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Decomposition of litter and greenhouse gases emission in Brachiaria grasses with increasing nitrogen fertilizer rates

Grant number: 17/11274-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Pastures and Forage Crops
Principal Investigator:Ana Cláudia Ruggieri
Grantee:Abmael da Silva Cardoso
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/16631-5 - Management strategies to reduce environmental impacts of beef cattle production systems, AP.PFPMCG.TEM


The aims of the project are to evaluate the nitrogen efficiency usage in beef cattle production system due different nitrogen fertilizer rates, to estimate nitrogen mineralization from litter, nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and ammonia (NH3) volatilization. The experiment will be carried out during four years in palisade grass pastures (Brachiaria brizantha cv. Marandu). The treatments are 3 doses of nitrogen fertilizer (90, 180 and 270 kg N ha-1 year-1) and the control (without N fertilization). The source of N will be urea and the fertilizer application during the rainy season (growing season). The experimental design is completely randomized. The fertilization will be split 4 times during the rearing phase of beef cattle. In the rainy season the cattle will be supplemented exclusively by mineral mixture ad libitum. During the period of season transition rainy-dry season, the stocking rate will be decreased, only 24 animals will remain on the pasture and, will be supplemented with 0.7% of live weight. Therefore, it possible to assess the residuals effects of the fertilization on the remaining forage yield on the dry season. Finally, a greenhouse gas balance will be proceed using life cycle analysis. (AU)

Scientific publications
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BERCA, ANDRESSA S.; CARDOSO, ABMAEL DA S.; LONGHINI, VANESSA Z.; TEDESCHI, LUIS O.; BODDEY, ROBERT MICHAEL; BERNDT, ALEXANDRE; REIS, RICARDO A.; RUGGIERI, ANA CLAUDIA. Methane production and nitrogen balance of dairy heifers grazing palisade grass cv. Marandu alone or with forage peanut. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, v. 97, n. 11, p. 4625-4634, NOV 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DELEVATTI, LUTTI M.; CARDOSO, ABMAEL S.; BARBERO, RONDINELI P.; LEITE, RHAONY G.; ROMANZINI, ELIEDER P.; RUGGIERI, ANA C.; REIS, RICARDO A. Effect of nitrogen application rate on yield, forage quality, and animal performance in a tropical pasture. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, MAY 20 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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