An enhanced software tool to support better use of manure nutrients: MANNER- NPK

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Nicholson, F. A., Bhogal, A., Chadwick, D. R., Gill, E., Gooday, R. D., Lord, E., Misselbrook, T. H., Rollett, A. J., Sagoo, E., Smith, K. A., Thorman, R. E., Williams, J. R. and Chambers, B. J. 2013. An enhanced software tool to support better use of manure nutrients: MANNER- NPK. Soil Use and Management. 29 (4), pp. 473-484.

AuthorsNicholson, F. A., Bhogal, A., Chadwick, D. R., Gill, E., Gooday, R. D., Lord, E., Misselbrook, T. H., Rollett, A. J., Sagoo, E., Smith, K. A., Thorman, R. E., Williams, J. R. and Chambers, B. J.
Abstract

MANNER-NPK (MANure Nutrient Evaluation Routine) is a decision support tool for quantifying manure (and other organic material) crop available nutrient supply. The user-friendly design of an earlier version of MANNER was retained, but in response to user and stakeholder feedback, additional functionality was included to underpin new and revised nitrogen (N) transformation/loss modules (covering ammonia volatilization, nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide/di-nitrogen emissions, and organic N mineralization) and also to estimate manure phosphorus (as P2O5), potassium (as K2O), sulphur (as SO3) and magnesium (as MgO) supply. Notably, MANNER-NPK provides N availability estimates for following crops through the mineralization of organic N. Validation of the crop available N supply estimates was undertaken by comparing predicted values with data from more than 200 field experimental measurements. For cattle, pig and poultry manures, there was good agreement (P<0.001) between predicted and measured fertilizer N replacement values, indicating that MANNER-NPK provides robust estimates of manure crop available N supply and N losses to the wider environment.

KeywordsSoil Science
Year of Publication2013
JournalSoil Use and Management
Journal citation29 (4), pp. 473-484
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/sum.12078
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderDEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs UK
Funder project or codeDelivering Sustainable Systems (SS) [ISPG]
Inventories of ammonia and greenhouse gases from UK agriculture
Optimisation of nutrients in soil-plant systems: How can we control nitrogen cycling in soil?
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
PublisherWiley
ISSN0266-0032

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