Peat inversion for reducing GHG emissions from farmed organic soils (PEATINVERT)
- Study the effect of peat inversion on peat stability
- Estimate the carbon balance of inverted and tile-drained peatland under grassland cultivation
- Compare methane (CH4) emissions from tile drained, inverted and uncultivated peatland
- Unravel the role of bacterial CH4 oxidation for the GHG balance in inverted and tile-drained peat.
- Study fertilizer-induced N2O emissions in inverted and tile-drained peat
In an area with shallow peat soil with self-draining silty sand beneath, we compare the effect of tile drainage and inversion of peat. Inversion means that the peat body is covered by the underlying mineral soil while maintaining connectivity to the self-draining subsoil by tilted layers. We are investigating the effects on yields, bearing capacity, nitrogen utilization, emissions of N2O and CH4 and if inversion protects the peat from degradation NORSØK's role is to process, summarize and publish results on emissions of N2O and CH4 in cooperation with the project group. You will find more information at https://prosjektbanken.forskningsradet.no/#/project/NFR/267456