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May cover crops affect GHG emissions in irrigated cropping systems?.
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Agriculture
Information
Abstract
he use of cover crops (CC) both as catch crops and green manures has been proposed as a suitable strategy to increase the N use efficiency of the system through decreasing the N losses, mainly in the form of NO3-, (Thorup-Kristensen et al., 2003). Although improving crop yields, both the presence of CC and their use once harvested, as green manures, may change the C/N balance of agricultural soils thus consequently affecting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). This study evaluates the effect of three CC (barley, Hordeum vulgare L.; vetch, Vicia villosa L.; rape, Brassica napus L.) over the GHG (N2O, CO2 and CH4) budget of an irrigated maize (Zea mays L.) system. We hypothesized that the presence and typology (e.g. legumes vs cereals) of CC in the intercrop period may affect differently the N and C dynamics of the soil, thus influencing the amount of GHG emitted comparing to a bare soil. Additionally, the incorporation of CC residues with contrasting characteristics would differently affect the net GHG budget of the entire maize cropping system.
International
No
Congress
REMEDIA Workshop 2013. Segundo Workshop sobre mitigación de GEI provenientes del sector agroforestal
960
Place
Zaragoza (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
00000000
Start Date
13/04/2013
End Date
13/04/2013
From page
1
To page
1
pendiente de publicación
Participants
  • Autor: Alberto Sanz Cobeña (UPM)
  • Autor: Sonia Garcia Marco (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Quemada Saenz-Badillos (UPM)
  • Autor: Patricia Almendros Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio Vallejo Garcia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
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