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Nitrogen is one of a number of essential elements for plant growth. Soil nitrogen supply limits crop yield in many situations. Managing nitrogen inputs to optimise crop yield, quality and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) while minimising nitrogen loss is often an important part of crop and pasture management.
The best management guides below provide a summary of management practices for a range of industries to help manage nitrous oxide emissions and improved NUE:
BMP Broadacre Dryland Crops.pdf
BMP Mixed Broadacre.pdf
BMP Irrigated Crops.pdf
BMP Intensive Pasture.pdf
BMP for N use on dairy pasture MPfN.pdf
Management practices that improve the efficiency of N use
Sugarcane NUE Notes.pdf
Horticulture NUE Notes.pdf
Intensive Pasture NUE Notes.pdf
Broadacre NUE Notes.pdf
Nitrous oxide is a naturally occurring, powerful greenhouse gas emitted from agricultural soils. The industry sector nitrous oxide science reviews below will being you up to date with the most recent Australian science outlining the key processes and evaluation of management practices that relate to BMPs.
Nitrous oxide losses from dryland cropping.pdf
Irrigated cropping adendum.pdf
Nitrous oxide losses from intensive pasture.pdf
Nitrous oxide losses from sugarcane.pdf
Nitrous oxide losses from horticulture.pdf
If you are wanting a detailed scientific understanding of the process involved in nitrous oxide emissions, read the document below.
Understanding gaseous nitrogen emissions from agriculture.pdf