Manure management, Animal production systems, Ammonia emissions, GHG emissions, Fertilizer management, Crop production

Research Agenda: Reducing environmental pollution and promoting sustainable animal and crop production

My primary research interests are in reducing environmental pollution by mitigating the emissions of ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) from animal and crop production systems with the following potential research emphases and intentions: 1) Use of different additives (e.g., urease inhibitors, acids) in the animal barns to overcome the emissions. 2) Frequent removal of manure from barns by using manure scrapers and cleaning robots with variable frequency. 3) Sustainable management of manure during storage e.g., slurry acidification, using manure covers, anaerobic digestion, slurry separation, etc. 4) Use of enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizer (EEFs), and inhibitors such as urease inhibitors and nitrification inhibitors in crops to mitigate the gaseous emissions. I am also overseeing projects focused on sustainable nutrient management in different agricultural systems in different countries.