Effects of tillage and fertilization on nitrogen transformations and N2O emission from arable soils


The effect of tillage on N transformation processes in soils and the net exchange of greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, CH4) is studies in long-term field experiments with different tillage systems (ploughing-based and non-plough). The projekt ist part of the DFG Research Training Group 1397 'Regulation of soil organic matter and nutrient turnover in organic agriculture'.

Executive Institute:

Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture (TI-AK) Details of Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture

Parent institution:

Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut - Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (TI) Details of (TI) (Lower Saxony)

Contract period:

01. 01. 2007 - 31. 12. 2009

Participating Institutions:

Funding Programme:


  • Soil science
  • Climate Change

Purpose of research:

Inventory & Assessment

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