Kairsty Topp

Dr

  • West Mains Road, Kings Buildings

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

19962021
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Research Output 1996 2019

2019
soil emission
Calibration
calibration
Soils
prediction
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Development and quality of barley husk adhesion correlates with changes in caryopsis cuticle biosynthesis and composition

Brennan, M., Hedley, P. E., Topp, CFE., Morris, J., Ramsay, L., Mitchell, S., Shepherd, T., Thomas, W. & Hoad, SP., 24 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, 672.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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hulls
adhesion
skinning
barley
biosynthesis

Empirical and dynamic approaches for modelling the yield and N content of European grasslands

Dellar, M., Topp, CFE., Pardo, G., del Prado, A., Fitton, N., Holmes, D., Banos, G. & Wall, E., 14 Oct 2019, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 122, 104562.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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grassland
modeling
Dynamic models
climatic region
Nitrogen
3 Downloads (Pure)

Estimating the soil N2O emission intensity of croplands in northwest Europe

Myrgiotis, VM., Williams, M., Rees, RM. & Topp, CFE., 18 Apr 2019, In : Biogeosciences. 16, 8, p. 1641-1655 15 p., bg-2018-490.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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soil emission
crop
biogeochemistry
uncertainty analysis
agricultural ecosystem

Linking arable cropping and livestock production for efficient recycling of N and P

Watson, CA., Topp, CFE. & Ryschawy, J., 2019, Agroecosystem Diversity: Reconciling Contemporary Agriculture and Environmental Quality. Lemaire, G., Carvalho, P. C. D. F., Kronberg, S. & Recous, S. (eds.). Academic Press, p. 169-188

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

livestock production
recycling
livestock
crops
farms
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling biological N fixation and grass-legume dynamics with process-based biogeochemical models of varying complexity

Fitton, N., Bindi, M., Brilli, L., Cichota, R., Dibari, C., Fuchs, K., Huguenin-Elie, O., Klumpp, K., Lieffering, M., Lüscher, A., Martin, R., McAuliffe, R., Merbold, L., Newton, P., Rees, RM., Smith, P., Topp, CFE. & Snow, V., May 2019, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 106, p. 58-66 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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fixation
grass
modeling
grassland
fertilizer

Modelling nutrient cycles in agriculture and their environmental impacts

Sykes, AS., Topp, CFE. & Rees, RM., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Assessing the environmental impact of agriculture. Weidema, B. (ed.). Cambridge: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited: Series in Agricultural Science, 69 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

environmental impact
agriculture
modeling
livestock
greenhouse gas

Oxygen regulates nitrous oxide production directly in agricultural soils

Song, X., Ju, X., Topp, CFE. & Rees, RM., Nov 2019, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 53, p. 12539-12547

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrous Oxide
agricultural soils
nitrous oxide
Soil
Oxygen

Rhynchosporium leaf scald disease incidence: seed source and spatial pattern

Topp, CFE., Hughes, G., Nevison, IM., Butler, A., Oxley, S. & Havis, ND., Aug 2019, In : Plant Pathology. 68, 6, p. 1179-1187 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhynchosporium
scald diseases
disease incidence
seeds
seed-borne diseases
2 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of fungicide treatment and Integrated Pest Management on barley yields: analysis of a long term field trials database

Stetkiewicz, S., Burnett, FJ., Ennos, RA. & Topp, CFE., 1 Apr 2019, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 105, p. 111-118 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

integrated pest management
fungicides
field experimentation
barley
disease severity

To what extent is climate change adaptation a novel challenge for agricultural modellers?

Kipling, R. P., Topp, CFE., Bannink, A., Bartley, D. J., Blanco-Penedo, I., Cortignani, R., del Prado, A., Dono, G., Faverdin, P., Graux, I., Hutchings, NJ., Lauwers, L., Gulzari, Ş. Ö., Reidsma, P., Rolinski, S., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Sandars, D. L., Sándor, R., Schönhart, M., Seddaiu, G. & 4 others, Van Middelkoop, J., Shrestha, S., Weindl, I. & Eory, V., Oct 2019, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 120, 21 p., 104492.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Climate change
agricultural modeling
Triangulation
Risk assessment
Agriculture

Understanding uncertainty in the carbon footprint of beef production

Sykes, AS., Rees, RM. & Topp, CFE., 10 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 234, p. 423-435 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon footprint
Beef
carbon footprint
greenhouse gas
Greenhouse gases
2 Citations (Scopus)

Use of Raman microspectroscopy to predict malting barley husk adhesion quality

Brennan, M., McDonald, A. & Topp, CFE., 19 Jun 2019, In : Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 139, p. 587-590 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

malting barley
hulls
adhesion
Raman spectroscopy
fruits
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)

Addressing uncertainty in efficient mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Eory, V., Topp, CFE., Butler, A. & Moran, D., 30 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Agricultural Economics. 69, 3, p. 627 - 645 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

greenhouse gas
mitigation
abatement cost
cost analysis
cost
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

A meta-analysis on the effects of climate change on the yield and quality of European pastures

Dellar, M., Topp, CFE., Banos, G. & Wall, E., 7 Jul 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 265, p. 413 - 420 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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meta-analysis
pastures
climate change
shrubs
forbs
7 Citations (Scopus)

Cereal yield gaps across Europe

MACSUR, 1 Nov 2018, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 101, p. 109-120 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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cereal
barley
wheat
maize
corn

Financial and N2O effects of soil management measures on arable farms in Scotland

Shrestha, S., Eory, V. & Topp, CFE., 2018, Aspects of Applied Biology: Soil Improvement: Impact of Management Practices on Soil Function and Quality . Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 140. p. 83-88

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

soil management
Scotland
farms
cover crops
crop residue management
3 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Perception vs practice: Farmer attitudes towards and uptake of IPM in Scottish spring barley

Stetkiewicz, S., Bruce, A., Burnett, FJ., Ennos, RA. & Topp, CFE., 26 May 2018, In : Crop Protection. 112, p. 96 - 102 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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farmers' attitudes
spring barley
integrated pest management
farmers
agronomists
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Spatially explicit estimation of heat stress-related impacts of climate change on the milk production of dairy cows in the United Kingdom

Fodor, N., Foskolos, A., Topp, CFE., Moorby, JM., Pasztor, L. & Foyer, CH., 8 May 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 5, 18 p., e0197076.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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United Kingdom
heat stress
milk production
dairy cows
climate change

Supporting better decisions across the nexus of water, energy and food through earth observation data: case of the Zambezi basin

Gomo, F. F., Macleod, C., Rowan, J., Yeluripati, J. & Topp, K., 1 Feb 2018, In : Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. 376, p. 15-23 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
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food
basin
energy
water
ecosystem service
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

A comparison of farm-level greenhouse gas calculators in their application on beef production systems

Sykes, AJ., Topp, CFE., Wilson, RM., Reid, G. & Rees, RM., 22 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 164, p. 398 - 409 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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production system
greenhouse gas
farm
mitigation
carbon footprint
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
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livestock
decision making
economics
agriculture
livestock farming
1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A systematic approach to identifying key parameters and processes in agroecosystem models

Myrgiotis, V., Rees, RM., Topp, CFE. & Williams, M., 26 Dec 2017, In : Ecological Modelling. 368, p. 344 - 356 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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agricultural ecosystem
sensitivity analysis
calibration
parameter
alternative agriculture
29 Citations (Scopus)

Grain legume production and use in European agricultural systems

Watson, CA., Reckling, M., Preissel, S., Bachinger, J., Bergkvist, G., Kuhlman, T., Lindstrom, K., Nemecek, T., Topp, CFE., Vanhatalo, A., Zander, P., Murphy-Bokern, D., Stoddard, FL. & Sparks, DL. (ed.), 2017, Advances in Agronomy. Sparks, DL. (ed.). Elsevier Academic Press, Vol. 144. p. 235 - 303 69 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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hulls
adhesion
barley
flowering
fruits
2 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Improving model prediction of soil N2O emissions through Bayesian calibration

Myrgiotis, V., Williams, M., Topp, CFE. & Rees, RM., 27 Dec 2017, In : Science of the Total Environment. 624, p. 1467 - 1477 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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soil emission
calibration
agricultural ecosystem
prediction
soil
5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Mitigating nitrous oxide and manure-derived methane emissions by removing cows in response to wet soil conditions

van der Weerden, TJ., Laurenson, S., Vogeler, I., Beukes, PC., Thomas, SM., Rees, RM., Topp, CFE., Lanigan, G. & de Klein, CAM., 21 Jun 2017, In : Agricultural Systems. 156, p. 126 - 138 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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nitrous oxide
methane
soil quality
grazing
cows
6 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling spatial and inter-annual variations of nitrous oxide emissions from UK cropland and grasslands using DailyDayCent

Fitton, N., Datta, A., Cloy, JM., Rees, RM., Topp, CFE., Bell, M., Cardenas, LM., Williams, J., Smith, K., Thorman, R., Watson, CJ., McGeough, KL., Kuhnert, M., Hastings, A., Anthony, S., Chadwick, D. & Smith, P., 7 Sep 2017, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 250, p. 1 - 11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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nitrous oxide
annual variation
grassland
modeling
clay soil
5 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Relative emissions intensity of dairy production systems: employing different functional units in life-cycle assessment

Ross, SA., Topp, CFE., Ennos, RA. & Chagunda, MGG., 10 Feb 2017, In : Animal. 11, 8, p. 1381 - 1388 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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functional unit (life cycle assessment)
emissions factor
life cycle assessment
milk production
production technology
24 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

The nitrogen, carbon and greenhouse gas budget of a grazed, cut and fertilised temperate grassland

Jones, SK., Helfter, C., Anderson, M., Coyle, M., Campbell, C., Famulari, D., Di Marco, C., van Dijk, N., Tang, YS., Topp, CFE., Kiese, R., Kindler, R., Siemens, J., Schrumpf, M., Kaiser, K., Nemitz, E., Levy, PE., Rees, RM., Sutton, MA. & Skiba, UM., 24 Apr 2017, In : Biogeosciences. 14, 8, p. 2069 - 2088 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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greenhouse gas
grassland
nitrogen
carbon
net ecosystem exchange
2016
10 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A comparative nitrogen balance and productivity analysis of legume and non-legume supported cropping systems: the potential role of biological nitrogen fixation

Iannetta, PPM., Young, M., Bachinger, J., Bergkvist, G., Doltra, J., Lopez-Bellido, RJ., Monti, M., Pappa, VA., Reckling, M., Topp, CFE., Walker, RL., Rees, RM., Watson, CA., James, EK., Squire, GR. & Begg, GS., 21 Nov 2016, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 7, 1700

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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nitrogen balance
nitrogen fixation
cropping systems
legumes
forage
4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A farm level approach to explore farm gross margin effects of soil organic carbon management

Glenk, K., Shrestha, S., Topp, CFE., Sanchez, B., Iglesias, A., Dibari, C. & Merante, P., 22 Nov 2016, In : Agricultural Systems. 151, p. 33 - 46 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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soil organic carbon
farms
input costs
carbon sinks
crop yield
18 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Key challenges and priorities for modelling European grasslands under climate change

Kipling, RP., Virkajarvi, P., Breitsameter, L., Curnel, Y., De Swaef, T., Gustavsson, A-M., Hennart, S., Hoglind, M., Jarvenranta, K., Minet, J., Nendel, C., Persson, T., Picon-Cochard, C., Rolinski, S., Sandars, DL., Scollan, ND., Sebek, L., Seddaiu, G., Topp, CFE., Twardy, S. & 3 others, Van Middelkoop, J., Wu, L. & Bellocchi, G., 31 May 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 566–567, p. 4 - 0 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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grassland
climate change
modeling
stakeholder
productivity
4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Model evaluation in relation to soil N2O emissions: an algorithmic method which accounts for variability in measurements and possible time lags

Myrgiotis, V., Williams, M., Rees, RM., Smith, KE., Thorman, RE. & Topp, CFE., 15 Jul 2016, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 84, p. 251 - 262 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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soil emission
nitrous oxide
nitrogen
evaluation
method
14 Citations (Scopus)
21 Downloads (Pure)

Modeling European ruminant production systems: facing the challenges of climate change

Kipling, RP., Bannick, A., Bellocchi, G., Dalgaard, T., Fox, NJ., Hutchings, NJ., Kjeldsen, C., Lacetera, N., Sinabell, F., Topp, CFE., van Oijen, M., Virkajärvi, P. & Scollan, ND., 25 May 2016, In : Agricultural Systems. 147, p. 24 - 37 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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ruminant
production system
climate change
modeling
stakeholder
13 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
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nitrification
inhibitor
grassland
fertilizer
ammonium nitrate
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Using nematode communities to test a European scale soil biological monitoring programme for policy development

Stone, D., Costa, D., Daniell, TJ., Mitchell, SM., Griffiths, BS. & Topp, CFE., Jan 2016, In : Applied Soil Ecology. 97, p. 78-85

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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policy development
nematode
bioindicator
soil
biodiversity
5 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Variation in grain skinning among spring barley varieties induced by a controlled environment misting screen

Brennan, M., Topp, CFE. & Hoad, SP., 28 Jul 2016, In : Journal of Agricultural Science. 155, 2, p. 317 - 325 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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skinning
spring barley
ears
florets
malting barley
2015
37 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

A cropping system assessment framework - evaluating effects of introducing legumes into crop rotations

Reckling, M., Hecker, J-M., Bergkvist, G., Watson, CA., Zander, P., Schlafke, N., Stoddard, FL., Eory, V., Topp, CFE., Maire, J. & Bachinger, J., 2015, In : European Journal of Agronomy. 76, p. 186 - 197 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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cropping systems
legumes
agronomists
Germany
design for environment

Assessing soil organic matter changes in an organically managed long-term crop rotation experiment

Cloy, JM., Rees, RM., Drewer, J., Helfrich, M., Ball, BC., Buckingham, S., Topp, CFE., Walker, RL., Watson, CA. & Mayer, C., 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 111 - 118 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Assessing the influence of rotation design on the N, P, K balance of organic cropping systems

Smith, L., Tarsitano, D., Topp, CFE., Jones, SK., Gerrard, C., Pearce, B. & Williams, A., May 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Aspects of Applied Biology, Vol. 128. p. 157 - 164 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biological efficiency profiles over the lactation period in multiparous high-producing dairy cows under divergent production systems

Ross, S. A., Chagunda, M. G. G., Topp, CFE. & Ennos, R., 26 Mar 2015, In : Archives Animal Breeding. 58, 1, p. 127-135 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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energy efficiency
production technology
dairy cows
lactation
cows
6 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Developing a nationally appropriate mitigation measure from the greenhouse gas abatement potential from livestock production in the Brazilian Cerrado

de Oliveira Silva, R., Barioni, LG., Albertini, TZ., Eory, V., Topp, CFE., Fernandes, FA. & Moran, D., 2015, In : Agricultural Systems. 140, p. 48 - 55 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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cerrado
livestock farming
greenhouse gas
abatement cost
cost
1 Citation (Scopus)

Estimating the costs and benefits of adapting agriculture to climate change

Wreford, A., Moran, D., Moxey, A., Evans, KA., Fox, NJ., Glenk, K., Hutchings, MR., McCracken, DI., McVittie, A., Mitchell, MA., Topp, CFE. & Wall, E., 2015, In : EuroChoices. 14, 2, p. 16 - 23 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate effect
climate change
agriculture
food
ecosystem
6 Citations (Scopus)

Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP): An open web platform for modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agro-ecosystems

Yeluripati, JB., del Prado, A., Sanz-Cobena, A., Rees, RM., Li, C., Chadwick, D., Tilston, E., Topp, CFE., Cardenas, LM., Ingraham, P., Gilhespy, S., Anthony, S., Vetter, SH., Misselbrook, T., Salas, W. & Smith, P., 2015, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 111, p. 112 - 120 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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greenhouse gas
ecosystem
modeling
nitrogen
carbon
15 Citations (Scopus)

How do emission rates and emission factors for nitrous oxide and ammonia vary with manure type and time of application in a Scottish farmland?

Bell, MJ., Hinton, NJ., Cloy, JM., Topp, CFE., Rees, RM., Williams, JR., Misselbrook, TH. & Chadwick, DR., 2015, In : Geoderma. 264, Part A, p. 81 - 93

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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emissions factor
nitrous oxide
animal manures
agricultural land
ammonia
63 Citations (Scopus)

Life Cycle Assessment of high producing dairy production systems: do functional units matter?

Ross, SA., Chagunda, MGG., Topp, CFE. & Ennos, R., Apr 2015, p. 144. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Long-term productivity of legume based crop rotations

Watson, CA., Topp, CFE. & Walker, RL., May 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 189 - 194 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

19 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Managing fertiliser nitrogen to reduce nitrous oxide emissions and emission intensities from a cultivated Cambisol in Scotland

Hinton, NJ., Cloy, JM., Bell, MJ., Chadwick, DR., Topp, CFE. & Rees, RM., 2015, In : Geoderma Regional. 4, p. 55 - 65 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Cambisol
nitrous oxide
fertilizer
nitrogen
fertilizer application

Nitrogen fixation in a ley-arable rotation

Watson, CA., Rees, RM. & Topp, CFE., May 2015, Aspects of Applied Biology. Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 128. p. 245 - 248 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution