2018 Agricultural Inventory Advisory Panel meeting

Information about the 2018 meeting of the Agricultural Inventory Advisory Panel – an independent group of experts who meet to assess proposed improvements to the Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

Papers considered

Four papers were presented to the panel for consideration:

  • Direct nitrous oxide (N2O) emission factors to livestock excreta based on hill slope        
  • A revised methodology for splitting nitrogen between livestock dung and urine
  • Use of revised activity data on dairy effluent management
  • Improvements and corrections to inventory model

Outcomes

The panel did not recommend the use of revised N2O emission factors for livestock based on hill slope, due to concerns about the statistical analysis of the collected data. It asked for a revised analysis that would address their concerns.

The panel recommended that the new method proposed for splitting nitrogen between livestock dung and urine be adopted and used in the inventory.

The panel recommended that the new activity data on dairy effluent management be used in the inventory.

The panel noted the improvements and corrections planned for the 2019 inventory submission.

2018 panel meeting minutes and recommendations

2018 summary papers and technical reports

Direct N2O emission factors for livestock excreta (EF3,PRP) based on hill slope

A revised methodology for splitting nitrogen between livestock dung and urine

Use of revised activity data on dairy effluent management

Minor improvements and corrections proposed for inventory model

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