In this section, we provide suggestions on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the following areas of operation:
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Because some degree of climate change is now inevitable, changes to agricultural practices are critical to climate change adaptation.
A focus needs to be on the implementation of farming practices that develop soil health, exercise sustainable nutrient management and encourage environmental sustainability. Manitoba agriculture is in a good position to influence greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, because farming practices can be modified to become part of the climate change solution.(1)
There are practical on-farm techniques that can be implemented to help reduce GHG emissions. Management practices such as conservation tillage, crop rotation selection or type of fertilizer used can promote long-term soil productivity while maintaining water quality and preserving profitability.