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NVND Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Sidney, Montana

NVND Study for Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network in Sidney, Montana
Management practices, such as irrigation, tillage, cropping system, and N fertilization, may influence soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We quantified the effects of irrigation, tillage, crop rotation, and N fertilization on soil CO2, N2O, and CH4 emissions from March to November, 2008 to 2011 in a Lihen sandy loam in western North Dakota. Treatments were two irrigation practices (irrigated and non-irrigated) and five cropping systems (conventional-tilled malt barley [Hordeum vulgaris L.] with N fertilizer [CTBFN], conventional-tilled malt barley with no N fertilizer [CTBON], no-tilled malt barley-pea [Pisum sativum L.] with N fertilizer [NTB-PN], no-tilled malt barley with N fertilizer [NTBFN], and no-tilled malt barley with no N fertilizer [NTBON]). The GHG fluxes varied with date of sampling while peaking immediately after precipitation, irrigation, and/or N fertilization events during increased soil temperature. Both CO2 and N2O fluxes were greater in CTBFN under the irrigated condition but CH4 uptake was greater in NTB-PN under the non-irrigated condition than in other treatments. While tillage and N fertilization increased CO2 and N2O fluxes by 8 to 30%, N fertilization and monocropping reduced CH4 uptake by 39 to 40%. The NTB-PN, regardless of irrigation, might mitigate GHG emissions by reducing CO2 and N2O emissions and increasing CH4 uptake relative to other treatments. To account for global warming potential for such a practice, information on productions associated with CO2 emissions along with N2O and CH4 fluxes are needed.

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POLYGON ((-103.102579 48.103804, -103.100454 48.103804, -103.100454 48.102689, -103.102579 48.102689))
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2011
Contact Name
Sainju, Upendra
Contact Email
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Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
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