The Home Grown Cereals Authority has launched a new tool and publication to help growers understand and better manage the carbon footprint associated with arable crops.

The new resources will help the industry to continue meeting agriculture’s UK greenhouse gas emissions commitments without regulatory measures and help satisfy increasing requirements to provide information on a crop’s carbon footprint by the supply chain, according to the authority. The HGCA carbon footprinting decision support tool offers a straightforward and transparent way to understand the carbon footprint of a particular crop. The publication "Understanding carbon footprinting for cereals and oilseeds" introduces the topic of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions targets and the concept of carbon footprinting in cereals and oilseeds.