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Investment to benefit farmers across Canada

Nova Scotia research centre to study and develop on-farm tools for applying nitrogen with a federal investment of almost $1 million


Truro, N.S. – The federal government has made an investment in the Nova Scotia Agricultural College that will benefit producers across the country.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has announced an investment of more than $850,000 to the college to study and develop on-farm tools for applying nitrogen.

The college will use the investment to advance and develop greenhouse gas mitigation technologies that will allow producers to understand and apply nitrogen in a more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner, reducing its impact on air and water quality.

This will lead to better soil fertility, reduced nitrous oxide emissions, and a decrease in other environmental impacts, such as water contamination.

Funding for this project is through the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program.