UK - China Virtual Joint Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy (CINAG)

Project (past)

Project dates01 Jan 2016 to end of 31 Dec 2019
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorTom Misselbrook
Co-InvestigatorPenny Hirsch
Co-InvestigatorDave Chadwick
Co-InvestigatorLianhai Wu
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS5497
S5490
5497
5490
DepartmentRothamsted Research
Research fish codeBB/N013468/1
Grant IDBB/N013468/1

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Projected climate effects on soil workability and trafficability determine the feasibility of converting permanent grassland to arable land

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Wu, L., Wu, L., Bingham, I. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2022. Projected climate effects on soil workability and trafficability determine the feasibility of converting permanent grassland to arable land. Agricultural Systems. 203, p. 103500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2022.103500

Mitigation of ammonia volatilization on farm using an N stabilizer – A demonstration in Quzhou, North China Plain

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Wang, J., Kang, J., Sha, Z., Qu, Z., Niu, X., Zhang, H., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2022. Mitigation of ammonia volatilization on farm using an N stabilizer – A demonstration in Quzhou, North China Plain. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 336 (15 Sept), p. 108011. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108011

Impact of Nutrient Management on Wheat/Vegetable Yields and the Fate of 15N-Labeled Fertilizer in the Yangtze River Basin

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Wang, S., Yang, L. S., Liao, S. P., Sun, B., Shi, X. J., Lu, J. W., Guo, S. W., Shen, J. B., Zhang, F. S., Goulding, K. W. T. and Li, X. J. 2022. Impact of Nutrient Management on Wheat/Vegetable Yields and the Fate of 15N-Labeled Fertilizer in the Yangtze River Basin. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 10 (March), p. 772972. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.772972

Overlooked Nonagricultural and Wintertime Agricultural NH3 Emissions in Quzhou County, North China Plain: Evidence from 15N-Stable Isotopes

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Feng, S., Xu, W., Cheng, M., Ma, Y., Wu, L., Kang, J., Wang, K., Tang, A., Collett, J. L., Fang, Y., Goulding, K. W. T., Liu, X. and Zhang, F. 2022. Overlooked Nonagricultural and Wintertime Agricultural NH3 Emissions in Quzhou County, North China Plain: Evidence from 15N-Stable Isotopes. Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 9 (2), pp. 127-133. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00935

Combining targeted grass traits with red clover improves grassland performance and reduces need for nitrogen fertilisation

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Carswell, A. M., Sanchez-Rodriguez, A. F., Saunders, K. S., Le Cocq, K., Shaw, R., Cotton, J., Zhang, Y., Evans, J., Chadwick, D. R., Jones, D. L. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2022. Combining targeted grass traits with red clover improves grassland performance and reduces need for nitrogen fertilisation. European Journal of Agronomy. 133, p. 126433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2021.126433

Nitrifier denitrification dominates nitrous oxide production in composting and can be inhibited by a bioelectrochemical nitrification inhibitor

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Cao, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, X., Misselbrook, T. H., Bai, Z. and Ma, L. 2021. Nitrifier denitrification dominates nitrous oxide production in composting and can be inhibited by a bioelectrochemical nitrification inhibitor. Bioresource Technology. 341, p. 125851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2021.125851

Substrate control of sulphur utilisation and microbial stoichiometry in soil: Results of C-13, N-15, C-14, and S-35 quad labelling

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Ma, Q., Kuzyakov, Y., Pan, W., Tang, S., Chadwick, D. R., Wen, Y., Hill, P. W., Macdonald, A. J., Ge, T., Si, L., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2021. Substrate control of sulphur utilisation and microbial stoichiometry in soil: Results of C-13, N-15, C-14, and S-35 quad labelling. The ISME Journal. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-021-00999-7

Ammonia emissions from different pig production scales and their temporal variations in the North China Plain

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Cao, Y., Bai, Z., Misselbrook, T. H., Wang, X. and Ma, L. 2021. Ammonia emissions from different pig production scales and their temporal variations in the North China Plain. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association. 71 (1), pp. 23-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/10962247.2020.1815895

Striking a balance between N sources: Mitigating soil acidification and accumulation of phosphorous and heavy metals from manure

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Cai, Z., Wang, B., Zhang, L., Wen, S., Xu, M., Misselbrook, T. H., Carswell, A. M. and Gao, S. 2021. Striking a balance between N sources: Mitigating soil acidification and accumulation of phosphorous and heavy metals from manure. Science of the Total Environment. 754 (1 February), p. 142189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142189

The contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to ecosystem respiration and methane flux in an ephemeral plants-dominated desert

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Yue, P., Cui, X., Zuo, X., Li, K., Wang, S., Jia, Y., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2021. The contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to ecosystem respiration and methane flux in an ephemeral plants-dominated desert. Land Degradation & Development. 32 (4), pp. 1844-1853. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3838

Agricultural soils: A sink or source of methane across the British Isles?

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Cowan, N. J., Maire, J., Krol, D., Cloy, J. M, Hargreaves, P. R., Murphy, R., Carswell, A. M., Jones, S. K., Hinton, N, Anderson, M, Famulari, D., Bell, M. J., Stack, P., Levy, P., Skiba, U. and Drewer, J. 2020. Agricultural soils: A sink or source of methane across the British Isles? European Journal of Soil Science. 2020, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13075

Are annual nitrous oxide fluxes sensitive to warming and increasing precipitation in the Gurbantunggut Desert?

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Yue, P., Cui, X., Wu, W., Gong, Y., Li, K., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2020. Are annual nitrous oxide fluxes sensitive to warming and increasing precipitation in the Gurbantunggut Desert? Land Degradation & Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3636

The progress of composting technologies from static heap to intelligent reactor: Benefits and limitations

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Liu, Z., Wang, X., Wang, F., Bai, Z., Chadwick, D. R., Misselbrook, T. H. and Ma, L. 2020. The progress of composting technologies from static heap to intelligent reactor: Benefits and limitations. Journal of Cleaner Production. 270, p. 122328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122328

Environmental impacts of nitrogen emissions in China and the role of policies in emission reduction

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Liu, X. J., Xu, W., Du, E. Z., Tang, A. H., Zhang, Y. Y., Wen, Z., Hao, T. X., Pan, Y. P., Zhang, L., Gu. B. J., Zhao, Y., Shen, J. L., Zhou, F., Gao, Z. L., Feng, Z. Z., Chang, Y. H., Goulding, K. W. T., Collett, J. L., Vitousek, P. M. and Zhang, F. S. 2020. Environmental impacts of nitrogen emissions in China and the role of policies in emission reduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 378 (Article), p. 20190324. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2019.0324

Fate and transfer of heavy metals following repeated biogas slurry application in a rice-wheat crop rotation

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Tang, Y., Wang, L., Carswell, A. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Shen, J. and Han, J. 2020. Fate and transfer of heavy metals following repeated biogas slurry application in a rice-wheat crop rotation. Journal of Environmental Management. 270, p. 110938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110938

Changes of nitrogen deposition in China from 1980 to 2018

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Wen, Z., Xu, W., Li, Q., Han, M., Tang, A., Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Shen, J., Wang, W., Li, K., Pan, Y., Zhang, L., Li, W., Collett, J. L., Zhong, B., Wang, X., Goulding, K. W. T., Zhang, F. and Liu, X. 2020. Changes of nitrogen deposition in China from 1980 to 2018. Environment International. 144, p. 106022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106022

Strategies to reduce nutrient pollution from manure management in China

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Chadwick, D. R., Williams, J. R., Lu, Y., Ma, L., Bai, Z., Hou, Y., Chen, X. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2020. Strategies to reduce nutrient pollution from manure management in China . Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering - FASE. 7 (1), pp. 45-55. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019293

A green eco-environment for sustainable development - framework and action

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Liu, X., Xu, W., Sha, Z., Zhang, Y., Wen , Z., Wang, J., Zhang, F. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2020. A green eco-environment for sustainable development - framework and action. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering - FASE. 7 (1), pp. 67-74. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019297

Farmyard manure applications stimulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling by boosting microbial biomass rather than changing its community composition

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Ma, Q., Wen, Y., Wang, D., Sun, X., Hill, P. W., Macdonald, A. J., Chadwick, D. R., Wu, L. and Jones, D. L. 2020. Farmyard manure applications stimulate soil carbon and nitrogen cycling by boosting microbial biomass rather than changing its community composition . Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 144, p. 107760. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107760

Acidification of manure reduces gaseous emissions and nutrient losses from subsequent composting process

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Cao, Y., Wang, X., Liu, L., Velthof, G. L., Misselbrook, T. H., Bai, Z. and Ma, L. 2020. Acidification of manure reduces gaseous emissions and nutrient losses from subsequent composting process. Journal of Environmental Management. 264, p. 110454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110454

Effect of combining urea fertilizer with P and K fertilizers on the efficacy of urease inhibitors under different storage conditions.

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Sha, Z., Lv, T., Staal, M., Ma, X., Wen, Z., Li, Q., Pasda, G., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2020. Effect of combining urea fertilizer with P and K fertilizers on the efficacy of urease inhibitors under different storage conditions. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 20, pp. 2130-2140. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-019-02534-w

Nitrogen stabilizers mitigate reactive N and greenhouse gas emissions from an arable soil in North China Plain: Field and laboratory investigation.

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Sha, Z., Ma, X., Loick, N., Lv, T., Cardenas, L. M., Ma, Y., Liu, X. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2020. Nitrogen stabilizers mitigate reactive N and greenhouse gas emissions from an arable soil in North China Plain: Field and laboratory investigation. Journal of Cleaner Production. 258, p. 121025. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121025

The amount, but not the proportion, of N2 fixation and transfers to neighboring plants varies across grassland soils

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Zhang, Y., Carswell, A. M., Jiang, R., Cardenas, L. M., Chen, D. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2020. The amount, but not the proportion, of N2 fixation and transfers to neighboring plants varies across grassland soils. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 66 (3), pp. 481-488. https://doi.org/10.1080/00380768.2020.1742075

Modelling long-term impacts of fertilization and liming on soil acidification at Rothamsted experimental station

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Xu, D., Carswell, A. M., Zhu, Q., Zhang, F. and De Vries, W. 2020. Modelling long-term impacts of fertilization and liming on soil acidification at Rothamsted experimental station. Science of the Total Environment. 713 (15 April), p. 136249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136249

Effect of N stabilizers on fertilizer-N fate in the soil-crop system: A metaanalysis

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Sha, Z., Ma, X., Wang, J., Lv, T., Li, Q., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2020. Effect of N stabilizers on fertilizer-N fate in the soil-crop system: A metaanalysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 290, p. 106763. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106763

Atmospheric reactive nitrogen concentration and deposition trends from 2011 to 2018 at an urban site in north China

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Luo, X., Liu, X., Pan, Y., Wen, Z., Zhang, L., Kou, C., Lv, J. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2020. Atmospheric reactive nitrogen concentration and deposition trends from 2011 to 2018 at an urban site in north China. Atmospheric Environment. 224 (March), p. 117298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117298

Assessment of nitrogen uptake and biological nitrogen fixation responses of soybean to nitrogen fertiliser with SPACSYS

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Wu, L., Misselbrook, T. H., L. Feng and Wu, L. 2020. Assessment of nitrogen uptake and biological nitrogen fixation responses of soybean to nitrogen fertiliser with SPACSYS. Sustainability. 12 (15), p. 5921. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155921

Mechanisms behind the inhibition of autotrophic nitrification following rice-straw incorporation in a subtropical acid soil

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Zhang, Y., Zheng, X., Guo, B., Yu, J., Carswell, A. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Zhang, J., Muller, C., Chen, D. and Ding, H. 2019. Mechanisms behind the inhibition of autotrophic nitrification following rice-straw incorporation in a subtropical acid soil. Soil & Tillage Research. 196, p. 104436. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2019.104436

Effects of urease and nitrification inhibitors on soil N, nitrifier abundance and activity in a sandy loam soil

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Fu, Q., Abadie, M., Blaud, A., Carswell, A. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Clark, I. M. and Hirsch, P. R. 2019. Effects of urease and nitrification inhibitors on soil N, nitrifier abundance and activity in a sandy loam soil . Biology And Fertility Of Soils. pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-019-01411-5

Seasonal variations in N2 and N2O emissions from a wheat-maize cropping system

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Chen, T., Oenema, O., Li, J., Misselbrook, T. H., Dong, W., Qin, S., Yuan, H., Li, X. and Hu, C. 2019. Seasonal variations in N2 and N2O emissions from a wheat-maize cropping system. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 55 (6), pp. 539-551. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-019-01373-8

Increasing the agricultural, environmental and economic benefits of farming based on suitable crop rotations and optimum fertilizer applications

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Wang, S., Yang, L., Su, M., Ma, X., Sun, Y., Yang, M., Zhao, P., Shen, J., Zhang, F., Goulding, K. W. T., Shi, X. and Liu, X. 2019. Increasing the agricultural, environmental and economic benefits of farming based on suitable crop rotations and optimum fertilizer applications. Field Crops Research. 240, pp. 78-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2019.06.010

Impact of transition from permanent pasture to new swards on the nitrogen use efficiency, nitrogen and carbon budgets of beef and sheep production

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Carswell, A. M., Gongadze, K., Misselbrook, T. H. and Wu, L. 2019. Impact of transition from permanent pasture to new swards on the nitrogen use efficiency, nitrogen and carbon budgets of beef and sheep production. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 283 (1 November), p. 106572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106572

Impact of 13-years of nitrogen addition on nitrous oxide and methane fluxes and ecosystem respiration in a temperate grassland

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Chen, S., Hao, T., Goulding, K. W. T., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2019. Impact of 13-years of nitrogen addition on nitrous oxide and methane fluxes and ecosystem respiration in a temperate grassland. Environmental Pollution. 252, pp. 675-681. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2019.03.069

Application of Bayesian statistics to estimate nitrous oxide emission factors of three nitrogen fertilisers on UK grasslands

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Cowan, N., Levy, P., Drewer, J., Carswell, A. M., Shaw, R., Simmons, I., Bache, C., Marinheiro, J., Brichet, J., Sanchez-Rodriguez, A. R., Cotton, J., Hill, P.W., Chadwick, D. R., Jones, D. L., Misselbrook, T. H. and Skiba, U. 2019. Application of Bayesian statistics to estimate nitrous oxide emission factors of three nitrogen fertilisers on UK grasslands. Environment International. 128, pp. 362-370. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.04.054

Stabilization of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in China over the past decade

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Yu, G., Jia, Y., He, N., Zhu, J., Chen, Z., Wang, Q., Piao, S., Liu, X., He, H., Guo, X., Wen, Z., Li, P., Ding, G. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2019. Stabilization of atmospheric nitrogen deposition in China over the past decade. Nature Geoscience. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0352-4

Yield and the 15N Fate in Rice/Maize Season in the Yangtze River Ba

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Wang,S., Yang, M., Liao, S., Sheng, W., Shi, X., Lu, J., Guo, S., Shen, J., Zhang, F., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2019. Yield and the 15N Fate in Rice/Maize Season in the Yangtze River Ba. Agronomy Journal. 111 (2), pp. 517-527. https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2018.06.0379

The Growth and N Retention of Two Annual Desert Plants Varied Under Different Nitrogen Deposition Rates

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Cui, X., Yue, P., Wu, W., Gong, Y., Li, K., Misselbrook, T. H., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2019. The Growth and N Retention of Two Annual Desert Plants Varied Under Different Nitrogen Deposition Rates. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10 (Article 356), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00356

Fluxes of N2O, CH4 and soil respiration as affected by water and nitrogen addition in a temperate desert

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Yue, P., Cui, X., Gong, Y., Li, K., Goulding, K. W. T. and Liu, X. 2019. Fluxes of N2O, CH4 and soil respiration as affected by water and nitrogen addition in a temperate desert. Geoderma. 337, pp. 770-772. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.10.020

Response of ammonia volatilization to biochar addition: A meta-analysis

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Sha, Z., Li, Q., Lv, T., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2019. Response of ammonia volatilization to biochar addition: A meta-analysis. Science of the Total Environment. 655 (10), pp. 1387-1396. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.316

Land-use type affects nitrate production and consumption pathways in subtropical acidic soils

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Zhang, Y., Ding, H., Zheng, X., Ren, X., Cardenas, L. M., Carswell, A. M. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2019. Land-use type affects nitrate production and consumption pathways in subtropical acidic soils. Geoderma. 337 (1), pp. 22-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.09.012