The potential of ryegrass as cover crop to reduce soil N2O emissions

  • In terrestrial ecosystems, nitrogen (N) fertilization of agricultural soils is the
    major source of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.


  • Most of previous incubation
    experiments did not include plants and, therefore, plant-microbe-soil
    interactions remain mostly unexplored.


  • The presence of plants has multiple effects on the soil and its microbiome. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the influence of plants on the soil denitrifying community.