Genetic Reduction of Energy use and Emissions of Nitrogen through cereal production: GREEN grain
Project Report No. 468 on improving the value of UK wheat for ethanol production and non-ruminant feeding, and to reduce costs of growing wheat for these and other markets by enabling development of high-energy varieties with reduced input requirements, especially of fertiliser N.
Year of Publication2010
This project initiated the development of a new wheat type for the UK – one with high energy grain, suited to alcohol production and livestock feeding, and with low nitrogen fertiliser requirements hence low environmental impacts. Primary beneficiaries of this ‘GREEN grain’ are predicted to be wheat growers through reduced costs of crop nutrition, but alcohol processors would also benefit, and emissions of nitrate, ammonia and nitrous oxide would reduce markedly. Wheat seed performance was also improved, but expected benefits for the livestock industry remain to be proven.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Greenhouse Gas
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Cereal crops
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Soils & water > Soil management
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops > Nutrition & fertilisers
- Subject Collection > Greenhouse Gas > GHG Reduction
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops
HGCA supports the UK cereal and oilseeds industry in improving its competitiveness in UK and overseas markets.Website
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