Land Use Efficiency

Since Canadian agriculture accounted for 8% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2013, and agriculture is also susceptible to the impacts of climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions, implementing changes to crop management practices that effect greenhouse gas emissions is important.

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Energy Use

The energy that crop production uses is a cost to the farmer. Energy used in crop production is commonly thought of as the fuel burned in tractors and other machinery, but it’s also the energy required to produce and transport machinery, fertilizers and other inputs. The CFPC’s energy use indicator provides a means of measuring this energy use per unit of crop production.

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Climate Impact

Since Canadian agriculture accounted for 8% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2013, and agriculture is also susceptible to the impacts of climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions, implementing changes to crop management practices that effect greenhouse gas emissions is important.

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Soil Erosion Risk

Soil erosion continues to be a major concern for soils around the world. Canada has widely adopted practices that reduce soil erosion, such as reduced tillage, continuous cropping, and cover crops.

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