Field Burning of Crop Residues

Emissions of greenhouse gases from field burning of crop residues have been estimated to very low levels in 2002. The emissions of CO and NOx may however be considered as not negligible. Information provided by experts support a decreasing trend of field burning as an agricultural practice, but there are only usable activity data for one single year (1997).

Due to lack of activity data from beginning of the nineties and very low emission levels, the study concludes that Sweden should report trace gas emissions from field burning of crop residues as not occurring “NO” in the emission inventories.