Measurement of ammonia volatilization from flooded paddy fields in Vietnam

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Abstract

Nitrogen (N) loss through ammonia volatilization from paddy fields at three sites in Vietnam was measured using the dynamic chamber method. Two sites were located in northern Vietnam and volatilization was measured in the summer and spring. The third site was in the Mekong Delta region in southern Vietnam and volatilization was measured in the dry and wet seasons. Urea was applied at 20-40kg N ha^<-1> as a split application and a total of 80-100kg N ha^<-1> was applied in the cropping season. Peaks in the NH_3 flux were observed at 1 or 3 days after the application of urea, followed by a sharp decline to generally less than 1mg N m^<-2> h^<-1> within 9 days. The estimated N losses by NH_3 volatilization during the first 10-day period after fertilizer application and throughout the cropping period were 0.5-19.7% and 1.7-14.6% of the applied N, respectively, indicating that NH_3 volatilization was a significant pathway of N loss from these Vietnamese paddy fields.

Journal

  • Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

    Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 55(6), 793-799, 2009-12-01

    Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007502774
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00844314
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00380768
  • NDL Article ID
    10485852
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR7(科学技術--農林水産--農産)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-G349
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS 
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