NUCLEUS: a virtual joint centre to deliver enhanced Nitrogen Use effiCiency via an integrated SoiL-plant systEms approach for the Uk & BraSil

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Biosciences

Abstract

World agriculture has made enormous advances in recent decades in increasing crop production largely through increasing the application of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. Nitrogen (N) is a key nutrient and often a limiting factor for crop growth supporting the need for the addition of synthetic N fertilisers for most global agricultural systems. However a high proportion of this, often estimated to be >50%, is currently lost into the environment often through the soil via leaching or to the atmosphere as a gas emission. This loss of N to the environment is represents a significant economic loss and pollutes surface and ground-waters, impacting negatively on ecosystems and increasing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Cutting across this is our future need to increase agricultural production in order to meet the demands of global food security for the rapidly expanding population. This challenge will necessitate a significant improvement in the management of N and in particular Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) in both Brazil and the UK. The extent to which the release of reactive N can be mitigated to some degree through approaches related to improving agronomic NUE (e.g. using no-tillage systems, intercropping, combined crop-livestock systems, applying organic wastes to soils as amendments will be addressed here for the first time in an integrated holistic way between 13 partner organisations in Brazil and the UK. The NUCLEUS Virtual Centre will seek to undertake interdisciplinary research, with physical and social scientists, using the latest technologies to assess, understand and recommend new strategies concerning agronomic NUE management to support future crop development and food production. NUCLEUS will build on several current collaborations, whist generating many new ones for the future and seek to engage and inspire the next generation of scientists to tackle this important area. As the current level of understanding concerning the integration of these approaches is limited, there is potential for the outputs of NUCLEUS to be a bench mark for tropical and temperate agriculture throughout the world.

Planned Impact

The NUCLEUS consortium will undertake key research and provide training for a new generation of scientists to focus on delivering the enhanced Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) that is urgently needed to contribute to the sustainable intensification programme required to meet food security in Brazil and the UK. We will achieve impact through the following objectives:
1.Policy: Integrated science for integrated policy relevant evidence In creating our NUCLEUS and developing the research programme, we identified the key research gaps in effective agronomic management of NUE. The outcomes of the experimental WP's 1-4 will be immediately useful for future policy decisions concerned with the management of N including losses via leaching and volatilisation. The research informs on how pressures on farmers to increase productivity will impact on water resources, pollution, climate change and provide solutions for the development of mitigation strategies. We will invite key policy makers to our annual conference to ensure that the policy relevant outcomes of our project reach policy teams in Brazil and the UK quickly.
2.Industry Engagement: Through existing contacts we will ensure knowledge exchange to agricultural advisors and farmers. All NUCLEUS partners will, where appropriate, try to involve local farmers in research experiments to improve uptake of best practices. We will invite both the industrial companies and farmers to workshops to showcase the innovation and state of the art technologies being employed in NUCLEUS such as use of in situ sensors to monitor real time soil N dynamics and underground imaging of soil water movement to demonstrate the potential in our approach and benefits of engagement.
3.Public: Engagement through seminars and the media: Each NUCLEUS partner is dedicated to public outreach activities (e.g. public seminars, open days). We will encourage our early career researchers to participate in this exposing them to delivering their science to the public, with training offered as part of their CPD. For project inception and major discoveries we will approach the Brazilian and UK media for coverage via our institutions' press offices. Web based resources hosted at UoN will include a project website, Twitter/Facebook and other social media resources aimed at a range of end-users including the public, students and scientists. Engagement with broader public: All publications considered of general interest will be highlighted as a twitter feed. All publications above impact factor c. IF=8 will be highlighted in a press release. Many of NUCLEUS' partners participate in hosting visiting schools. We intend to promote this among the consortium to inspire students to consider science as a future career, and we will introduce them to the project and its background. Local impacts: The proposal has a strong user focus and involves close collaboration between researchers from Brazil and the UK and encourages the full involvement and participation of non-academic stakeholders, notably local farmers, local entrepreneurs and other agricultural workers at all stages. To disseminate project results more widely we will engage with these groups at all stages of the research e.g. by visits, demonstrations and attendance at workshops to illustrate the benefits of the approaches we identify so that farming communities in Brazil and UK not directly involved with the centre can benefit from at a later date.
4.Science: NUCLEUS will deliver high impact, innovative technological advances in management systems to enhance NUE such as in the use of cover crops or additions of soil amendments which can be adapted to derive livelihood benefits to meet local needs. We will propose and organise supporting scientific sessions or workshops at relevant conferences and at the project end, we will propose several special issues of leading crop and soil science journals to showcase the outputs from our final year conference.

Publications

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Cantarella H (2018) Agronomic efficiency of NBPT as a urease inhibitor: A review in Journal of Advanced Research

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Carswell A (2018) Assessing the benefits and wider costs of different N fertilisers for grassland agriculture in Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science

 
Description This project is seeking to evaluate the effect of changes in agronomic practice on enhancing nitrogen use efficiency. We are approximately half way through so the research results are only just coming to light but they are demonstrating great promise. We have made some exciting new discoveries on how native grass species in brazil can be used to both fix and through their root system enhance the retention of N added to the soil. we have evaluated the combination of different brachairia grasses grown in conjunction with maize and observed great differences in the fine root system which translate to enhanced N retention. We have shown that low cost nitrate electrodes can be buried in the ground and used to monitor the soil nitrate concentration, upscaling to Brazil it will be possible to ensure that N applications are targeted and therefore not undertaken when not needed. We have identified the following recommedations
Sensors have potential for improving synchronisation of N use especially across large scales
Optimise soil structure for retaining N via roots
Crop rotations can significantly increase soil C and N when legumes and grasses are used
Choice of grass can give contrasting effects on soil structure and N dynamics
AWD water management can decrease GHG emissions (up to 97%) and increase grain yield (c. 19%) in tropical paddy rice
Reduce soil hardness via amendments e.g. gypsum to get roots deeper & increase NUE (up to 20%)
Leguminous trees within alley-cropping and livestock systems can fix soil N and restore fertility
Exploitation Route we are working with smallholder farmers in Brazil in on farm trials to demonstrate the efficacy of our research.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

URL http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nucleus
 
Description In Maranhao, North Brazil we have a series of experiments that are being run on local smallholder farmers. Designed by our social scientists this is referred to as a 'mother and baby' approach. The experimental findings from the lab research are being communicated to farmers via workshops and tested on farm trials. This includes the use of brachairia as an intercrop with maize, use of in situ nitrate sensors to ensure a more targeted approach to applications and the use of charred waste materials as soil amendments. The translation of this laboratory research to the field will have a significant impact on the socioeconomic livelihood of the local farmers. The specific recommendations include: Replacing ruzigrass by other species can improve N maize yields by 7-8 % and, when associated with N fertilization, meat production can be improved x 4 in integrated systems. In integrated systems the optimum window for planting is narrow, so the option of applying N to maize before planting is very important. These results have, and will continue to be, communicated to farmers via Outreach events held at UNESP, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.   Alley cropping systems integrated with trees and livestock are viable options for subsistence farmers in northern Brazil reducing the need to abandon farmlands following soil degradation. Leguminous trees can fix N and provide a cash crop and other ecosystem services. We have demonstrated this via on-farm trails with local smallholders and held workshops to transfer knowledge among the local community and this is now ready for further expansion.   Crop rotations with sorghum, pearl millet and Sunn hemp are good options in tropical conditions for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering C in the soil and their adoption needs support from agronomists.   Soil sensors can complement canopy-based sensors to improve fertiliser management. The deployment of drones is effective where agriculture operates on scales such as in Brazil. Testing in Brazil and UK has shown the potential for soil-based sensors is high but further resilience in instrumentation is needed before wider deployment.   Soil amendments offer an excellent opportunity to enhance soil quality, improve NUE and assist with waste management. The application of lime plus gypsum results in deeper roots, improving crop yields and NUE by over 20 %. Other materials such as biochar or acai seeds can also be utilised as a soil conditioner particular for smallholder farming in Northern Brazil.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description Field day: ExpoTec - Innovation for agriculture efficiency: the use of sensors and monitoring NUE.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.embrapa.br/en/gado-de-leite/busca-de-noticias/-/noticia/32601725/expotec-embrapa-2018-co...
 
Description Field day: Innovation in agriculture to improve NUE. Royal Welsh Show
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.rwas.wales/news/2018/07/23/opening-day-of-the-2018-royal-welsh-show/
 
Description Field day: Maize in consortium with tropical perennial forage and legumes
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.agricultura.sp.gov.br/noticias/botucatu-recebe-a-25%C2%AA-edicao-do-dia-de-campo-da-cult...
 
Description UK Parliament - Environmental Audit Committee, Soil Health Enquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Update on NUCLEUS: FAPESP Week London, part of the UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation 2018-2019
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://bbsrc.ukri.org/news/people-skills-training/2019/190212-f-the-benefits-of-uk-brazil-research-...
 
Description CREW Soil Structure and Drainage Study 
Organisation James Hutton Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is broad scale project examining soil structure across Scottish agricultural fields. It provides information on the state of soils and constraints that may be experienced by plant roots. The surface degradation of the soils is relevant to understanding ecoengineering options as per the EPSRC project. It also informs on the structural condition of soils for agriculture.
Collaborator Contribution Paul Hallett is PI on this CREW project. The data will be used to inform the NERC CZO, BBSRC SARISA and EPSRC Slopes projects.
Impact This work trained catchment managers in identifying soil structure and drainage problems on farms. The data informed public policy on soil degradation and flood impacts during winter months. Given the very wet 2015/2016 winter that resulted in widespread flooding, the results are very relevant to environmental sustainability.
Start Year 2014
 
Description PhD Student - Post-tillage soil structural evolution and pore space dynamics 
Organisation Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-supervisor of PhD student - "Post-tillage soil structural evolution and pore space dynamics" Expertise on soil mechanics and structure dynamics.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Thomas Keller is the lead supervisor of this project.
Impact Student training. Multidisciplinary between soil physics, imaging and agronomy.
Start Year 2017
 
Description 10th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR10), 8-12 July 2018, Jerusalem, Israel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

Nascimento, C.A.C., Leite, H.M.F., Figueiredo, J., Cruz, L., Mendonça, L.P., Rosolem, C.A. Maize P Uptake in Response to Nitrogen Sources. Exposing the Hidden Half. Root Research at the Forefront of Science International Symposium. 8-12 July, Jerusalem, Israel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ortra.com/events/isrr10/Home.aspx
 
Description 10th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR10), 8-12 July, 2018, Jerusalem, Israel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

Barcelos, J.P.Q., Souza, L.G.M.; Arantes, V.R., Rosolem, C.A. Deep Nitrogen Application Increase Maize Root Growth. Exposing the Hidden Half. Root Research at the Forefront of Science International Symposium. 8-12 July, Jerusalem, Israel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ortra.com/events/isrr10/Home.aspx
 
Description 12sd Young Talent Conference, 27-29 June 2018, Goiania-GO, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

PAIVA, E. P., SOLER-SILVA, M. A., SANTOS, A. B., MADARI, B. E., CARVALHO, M. T. M., LACERDA, P. M., MASCARENHAS, Y. Impacto do uso de biochar e fontes de N sobre emissão de GEE e rendimento de grãos de arroz em várzea tropical. 12. Jovens Talentos, Embrapa Arroz e Feijão. 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.embrapa.br/en/arroz-e-feijao/eventos/jovens-talentos
 
Description 15th National Meeting: No-tillage cultivation system, 20-22 September 2016, Goiânia-GO, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Poster

Rocha, K.F.; Gomes, G.P.; Loureiro, M.; Souza, M.; Almeida, D.S.; Rosolem, C.A. In: 15° Encontro Nacional de Plantio na Palha, 2016, Goiânia - GO. Esgotamento de nitrogênio mineral em sistema de produção com forrageiras, 2016.

http://www.febrapdp.org.br/15enpdp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/anais.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://febrapdp.org.br/15enpdp/
 
Description 2018 Royal Welsh Show, 23rd July 2018, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation

Jones, Davey et. al. Innovation in agriculture to improve NUE. Royal Welsh Show. Gorffennaf 2018. 23-26th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.rwas.wales/news/2018/07/23/opening-day-of-the-2018-royal-welsh-show/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

Mignacca, F.A., Calles, T.S., Statello, M.A., Santos, C.H. Distribution of the radical system of capim mombaça mixed with legumes with nitrogen fertilization management. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Souza, M., Almeida, D.S., Rocha, K.F., Gomes, G.P., Rosolem, C.A liming increases carbon sequestration in tropical cropping systems. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Mooney, S., Rosolem, C.A. NUCLEUS (Nitrogen Use effiCiency via an integrated SoiL-plant systEms approach for the Uk & BraSil). World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Soler-Silva, M. A.; Santos, A. B.; Madari, B. E.; Carvalho, M. T. M.; Mendonça, P. L.; Mascarenhas, Y. S. COULD BIOCHAR AND GREEN MANURE BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR SYNTHETIC NITROGEN FERTILIZATION TO GUARANTEE RICE GRAIN YIELD AND DECREASE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS?. IN: World Congress of Soil Science, 21, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Proceedings...Rio de Janeiro, RJ: Embrapa, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presetnation

Leite, H.M.F., Calonego, J.C., Rosolem, C.A., Azalfrare, L. Persistence and release of nitrogen from cover crop straws under no-till. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Santos, C.H., Moreira, A.C.M., Francisquini Jr, A., Calonego J.C., Dutra, J.P.P, Silva, J.M.P.S., Mativi, W.L., Silva, L.R. Inorganic nitrogen content in a system of legume intercropping with pasture in the Brazilian Savannah. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Canisares, L.P., Abreu, J.P.J.L., Kuramae, E., Crusciol, C.A.C., Rosolem, C.A., Cantarella, H. Brachiaria brizantha may help to reduce N2O emissions. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

Momesso, L, Nascimento, C.A.C., Tanaka, K., Cocatto, I.G., Rosolem, C.A., Crusciol, C.A.C. Nitrogen use efficiency in maize-forage rotations. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Grassmann, S.S., Mariano, E., Gilli, B.R., Souza, L.F.B.S., Rosolem, C.A. Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from maize-grass rotation systems. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Grassmann, C.S., Rocha, K.F., Mariano, E., Gilli, B.R., Rosolem, C.A. Fate of N fertilizer in maize-forage grasses cropping systems. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

MADARI, BE; CARVALHO, GD; SANTOS, AB; SILVA, MAS; CARVALHO, MTM. The impact of N fertilizer management on greenhouse gas emission and grain yield of irrigated rice in the Brazilian Savannah. Anais 21st World Congress of Soil Science, Rio de Janeiro, 12-17 de Agosto de 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 21st World Congress of Soil Science, 12-17 August 2018, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

Momesso, L, Nascimento, C.A.C., Tanaka, K., Cocatto, I.G., Rosolem, C.A., Crusciol, C.A.C. Nitrogen use efficiency in maize-forage rotations. World Congress of Soil Science, 21, Rio de Janeiro, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.21wcss.org/
 
Description 25th Maize Field Day, 7th Abril 2018, Botucatu-SP, Brasil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and Poster

Nascimento, C.A.C., Mariano, E., Momesso, L. Grassmann, C.S., Rosolem, C.A. Nitrogênio em sistemas de consórcio entre milho e plantas forrageiras. Dia de Campo na Cultura do Milho, 25, Botucatu, SP, Brasil, abril de 2018. p.15-18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.agricultura.sp.gov.br/noticias/botucatu-recebe-a-25%C2%AA-edicao-do-dia-de-campo-da-cult...
 
Description 25th Maize Field Day, 7th Abril 2018, Botucatu-SP, Brasil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation

Pariz, C.M., Costa, N.R., Castilhos, A.M., Calonego, J.C., Costa, C., Meirelles, P.R.L., Leite, H.M.F., Cruz, I.V. Consórcio de milho com forrageiras perenes tropicais e leguminosas. Dia de Campo na Cultura do Milho, 25, Botucatu, SP, Brasil, abril de 2018. p.6-10
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.agricultura.sp.gov.br/noticias/botucatu-recebe-a-25%C2%AA-edicao-do-dia-de-campo-da-cult...
 
Description 3rd Brazilian Bioenergy Science and Technology Conference, 17-19 October 2017, Campos do Jordão-SP, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Poster

Canisares, L.P., Crusciol, C.A.C., Rosolem, C.A., Franco, M.L.R., Cantarella, H. (2017) Maize in a biofuel crop and brachiaria intercropping: An alternative to increase NUE and mitigate N2O emissions. Brazilian Bioenergy Science and Technology Conference, Campos do Jordão, São Paulo, Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://bbest.org.br/index.php/conference-info/proceedings
 
Description 4th Expotec Embrapa, 16-16 March 2018, Goiania-GO, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation

Soler, M., Damin, V. Innovation for agriculture efficiency: the use of sensors and monitoring NUE. ExpoTec, Embrapa 2018. Sto Antonio de Goias-GO 15-16th March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.embrapa.br/en/gado-de-leite/busca-de-noticias/-/noticia/32601725/expotec-embrapa-2018-co...
 
Description BBSRC Nitrogen - Virtual Centres - Collaboration Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint workshop of Brazil/UK BBSRC Nitrogen Centre projects. We discussed complementarity between projects and potential future research activities. There was considerable opportunity for follow-on work if additional funding is available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FERTBIO 2016, 16-21 October, Goiania-GO, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

Gomes, G.P., Rocha, K.F., Oliveira Neto, L., Bacco, G.H.M., Grade, V., Barros, F.H., Rosolem, C.A. Volatilização de amônia em rotações de forrageiras com milho. Congresso Brasileiro de Fertilidade do Solo e Nutrição de Plantas, FERTBIO 2016, 16-20/10/2016

ISBN: 978-85-86504-15-0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://sbcs.org.br/fertbio2016/anais/home/
 
Description Global Farm Platform Conference: Steps to Sustainable Livestock - Conference Proceedings 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact POSTER Presentation
Cardenas, L.M., Perotto-Baldivieso, H.L., Whelan, M., Balzter, H., Wilson, R., Chadwick, D.R. Grazing behaviour, urine composition and soil properties are key drivers of nitrous oxide emissions from livestock urine in the uplands (Uplands-N2O). Global Farm Platform Conference: Steps to Sustainable Livestock. Bristol University 12-15th January 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.globalfarmplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/GFP-Steps-to-Sustainable-Livestock-2016...
 
Description Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon, 21-23 March 2017, Roma, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Madari, B. E.; OLIVEIRA, J. M. ; Carvalho, M.T.M. ; Wruck, F.J. ; MACHADO, P. L. O. A. . Sub-surface soil organic carbon stock affected by tree lines in an oxisol under integrated crop-livestock-forestry in the southern Amazon. In: GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOIL ORGANIC CARBON (GSOC17), 2017, Roma. Anais GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON SOIL ORGANIC CARBON (GSOC17). Roma: FAO, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/soil-organic-carbon-symposium/en/
 
Description II SIGEE - Second International Symposium on Greenhouse Gases in Agriculture, 7-9 July 2016, Campo Grande-MS, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

CORREA, R.S. ; CARVALHO, M. C. S. ; MADARI, B. E. ; CARVALHO, M. T. M. . Nitrous oxide fluxes from different nitrogen sources applied in upland rice in the cerrado goiano. In: II SIGEE: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GREENHOUSE AGRICULTURE, 2, 2016, Campo Grande, MS. Proceedings.... Brasília, DF: Embrapa, 2016. p. 104-106
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://cloud.cnpgc.embrapa.br/sigee2016-en/
 
Description International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions, Gothenburg, 22-24 May, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Madari, B. E.; Maggiotto, S. R.; Carvalho, M. T. M.; Correa, R. S.; Oliveira, J. M.; Medeiros, J. C.; Silva, M. A. S.; Machado, P. L. O. A. Mixed Farming Systems as Potential Carbon Sinks. International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions, Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-24 May, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://negativeco2emissions2018.com/
 
Description International Society of Root Research Medal Lecture 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ISRR2017 medal lecture invites an eminent scientist who explores root-soil interactions to Dundee to present a lecture, preceded by talks and poster sessions by predominantly early career researchers. This year the invited speaker was Prof Michelle Watt from Juelich.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.hutton.ac.uk/events/root-rhizosphere-workshop-and-2017-isrr-dundee-medal-lecture-root-res...
 
Description NERC Planet Earth Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in the NERC Planet Earth magazine, written by journalist Julia Horton. This covered a range of projects conducted by University of Aberdeen scientists on tropical agriculture. The work draws on both our direct research in tropical countries and strategic research on plant-soil interactions, so it cuts across P. Hallett's funding portfolio.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/planetearth/stories/1879/
 
Description NERC UnEarthed 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact NERC UnEarthed was a large event that attracted over 3000 people. There were two days dedicated to school visits and 2 days when there was free entry to the general public. During our free interactive showcase - UnEarthed - at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh (17-19 November), families and adults could explore the tools used to make science happen and see the extraordinary work of our scientists. Our exhibit focussed on a range of research projects in tropical ecosystems, specifically on the impacts of agriculture and strategies that could be taken to minimize environmental impacts. The text we used to attract visitors was: Emerging from a Scottish forest you stumble across an orangutan in her nest, with drone footage of her natural habitat. What can this have to do with Scotland? Your food choices affect her habitat, other tropical regions, and the livelihoods of local people. A grocery basket will show you how much of what you eat is tropical. Guess the water used and greenhouse gases emitted producing this food, and then measure it yourself with a gas meter and carbon calculator.

Our research is finding solutions to make this food more sustainable and to protect the livelihoods of people living in vulnerable tropical regions. The most important tropical food is rice. You will see how rice can be selected to grow better with less water by reaching deeper soil with its roots. The other major solution is improving tropical soils. By adding carbon, we will show how they can be restored. Our man dressed as an orangutan was a highlight with kids.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/events/archive/unearthed/
 
Description Technical Report, Press Release by EMBRAPA-Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Technical Report

Carvalho, G. D.; Madari, B. E.; Carvalho, M. T. M.; Soler-Silva, M. A.; Santos, A. B.; Costa, A. R.; Correa, R. S.; Oliveira, J. M.; Leal, W. G. O.; Souza, D. M.; Matsushige, I.; Santos, R. C. G. O impacto do manejo da adubação nitrogenada sobre a emissão de gás de efeito estufa e produtividade de arroz irrigado no cerrado. Boletim de Pesquisa, Embrapa Arroz e Feijão
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description X Brazilian Irrigated Rice Congress, 8-11 August, 2017, Gramado-RS, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Santos, A. B.; Soler-Silva, M. A.; Fragoso, D. B.; Custódio, D. P.; Stone, L. F.; Silva, J. J. C. Uso do rolo-faca na eliminação da queima da palha de arroz em área de produção irrigada no Tocantins. X Congresso Brasileiro de Arroz Irrigado, 8-11, Ago, 2017. Gramado-RS, Brasil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cbai2017.eventos.dype.com.br/
 
Description X Brazilian Irrigated Rice Congress, 8-11 August, 2017, Gramado-RS, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Fragoso, D. B.; Santos, B. M.; Soler-Silva, M. A.; Santos, A. B.; Cardoso, E. A. Influência do manejo de adubação na produtividade de arroz irrigado no estado do Tocantins. X Congresso Brasileiro de Arroz Irrigado, 8-11, Ago, 2017. Gramado-RS, Brasil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cbai2017.eventos.dype.com.br/
 
Description X Brazilian Irrigated Rice Congress, 8-11 August, 2017, Gramado-RS, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Lacerda, P. M.; Madari, B. E.; Santos, A. B.; Stone, L. F.; Soler-Silva, M. A. Fluxos de CH4 e N2O em razão do manejo de água em arroz tropical. X Congresso Brasileiro de Arroz Irrigado, 8-11, Ago, 2017. Gramado-RS, Brasil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cbai2017.eventos.dype.com.br/
 
Description X Brazilian Irrigated Rice Congress, 8-11 August, 2017, Gramado-RS, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation

Soler-Silva, M. A.; Santos, A. B.; Madari, B. E.; Mascarenhas, Y.; Gonçalves, G. M. O. Perdas de N-N2O e produtividade econômica em arroz irrigado tropical. X Congresso Brasileiro de Arroz Irrigado, 8-11, Ago, 2017. Gramado-RS, Brasil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cbai2017.eventos.dype.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

ROCHA, G. A. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; CUNHA, T. V. ; ARAGAO, A. S. ; SANTOS, A. C. A. ; PEDREIRA, N. G. . Biometria do capim-elefante para fins energéticos em função da adubação nitrogenada cultivado em solos da região do cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

Flores, Rilner Alves; CUNHA, T. V. ; SETTE JUNIOR, C. R. ; ROCHA, G. A. ; PEIXOTO, L. L. S. . Adubação nitrogenada na produção de biomassa de capim-elefante com fins energéticos cultivado na região do cerrado goiano. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

ROCHA, G. A. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; CUNHA, T. V. ; SANTOS, A. C. A. ; ARAGAO, A. S. ; PEDREIRA, N. G. . Índice relativo de clorofila e área foliar do capim-elefante para fins energéticos em função da adubação nitrogenada cultivado no cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

TEODORO, I. F. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; MACHADO, S. S. ; SILVEIRA, W. R. ; LIMA, V. M. ; COSTA, R. V. . Produção de matéria seca do sorgo biomassa cultivado em solos da região do cerrado em função da adubação nitrogenada. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

MACHADO, S. S. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; TEODORO, I. F. ; SILVEIRA, W. R. ; COSTA, R. V. ; LIMA, V. M. . Biometria do sorgo etanol em função da adubação nitrogenada cultivado em solos da região do cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

SILVEIRA, W. R. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; MACHADO, S. S. ; TEODORO, I. F. ; LIMA, V. M. ; COSTA, R. V. . Biometria do sorgo biomassa em função da adubação nitrogenada cultivado em solos da região do cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

MACHADO, S. S. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; TEODORO, I. F. ; SILVEIRA, W. R. ; COSTA, R. V. ; LIMA, V. M. . Produção de biomassa e brix do sorgo etanol em função da adubação nitrogenada cultivado em solos da região do cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

TEODORO, I. F. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; MACHADO, S. S. ; SILVEIRA, W. R. ; LIMA, V. M. ; COSTA, R. V. . Adubação nitrogenada no teor de nitrogênio foliar e índice relativo de clorofila do sorgo biomassa cultivado no cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

NASCIMENTO, T. Q. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; ROCHA, G. A. ; ARAGAO, A. S. ; SANTOS, A. C. A. ; PEDREIRA, N. G. . Influência da adubação nitrogenada na biometria do capim-elefante para a produção de briquetes cultivado no cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description XXXVI Brazilian Soil Society Congress, 30 July - 04 August 2017, Belém-PA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster

SILVEIRA, W. R. ; Flores, Rilner Alves ; TEODORO, I. F. ; MACHADO, S. S. ; COSTA, R. V. ; LIMA, V. M. . Adubação nitrogenada no teor de nitrogênio foliar e índice relativo de clorofila do sorgo etanol cultivado no cerrado. In: XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017, Belém-PA. XXXVI Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cbcs2017.com.br/
 
Description conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Conference talk at the International Fertiliser Conference in Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description meeting with fertiliser industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact meeting to discuss fertiliser use efficiency and the use of sensors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019