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dc.contributor.authorKrol, Dominika*
dc.contributor.authorMinet, E.*
dc.contributor.authorForrestal, Patrick J.*
dc.contributor.authorLanigan, Gary*
dc.contributor.authorMathieu, O.*
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Karl G.*
dc.identifier.citationKrol, D..J., Minet, E., Forrestal, P..J., Lanigan, G..J., Mathieu, O., & Richards, K..G. (2017). The interactive effects of various nitrogen fertiliser formulations applied to urine patches on nitrous oxide emissions in grassland, Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 56(1), 54-64. doi:
dc.identifier.issn0791-6833 (print)
dc.description.abstractPasture-based livestock agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrous oxide (N2O). Although a body of research is available on the effect of urine patch N or fertiliser N on N2O emissions, limited data is available on the effect of fertiliser N applied to patches of urinary N, which can cover up to a fifth of the yearly grazed area. This study investigated whether the sum of N2O emissions from urine and a range of N fertilisers, calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) or urea ± urease inhibitor ± nitrification inhibitor, applied alone (disaggregated and re-aggregated) approximated the N2O emission of urine and fertiliser N applied together (aggregated). Application of fertiliser to urine patches did not significantly increase either the cumulative yearly N2O emissions or the N2O emission factor in comparison to urine and fertiliser applied separately with the emissions re-aggregated. However, there was a consistent trend for approximately 20% underestimation of N2O loss generated from fertiliser and urine applied separately when compared to figures generated when urine and fertiliser were applied together. N2O emission factors from fertilisers were 0.02%, 0.06%, 0.17% and 0.25% from urea ± dicyandiamide (DCD), urea + N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT) + DCD, urea + NBPT and urea, respectively, while the emission factor for urine alone was 0.33%. Calcium ammonium nitrate and urea did not interact differently with urine even when the urea included DCD. N2O losses could be reduced by switching from CAN to urea-based fertilisers.en_US
dc.publisherTeagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Irelanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol 56
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectNitrification inhibitoren_US
dc.subjectNitrogen fertiliseren_US
dc.subjectNitrous oxide emission factorsen_US
dc.subjecturease inhibitoren_US
dc.titleThe interactive effects of various nitrogen fertiliser formulations applied to urine patches on nitrous oxide emissions in grasslanden_US
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Irelanden_US

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