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Increase Carbon Capture

Develop and manage crops and land in new ways to capture and minimise release of carbon so that land will become an overall carbon sink

Immediate actions include:

The generation of Irish specific emission factors related to soil type, land use and management; increased afforestation and the impact of afforestation on soil carbon fluxes, evaluate the influence of hedgerow and hedgerow management on soil carbon fluxes; increasing the use of cover crops in tillage; evaluate the influence of water table management/rewetting of organic soils on soil carbon emissions.

Below is a selection of publications on the topic of Carbon Capture

Teagasc Carbon sequestration Statement 

Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and the Role of Sequestration and Rewetting - Webinar with presentation on Carbon sequestration and water table impacts on peat soils

Climate mitigation options through Afforestation – The Forest Carbon Tool

Enhancing soil carbon sequestration to contribute to carbon neutrality on Irish farms

Catch Crops for Water Quality

Cover crops update from Signpost Tillage Farmer Vincent Macken