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dc.contributor.authorPlaza Bonilla, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorÁlvaro-Fuentes, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorBareche Sahún, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPareja Sánchez, Evangelina
dc.contributor.authorJustes, Éric
dc.contributor.authorCantero-Martínez, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T09:20:32Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T22:12:01Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0167-8809
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/63411
dc.description.abstractThere is a strong need to identify agricultural management practices that maintain agronomic productivity while diminishing soil N2O emissions. The yield-scaled N2O emissions (YSNE) indicator can help to evaluate the adequacy of a given agricultural practice under both aspects. Long-term (18-yr) soil water and mineral N dynamics, crop biomass and yields, and 2011-2012 soil N2O emissions and ancillary variables were measured on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) production in a tillage (conventional tillage, CT; no-tillage, NT) and N rate (0, 60 and 120 kg N ha-1) combination under rainfed Mediterranean conditions (NE Spain). Once evaluated, the STICS soil-crop model was used to simulate the 18-yr soil N2O emissions of each tillage system under increasing N rates (0, 30, 60, 90 and 120 kg N ha-1) in order to identify optimum management to reduce YSNE, being initialized with observed data. Cropping season precipitation was highly variable during the experiment, being a key regulating mechanism for crop yields and simulated soil N2O emissions. Crop yield under NT with N outperformed CT in 11 years. STICS performed reasonably well when simulating cumulative N2O emissions and ancillary variables with model efficiencies greater than 0.5. The 18-yr average simulated cumulative N2O emissions were 0.50, 0.82 and 1.09 kg N2O-N ha-1 yr-1 for CT-0, CT-60 and CT-120, respectively, and they were 0.53, 0.92 and 1.19 kg N2O-N ha-1 yr-1 for their counterparts under NT. These averages mask a large variability between years, according to precipitation. The 18-yr mean yield-scaled N2O emissions were 2.8 to 3.3 times lower under NT, compared to the corresponding CT treatments. Under CT, N application would increase YSNE in most years while YSNE would be more resilient to the application of increasing N rates under NT. Our work demonstrates that in rainfed Mediterranean systems NT is a win-win strategy for the equilibrium between agricultural productivity and low soil N2O emissions.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Silvia Martí, Carlos Cortés and Montse Llovera for their technical assistance. Dr. Joël Léonard kindly provided us the model version updated for soil N2O simulation. The valuable comments of three anonymous reviewers greatly improved the quality of this manuscript. This work was supported by the Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología of Spain (Project Grants AGL 2010-22050-C03-01/02 and AGL2013-49062-C4-1/4-R). DPB received a “Juan de la Cierva-Formación” postdoctoral grant from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain (ref. FJCI-2014-19570).
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//AGL2010-22050-C03-01/ES/AGRICULTURA DE CONSERVACION EN AGROSISTEMAS MEDITERRANEOS: ACTIVIDAD BIOLOGICA Y ALMACENAMIENTO DE C Y N/
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO//AGL2013-49062-C4-1-R/ES/PRACTICAS AGRICOLAS SOSTENIBLES PARA LA REDUCCION DE EMISIONES DE GASES DE EFECTO INVERNADERO EN ZONAS MEDITERR
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.04.007
dc.relation.ispartofAgriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 2018, vol. 262, p. 36-47
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) Elsevier, 2018
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectEmission factor
dc.subjectMediterranean
dc.subjectN fertilization
dc.subjectNitrous oxide
dc.titleNo-tillage reduces long-term yield-scaled soil nitrous oxide emissions in rainfed Mediterranean agroecosystems: a field and modelling approach
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2018-05-21T09:20:34Z
dc.identifier.idgrec026997
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.04.007


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