- New greenhouse gas calculation resource to help growers reduce on-farm emissions and respond to market signals
- McGowan Government striving to achieve net zero emissions for WA by 2050
A new industry-specific data set to help Western Australian grain growers reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions and build more sustainable businesses was launched today by the McGowan Government.
The emissions calculation data set was collated by the Carbon Neutral Grain Pilot Project, backed by the McGowan Government, Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) Group and Wide Open Agriculture.
The information will enable growers to understand their own grain emissions and respond to increasing global market demand for grain from low emissions production systems.
The data set was based on 36 case studies of grain enterprises on the greenhouse gas emissions from wheat, barley, canola, oats and lupin production, and compares several emissions calculators.
The initiative complements the State Government’s $4.24 million investment in the Katanning Research Station demonstration site to help farmers create more sustainable businesses – all supporting the State’s vision of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.