NCLE Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Research Publications

Land and crop rotation management management

Nitrogen fertilizer management (synthetic and manure)

Cattle production management

Modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agroecosystems

 

*NEW* Wagner-Riddle, C., Congreves, K.A., Abalos, D., Berg, A.A., Brown, S.E., Ambadan, J.T., Xiaopeng, G. and M. Tenuta. 2017. Globally important nitrous oxide emissions from croplands induced by freeze–thaw cycles. Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/ngeo2907

*NEW* Taylor, A.M., B.D. Amiro, M. Tenuta and M. Gervais. 2017. Direct whole-farm greenhouse gas flux measurements for a beef cattle operation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 239: 65-79. doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.01.011

Land and crop rotation management management

Bell, L.W., Sparling, B., Tenuta, M., and Entz, M.H. 2012. Soil profile carbon and nutrient stocks under long-term crop and alfalfa-crop rotations and management, and re-established grassland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 158: 156-163.

Fraser, T.J. and B.D. Amiro. 2013. Initial carbon dynamics of perennial grassland conversion for annual cropping in Manitoba.  Canadian Journal of Soil Science 93: 379-391.

Gao, X., N. Rajendran, M. Tenuta, A. Dunmola, and D. Burton. 2014. Greenhouse gas accumulation in the soil profile is not always related to surface emissions in a Prairie pothole agricultural landscape. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78: 805-817.

Gilmanov, T.G., B.K Wylie, L.L. Tieszen, T.P. Meyers, V.S. Baron, C.J. Bernacchi, D.P. Billesbach, G.G. Burba, M.L. Fischer, A.J. Glenn, N.P. Hanan, J.L. Hatfield, M.W. Heuer, S.E. Hollinger, D.M. Howard, R. Matamala, J.H. Preuger, M. Tenuta, and D.G. Young. 2013. CO2 uptake and ecophysiological parameters of the grain crops of midcontinent North America: Estimates from flux tower measurements. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 164: 162-175.

Gilmanov, T.G., J.M. Baker, C.J. Bernacchi, D.P. Billesbach, G.G. Burba, S. Castro, W. Eugster, M.L. Fischer, J.A. Gamon, M.T. Gebremedhin, A.J. Glenn, T.J. Griffis, J.L. Hatfield, W.L. Heuer, D.M. Howard, M.Y. Leclerc, H.W. Loescher, R. Matamala, T.P. Meyers, R.L. Phillips, J.H. Prueger, A.E. Suyker, M. Tenuta and B.K. Wylie. 2014. Productivity and carbon dioxide exchange of leguminous crops: estimates from flux tower measurements. Agronomy Journal 164: 545-559.

Glenn, A.J., M. Tenuta, B.D. Amiro, S.E. Maas, and C. Wagner-Riddle.  2012.  Nitrous oxide emissions from an annual crop rotation on poorly drained soil on the Canadian Prairies.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 166-167: 41-49.

Maas, S.E., A.J. Glenn, M. Tenuta, and B.D. Amiro. 2013. Net CO2 and N2O exchange during perennial forage establishment in an annual crop rotation in the Red River Valley, Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 93: 639-652.

Taylor, A.M., B.D. Amiro, and T.J. Fraser. 2013. Net CO2 exchange and carbon budgets of a three-year crop rotation following conversion of perennial lands to annual cropping in Manitoba, Canada.Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 182-183: 67-75.


Nitrogen fertilizer management (synthetic and manure)

Alemu, A., K.H. Ominski, M. Tenuta, B.D. Amiro, and E. Kebreab.  2016.   Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from hog manure application in a Canadian cow-calf production system using whole-farm models.  Animal Production Science 56: 1722-1737.

Nikiema, P., Akinremi, O., and Tenuta, M. 2016. Nitrous oxide emissions as affected by liquid and solid pig manures applied to annual and perennial forage crops on a sandy loam soil. Can. J. Soil Sci. 96: 1–11.Published on the web 06 April 2016. 10.1139/CJSS-2015-0052

Tenuta, M., X. Gao, D.N. Flaten and B.D. Amiro. 2016. Lower nitrous oxide emissions from anhydrous ammonia application prior to soil freezing in late fall than spring pre-plant application. Journal of Environmental Quality. Full Access doi:10.2134/jeq2015.03.0159

Gao, X., M. Tenuta, K. Buckley, F. Zvomuya, and K. Ominski. 2014a. Greenhouse gas emissions from pig slurry applied to forage legumes on a loamy sand soil in south central Manitoba. Can. J. Soil Sci. 94: 149-155.

Gao, X., H. Asgedom, M. Tenuta, and D. Flaten. 2014b. Enhanced efficiency urea sources and placement effects on nitrous oxide emissions. Agron. J. 107:265-277.

Asgedom, H., M. Tenuta, D Flaten, X. Gao and E. Kebreab. 2014. Nitrous oxide emissions from a clay soil receiving granular urea formulations and dairy manure. Agron. J. 106: 732-744.

Gao, X., Tenuta, M., Nelson, A.G., Sparling, B., Tomasiewicz, D.J., Mohr, R.M., and Bizimungu, B. 2013. Effect of nitrogen fertilizer rate on nitrous oxide emission from irrigated potato on a clay loam soil in Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil 93: 1-11.

Tremorin, D.G., M. Mkhabela, M. Tenuta, D.N. Flaten, and K.H. Ominski. 2012. Nitrous oxide emissions from dung and synthetic urine of cattle grazing forage grass fertilized with hog slurry. Animal Feed Science and Technology 177: 225-236.

Wilson, C., Undi, M., Tenuta, M., Tremorin, D., Coppi, L., Flaten, D.N., Wittenberg, K.M., and Ominski, K.H. 2011. Utilization of liquid hog manure to fertilize grasslands in southeast Manitoba: Impact of application timing and forage harvest strategy on nutrient utilization and accumulation. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 91: 155-171 

Cattle production management

Taylor, A.M., B.D. Amiro, M. Tenuta, and M. Gervais. 2017. Direct whole-farm greenhouse gas flux measurements for a beef cattle operation. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 239: 65-79.

Alemu, A.W., B.D. Amiro, S. Bittman, D. MacDonald, and K.H. Ominski. 2017. Greenhouse gas emissions of forage-based beef cow-calf operations: A whole-farm analysis of 295 Canadian farms.  Agricultural Systems 151: 73-83.

Legesse G., Beauchemin K. A., Ominski K. H., McGeough E. J., Kroebel R., MacDonald D., Little S. M., McAllister T. A. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions of Canadian beef production in 1981 as compared with 2011. Animal Production Science. 56: 153–168.

Alemu, A.W., B.D. Amiro, S. Bittman, D. MacDonald and K.H. Ominski. 2016. A typological characterization of Canadian beef cattle farms based on a producer survey. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, Published on the web 17 March 2016, 10.1139/CJAS-2015-0060.

Beauchemin, K.A., K.H. Ominski, E.J. McGeough, R. Kroebel, D. MacDonald, S.M. Little and T.A. McAllister. 2015. Greenhouse gas emissions of Canadian beef production in 1981 as compared with 2011. Animal Production Science 56: 153-168 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15386.

Sheppard, S.C., S. Bittman, G. Donohoe, D. Flaten, K.M. Wittenberg, J. Small, R. Berthiaume, T.A. McAllister, K. Beauchemin, J. McKinnon, B. Amiro, D. MacDonald, and K.H. Ominski. 2015. Beef cattle husbandry practices across ecoregions Canada in 2011. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 95: 305-321.

Sheppard, S.C., S. Bittman, K.H. Ominski, D. MacDonald, and B.D. Amiro. 2016. Changes in land, feed and manure management practices on beef operations in Canada between 2005 and 2011.Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 96: 252-265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/CJAS-2015-0075.

Bernier, J.N., Donohoe, G., Undi, M., Wittenberg, K.M., Plaizier, J.C., Tenuta, M., Flaten, D., and Ominski, K.H. 2014. A study of beef cow nutrient utilization and excretion when fed low-quality forage diets supplemented with dried distillers grain with solubles under thermal neutral and prolonged cold conditions. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 193: 9–20. 

Bouchard, K, K.M. Wittenberg, G. Legesse, D.O. Krause, K.E. Buckley, and K.H. Ominski. 2013. Comparison of feed intake, body weight gain, enteric methane emission and relative abundance of rumen microbes in steers fed sainfoin and alfalfa silages under western Canadian conditions. Grass and Forage Science. 70: 116-129.

Bernier, J.N., Undi, M., Plaizier, J.C., Wittenberg, K.M., Donohoe, G.R., and Ominski, K.H. 2012. Impact of prolonged cold exposure on dry matter intake and enteric methane emissions of beef cows overwintered on low-quality forage diets with and without supplemented dried distillers grains with solubles. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 92: 493-500.

Tremorin, D.G., M. Mkhabela, M. Tenuta, D.N. Flaten, and K.H. Ominski. 2012. Nitrous oxide emissions from dung and synthetic urine of cattle grazing forage grass fertilized with hog slurry. Animal Feed Science and Technology 177: 225-236.

Modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agroecosystems

Alemu, A.W., B.D. Amiro, S. Bittman, D. MacDonald, and K.H. Ominski. 2017. Greenhouse gas emissions of forage-based beef cow-calf operations: A whole-farm analysis of 295 Canadian farms.  Agricultural Systems 151: 73-83.

Alemu, A., K.H. Ominski, M. Tenuta, B.D. Amiro, and E. Kebreab.  2016.  Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from hog manure application in a Canadian cow-calf production system using whole-farm models.  Animal Production Science 56: 1722-1737 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN14994.

Kulshreshtha, S., C. Grant, B. Amiro, K. Ominski, G. Legesse and A. Alemu. 2016. Economic and greenhouse gas emission impacts of doubling of forage area in Manitoba, Canada. Can. J. Soil Sci. Pulsihsed on web 23 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/CJSS-2016-0038.

Uzoma, K.C., W. Smith, B. Grant, R.L. Desjardins, X. Gao, K. Hanis, M. Tenuta, P. Goglio, and C. Li. 2015. Assessing the effects of agricultural management on nitrous oxide emissions using flux measurements and the DNDC model.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 206: 71–83.

Stewart, A.A., Alemu, A.W., Ominski, K.H., Wilson, C.H., Tremorin, D.G., Wittenberg, K.M., Tenuta, M., Janzen, H.H. 2014. Whole-farm greenhouse gas emissions from a backgrounding beef production system using an observation-based and model-based approach. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 94: 463-477.

Alemu, A. W., Ominski, K. H., and Kebreab, E. 2011. Estimation of enteric methane emissions trends (1990-2008) from Manitoba beef cattle using empirical and mechanistic models. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 91: 305-321.

Alemu, A.W., Dijkstra, J., Bannink, A., France, J., and Kebreab, E. 2011. Rumen stoichiometric models and their contribution and challenges in predicting enteric methane production. An. Feed Sci. Tech. 166-167: 761-778