Gaseous nitrogen losses from pig slurry fertilisation: can they be reduced with additives in a wheat crop?

Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

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Title Gaseous nitrogen losses from pig slurry fertilisation: can they be reduced with additives in a wheat crop?
 
Creator Mateo-Marín, Noemí
Isla, Ramón
Quílez, Dolores
 
Subject Agricultural Environment and Ecology
ammonia volatilisation; microbial activator; nitrification inhibitor; nitrous oxide emission; urease inhibitor
 
Description Aim of the study: The use of pig slurry as fertiliser is associated with gaseous nitrogen (N) losses, especially ammonia (NH3) and nitrous oxide (N2O), leading to environmental problems and a reduction of its fertiliser value. This study evaluates, in an irrigated wheat crop, the effect of different additives mixed with pig slurry to decrease NH3 and N2O losses.Area of study: Middle Ebro valley, SpainMaterials and methods: The treatments were: i) non-N-fertilised control, ii) pig slurry (PS), iii) pig slurry with the urease inhibitor monocarbamide dihydrogen sulphate (PS-UI), iv) pig slurry with a microbial activator in development (PS-A), and v) pig slurry with the nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (PS-NI). Pig slurry was applied at a target rate of 120 kg NH4+-N ha-1. Ammonia volatilisation was measured using semi-opened static chambers after treatments application at presowing 2016 and side-dressing 2017. Nitrous oxide emissions were measured using static closed chambers after treatments application at the 2017 and 2018 side-dressing.Main results: Ammonia volatilisation was estimated to be 7-9% and 19-23% of NH4+-N applied after presowing and side-dressing applications, respectively. Additives were not able to reduce NH3 emissions in any application moment. PS-NI was the only treatment being effective in reducing N2O emissions, 70% respect to those in PS treatment. Crop yield parameters were not affected by the application of the additives because of the no effect of additives controlling NH3 losses and the low contribution of N2O losses to the N balance (<1 kg N2O-N ha-1).Research highlights: The use of 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate would be recommended from an environmental perspective, although without grain yield benefits.
 
Publisher Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)
 
Contributor INIA (RTA2013-00057-C05-04
FPI-INIA CPD-2015-0044)
Fondo de Inversión de Teruel ((FITE 2016)
 
Date 2021-08-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revistas.inia.es/index.php/sjar/article/view/17271
10.5424/sjar/2021193-17271
 
Source Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research; Vol 19, No 3 (2021); e0302
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research; Vol 19, No 3 (2021); e0302
2171-9292
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://revistas.inia.es/index.php/sjar/article/view/17271/5230
https://revistas.inia.es/index.php/sjar/article/downloadSuppFile/17271/18568
 
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Copyright (c) 2021 Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research
 

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