Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Research article
18 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 18 Apr 2019

Estimating the soil N2O emission intensity of croplands in northwest Europe

Vasileios Myrgiotis, Mathew Williams, Robert M. Rees, and Cairistiona F. E. Topp


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Mar 2019) by Akihiko Ito
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Mar 2019) by Akihiko Ito
Short summary
This study focuses on a northwestern European cropland region and shows that the type of crop growing on a soil has notable effects on the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O – a greenhouse gas) from that soil. It was found that N2O emissions from soils under oilseed cultivation are significantly higher than soils under cereal cultivation. This variation is mostly explained by the fact that oilseeds require more nitrogen (fertiliser) than cereals, especially at early crop growth stages.
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