Carbon Farming

Carbon Farming and the Catalogue of Measures

Two problems

Our climate is at risk. We have too much CO2 in our atmospere today and too little in our soils. Agriculture is, depending on the respective source emitting 8-35% of our global green house gas emissions.

Given this agriculture is seen as part of the problem.

 

This is what we are changing with Carbon farming.

To enable transition, we have put together a catalogue of measures with AgroCO2ncept, Sofies-emac and Flury&Giuliani.

A - Feeding details…

  • A1: Feeding planning
  • A2: Feed optimization
  • A3: Grazing

B - Herd Management details…

  • B1: Efficiency gain through breeding and herd management

C - Barn Management details…

  • C1: Liquid manure management
  • C2: Reduction of dirty areas
  • C3: Barn climate

D - Manure Management details…

  • D1: Slurry tank coverage
  • D2: Manure storage and Compostation
  • D3: Slurry tank in soil
  • D4: Slurry tank aeration
  • D5: Additives (Phosphogypsum, Lactic acid, PRP)

E - Energy and Resource Efficiency details…

  • E1: Building insulation
  • E2: General energy saving measures
  • E3: Energy-efficient tanks and plants, waste heat recovery
  • E4: Consumption-efficient machines
  • E5: Shared use and maintenance of machines
  • E6: Bundling of work processes and processing of large quantities
  • E7: Reduction of transportation
  • E8: Waste recycling, targeted and separate disposal
  • E9: Reduction and substitution in material use

F - Energy Production details…

  • F1: Biogas plant with combined heat and power unit
  • F2: Photovoltaics
  • F3: Energy wood (central heat plant)
  • F4: Pyrolysis Plant

G - Optimization of the Cropping Systems details…

  • G1: Examination of crop rotations / crop distribution
  • G2: Ensuring soil cover
  • G3: Crop residue management
  • G4: Charcoal application
  • G5: Conversion to permanent grassland
  • G6: Storage through woody plants and agroforestry
  • G7: Demand-based irrigation and use of own sources

H - Reduction of Tillage details…

  • H1: Reduction of tillage intensity
  • H2: Reduction of passages and soil load
  • H3: Optimization of spatial utilization structures

I - Optimization of Plant Nutrition and Protection details…

  • I1: Optimization of fertilizer type and quantity
  • I2: Optimization of fertilizer application and incorporation
  • I3: Humus build-up and C storage through compost
  • I4: Optimization of the use of crop protection products

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