will share his thoughts.

Mike's talk is part of ASI's Nitrogen Speaker Series.

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