Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-EID) INTERFUTURE grant infomation:

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016

Grant Agreement: n. 722642

Title project: From microbial interactions to new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers

Coordinator: Michele Perazzolli

Funding: EU under project number H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 - 722642

Timeframe: 01.12.2016-31.05.2021

University/Department: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Department of Sustainable Agroecosystems and Bioresources

Network Partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (Coordinator), Italy; University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences , Austria; University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; University of Molise, Italy; BIOBEST, Belgium; BIPA NV, Belgium; INOQ GmbH, Germany; Azotic Technologies Ltd, UK; De Ceuster Meststoffen NV (DCM), Belgium; e-nema GmbH, germany; University of Trento, Italy


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Nitrous oxide emission from agricultural soils: Application of animal manure or biochar? A global meta-analysis

Journal of Environmental Management 285 (2021) 112170. 

Nitrous oxide emission from agricultural soils: Application of animal manure or biochar? A global meta-analysis

Awais Shakoor, Sher Muhammad Shahzad, Nilovna Chatterjee, Muhammad Saleem Arif, Taimoor Hassan Farooq, Muhammad Mohsin Altaf, Muhammad Aammar Tufail, Afzal Ahmed Dar, Tariq Mehmood

INFORMATIVE ABSTRACT - When some values vary from one scientific research to another, a meta-analysis and peer-review study of scientific literature is the right tool to clarify the role of an element. This is what has been done for animal manure and biochar, whose effects on nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in agricultural soils are not well defined.

It's clear in the scientific community that animal manure and biochar, which correspond to organic amendments to agricultural soils, may enhance soil organic carbon contents, improve soil fertility and crop productivity but also contribute to global warming through N2O emission. Nevertheless, the effects of organic amendments on N2O emissions from agricultural soils seem variable among numerous research studies and remains uncertain.

The results of this meta-analysis study, based on 85 scientific publications peer-reviewed, provide scientific evidence about how organic amendments such as animal manure and biochar regulate the N2O emission from agricultural soils.

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