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Measuring the Environmental Footprint of Alberta Peas (PCN Summer 2017)

The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) collaborated with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) to conduct an Alberta pea environmental footprint assessment using a method called life cycle assessment (LCA) to set a benchmark and identify hotspots to direct best management practices. Additioinally  they found that Alberta pea’s carbon footprint is lower than any other study due to Alberta’s higher crop yield and lower fertilizer application rate.