New research wins award

New research enabling growers, foresters and land managers to find cost-effective ways of cutting greenhouse gas emissions has won a peer-led Green Gown award run by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges for climate-change research.

Scottish Agricultural College team leader Dr Dominic Moran said big savings could be achieved by careful use of nitrogen fertiliser. Other cost-effective options included anaerobic digestion, improving drainage and applying plant breeding for improved efficiency.

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