Emissions and Nutrient Management Discussion Group

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Emissions and Nutrient Management group
Agriculture is responsible for the emissions of a vast majority of nitrous oxide (N2O), ammonia (NH3) and nitric oxide (NO), methane (CH4) as well as leaching or run-off of nitrate (NO3-) which all have severe consequences for climate and the environment. Therefore, nutrient management and emissions control play a pivotal role in countering these emissions and the consequences they have.

The discussion group ‘Emissions and nutrient management’ aims to organise monthly meetings focussing on amongst other:

  •  Nutrient/manure management in livestock housing, transport, application and crop uptake;
  •  Assess, control and mitigate of emissions from livestock sector to air, water and soil;
  •  Nitrogen and carbon cycle efficiency;
  •  Emission sources from agriculture including enteric fermentation (CH4), manure (NH3, NOx, non-methane volatile organic compounds [NMVOC], N2O, PM10 and PM2.5), soil (NH3, NOx, N2O, NMVOC, PM10 and PM2.5) and liming (CO2);
  •  Surveys, guidelines, protocols and agreements concerning environmental aspects including, NEC,   IPCC, Gothenburg protocol, Kyoto protocol and Paris agreement;
  • Approach, methods and techniques for emission measurement and abatement;

The aim of the discussion group will be to:

  •  Obtain state-of-the-art knowledge and information regarding emission and manure/nutrient management;
  •  Discuss the recently published papers by members or relevant papers around the world;
  •  Develop the aspects/quality of methods related to nutrient/manure management;
  •  Provide an opportunity for members to present their research to obtain presenting skills and to receive productive inputs by world leading researcher


To join, please send an email to Cecile Levrault (cecile.levrault@wur.nl) or Jihane el Mahdi (jihane.elmahdi@wur.nl)