Know How / Carbon

LAYERS

How a layer producer is cutting carbon footprint with maggots

Millions of black soldier fly larvae, bred in a converted shipping container, are helping to boost the protein content of feed at a laying unit in Powys. The larvae are…

AGRICULTURAL TRANSITION

How to make your arable farm business more sustainable

Simple management changes can help make arable farming more sustainable – and often more profitable too, say analysts. The environmental and financial performance of a typical 600ha arable unit (see…

AGRICULTURAL TRANSITION

Q&A: Advice for navigating your farm's road to net zero

With significant consumer pressure on retailers to demonstrate the environmental credentials of the food and drink on their shelves, supermarkets are requiring more from their farmers – including reducing emissions.…

NEWS

OFC 2022: Risks surround monetisation of carbon credits

Farm businesses risk jeopardising their own future emissions targets by cashing in on the “dash for carbon”, a new report warns. On the opening day of the Oxford Farming Conference…

LIVESTOCK

3 livestock farmers' environmental management plans for 2022

With the Sustainable Farming Incentive opening in 2022, farmers under increasing pressure to raise their environmental credentials. We speak to three livestock producers who explain how environmental management has already…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Scheme to tackle dairy sector carbon emissions launched in NI

A new scheme to tackle carbon emissions in the dairy sector has been launched in Northern Ireland by agriculture and environment minister Edwin Poots. The voluntary carbon audits programme will…

LIVESTOCK

Free methane-reducing feed pellet for farmers who share data

British-Swiss agri-tech company Mootral is offering UK dairy farmers a methane-reducing feed supplement free for six months in return for farm data to show how the product can help drive…

SOILS

Liquid digestate and min-till help farm get to carbon neutral

Richard Anthony has achieved carbon neutral farming by using liquid digestate, cover crops and minimal tillage on his south Wales farm, and now looks to sequester even more carbon dioxide.…

ARABLE

Why a climate-positive farm shows value of natural capital

The 1,000ha Cholderton Estate has achieved climate-positive status by capturing more greenhouse gases than it emits, while showing that it is possible to run a profitable farming business in countryside…

CARBON

Nitrogen tool part of major upgrade to Farm Carbon Calculator

A new tool for measuring nitrogen balance has been added to the Farm Carbon Calculator as part of a major upgrade, enabling farmers and growers to undertake a more detailed…