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- Breslin, C., et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2016 v.215 pp. 68-75
- ammonia; cattle housing; cattle manure; chitosan; cost effectiveness; denitrification; dicyandiamide; farmers; field experimentation; grasslands; greenhouse gas emissions; greenhouse gases; land application; mixing; nitrification; nitrification inhibitors; nitrogen; nitrous oxide; nutrients; slurries; soil
- ... Large quantities of organic manures and soiled water are generated by cattle housing every year. These organic wastes are stored until soil conditions are suitable for landspreading or there is a crop requirement for nutrients. After land application, some nitrogen (N) is lost through the direct emission of nitrous oxide (N2O), a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG) produced by nitrification and partial ...
- Breslin, C., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Chemosphere 2013 v.93 pp. 2854-2858
- agrochemicals; biodegradation; chitosan; correlation; dicyandiamide; emissions; encapsulation; hydrocolloids; leaching; nitrates; nitrification; nitrification inhibitors; nitrous oxide; nutrient use efficiency; rain
- ... Using chemical inhibitors to reduce soil nitrification decreases emissions of environmental damaging nitrate and nitrous oxide and improves nitrogen use efficiency in agricultural systems. The efficacy of nitrification inhibitors such as dicyandiamide (DCD) is limited in soil due to biodegradation. This study investigated if the persistence of DCD could be sustained in soil by slow release from a ...