From Waste to Worth: "Spreading" Science and Solutions
A new method was used at the Ag 450 Farm Iowa State University (41.98N, 93.65W) from October 24, 2012 through December 14, 2012 to assess GHG emission from land-applied swine manure on crop land. Gas samples were collected daily from four static flux chambers. Gas method detection limits were 1.99 ppm, 170 ppb, and 20.7 ppb for CO2, CH4 and N2O, respectively. Measured gas concentrations were used to estimate flux using four different models, i.e., (1) linear regression, (2) non-linear regression, (3) non-equilibrium, and (4) revised Hutchinson & Mosier (HMR). Sixteen days of baseline measurements (before manure application) were followed by manure application with deep injection (at 41.2 m3/ha), and thirty seven days of measurements after manure application.
Bruning, Kelsey M.; Koziel, Jacek A.; Maurer, Devin L.; Lewis, Tanner; Tamaye, Danica; and Salas, William, "Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Land-Applied Swine Manure: Development of Method Based On Static Flux Chambers" (2013). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 375.