Mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils by precision management

RM Rees, JM Maire, A Florence, Nicholas Cowan, Ute M Skiba, Tony van der Weerden, Xiaotang Ju

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Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions make up a significant part of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. There is an urgent need to identify new approaches to the mitigation of these emissions with emerging technology. In this short review four approaches to precision managements of agricultural systems are described based on examples of work being undertaken in the UK and New Zealand. They offer the opportunity for N2O mitigation without any reduction in productivity. These approaches depend upon new sensor technology, modeling and spatial information with which to make management decisions and interventions that can both improve agricultural productivity and environmental protection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalFrontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Early online date24 Dec 2019
Publication statusPrint publication - 2 Mar 2020


  • Decision support systems
  • Mitigation
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Precision farming


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