Greenhouse gas monitoring equipment to expand research capacity

PI: Joseph Sanford

Sanford is an assistant professor in the School of Agriculture at UW–Platteville. His research interest is in agriculture wastewater management including management of farmstead and edge of field runoff, nutrient management, precision manure application, water recovery and recycling, pathogen inactivation and transport, and emerging agricultural contaminates such as PFAS. His position is funded by the Dairy Innovation Hub.

Sanford’s project will use a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission measurement instrument to measure key GHG emissions of concern to the dairy industry, including CO2, CH4, N2O, NH3, and OH. With this instrument, GMG emissions can be measured from manure management systems, agricultural soil, enteric fermentation, and more with the overall goal of finding ways to reduce GHG emissions in the dairy industry.