The Pilot Emission Removals, Reductions and Learning Initiative (PERRL) was announced in 2002 with a completion date of the end of 2008. The Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA) submitted a project to the program in 2004 that was accepted and required agricultural producer participants. We felt this was a good way to “get our feet wet” in the area of carbon credits and trading process.
I farm together with my father and brother in the Camrose Alberta area. We are primarily a grain operation with a small herd of commercial cows. We are in a black soil zone and have been using reduced tillage since the early 1990’s.
Our tillage equipment consists of Flexicoil 5000 air drill with 4 inch stealth openers on 12 inch row spacing. Our paired row opener places our dry fertilizer one inch below the seed with the seed on each side. We use New Holland CR 970 combines equipped with chaff spreaders for even distribution. We do have a heavy harrow if additional spreading is necessary.
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