EGU General Assembly 2021
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GHG mitigation potential of agricultural management practises on mineral and organic soils

Saara Lind1, Marja Maljanen2, Merja Myllys3, Mari Räty1, Sanna Kykkänen1, Panu Korhonen1, Maarit Termonen1, Narasinha Shurpali1, and Perttu Virkajärvi1
Saara Lind et al.
  • 1Natural Resources Institute Finland, Maaninka, Finland
  • 2University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
  • 3Natural Resources Institute Finland, Jokioinen, Finland

Agricultural soils are a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To study these emissions, we are currently building three research platforms that consist of full eddy covariance instrumentation for determination of net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange and fluxes of methane and nitrous oxide. These platforms will be completed with supporting weather, plant and soil data collection. Two of our platforms are sites on organic soils with a thick peat layer (>60 cm) and the third one is on a mineral soil (silt loam). To study the role of the grassland management practises at these sites, we have initiated ORMINURMI-project. Here, we will characterise the effects of ground water table (high vs. low), crop renewal methods (autumn vs. summer) and plant species (tall fescue vs. red glover grass) on greenhouse gas budgets of grass production. Also effect on yield amount and nutrient quality will be determined. In this presentation, we will present the preliminary data collected at these research platforms and our plans for the use of these data in the coming years.

How to cite: Lind, S., Maljanen, M., Myllys, M., Räty, M., Kykkänen, S., Korhonen, P., Termonen, M., Shurpali, N., and Virkajärvi, P.: GHG mitigation potential of agricultural management practises on mineral and organic soils, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-5567,, 2021.

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