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Title: Nitrous Oxide and Ammonia Emissions from Multiple Pollutant Cracking Clay Experimental Sites. Defra project number AC0111
Related Party - Organisation (Author): ADAS
Related Party - Organisation (Author): Rothamsted Research - North Wyke
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Defra
The overall objective of this project was to improve our understanding on contrasting cracking clay soils of the interactions that occur between livestock manure multiple pollutant loss processes and pathways to the air (i.e. ammonia and nitrous oxide) and under Defra Project WQ0118 (Understanding the behaviour of livestock manure multiple pollutants through contrasting cracking clay soils) to the water (i.e. nitrate-N, ammonium-N, phosphorus, sediment and microbial pathogens) environment. Nitrous oxide emission and ammonia volatilisation losses were quantified from selected slurry management treatments at the replicated field-scale Cracking Clay experimental platform sites. Slurry applications were made at a target rate of 50m3/ha and complied with the revised EU NVZ Action Programme. At each site, the plots were managed using commercial farm equipment and slurry applications were made using bandspreaders to enable application to growing crops in spring/summer.
Subject Keywords: SlurryNitrous oxideAmmoniaNitrate leachingBandspreadingClay soilsDrainageHydrologically isolated plotsApplication timingEmission factor
Geographic Keywords: EnglandUnited Kingdom
Time Window -  Start: 2008-04-01 00:00:00 End: 2013-03-31 00:00:00
Publication Date: 2017-04-11

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