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

Repository project

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

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Taking the steps toward sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J., Evans, A. C. O., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Dowsey, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Enriquez, D., Chadwick, D. R., McCracken, D. I., Busch, D., Pereyra, F., Martin, G. B., Sanford, G. R., Sheridan, H., Wright, I., Brunet, L., Eisler, M. C., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Rovira, P., Harris, P., Murphy, P., Williams, A. P., Jackson, R. D., Machado, R., Suraj, P.T., Puech, T., Boland, T. M., Ayala, W. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Taking the steps toward sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey. Animal Frontiers. 115 (5), pp. 52-58. https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfab048

Precipitation changes regulate the annual methane uptake in a temperate desert steppe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yue, P., Zuo, X., Li, K., Li, X., Wang, S. and Misselbrook, T. H. 2021. Precipitation changes regulate the annual methane uptake in a temperate desert steppe. Science of the Total Environment. 804 (15 January 2022), p. 150172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150172

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

A Sensitivity Analysis of the SPACSYS Model

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Shan, Y., Huang, M. B., Harris, P. and Wu, L. 2021. A Sensitivity Analysis of the SPACSYS Model. Agriculture - Basel. 11 (7), p. 624. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11070624

The distribution of soil micro-nutrients and the effects on herbage micro-nutrient uptake and yield in three different pasture systems

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Thomas, C. L., Darch, T., Harris, P., Beaumont, D. A. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The distribution of soil micro-nutrients and the effects on herbage micro-nutrient uptake and yield in three different pasture systems. Agronomy. 11 (9), p. 1731. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11091731

Equations to predict nitrogen outputs in manure, urine and faeces from beef cattle fed diets with contrasting crude protein concentration

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Angelidis, A. E., Crompton, L., Misselbrook, T. H., Yan, T., Reynolds, C. K. and Stergiadis, S. 2021. Equations to predict nitrogen outputs in manure, urine and faeces from beef cattle fed diets with contrasting crude protein concentration. Journal of Environmental Management. 295, p. 113074. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113074

Efficacy of hormonal growth promoter implants applied to grazing steers of different breeds in Southern Chile

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Rivero, M. J., Araya, L., Oyarzo, M., Cooke, A., Morgan, S. and Merino, V. M. 2021. Efficacy of hormonal growth promoter implants applied to grazing steers of different breeds in Southern Chile. Sustainability. 13 (16), p. 9135. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169135

The nitrogen economy of rice-livestock systems in Uruguay

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Castillo, J., Kirk, G. J. D., Rivero, M. J., Dobermann, A. and Haefele, S. M. 2021. The nitrogen economy of rice-livestock systems in Uruguay. Global Food Security. 30 (September), p. 100566. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100566

Quantifying the value of on-farm measurements to inform the selection of key performance indicators for livestock production systems

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Jones, A. G., Takahashi, T., Fleming, H., Griffith, B. A., Harris, P. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Quantifying the value of on-farm measurements to inform the selection of key performance indicators for livestock production systems. Scientific Reports. 11 (1), p. 16874. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96336-1

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

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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

Elucidating the performance of hybrid models for predicting extreme water flow events through variography and wavelet analyses

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Curceac, S., Milne, A. E., Atkinson, P. M., Wu, L. and Harris, P. 2021. Elucidating the performance of hybrid models for predicting extreme water flow events through variography and wavelet analyses. Journal of Hydrology. 598 (126442). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126442

Nutrient provision capacity of alternative livestock farming systems per area of arable farmland required

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Lee, M. R. F., Dominguez, J. P., McAuliffe, G. A., Tichit, M., Accatino, F. and Takahashi, T. 2021. Nutrient provision capacity of alternative livestock farming systems per area of arable farmland required. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 14975. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93782-9

A case study on the effects of data temporal resolution on the simulation of water flux extremes using a process-based model at the grassland field scale

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Wu, L., Curceac, S., Atkinson, Peter, Milne, A. E. and Harris, P. 2021. A case study on the effects of data temporal resolution on the simulation of water flux extremes using a process-based model at the grassland field scale. Agricultural Water Management. 255, p. 107049. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107049

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

The driving effect of nitrogen-related functional microorganisms under water and nitrogen addition on N2O emission in a temperate desert

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Yue, P., Zuo, X, Li, K., Cui, X., Wang, S., Misselbrook, T. H. and Liu, X. 2021. The driving effect of nitrogen-related functional microorganisms under water and nitrogen addition on N2O emission in a temperate desert. Science of the Total Environment. 772, p. 145470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145470

Nutritional value of suckler beef from temperate pasture systems

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Lee, M. R. F., McAuliffe, G., Tweed, J. K. S., Griffith, B. A., Morgan, S., Rivero, M. J., Harris, P., Takahashi, T. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Nutritional value of suckler beef from temperate pasture systems. Animal. 15 (7), p. 100257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2021.100257

Within-field spatial variability of greenhouse gas fluxes from an extensive and intensive sheep-grazed pasture

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Charteris, A. F., Harris, P., Marsden, K. A., Harris, I. M., Guo, Z., Beaumont, D. A., Taylor, H., Sanfratello, G., Jones, D. L., Johnson, S. C. M., Whelan, M. J., Howden, N., Sint, H. M., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Within-field spatial variability of greenhouse gas fluxes from an extensive and intensive sheep-grazed pasture. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 312, p. 107355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2021.107355

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

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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

Soil temperature and bacterial diversity regulate the impact of irrigation and fertilization practices on ecosystem respiration

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fan, Y. Q., Hao, X. M., Carswell, A. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Ding, R. S., Li, S. and Kang, S. Z. 2021. Soil temperature and bacterial diversity regulate the impact of irrigation and fertilization practices on ecosystem respiration. Agronomy Journal. 113 (3), pp. 2361-2373. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20613

Factors affecting site use preference of grazing cattle studied from 2000 to 2020 through GPS tracking - A review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J., Grau, P., Mullan, S., Held, S. D. E., Stokes, J., Lee, M. R. F. and Cardenas, L. M. 2021. Factors affecting site use preference of grazing cattle studied from 2000 to 2020 through GPS tracking - A review. Sensors. 21 (8), p. 2696. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21082696

Spatial changes and driving variables of topsoil organic carbon stocks in Chinese croplands under different fertilization strategies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ren, F., Misselbrook, T. H., Sun, N., Zhang, X., Zhang, S., Jiao, J., Xu, M. and Wu, L. 2021. Spatial changes and driving variables of topsoil organic carbon stocks in Chinese croplands under different fertilization strategies. Science of the Total Environment. 767 (article), p. 144350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144350

The Effects of Dietary Saponins on Ruminal Methane Production and Fermentation Parameters in Sheep: A Meta Analysis

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Darabighane, B., Mahdavi, A., Aghjehgheshlagh, F. M., Navidshad, B., Yousefi, M. H. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. The Effects of Dietary Saponins on Ruminal Methane Production and Fermentation Parameters in Sheep: A Meta Analysis. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science. 11 (1), pp. 15-21.

Metabolic and productive response and grazing behavior of lactating dairy cows supplemented with high moisture maize or cracked wheat grazing at two herbage allowances in spring

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Merino, V.M., Leichtle, L., Balocchi, O.A., Lanuza, F, Parga, J., Delagarde, R., Ruiz‐Albarran, M., Rivero, M. J. and Pulido, R.G. 2021. Metabolic and productive response and grazing behavior of lactating dairy cows supplemented with high moisture maize or cracked wheat grazing at two herbage allowances in spring. Animals. 11 (4), p. 919. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11040919

Agricultural intensification and climate change have increased the threat from weeds

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Storkey, J., Mead, A., Addy, J. and Macdonald, A. J. 2021. Agricultural intensification and climate change have increased the threat from weeds. Global Change Biology. 118 (2), p. e2002548117. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15585

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

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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

Data to identify key drivers of animal growth and carcass quality for temperate lowland sheep production systems

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Jones, A. G., Fleming, H., Griffith, B. A., Takahashi, T., Lee, M. R. F. and Harris, P. 2021. Data to identify key drivers of animal growth and carcass quality for temperate lowland sheep production systems. Data in Brief. 35, p. 106977. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.106977

Does cattle and sheep grazing under best management significantly elevate sediment losses? Evidence from the North Wyke Farm Platform, UK

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Pulley, S., Cardenas, L. M., Grau, P., Mullan, S., Rivero, M. J. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Does cattle and sheep grazing under best management significantly elevate sediment losses? Evidence from the North Wyke Farm Platform, UK. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 21, pp. 1875-1889. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-02909-y

The Equipment Used in the SF6 Technique to Estimate Methane Emissions Has No Major Effect on Dairy Cow Behavior

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Pereira, F. C., Teixeira, D. L., Boyle, L. A., Pinheiro Machado Filho, L.C., Williams, S. R. O. W. and Enriquez-Hidalgo, D. 2021. The Equipment Used in the SF6 Technique to Estimate Methane Emissions Has No Major Effect on Dairy Cow Behavior. Frontiers in veterinary science. 7, p. 620810. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.620810

Changes in soil organic carbon status and microbial community structure following biogas slurry application in a wheat-rice rotation

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Tang, Y., Luo, L., Carswell, A. M., Misselbrook, T. H., Shen, J. and Han, J. 2021. Changes in soil organic carbon status and microbial community structure following biogas slurry application in a wheat-rice rotation. Science of the Total Environment. 757 (article), p. 143786. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143786

Meat consumers’ opinion regarding unhealthy pigs: should they be treated with antibiotics or euthanized on farm?

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Teixeira, D. L, Enriquez, D., Espinoza T. E., Bas, F. and Hotzel, M. J. 2021. Meat consumers’ opinion regarding unhealthy pigs: should they be treated with antibiotics or euthanized on farm? Antibiotics. 10 (1), p. 60. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10010060

Inorganic nitrogen fertilizer and high N application rate promote N2O emission and suppress CH4 uptake in a rotational vegetable system

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Carswell, A. M., Fan, Y., Misselbrook, T. H., Hao, X., Ding, R., Li, S. and Kang, S 2021. Inorganic nitrogen fertilizer and high N application rate promote N2O emission and suppress CH4 uptake in a rotational vegetable system. Soil & Tillage Research. 206 (104848). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104848

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, pp. 1844-1853. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3838

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

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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

Key traits for ruminant livestock across diverse production systems in the context of climate change: perspectives from a global platform of research farms

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Rivero, M. J., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Evans, A., Berndt, A., Cartmill, A., Neal, A. L., McLaren, A., Farruggia, A., Mignolet, C., Chadwick, D. R., Styles, D., McCracken, D., Busch, D., Martin, G. B., Fleming, H. R., Sheridan, H., Gibbons, J., Merbold, L., Eisler, M., Lambe, N., Rovira, P., Harris, P., Murphy, P., Vercoe, P. E., Williams, P., Machado, R., Takahashi, T., Puech, T., Boland, T., Ayala, W. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Key traits for ruminant livestock across diverse production systems in the context of climate change: perspectives from a global platform of research farms. Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 33 (2), pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1071/RD20205

Using a lamb's early-life liveweight as a predictor of carcass quality

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Jones, A. G., Takahashi, T., Fleming, H., Griffith, B. A., Harris, P. and Lee, M. R. F. 2021. Using a lamb's early-life liveweight as a predictor of carcass quality. Animal. 15 (1), p. 100018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.animal.2020.100018

Measuring denitrification and the N2O:(N2O + N2) emission ratio from terrestrial soils

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Friedl, J., Cardenas, L. M., Clough, T. J., Dannenmann, M., Hu, C. and Scheer, C. 2020. Measuring denitrification and the N2O:(N2O + N2) emission ratio from terrestrial soils. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 47, pp. 61-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2020.08.006

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

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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

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

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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

Legacy effects override soil properties for CO2 and N2O but not CH4 emissions following digestate application to soil

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Rosace, M. C., Veronesi, F., Briggs, S., Jeffery, S. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Legacy effects override soil properties for CO2 and N2O but not CH4 emissions following digestate application to soil. GCB Bioenergy. 12, p. 445–457. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12688

Evaluating the potential of different carbon sources to promote denitrification

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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