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Title: A field-based comparison of ammonia emissions from six Irish soil types following urea fertiliser application
Authors: Burchill, William
Lanigan, Gary
Forrestal, Patrick J.
Reville, F.
Misselbrook, T.
Rochards, Karl G.
Keywords: ammonia volatilisation
fertiliser
grassland
soil type
urea
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2016
Publisher: Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Ireland
Citation: Burchill, W., Lanigan, G., Forrestal, P., et al. (2016). A field-based comparison of ammonia emissions from six Irish soil types following urea fertiliser application. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 55(2), pp. 152-158. doi:10.1515/ijafr-2016-0015
Series/Report no.: Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol 55
Abstract: Ammonia (NH3) emissions from a range of soil types have been found to differ under laboratory conditions. However, there is lack of studies comparing NH3 emissions from different soil types under field conditions. The objective was to compare NH3 emissions from six different soil types under similar environmental conditions in the field following urea fertiliser application. The study was conducted on a lysimeter unit and NH3 emissions were measured, using wind tunnels, from six different soil types with varying soil characteristics following urea fertiliser application (80 kg N/ha). On average, 17.6% (% total N applied) was volatilised, and there was no significant difference in NH3 emissions across all soil types. Soil variables, including pH, cation exchange capacity and volumetric moisture, were not able to account for the variation in emissions. Further field studies are required to improve the urea-NH3 emission factor used for Ireland’s NH3 inventory.
Description: peer-reviewed
URI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijafr-2016-0015
http://hdl.handle.net/11019/1153
ISSN: 2009-9029
0791-6833 (print)
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