Being in the malting industry it’s important to stay up to date in the ever-progressing world of agriculture.
Being an artisan malt house we feel it’s also important to support the betterment of our environment.
NSF, the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with our neighbors at Colorado State University, released fascinating information involving new agriculture land-use strategies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
And how convenient—it appears the answers may line in soils.
“The beauty of soils is that they can be managed to provide ecosystem services often ignored,” said paper co-author Phil Robertson of NSF.
It’s not just that soils can be managed to be ‘climate-smart’ though, not just that they can be resilient against climate change—but it’s the fact that the land itself can also help mitigate that change in the first place.
To learn more about these techniques and methods, or to help raise awareness for these great new ideas, please visit the NSF website.
“Land-use is as much a social issue as it is an environmental issue,” Keith Paustian, CSU soil and crop scientist said. We couldn’t agree more.
The best farming practices yield the best grain, the best malting practices yield the best malt, and the best brewing practices yield the best beers.
So when Keith Paustian says “We need to develop the right incentives for the industry,” we say what’s a better incentive than good beer?
As this topic gains momentum we promise to do our part in raising awareness for these innovations as well as staying actively involved in these land-use matters.