Research With Impact – Improved 4R Nitrogen Management Leads to Reduced Nitrous Oxide Emissions

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Nitrogen fertilizer has been identified as a significant source of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas with a heat-trapping potential almost 300 times greater than carbon dioxide. A number of food sustainability groups, environmental advocates, and scientific organizations are working to develop a path for reducing nitrous oxide emissions.


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