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Title: Daily topsoil mineral nitrogen: AC0116, County Down, 2012-2013
Related Party - Organisation (Author): AFBI
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Defra
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Scottish Government
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Welsh Assembly Government
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): DAERA Northern Ireland
Abstract:
At the AFBI Hillsborough research farm near Hillsborough, south-east Northern Ireland (clay loam topsoil texture), direct N2O-N emissions were measured from replicated (x3) plots (4 x 12 m) arranged in a randomised block design. Dairy cattle slurry (30 m3/ha) was applied to permanent grassland in autumn (early-October) and spring (early-April). The cattle slurry was applied using watering cans simulating bandspreading and surface broadcast application with slurry applied across the whole area of the plot for surface broadcast treatments and applied in bands spaced 20cm apart to simulate bandspread treatments. In two separate treatments, the commercially available nitrification inhibitor - dicyandiamide (DCD) was applied by knapsack sprayer to the sward, within 1 hour of slurry application by surface broadcast and bandspreading, to give a DCD application rate of 10 kg /ha (6.5 kg N/ha). An untreated control treatment was included where no slurry was applied. This dataset contains topsoil mineral nitrogen values measured to a depth of 0-10 cm. Measurements were taken from all treatments, on selected days when nitrous oxide flux measurements were also made. In both spring and autumn, the first measurement is a 'background' measurement i.e. before any treatments were applied. If the data file is downloaded/opened in excel, dates may appear as dd-mm-yy instead of the standard yy-mm-dd.
Subject Keywords: Soil mineral nitrogenTop soilGrassland soilsClay soils
Geographic Keywords: County Down
Observed Properties: Ammonium-nitrogenDateExperimental blockingExperimental treatmentNitrate-nitrogenSampling depthYear
Parameter: Block number
Parameter: Depth of soil sampling
Parameter: Measurement date
Parameter: Soil ammonium-nitrogen content
Parameter: Soil nitrate-nitrogen content
Parameter: Treatment
Parameter: Year experiment started

Geographic Extent -
    Longitude (West): -6.22
    Longitude (East): -5.95
    Latitude (South): 54.37
    Latitude (North): 54.53

Phenomenon Time -  Start Date/Time: 2012-10-04 End Date/Time:  2014-04-10
Result Time: 2014-04-10
Valid Time -  Start Date/Time: 2012-10-04 End Date/Time:  2014-04-10
Feature of Interest: biosphere
Publication Date: 2017-04-05

This data is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence (Version 3).

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