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ResidueGas: Improved estimation and mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions and soil carbon storage from crops residues

ResidueGas: Improved estimation and mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions and soil carbon storage from crops residues
contact:

 Prof. Dr. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl

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funding:

 The Federal Ministery of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

startdate:

2017

enddate:

2020

ResidueGas

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ResidueGas will document an improved methodology to quantify N2O emissions from agricultural crop residues management, including standards for estimating the amount of N in residues and improved emission factors for crop residue that include effects of residue quality, management, soils and climate on emissions. ResidueGas will further identify and communicate best practice for crop residue management strategies with respect to their net greenhouse gas effect in terms of N2O emissions and SOC storage. The transnational team in ResidueGas has the necessary breadth of high-level expertise to undertake the task, covering knowledge on relevant cropping systems, measurements of GHG emissions (N2O and SOC) at both field and lab scales, access to existing data on crop residues and emissions, expertise in biogeochemical modelling of GHG emissions and knowledge on GHG inventory reporting at farm and national scale.