S2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 2 (WP2) - Adaptive management systems for improved efficiency and nutritional quality

Repository project

Project dates01 Mar 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorLaura Cardenas
Co-InvestigatorJonathan Storkey
Principal InvestigatorTom Misselbrook
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0320
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/000I0320
Grant IDBBS/E/C/000I0320

Outputs

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Modelling changes in soil structure caused by livestock treading

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Romero-Ruiz, A., Monaghan. R, Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Cardenas, L. M., Segura-Quirante, C. and Whitmore, A. P. 2023. Modelling changes in soil structure caused by livestock treading. Geoderma. 431, p. 116331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116331

Water chemistry of combined surface and subsurface runoff from the North Wyke Farm Platform, with hydrologically isolated catchments sown with different pasture types.

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Granger, S. J., Quincke, J. A., Carswell, A. M., Olde, L., Darch, T., Peukert, S., Horrocks, C. A., Dixon, E. R., Collins, A. L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Murray, P. J., Dungait, J. A. J. and Harris, P. 2023. Water chemistry of combined surface and subsurface runoff from the North Wyke Farm Platform, with hydrologically isolated catchments sown with different pasture types. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98v27

Response of soil health indicators to dung, urine and mineral fertilizer application in temperate pastures

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Segura, C., Horrocks, C. A., Lopez-Aizpun, M., Blackwell, M. S. A., Darch, T., Hood, J., Le Cocq, K., McAuliffe, G., Lee, M. R. F. and Cardenas, L. M. 2023. Response of soil health indicators to dung, urine and mineral fertilizer application in temperate pastures. Journal of Environmental Management. 330, p. 117096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.117096

Arable soil nitrogen dynamics reflect organic inputs via the extended composite phenotype

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Barrat, H., Bacq-Lebreuil, A., Qin, Y., Zhang, X., Takahashi, T., Rubio, V., Hughes, D. J., Clark, I. M., Cardenas, L. M., Gardiner, L., Krishna, R., Glendining, M. J., Ritz, K., Mooney, S. and Crawford, J. W. 2023. Arable soil nitrogen dynamics reflect organic inputs via the extended composite phenotype. Nature Food. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00671-z

Protein quality as a complementary functional unit in life cycle assessment (LCA)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G., Takahashi, T., Beal, T., Huppertz, T., Leroy, F., Buttriss, J., Collins, A. L., Drewnowski, A., McLaren, S. J., Ortenzi, F., Van der Pols, J., Van Vliet, S. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. Protein quality as a complementary functional unit in life cycle assessment (LCA). International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 28 (2), pp. 146-155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-022-02123-z

A reconnaissance survey of channel bank particulate phosphorus concentrations, controls and estimated contributions to riverine loads across England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S., Zhang, Y., Copeland-Phillips, R., Vadher, A. N., Foster, I. D. L, Boardman, J. and Collins, A. L. 2022. A reconnaissance survey of channel bank particulate phosphorus concentrations, controls and estimated contributions to riverine loads across England. Hydrological Processes. 35 (12), p. e14785. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14785

Linking nitrogen cycling transformations to microbial diversity in freshwater ecosystems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Lopez, J. G., Cardenas, L. M. and Strauss, S. L. 2022. Linking nitrogen cycling transformations to microbial diversity in freshwater ecosystems. Frontiers in Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.1098905

Effect of Different Urine Cow Nitrogen Rates and Different Moisture Conditions on Nitrogen Mineralization in an Andisol from Southern Chile

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ramirez-Sandoval, M., Pinochet, D., Rivero, M. J. and Cardenas, L. M. 2022. Effect of Different Urine Cow Nitrogen Rates and Different Moisture Conditions on Nitrogen Mineralization in an Andisol from Southern Chile. Agronomy. 13 (1), p. 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13010010

The effect of transferring dairy cows from a group housing system to individual pens for research purposes on behavior and milk yield

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pereira, F. C., Teixeira, D. L., Boyle, L., Machado, F. L. C., Williams, R. S. O. and Enriquez, D. 2022. The effect of transferring dairy cows from a group housing system to individual pens for research purposes on behavior and milk yield. Animal Production Science. 63 (2), pp. 192-200. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN22043

A meta-analysis of phosphatase activity in agricultural settings in response to phosphorus deficiency

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Janes-Bassett, V., Blackwell, M. S. A., Blair, G., Davies, J., Haygarth, P. M., Mezelia, M. M. and Stewart, G. R. 2022. A meta-analysis of phosphatase activity in agricultural settings in response to phosphorus deficiency. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 165, p. 1008537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108537

Management and Productivity of Key Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems in Uruguay: The Palo a Pique Long-Term Experiment’s Third Phase

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pereyra-Goday, F., Rovira, P., Ayala, W. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. Management and Productivity of Key Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems in Uruguay: The Palo a Pique Long-Term Experiment’s Third Phase. Agronomy. 12 (12), p. 3023. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12123023

Can Intensified Pasture Systems Reduce Enteric Methane Emissions from Beef Cattle in the Atlantic Forest Biome?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Meo-Filho, P., Berndt, A., Pezzopane, J. R. M., Pedroso, A. F., Bernardi, A. C. C., Rodrigues, P. H. M., Bueno, I. C. S., Corte, R. R. and Oliveira, P. P. A. 2022. Can Intensified Pasture Systems Reduce Enteric Methane Emissions from Beef Cattle in the Atlantic Forest Biome? Agronomy. 12 (11), p. 2738. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12112738

Effect of Yerba Mate Extract as Feed Additive on Ruminal Fermentation and Methane Emissions in Beef Cattle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pena-Bermudez, Y. A., Vincenzi, R., Meo-Filho, P., Sakamoto, L. S., Lobo, R., Benetel, G., Lobo, A., Matos, C., Benetel, V., Lima, C. G., Berndt, A., Cardenas, L. M. and Bueno, I. C. S. 2022. Effect of Yerba Mate Extract as Feed Additive on Ruminal Fermentation and Methane Emissions in Beef Cattle. Animals. 12 (21), p. 2997. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12212997

Liming and nitrification inhibitor affects crop N uptake efficiency and N loss through changing soil N processes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guo, B., Zheng, X., Yu, J., Ding, H., Luo, S., Carswell, A. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Zhang, J., Muller, C., Shen, J. and Zhang, Y. 2022. Liming and nitrification inhibitor affects crop N uptake efficiency and N loss through changing soil N processes. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 58, p. 949–959. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-022-01674-5

Wetting pattern of cow urine patch in an Andisol assessed through bromide concentration distribution: A pilot study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ramirez-Sandoval, M., Pinochet, D. E. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. Wetting pattern of cow urine patch in an Andisol assessed through bromide concentration distribution: A pilot study. Soil Systems. 6 (4), p. 80. https://doi.org/10.3390/soilsystems6040080

A simplified approach for producing Tier 2 enteric methane emission factors based on East African smallholder farm data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ndung’u, P. W., Du Toit, C .J. L., Takahashi, T., Robertson-Dean, M., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Merbold, L. and Goopy, J. P. 2022. A simplified approach for producing Tier 2 enteric methane emission factors based on East African smallholder farm data. Animal Production Science. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN22082

The effect of soil type on yield and micronutrient content of pasture species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Hood, J., Lee, M. R. F., Storkey, J., Beaumont, D. A. and McGrath, S. P. 2022. The effect of soil type on yield and micronutrient content of pasture species. PLOS ONE. 17 (11), p. e0277091. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0277091

Revisiting sampling duration to estimate N2O emission factors for manure application and cattle excreta deposition for the UK and Ireland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vangeli, S., Cardenas, L. M., Posse, G., Chadwick, D. R., Krol, D. J., Thorman, R. E., Lanigan, G. J. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2022. Revisiting sampling duration to estimate N2O emission factors for manure application and cattle excreta deposition for the UK and Ireland. Journal of Environmental Management. 322, p. 116037. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116037

Rethinking efficiency: Growth curves as a proxy for inputs and impacts in finishing beef systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cooke, A., Le-Grice, P., McAuliffe, G., Lee, M. R. F. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. Rethinking efficiency: Growth curves as a proxy for inputs and impacts in finishing beef systems. Journal of Environmental Management. 324, p. 116418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116418

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

Data, and sample sources thereof, on water quality life cycle impact assessments pertaining to catchment scale acidification and eutrophication potentials and the benefits of on-farm mitigation strategies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G.A., Zhang, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Data, and sample sources thereof, on water quality life cycle impact assessments pertaining to catchment scale acidification and eutrophication potentials and the benefits of on-farm mitigation strategies. Data in Brief. 44, p. 108505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.108505

Food waste interventions in low-and-middle-income countries: A systematic literature review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rolker, H., Eisler, M., Cardenas, L. M., Deeney, M. and Takahashi, T. 2022. Food waste interventions in low-and-middle-income countries: A systematic literature review. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 186 (Nov), p. 106534. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106534

The effect of soil type on yield and macro- and micronutrient content of a wide range of pasture species

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Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Hood, J., Lee, M. R. F., Storkey, J., Beaumont, D. A. and McGrath, S. P. 2022. The effect of soil type on yield and macro- and micronutrient content of a wide range of pasture species. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.989q8

Elemental concentrations and growth characteristics of wild-type and cultivated varieties of pasture species

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Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Lee, M. R. F., Beaumont, D. A., Blackwell, M. S. A., Horrocks, C. A., Hood, J. and Storkey, J. 2022. Elemental concentrations and growth characteristics of wild-type and cultivated varieties of pasture species. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.989q7

Soil CO2 emissions in cropland with fodder maize (Zea mays L.) with and without riparian buffer strips of differing vegetation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J., Cardenas, L. M., Tesfamariam, E. H., Dunn, R. M., Hawkins, J. M. B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Soil CO2 emissions in cropland with fodder maize (Zea mays L.) with and without riparian buffer strips of differing vegetation. Agroforestry Systems. 96, pp. 983-995. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-022-00756-5

Assessing catchment scale water quality of agri-food systems and the scope for reducing unintended consequences using spatial life cycle assessment (LCA)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McAuliffe, G. A., Zhang, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Assessing catchment scale water quality of agri-food systems and the scope for reducing unintended consequences using spatial life cycle assessment (LCA). Journal of Environmental Management. 318 (15 Sept), p. 115563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115563

The impact of using novel equations to predict nitrogen excretion and associated emissions from pasture-based beef production systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Angelidis, A. E., McAuliffe, G. A., Takahashi, T., Crompton, L., Yan, T., Reynolds, C. K., Stergiadis, S. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2022. The impact of using novel equations to predict nitrogen excretion and associated emissions from pasture-based beef production systems. Sustainability. 14 (12), p. 7260. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14127260

Effects of plastic film mulch biodegradability on nitrogen in the plant-soil system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, K., Wang, C., Chen, M., Misselbrook, T. H., Kuzyakov, Y., Soromotin, A., Dong, Q., Feng, H. and Jiang, R. 2022. Effects of plastic film mulch biodegradability on nitrogen in the plant-soil system. Science of the Total Environment. 833 (10 August), p. 155220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155220

Riparian buffer strips influence nitrogen losses as nitrous oxide and leached N from upslope permanent pasture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J., Cardenas, L. M., Tesfamariam, E.H., Dunn, R. M., Loick, N., Charteris, A., Cocciaglia, L., Vangeli,S., Blackwell, M. S. A., Upadhayay, H., Hawkins, J. M. B., Evans, J. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Riparian buffer strips influence nitrogen losses as nitrous oxide and leached N from upslope permanent pasture. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 336 (15 September), p. 108031. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108031

Effect of feeding lucerne and a mixed diet of oats and berseem clover as a source of fresh forage on ruminal characteristics and nitrogen use efficiency in dairy cows during the winter period

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Enriquez, D., Barrera, K., Rivero, M. J., Merino, V. M., Teixeira, D. L. and Vargas-Bello-Perez, E. 2022. Effect of feeding lucerne and a mixed diet of oats and berseem clover as a source of fresh forage on ruminal characteristics and nitrogen use efficiency in dairy cows during the winter period. Ruminants. 2 (2), pp. 212-225. https://doi.org/10.3390/ruminants2020014

Soil N2O and CH4 emissions from fodder maize production with and without riparian buffer strips of differing vegetation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dlamini, J., Cardenas, L. M., Tesfamariam, E. H., Dunn, R., Evans, J., Hawkins, J. M. B., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Collins, A. L. 2022. Soil N2O and CH4 emissions from fodder maize production with and without riparian buffer strips of differing vegetation. Plant and Soil. 477, pp. 297-318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-022-05426-0

The impact of drought length and intensity on N cycling gene abundance, transcription and the size of an N2O hot moment from a temperate grassland soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barrat, H., Clark, I. M., Evans, J., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2022. The impact of drought length and intensity on N cycling gene abundance, transcription and the size of an N2O hot moment from a temperate grassland soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 168 (May), p. 108606. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2022.108606

The Maraichine cattle breed supports breeders and researchers in the Atlantic coastal marshlands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Roche, B., Farruggia, A., Pousin, M., Riga, P., Chataigner, C., Boutifard, V., Prieur, M., Roux, P., Cooke, A. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. The Maraichine cattle breed supports breeders and researchers in the Atlantic coastal marshlands. Ruminants. 2 (2), pp. 173-187. https://doi.org/10.3390/ruminants2020011

Soil Dynamics and Nitrogen Absorption by a Natural Grassland Under Cow Urine and Dung Patches in an Andisol in Southern Chile

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ramirez-Sandoval, M., Pinochet, D. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. Soil Dynamics and Nitrogen Absorption by a Natural Grassland Under Cow Urine and Dung Patches in an Andisol in Southern Chile. Agronomy. 12 (3), p. 719. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12030719

Farm-level emission intensities of smallholder cattle (Bos indicus; B. indicus - B. taurus crosses) production systems in highlands and semi-arid regions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ndung'u, P. W., Takahashi, T., Du Toit, C. J. L., Robertson-Dean, M., Butterbach-Bahl, K., McAuliffe, G. A., Merbold, L. and Goopy, J. P. 2022. Farm-level emission intensities of smallholder cattle (Bos indicus; B. indicus - B. taurus crosses) production systems in highlands and semi-arid regions. Animal. 16 (1), p. 100445. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2021.100445

A perspective on animal welfare of grazing ruminants and its relationship with sustainability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. A perspective on animal welfare of grazing ruminants and its relationship with sustainability. Animal Production Science. 62 (18), pp. 1379-1748. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN21516

Long-term evidence for ecological intensification as a pathway to sustainable agriculture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
MacLaren, C., Mead, A., Van Balen, D., Claessens, L., Etana, A., De Haan, J., Haagsma, W., Jack, O., Keller, T., Labuschagne, J., Myrbeck, A., Necpalova, M., Nziguheba, G., Six, J., Strauss, J., Swanepoel, P. A., Thierfelder, C., Topp, C., Tshuma, F., Verstegen, H., Walker, R., Watson, C., Wesselink, M. and Storkey, J. 2022. Long-term evidence for ecological intensification as a pathway to sustainable agriculture. Nature Sustainability. 5, pp. 770-779. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00911-x

V-QBA vs QBA – How do video and live analysis compare for Qualitative Behaviour Assessment?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cooke, A. S., Mullan, S. M., Morten, C., Hockenhull, J., Lee, M. R. F., Cardenas, L. M. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. V-QBA vs QBA – How do video and live analysis compare for Qualitative Behaviour Assessment? Frontiers in veterinary science. 9, p. 832239. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.832239

Nutritionism in a food policy context: the case of animal protein

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Leroy, F., Beal, T., Gregorini, P., McAuliffe, G. and Van Vliet, S. 2022. Nutritionism in a food policy context: the case of animal protein. Animal Production Science. 62 (8), pp. 712-720. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN21237

Simulating grazing beef and sheep systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wu, L., Harris, P., Misselbrook, T. H. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. Simulating grazing beef and sheep systems. Agricultural Systems. 195, p. 103307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103307