A cap on nitrogen emissions: a farmer's perspective
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.