S2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 1 (WP1) - Optimising nutrient flows and pools in the soil-plant-biota system

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorSteve McGrath
Co-InvestigatorStephan Haefele
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0310
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/000I0310
Grant IDBBS/E/C/000I0310

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The effect of tillage management on microbial functions in a maize crop at different slope positions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, M., Cardenas, L. M., Horrocks, C. A., Lopez-Aizpun, M., Zhang, J., Zhang, F. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2021. The effect of tillage management on microbial functions in a maize crop at different slope positions. Geoderma. 401, p. 115171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.115171

Continental-scale controls on soil organic carbon across sub-Saharan Africa

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Von Fromm, S. F., Hoyt, A. M, Lange, M., Acquah, G., Aynekulu, E., Berhe, A. A, Haefele, S. M., McGrath, S. P., Shepherd, K. D., Sila, A. M., Six, J., Towett, E. K, Trumbore, S. E., Vagen, T.-G, Weullow, E., Winowiecki, L. A. and Doetterl, S. 2021. Continental-scale controls on soil organic carbon across sub-Saharan Africa. Soil. 7, pp. 305-332. https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-305-2021

The grain mineral composition of barley, oat and wheat on soils with pH and soil phosphorus gradients

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jordan-Meille, L., Holland, J. E., McGrath, S. P., Glendining, M. J., Thomas, C. L. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The grain mineral composition of barley, oat and wheat on soils with pH and soil phosphorus gradients. European Journal of Agronomy. 126, p. 126281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2021.126281

Prediction of soil hydraulic properties by Gaussian process regression algorithm in arid and semiarid zones in Iran

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rastgou, M., Bayat, H., Mansoorizadeh, M. and Gregory, A. S. 2021. Prediction of soil hydraulic properties by Gaussian process regression algorithm in arid and semiarid zones in Iran. Soil & Tillage Research. 210, p. 104980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.104980

The nutritional quality of cereals varies geospatially in Ethiopia and Malawi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gashu, D., Nalivata, P. C., Amede, T., Ander, E. L., Bailey, E. H., Botoman, L., Chagumaira, C., Gameda, S., Haefele, S. M., Hailu, K., Joy, E. J. M., Kalimbira, A. A., Kumssa, D. B., Lark, R. M., Ligowe, I. S., McGrath, S. P., Milne, A. E., Mossa, A. W., Munthali, M., Towett, E. K., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., Young, S. D. and Broadley, M. R. 2021. The nutritional quality of cereals varies geospatially in Ethiopia and Malawi. Nature. 594, pp. 71-end. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03559-3

Optimising storage conditions and processing of sheep urine prior to subsequent nitrogen-cycle and gaseous emission measurements from urine patches

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Charteris, A., Marsden, K. A., Evans, J., Barrat, H., Loick, N., Jones, D. L., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Optimising storage conditions and processing of sheep urine prior to subsequent nitrogen-cycle and gaseous emission measurements from urine patches. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 12116. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91498-4

Outputs: Potassium Losses from Agricultural Systems

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Goulding, K. W. T. 2021. Outputs: Potassium Losses from Agricultural Systems. in: Murrell, S. T., Mikkelsen, R. L., Sulewski, G., Norton, R. and Thompson, M. L. (ed.) Improving Potassium Recommendations for Agricultural Crops Cham, Switzerland Springer. pp. 75-97

Evolution of secondary inorganic aerosols amidst improving PM2.5 air quality in the North China plain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, Y., Liu, X, Tang, A., Goulding, K. W. T. and Collett, J. L. 2021. Evolution of secondary inorganic aerosols amidst improving PM2.5 air quality in the North China plain. Environmental Pollution. 281, p. 117027. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117027

Liming impacts barley yield over a wide concentration range of soil exchangeable cations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Holland, J. E., White, P .J., Thauvin, J. N., Jordan-Meille, L., Haefele, S. M., Thomas, C. L., Goulding, K. W. T. and McGrath, S. P. 2021. Liming impacts barley yield over a wide concentration range of soil exchangeable cations. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-020-10117-2

Cycling of reduced phosphorus compounds in soil and potential impacts of climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kehler, A. P., Haygarth, P. M., Tamburini, F. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2021. Cycling of reduced phosphorus compounds in soil and potential impacts of climate change . European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13121

Long-term effect of magnesium and iron nanoparticles on solute transport in saturated condition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Daraei, E., Bayat, H., Zamani, P. and Gregory, A. S. 2021. Long-term effect of magnesium and iron nanoparticles on solute transport in saturated condition. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/03650340.2021.1896708

Use of ammonium sulphate as a sulphur fertilizer: implications for ammonia volatilization

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powlson, D. S. and Dawson, C. J. 2021. Use of ammonium sulphate as a sulphur fertilizer: implications for ammonia volatilization. Soil Use and Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12733

Impact of biochar on nutrient supply, crop yield and microbial respiration on sandy soils of northern Germany

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Knoblauch, C., Priyadarshani, S. H. R., Haefele, S. M., Schroder, N. and Pfeiffer, E-M. 2021. Impact of biochar on nutrient supply, crop yield and microbial respiration on sandy soils of northern Germany. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13088

Relative efficacy and stability of biological and synthetic nitrification inhibitors in a highly nitrifying soil: Evidence of apparent nitrification inhibition by linoleic acid and linolenic acid

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Y., Jones, D. L., Wang, J., Cardenas, L. M. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. Relative efficacy and stability of biological and synthetic nitrification inhibitors in a highly nitrifying soil: Evidence of apparent nitrification inhibition by linoleic acid and linolenic acid. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13096

Inorganic Chemical Fertilizer Application to Wheat Reduces the Abundance of Putative Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reid, T. E., Kavamura, V. N., Abadie, M., Torres-Ballesteros, A., Pawlett, M., Clark, I. M., Harris, J. and Mauchline, T. H. 2021. Inorganic Chemical Fertilizer Application to Wheat Reduces the Abundance of Putative Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12 (article), p. 642587. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.642587

Investigating the effect of inoculation of chickpea with rhizobium and mycorrhizal fungi (Funneliformis mosseae) on soil mechanical and physical behavior

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heydari, L., Bayat, H. and Gregory, A. S. 2021. Investigating the effect of inoculation of chickpea with rhizobium and mycorrhizal fungi (Funneliformis mosseae) on soil mechanical and physical behavior. Geoderma. 385, p. 114860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114860

Dynamics of soil phosphorus measured by ammonium lactate extraction as a function of the soil phosphorus balance and soil properties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Amery, F., Vandecasteele, B., D'Hose, T., Nawara, S., Elsen, A., Odeurs, W., Vandendriessche, H., Arlotti, D., McGrath, S. P., Cougnon, M. and Smolders, E. 2021. Dynamics of soil phosphorus measured by ammonium lactate extraction as a function of the soil phosphorus balance and soil properties. Geoderma. 385, p. 114855. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114855

Defining the wheat microbiome: towards microbiome-facilitated crop production

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kavamura, V. N., Mendes, R., Bargaz, A. and Mauchline, T. H. 2021. Defining the wheat microbiome: towards microbiome-facilitated crop production. Computational and structural biotechnology journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csbj.2021.01.045

A comparison of soil texture measurements using mid-infrared spectroscopy (MIRS) and laser diffraction analysis (LDA) in diverse soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, C. L., Hernandez, J. M. B., Dunham, S. J., McGrath, S. P. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. A comparison of soil texture measurements using mid-infrared spectroscopy (MIRS) and laser diffraction analysis (LDA) in diverse soils. Scientific Reports. 11 (1), p. 16. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79618-y

Application of a triple 15N tracing technique to elucidate N transformations in a UK grassland soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Loick, N., Dixon, E. R., Matthews, G. P., Muller, C., Ciganda, V. S., Lopez-Aizpun, M., Repullo, M. A. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Application of a triple 15N tracing technique to elucidate N transformations in a UK grassland soil. Geoderma. 385, p. 114844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114844

Microbiome Aggregated Traits and Assembly are More Sensitive to Soil Management than Diversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Hughes, D. J., Clark, I. M., Jansson, J. K. and Hirsch, P. R. 2021. Microbiome Aggregated Traits and Assembly are More Sensitive to Soil Management than Diversity. mSystems. 6 (3), pp. e01056-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.01056-20

The effects of long-term fertilizations on soil hydraulic properties vary with scales

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, X., Neal, A. L., Crawford, J. W., Bacq-Labreuil, A., Akkari, E. and Rickard, W. 2021. The effects of long-term fertilizations on soil hydraulic properties vary with scales. Journal of Hydrology. 539, p. 125890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125890

Century long fertilization reduces stochasticity controlling grassland microbial community succession

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, Y., Ning, D., Lu, Z., Zhang, N., Hale, L., Wu, L., Clark, I. M., McGrath, S. P., Storkey, J., Hirsch, P. R., Sun ,B. and Zhou, J. 2020. Century long fertilization reduces stochasticity controlling grassland microbial community succession. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 151 (Dec), p. 108023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.108023

Investigation of the soil properties that affect Olsen P critical values in different soil types and impact on P fertiliser recommendations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tandy, S., Hawkins, J. M. B., Dunham, S. J., Hernandez, J. M. B., Granger, S. J., Yuan, H., McGrath, S. P. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2020. Investigation of the soil properties that affect Olsen P critical values in different soil types and impact on P fertiliser recommendations. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13082

Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rix, G. D., Todd, J. D., Neal, A. L. and C., Brearley. 2020. Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples. Microbial Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13733

Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rix, G. D., Todd, J. D., Neal, A. L. and Brearley, C. A. 2020. Improved sensitivity, accuracy and prediction provided by a high-performance liquid chromatography screen for the isolation of phytase-harbouring organisms from environmental samples. Microbial Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13733

The impact of drought and rewetting on N2O emissions from soil in temperate and Mediterranean climates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barrat, H., Evans, J., Chadwick, D. R., Clark, I. M., Le Cocq, K. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. The impact of drought and rewetting on N2O emissions from soil in temperate and Mediterranean climates. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13015

Evaluating the potential of different carbon sources to promote denitrification

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J. C., Chadwick, D. R., Hawkins, J. M. B., Martinez, J., Scholefield, D., Ma, Y. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Evaluating the potential of different carbon sources to promote denitrification. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 158 (3), pp. 194-205. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859620000520

Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Charteris, A. F., Mueller, C., Jansen-Willems, A., Gonzalez-Lopez, J., Bedmar, E. J., Carrillo, P. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Occurrence and 15N-quantification of simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in N-fertilised soils incubated under oxygen-limiting conditions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 143, p. 107757. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107757

Edaphic factors and plants influence denitrification in soils from a long-term arable experiment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clark, I. M., Fu, Q., Abadie, M., Dixon, E. R., Blaud, A. and Hirsch, P. R. 2020. Edaphic factors and plants influence denitrification in soils from a long-term arable experiment. Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 16053. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72679-z

The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Lee, M. R. F., Beaumont, D. A., Blackwell, M. S. A., Horrocks, C. A., Evans, J. and Storkey, J. 2020. The Mineral Composition of Wild Type and Cultivated Varieties of Pasture Species. Agronomy. 10 (10), p. 1463. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101463

Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rossmann, M., Perez-Jaramillo, J. E., Kavamura, V. N., Chiaramonte, J. B., Dumack, K., Fiore-Donno, A. M., Mendes, L. W., Ferreira, M. M. C., Bonkowski, M., Raaijmakers, J. M., Mauchline, T. H. and Mendes, R. 2020. Multitrophic interactions in the rhizosphere microbiome of wheat: from bacteria and fungi to protists. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96 (4), p. fiaa032. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa032

What is a good level of soil organic matter? An index based on organic carbon to clay ratio

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Prout, J. M., Shepherd, K. D., McGrath, S. P., Kirk, G. J. D. and Haefele, S. M. 2020. What is a good level of soil organic matter? An index based on organic carbon to clay ratio. European Journal of Soil Science. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13012

Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kao, P.-T., Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Kendall, N. R., Buss, H. L., Warren, H. and Lee, M. R. F. 2020. Factors influencing elemental micronutrient supply from pasture systems for grazing ruminants. Advances in Agronomy. 164, pp. 161-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.agron.2020.06.004

Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McGrath, S. P. 2020. Arguments surrounding the essentiality of boron to vascular plants. New Phytologist. 226 (5), pp. 1225-1227. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16575

Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, D., Gao, Y., Li, M., Sturrock, C. J., Gregory, A. S. and Zhang, X. 2020. Change in hydraulic properties of the rhizosphere of maize under different abiotic stresses . Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04592-3

Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hughes, D., Clark, I. M., Rossmann, M., De Melo, I.S., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2020. Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 1452. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58402-y

Effect of free swelling index on improving estimation of the soil moisture retention curve by different methods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Javanshira, S., Bayat, H. and Gregory, A. S. 2020. Effect of free swelling index on improving estimation of the soil moisture retention curve by different methods. Catena. 189, p. 104479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.104479

Development of a defined compost system for the study of plant-microbe interactions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Masters-Clark, E., Hirsch, P. R., Clark, I. M., Paradelo, M. and Mauchline, T. H. 2020. Development of a defined compost system for the study of plant-microbe interactions. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 7521. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-64249-0

Crop Type Exerts Greater Influence Upon Rhizosphere Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity than Phosphorus Fertilization.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., McLaren, T., Campolino, M. L., Hughes, D. J., Coelho, A. M., De Paula Lana, U. G., Gomes, E. A. and De Sousa, S. M. 2020. Crop Type Exerts Greater Influence Upon Rhizosphere Phosphohydrolase Gene Abundance and Phylogenetic Diversity than Phosphorus Fertilization. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 97 (4), p. fiab033. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiab033