A GROUP of grain producers in South Australia will shortly be invited to take part in a trial of FLINTpro technology which can measure on-farm emissions in a national first.
The technology, called FLINTpro, allows Australian farmers to evaluate, benchmark and communicate the environmental footprint of their production.
FLINTpro for Farms technology uses a cradle-to-farm gate approach, measuring the greenhouse gas output of on-farm activities as well as embedded emissions found elsewhere in the supply chain from inputs such as fertilisers, chemicals and diesel.
It also allows farmers to assess their environmental performance against regional benchmark data, and to monitor environmental aspects beyond greenhouse gas emissions.
The trial of FLINTpro for Farms in South Australia will involve 10 farms, and is part of the Target Net Zero for Farms project.
It will aim to create a system for grain producers to confidently and efficiently measure and report farm emissions.
Producers will apply the best practices in farm emissions reporting, tailored to their own grain operations.
Funded jointly by the SA Government and Grains Producers SA (GPSA), the project will be delivered by GPSA through the Mullion Group.
On completion of the trial, it will be evaluated for potential to rollout to grain producers more broadly so they can gather data about their own environmental footprint.
SA grain producers will shortly be invited to express interest in being involved in the project.
Source: Government of South Australia