Sustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke

TitleSustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadAdrian Collins
Executive AssistantBerenice Firth

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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

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, p. 142189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142189

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. p. 114844. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114844

Current advisory interventions for grazing ruminant farming cannot close exceedance of modern background sediment loss – Assessment using an instrumented farm platform and modelled scaling out

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Collins, A. L., Zhang, Y., Upadhayay, H., Pulley, S., Granger, S. J., Harris, P., Sint, H. M. and Griffith, B. A. 2021. Current advisory interventions for grazing ruminant farming cannot close exceedance of modern background sediment loss – Assessment using an instrumented farm platform and modelled scaling out. Environmental Science & Policy. 116 (2021), pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.11.004

Eucalypt harvest residue management influences microbial community structure and soil organic matter fractions in an afforested grassland

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Oliveira, F. C. C., Ferreira, G. W. D., Dungait, J. A. J., Araujo, E. F., Soares, E. M. B. and Silva, I. R. 2021. Eucalypt harvest residue management influences microbial community structure and soil organic matter fractions in an afforested grassland. Soil & Tillage Research. 205, p. 104787. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104787

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

Soil loss on the arable lands of the forest-steppe and steppe zones of European Russia and Siberia during the period of intensive agriculture

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Golosov, V. N., Collins, A. L., Dobrovolskaya, N. G., Bazhenova, O. I., Ryzhov, Y. V. and Sidorchuk, A. Y. 2021. Soil loss on the arable lands of the forest-steppe and steppe zones of European Russia and Siberia during the period of intensive agriculture . Geoderma. 381 (January), p. 114678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114678

A Previously Undescribed Helotialean Fungus That Is Superabundant in Soil Under Maritime Antarctic Higher Plants

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Newsham, K. K., Cox, F., Sands, C. J., Garnett, M. H., Magan, N., Horrocks, C. A., Dungait, J. A. J. and Robinson, C. H. 2020. A Previously Undescribed Helotialean Fungus That Is Superabundant in Soil Under Maritime Antarctic Higher Plants. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, p. 615608. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.615608

Production of Phosphorus Fertiliser from Abattoir and Other Industrial Wastes

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Blackwell, M. S. A., Darch, T. and Dunn, R. 2020. Production of Phosphorus Fertiliser from Abattoir and Other Industrial Wastes. Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society. 847, pp. 1-24.

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

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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

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

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. 2020. The contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to ecosystem respiration and methane flux in an ephemeral plants-dominated desert. Land Degradation & Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3838

Towards environmentally sound intensification pathways for dairy development in the Tanga region of Tanzania

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Notenbaert, A., Groot, J. C. J., Herrero, M., Birnholz, C., Paul, B. K., Pfeifer, C., Fraval, S., Lannerstad, M., McFadzean, J., Dungait, J. A. J., Morris, J., Ran, Y., Barron, J. and Tittonell, P. 2020. Towards environmentally sound intensification pathways for dairy development in the Tanga region of Tanzania. Regional environmental change. 20, p. 138. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-020-01723-5

Letter to the editor Silage manuscripts in the Journal of Dairy Science

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Davies, D. 2020. Letter to the editor Silage manuscripts in the Journal of Dairy Science. Journal of Dairy Science. 103 (8), pp. 6737-6738. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18359

Maintaining Seed Quality of Maize and Wheat through Dry Chain Technology in Pakistan

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Afzal, I., Khalid, E., Basra, S. M. A., Afzal, A. and Mahmood, K. 2020. Maintaining Seed Quality of Maize and Wheat through Dry Chain Technology in Pakistan. Internatinal journal of agriculture and biology. 22, pp. 1363-1368. https://doi.org/10.17957/IJAB/15.1209

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

Comparing grain size composition of inter-rill and rill-eroded sediment from cultivated hillslope soils using caesium-134 and cobalt-60 as tracers

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Greenwood, P. and Zhang, Y. 2020. Comparing grain size composition of inter-rill and rill-eroded sediment from cultivated hillslope soils using caesium-134 and cobalt-60 as tracers. Soil & Tillage Research. 198, p. 104532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2019.104532

Incorporating a fresh mixed annual ryegrass and berseem clover forage into the winter diet of dairy cows resulted in reduced milk yield, but reduced nitrogen excretion and reduced methane yield

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Enriquez-Hidalgo, D., Teixeira, D. L., Pinheiro Machado Filho, L. C., Hennessy, D., Toro-Mujica, P., Williams, S. R. O. and Pereira, F. C. 2020. Incorporating a fresh mixed annual ryegrass and berseem clover forage into the winter diet of dairy cows resulted in reduced milk yield, but reduced nitrogen excretion and reduced methane yield. Frontiers in veterinary science. 7, p. 576944. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.576944

Climate Change Dominated Long‐Term Soil Carbon Losses of Inner Mongolian Grasslands

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Xin, X., Jin, D., Ge, Y., Wang, J., Chen, J., Qi, J., Chu, H., Shao, C., Murray, P. J., Zhao, R., Qin, Q. and Tang, H. 2020. Climate Change Dominated Long‐Term Soil Carbon Losses of Inner Mongolian Grasslands. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 34 (10), p. e2020GB006559. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GB006559

Mapping wind erosion hazard with regression-based machine learning algorithms

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Gholami, H., Mohammadifar, A., Bui, D.T. and Collins, A. L. 2020. Mapping wind erosion hazard with regression-based machine learning algorithms. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 20494. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77567-0

The persistence of bacterial diversity and ecosystem multifunctionality along a disturbance intensity gradient in karst soil

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Xue, Y., Tiana, J., Quine, T. A., Powlson, D. S., Xing, K., Yang, L., Kuzyakov, Y and Dungait, J. A. J. 2020. The persistence of bacterial diversity and ecosystem multifunctionality along a disturbance intensity gradient in karst soil. Science of the Total Environment. 748 (Article), p. 142381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142381

Simulation Models on the Ecology and Management of Arable Weeds: Structure, Quantitative Insights, and Applications

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Bagavathiannan, M. V., Beckie, H. J., Chantre, G. R., Gonzalez-Andujar, J. L., Leon, R. G., Neve, P., Poggio, S. L., Schutte, B. J., Somerville, G., Werle, R. and Van Acker, R. 2020. Simulation Models on the Ecology and Management of Arable Weeds: Structure, Quantitative Insights, and Applications. Agronomy. 10, p. 1611. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101611

Interplay between productive traits, the social rank and the cow's stability in the order of entrance to the milking parlour

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Vargas-Bello-Perez, E., Bastías-Ruz, J., Toro-Mujica, P., Teixeira, D. L. and Enriquez-Hidalgo, D. 2020. Interplay between productive traits, the social rank and the cow's stability in the order of entrance to the milking parlour. The Journal of Agricultural Science. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002185962000088X

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

Assessment of Animal-Based Pig Welfare Outcomes on Farm and at the Abattoir: A Case Study

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Teixeira, D. L., Salazar, L. C., Enriquez-Hidalgo, D. and Boyle, L. A. 2020. Assessment of Animal-Based Pig Welfare Outcomes on Farm and at the Abattoir: A Case Study. Frontiers in veterinary science. 7, p. 576942. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.576942

Effect of farm management on topsoil organic carbon and aggregate stability in water: A case study from Southwest England, UK

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Collier, S. M., Green, S. M., Inman, A., Hopkins, D. W., Kendall, H., Jahn, M. M. and Dungait, J. A. J. 2020. Effect of farm management on topsoil organic carbon and aggregate stability in water: A case study from Southwest England, UK. Soil Use and Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12658

Modelling Chinese grassland systems to improve herder livelihoods and grassland sustainability

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Behrendt, K., Takahashi, T., Kemp, D. R., Han, G., Li, Z., Wang, Z., Badgery, W. and Liu, H. 2020. Modelling Chinese grassland systems to improve herder livelihoods and grassland sustainability. Rangeland Journal. https://doi.org/10.1071/RJ20053

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

Comparing Extraction Methods for Biomarker Steroid Characterisation from Soil and Slurry

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Manley, A., Collins, A. L., Joynes, A., Mellander, P. E. and Jordan, P. 2020. Comparing Extraction Methods for Biomarker Steroid Characterisation from Soil and Slurry. Water Air And Soil Pollution. 231 (10), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-020-04871-w

Using catchment characteristics to model seasonality of dissolved organic carbon fluxes in semi-arid mountainous headwaters

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Nosrati, K., Collins, A. L. and Fiener, P. 2020. Using catchment characteristics to model seasonality of dissolved organic carbon fluxes in semi-arid mountainous headwaters. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. 192 (Article), p. 674. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-08626-2

CIEL Net zero carbon and uk livestock

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Magowan, E., Buckingham, S., McAuliffe, G., Rees, R and Lee, M. R. F. 2020. CIEL Net zero carbon and uk livestock. CIEL NET ZERO CARBON & UK LIVESTOCK. pp. 1-57.

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

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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

Sheep urination frequency, volume, N excretion and chemical composition: Implications for subsequent agricultural N losses

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Marsden, K. A., Lush, L., Holmberg, J. A., Whelan, M. J., King, A. J., Wilson, R. P., Charteris, A. F., Cardenas, L. M., Jones, D.L. and Chadwick, D. R. 2020. Sheep urination frequency, volume, N excretion and chemical composition: Implications for subsequent agricultural N losses. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 302, p. 107073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.107073

Adjusting for conditional bias in process model simulations of hydrological extremes: an experiment using the North Wyke Farm Platform

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Curceac, S., Atkinson, P. M., Milne, A. E., Wu, L. and Harris, P. 2020. Adjusting for conditional bias in process model simulations of hydrological extremes: an experiment using the North Wyke Farm Platform. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. 3 (82). https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.565859

A strategy for modelling heavy-tailed greenhouse gases (GHG) data using the generalised extreme value distribution: Are we overestimating GHG flux using the sample mean?

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Dhanoa, D., Louro-Lopez, A., Cardenas, L. M., Shepherd, A., Sanderson, R. and Lopez, S. 2020. A strategy for modelling heavy-tailed greenhouse gases (GHG) data using the generalised extreme value distribution: Are we overestimating GHG flux using the sample mean? Atmospheric Environment. 237, p. 117500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117500

Sediment sources, soil loss rates and sediment yields in a Karst plateau catchment in Southwest China

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Cheng, Q., Wang, S., Peng, T., Cao, L., Zhang, X., Buckerfield, S. J., Zhang, Y. and Collins, A. L. 2020. Sediment sources, soil loss rates and sediment yields in a Karst plateau catchment in Southwest China. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 304, p. 107114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.107114

Source fingerprinting loess deposits in Central Asia using elemental geochemistry with Bayesian and GLUE models

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Li, Y., Gholami, H., Song, Y., Fathabadi, A., Malakooti, H. and Collins, A. L. 2020. Source fingerprinting loess deposits in Central Asia using elemental geochemistry with Bayesian and GLUE models. Catena. 194, p. 104808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2020.104808

Influence of Cutting Date on Phenotypic Variation in Fatty Acid Concentrations of Perennial Ryegrass Genotypes from a Breeding Population

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Morgan, S. A., Huws, S. A. and Scollan, N. D. 2020. Influence of Cutting Date on Phenotypic Variation in Fatty Acid Concentrations of Perennial Ryegrass Genotypes from a Breeding Population. Agronomy. 10 (10), p. 1571. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101517