Journal article

Effects of nitrification inhibitors on gross N nitrification rate, ammonia oxidizers, and N2O production under different temperatures in two pasture soils

Ting Lan, Helen Suter, Rui Liu, Shu Yuan, Deli Chen

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2018

Abstract

Australian pasture soil for cattle and sheep industries constitutes the principal land use with considerable N fertilizer consumption, which is one of the causes of local environmental problems. Nitrification plays a key role in regulating soil inorganic N concentration and its environmental diffusion. The effects of different nitrification inhibitors (NIs) on gross N nitrification (ngross) rate and N2O production under different temperatures in pasture soils remain unclear. A laboratory incubation experiment was conducted to determine the effect of NIs (dicyandiamide [DCD], 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate [DMPP], and 3-methylpyrazol and 1H-1,2,4-triazol [3MP + TZ]) on N2O emissions, ngross a..

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Grants

Awarded by Incitec Pivot


Awarded by Australian Government Department of Agriculture through the Grains Research and Development Corporation


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work received support from the Incitec Pivot, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture through the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Australian Research Council, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, with grant numbers DE150100870, DP160101028, LP160101134, and 41501243, respectively.