Stakeholder webinar

See the presentations from the webinar, by clicking on the title. 

Crop residues contributes substantial inputs of carbon and nitrogen to the soil. They are critical for sustaining soil fertility, and they make a major contribution to sustaining or enhancing soil carbon stocks. However, they also contribute to nitrous oxide emissions directly through addition of nitrogen in the crop residues and indirectly though affecting soil conditions and processes determining these emissions.

The European ERAGAS funded ResidueGas project has studied how different types of crop residues affect the greenhouse gas emissions and how they can be managed to improve the climate benefits of crop residue management. In a webinar, researchers from the project will present the results and the relevance of these results will be discussed from the perspective of different types of farming in Europe.

Agenda for the webinar:

10.00Introduction to the ERAGAS ERA-Net, Frank O’Mara, Teagasc, Ireland    
10:10Presentation of outputs and highlights from the project, Jørgen E. Olesen, Sylvie Recous, Maria Ernfors, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Chiara de Notaris
10:35Farm level accounting of greenhouse gases, Søren Kolind Hvid, SEGES, Denmark    
10:45A policy and practice perspective on crop residues, David Michie, National Farmers Union Scotland, UK    
10:55The "low carbon" label, a payment opportunity for French farmers who contribute to climate change mitigation, Anne Schneider, Terres Inovia, France        
11:05Crop residues in organic and conservation agriculture, Andreas Gattinger, JLU Giessen, Germany    
11:15Panel debate
12:00End of meeting