Agriculture: sustainable crop and animal production to help mitigate nitrous oxide emissions

Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from agriculture can be tackled by reducing demand for, and consumption of, nitrogen (N) inputs via diet modification and waste reduction, and/or through technologies applied at the field level. This article focusses on the latter options. Opportunities for mitigating N2O emissions at the field level can be advanced by a clearer scientific understanding of the system complexities leading to emissions, while maintaining agricultural system sustainability and productivity. A range of technologies are available to reduce emissions, but rather than focus specifically on emissions, the broader management and policy focus should be on improved N use efficiency and effectiveness; for lower N2O emissions per unit of crop and animal product, or per unit of land area.

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Agriculture: sustainable crop and animal production to help mitigate nitrous oxide emissions

Journal/Publisher: 

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

Authors: 

Snyder C.S., Davidson E.A., Smith P., & Venterea R.T.

Year of Publication: 

2014

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DOI: 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2014.07.005

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