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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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 bufer strips of difering 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 bufer strips of difering vegetation. Plant and Soil. 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. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN21516

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. p. AN21237. 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

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

Comparisons of commercially available NIRS-based analyte predictions of haylage quality for equid nutrition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Le Cocq, K., Harris, P., Bell, N., Burden, F. A., Lee, M. R. F. and Davies, D. R. 2022. Comparisons of commercially available NIRS-based analyte predictions of haylage quality for equid nutrition. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 283, p. 115158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2021.115158

A Route Map for Successful Applications of Geographically Weighted Regression

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comber, A., Brunsdon, C., Charlton, M., Dong, G., Harris, R., Lu, B., Lu, Y., Murakami, D., Nakaya, T., Wang, Y. and Harris, P. 2021. A Route Map for Successful Applications of Geographically Weighted Regression. Geographical Analysis . https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12316

Soil methane (CH4) fluxes in cropland with permanent pasture and riparian buffer strips with different 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., Evans, J. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Soil methane (CH4) fluxes in cropland with permanent pasture and riparian buffer strips with different vegetation. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202000473

Effects of drying and simulated flooding on soil phosphorus dynamics from two contrasting UK grassland soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Khan S. U., Hooda P. S., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Busquets R. 2021. Effects of drying and simulated flooding on soil phosphorus dynamics from two contrasting UK grassland soils. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13196

The case for grazing dairy cows

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wilkinson, J. M., Chamberlain, A. T. and Rivero, M. J. 2021. The case for grazing dairy cows. Agronomy. 11 (12), p. 2466. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11122466

No significant change noted in annual nitrous oxide flux under precipitation changes 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. No significant change noted in annual nitrous oxide flux under precipitation changes in a temperate desert steppe. Land Degradation & Development. 33 (1), pp. 94-103. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.4131

Sediment detachment by raindrop impact on grassland and arable fields an investigation of controls

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pulley, S., Morten, C., Morgan, S., Cardenas, L. M. and Collins, A. L. 2021. Sediment detachment by raindrop impact on grassland and arable fields an investigation of controls . Journal of Soils and Sediments. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-021-03098-4

The short-lived inhibitory effect of Brachiaria humidicola on nitrous oxide emissions following sheep urine application in a highly nitrifying soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Y., Charteris, A. F., Loick, N., Cardenas, L. M., Zhipeng, S., Lopez, M., Chen, Q., Jones, D. L. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. The short-lived inhibitory effect of Brachiaria humidicola on nitrous oxide emissions following sheep urine application in a highly nitrifying soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 184 (6), pp. 723-732. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202000501

Responses of ecosystem respiration, methane uptake and nitrous oxide emission to drought in a temperate desert steppe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yue, P., Zuo, X., Li, K., Li, X., Wang, S., Ma, X., Qu, H., Chen, M., Liu, L., Misselbrook, T. H. and Yu, Q. 2021. Responses of ecosystem respiration, methane uptake and nitrous oxide emission to drought in a temperate desert steppe. Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-021-05183-6

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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 (1 October), 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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

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

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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 (July), p. 126442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126442

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

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

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