A matter of timing and source: enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers and products to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in the Prairie Provinces

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Mario Tenuta
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $92,000
Co-Funders: Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund
Start Date: 2015
Project Length: 3 Years

To quantify the agronomic performance and nitrous oxide (N2O) reduction potential of multiple enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizer technologies now available or soon to be marketed to farmers. Consistent with the 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles, the project will assess how changes in fertilizer application timing (spring versus fall) and nitrogen source (urea versus anhydrous ammonia) can be stacked with new technologies to stabilize soil nitrogen, enhance crop yields and prevent unintended losses of nitrogen from the soil.