Modelling beneficial management practices in agriculture to analyze effects on greenhouse gas emissions and environmental sustainability

Agriculture emit greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. In this project, we will look for best management practices to decrease these emissions. To accomplish this, we will review the literature to learn what have been done before, and what best management practices work well for decreasing greenhouse gases emissions. We will also use an existing software (Holos model) to represent management practices and to evaluate their impacts on decreasing greenhouse gases emissions from simulated agricultural systems typical of Alberta regions. This project will inform sustainability of agriculture and it will set the foundations for a decision tool within the Environmental Farm Plan, effectively reaching farmers.

Chloe Ducholke
Faculty Supervisor: 
Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez
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