Research Article | Volume 1 Issue 1
Authors: Casey Rector, Kristofor R Brye, Joshua Humphreys, Richard J Norman, Nathan A Slaton, Edward E Gbur, Cammy Willett and Michelle A Evans-White
Abstract: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a key component of the diet of billions of humans, thus rice is a main agricultural product in many regions, particularly in eastern Arkansas, USA. Rice production is known to be a source of greenhouse gases, namely methane (CH4), but, under certain conditions, nitrous oxide (N2O) as well. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of tillage practice [conventional tillage (CT) and no-tillage (NT)] and urea fertilizer type [N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT)-coated and non-coated urea] on N2O fluxes, season-long N2O emissions, and the global warming potential (GWP) from rice grown in eastern Arkansas in a direct-seeded, delayed-flood production system on a silt-loam soil.