A ‘Gold Standard’ Assessment Of Greenhouse Gas Emmissions In Sorghum Fields


A U.S. Department of Energy-funded collaborative project will allow Texas A&M AgriLife researchers to measure greenhouse gas emmissions from agricultural fields in the Southern Great Plains.

Greenhouse gas emissions from sorghum fields in the Texas High Plains will be the focus of a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, ARPA-E.

This $3.1 million collaborative project led by Oklahoma State University is funded through ARPA-E’s Systems for Monitoring and Analytics for Renewable Transportation Fuels from Agricultural Resources and Management, or SMARTFARM, program. About one-third of the grant will be used in Texas by Nithya Rajan, crop physiology and agroecology associate professor, who is the lead investigator for AgriLife Research on this project.

Rajan will be joined by Ronnie Schnell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cropping systems specialist for sorghum. Both are in Texas A&M University’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences in College Station.

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