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Initiative 16

Identifying the best plant species for reducing methane emissions (B.CCH.6520

Earlier research has shown that particular plant species have the potential to reduce methane produced by livestock that eat those plants.

Research undertaken by University of Western Australia

What are we doing?

This project is measuring what happens when livestock are grazed on shrubs and pastures that potentially lower the amount of methane they produce.

Commercially-available pasture species with lower methane producing potential will be established.

Timing:

June 2015

Who's helping: