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Professional development in climate change for the primary industries

PICCC's postgraduate training builds knowledge of climate change among professionals working in the agriculture sector.

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Nitrous oxide abatement in high rainfall cropping systems

Timing of pasture-to-crop conversions significantly affects the amount of nitrous oxide emitted.

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PICCC newsletter: March edition

The latest edition of PICCC news, including research results in our nitrous oxide projects and our training program for ag professionals.


The Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (PICCC) is a collaborative venture between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria.

PICCC combines the resources and activities of its partners to lead research, development and education related to climate change and the primary industries. Read more.

Featured research

Methane abatement strategies

Enteric methane reduction

Feeding novel supplements to reduce emissions from beef, sheep and dairy systems.

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Reducing nitrous oxide emissions

New research on using inhibitors to mitigate emissions from dairy, horticulture and crops.


Evaluating abatement strategies

Assessing emissions abatement and carbon sequestration strategies for the dairy, sheep and beef industries.