Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Effect of Tannins on Nitrogen Cycling In Pasture Soils

Class

Article

College

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Reeve

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Grass-fed beef production has gained recent popularity with consumers who are concerned with the environmental impact of beef production and animal welfare. However, feedlot-finished beef has been shown to have lower rates of greenhouse gas emissions than pasture-finished beef. Using tannin-containing legume forages may help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve nitrogen retention in grazed pasture systems. This research aims to understand how tannin-containing forages influence nitrogen mineralization and denitrification processes in the soil, as well as use greenhouse gas modeling software to compare potential emissions from several pasture-finished beef production systems in the intermountain west.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 1:15 PM

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Effect of Tannins on Nitrogen Cycling In Pasture Soils

The South Atrium

Grass-fed beef production has gained recent popularity with consumers who are concerned with the environmental impact of beef production and animal welfare. However, feedlot-finished beef has been shown to have lower rates of greenhouse gas emissions than pasture-finished beef. Using tannin-containing legume forages may help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve nitrogen retention in grazed pasture systems. This research aims to understand how tannin-containing forages influence nitrogen mineralization and denitrification processes in the soil, as well as use greenhouse gas modeling software to compare potential emissions from several pasture-finished beef production systems in the intermountain west.