Measuring emission of agricultural Greenhouse Gases
… and developing mitigation options using nuclear and related techniques
Agriculture is a big contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A lot of these emissions are a result of fertilizer overuse. Growing of crops, raising of livestock and other forms of land use are responsible for 23% of human induced GHG emissions. Agriculture, therefore, is second only to energy generation in its role as a GHG emitter.
With the help of nuclear techniques, scientists can measure the amount of fertilizer plants take up and provide farmers with the optimal amount to use. The implementation of this technology has led to emission reductions of over 50 per cent in studies where it had been carried out (SOURCE: Springer).
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