Monitoring Sites - Beacon Farm

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Purpose

The purpose of the Beacon Farm flux site is:

  • to study the impact of the conversion of dry-land grazing to irrigated dairy farming on net annual greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) emissions at paddock scales

  • to study the effects of conversion of dry-land to irrigated dairy farming on soil carbon storage

  • to investigate the environmental drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and changes in soil carbon storage

  • to investigate the seasonal variation of greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon storage

  • to study the effect of land conversion on water use efficiency and nitrogen use efficiency

  • to understand the impact of irrigation and fertiliser application on nitrate leaching.

 
Modified: 07/22/2019