30 April 2014

Measures for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Agriculture

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SCI's BioResources Group

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

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Synopsis
The UK is committed to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, including an 80% cut in N2O by 2050, for which agriculture contributes over 80%. Reductions in nitrous oxide emissions have been successful over recent years but further reductions are promised and must be provided from the agricultural business sector. 
This is contradictory to the need to secure UK food security with increased yields in agriculture and with a required nitrogen supply for crop health. Maintaining food security requires the addition of large amounts of N into arable and grassland systems and reduced generation of greenhouse gases is a shared goal between the research and industrial communities. 
This meeting promotes positive contributions to reduce GHG production in the agriculture sector that are applicable now and in the foreseeable future. The interaction between fertilizer companies, plant breeders and researchers in the field will target practical applications that can make a significant difference.
Attendees

The meeting brings together leaders from diverse aspects of greenhouse gas science and industry. They include monitoring in grassland and arable agriculture, mitigations in the production and application of fertilizer products and increased nitrogen use efficiency through plant breeding and genetics in crops within UK and European agriculture. Increased interaction between these stakeholders will promote a practical, combined approach for reduction in agricultural emissions. The meeting will provide an exciting forum for stakeholders in the fields of plant breeding, fertilizer supply, plant science, policy making, monitoring and new agronomic practice.


Programme

Day 1

09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:45
Chairman’s introduction
10:00
Counting the contribution of N2O from grassland systems
David Chadwick, Bangor, InveN2Ory
10:35
Greenhouse gas emissions from UK arable agriculture
Keith Goulding, Rothamsted Research
11:10
Refreshments
11:40
Accounting for emissions from UK fertiliser manufacture and agronomy for nutrient use efficiency: a growing project
Elaine Jewkes, GrowHow
12:15
Greenhouse gas mitigation options in mineral fertilizer production and use
Frank Brentrup, Yara
12:50
Lunch
13:50
Chairman's introduction
14:00
Improving nitrogen use efficiency in crops: questions and approaches
Bertrand Hirel, INRA
14:35
Ed Flatman, Limagrain
15:10
Refreshments
15:45
The potential for using legumes to provide N inputs to European agriculture
Robert Rees, SRUC Carbon Management
16:15
Optimal N fertiliser application rates to achieve optimal grain yield per kg of N2O
Roger Sylvester Bradley, ADAS
16:50
Discussion
17:15
Close

Venue and Contact

Rothamsted Research

West Common
Harpenden 
AL5 2JQ 

 

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Earlybird rates before 28 February 2014
GB£80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Student Member
GB£140 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Non-Member 
GB£60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Subsidised Member

Standard rates after 28 February 2014
GB£100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member 
GB£60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Member 
GB£170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member 
GB£70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subsdised Member

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