Agricultural Emissions

Image: Water rushing from rocky terrain into a lake, surrounded by wildflowers. 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:Image: agricultural equipment in long, golden fields of grain.

  • 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 pollution-forming chemicals emitted by cattle, designing equipment that reduces dust from harvesting, and exploring the potential of agriculture practices to mitigate climate change.