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.