Research on GHG Emissions from Nitrogen Fertilizer - Meetings

This page last reviewed March 21, 2017

N2O Stakeholder Meetings

ARB staff periodically hosts conference call meetings for the purpose of providing updates on N2O research activities being conducted by academia and funded by ARB, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and CalRecycle.  Currently, ARB, CDFA, CEC and CalRecycle have funded ten N2O research projects through 2016. Links to research presentations and final reports are provided below. 

Background, N2O Emissions Research 
N2O Emissions Research Projects
Baseline N2O Emissions from California Cropping Systems
  • Measuring and Modeling Nitrous Oxide Emissions from California Cotton, Corn and Vegetable Cropping Systems
    D. Goorahoo, CSU Fresno (CDFA funded, 2009-2014)
    Project was amended in 2012 to evaluate only cotton and tomato systems
    Research Proposal, presented Aug. 24, 2009
  • N2O Emissions from Application of Fertilizers in Agricultural Soils
    J. Six, UC Davis (CEC funded, 2009-2012)
    Research Proposal, presented Aug. 24, 2009
    Final Report, presented Sept. 12, 2011
  • Assessment of Baseline Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Response to a Range of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Rates in Corn Systems
    M. Burger, UC Davis (ARB funded, 2013-2014)
    Research Proposal, presented Aug. 24, 2009
Evaluating N2O Emissions Mitigations for Cropping Systems
  • Evaluating Mitigation Options of Nitrous Oxide Emissions in California Cropping Systems
    M. Burger, UC Davis (ARB funded, 2011-2015)
    Research Proposal, presented May 16, 2012
    Research Overview, presented May 16, 2012
N2O Emissions from Composting Systems
  • Research to Evaluate Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions from Compost in Support of AB 32 Scoping Plan Composting Measure
    W. Horwath, UC Davis (CalRecyle funded, 2010-2014)
    Work Plan, presented May 17, 2010
Modeling N2O Emissions from Cropping Systems
  • Improving DNDC Modeling Capability to Quantify Mitigiation Potential of Nitrous Oxide from California Agricultural Soils
    J. Deng, Univ. of NH (ARB funded, 2014-2016)
    Research Overview, presented Jan. 29, 2014