An Introduction to New Zealand's Agricultural Green House Gas Emissions and Management

There is increasing International, National and public pressure to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture and food production at the farm level. Consumers seek premium foods with lower GHG footprints. Understanding Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from pastoral production systems is therefore important as it is the first step to reduce and mitigate the emissions. Rural professionals with a grounding in the skills required to measure the GHG footprint are needed to guide farmers in developing emissions reduction plans for their farming business.

The course will be delivered by a science teams from AgResearch, Massey University and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre and policy experts from the Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI). Course development has been partially funded by DairyNZ’s Transforming the Dairy Value Chain Primary Group Partnership programme and draws on material from an earlier course funded by the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand and MPI.

Course Outline

  • Mode of Delivery - 10 Weeks Online
  • Massey Credits - 5
  • Cost - $1,500.00 + GST

Prerequisites:
Participants must have completed Intermediate Sustainable Nutrient Management in New Zealand Agriculture

or
Have in the previous 3 years passed the Massey University Paper 189.362 ‘Soil Fertility and Environment’ or the Lincoln University Paper ‘Advanced Soil Management’ Code: SOSC340, with a B grade or higher.

or
If you can show you are an experienced OVERSEER software user and have a Science Qualification in Agricultural Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles, then our Course Controller may approve entry to the course.

For all course enquiries and to register an expression of interest,please email Fiona Bardell

 

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