By engaging in conservation practices like reduced tillage, cover crops and more efficient applications of nitrogen, farmers earn carbon credits that are sold to companies wanting to offset their carbon emissions.
These practices go a long way toward achieving compliance with international environmental standards and, with the right paperwork and data support, they can help make sustainable approaches more profitable.
In addition to the current program, which is modeled on Canada's previously regulated Conservation Cropping Protocol, Trimble is piloting a
Voluntary Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP), which
encourages producers to work with their agronomist to utilize the 4Rs (Right
Product, Right Rate, Right Place, Right Time) of good nitrogen management
practices and results in offsets due to the reduction of nitrous oxide from