Webinar: for companies that develop ammonia sensors
At the request of the Flemish government, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) is currently looking into the feasibility of measuring ammonia emissions continuously and at barn level, in order to eventually develop a more farm-oriented policy in the long term.
The goal of this project was to look for ways to reduce ammonia emissions based on a source-oriented approach. This benefits not only the environment, but also the poultry farmer and the animals by optimizing the climate in the poultry house.
Towards more sustainable poultry farming via source-oriented ammonia emissions reduction
Main research questionHow can livestock producers provide substantiated evidence for the correct application of low protein feeding of beef cattle as an ammonia emission reduction measure based on a user-friendly and efficient methodology? That is the central research question in ELP-Beef.
Main research questionHow do we achieve reduced nitrate nitrogen and phosphorus leaching, better control of nitrogen losses from ammonia volatilization, and lower greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector, both plant and animal production?
Agriculture has a small share in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, including from tractors, but a large share in ammonia (NH3) emissions. The main sources of ammonia emissions are barns, manure storage, field application of manure, and manure processing. Ammonia is a major contributor to nitrogen deposition in nature reserves.
Research approachAn effects matrix is drawn up based on current knowledge (breed, feed, housing, etc.) to use an integrated approach to determine the impact of two current welfare trends (reducing the stocking density and keeping slower-growing varieties) on ammonia emissions and other aspects of farm operational management.Relevance/ValorizationInformation
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