Climate Friendly FarmingTM
Washington State University helping farmers develop and implement agricultural systems and practices that mitigate global climate change.
Climate Friendly Farming is a project of Washington State University's Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources which seeks to understand the interconnections between climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and agriculture in an effort to reduce agricultural emissions of greenhouse gases, improve soil carbon sequestration, and develop bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts from agriculture that offset the combustion of fossil fuel carbon.
The three-fold goal of the project is to develop and evaluate agricultural technologies and management practices that can reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, restore soil carbon through sequestration, and replace fossil fuel-derived products with biomass derived products.
Project scientists are:
- assessing and modeling direct emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O from farm management practices
- assessing the impact of management (ie. tillage, crop rotation, residue management, etc.) on soil carbon sequestration
- evaluating alternative cropping systems, including bioenergy crops
- developing decision support systems for precision nitrogen management in cereal grain systems
- developing and evaluating anaerobic digestion technology for dairy and food processing wastes
- developing nutrient recovery technologies for organic waste materials
- supporting public policy development for Climate Friendly Farming practices
Please select CFF Topics to find results, publications, and resources on specific Climate Friendly Farming topics.