Agricultural Emissions

Above Island Lake - Photo Credit Scott Copeland

While agriculture provides the food we eat, it also affects the air we breathe. UC Davis student, staff and faculty researchers:Agriculture

  • characterize emissions from livestock and field operations
  • provide cost-effective, practical solutions to reduce these emissions
  • develop and recommend agricultural practices that more efficiently produce the food we eat while reducing emissions to the air we breathe

Examples of research include measuring the amounts of smog-forming chemicals emitted by cattle, designing equipment that reduces dust from harvesting, and exploring the potential of agriculture practices to mitigate climate change.