Week 4

Nitrogen in agriculture

Semester:

Nitrogen importance was brought to us by Dr.Neville Millar a carbon market biogeochemistry, which works as a senior research associate at Kellogg’s Biological station at Michigan State University. In the pass he has work with greenhouse but his main focus now is the N management on nitrous oxide emission from row-crops.

Nitrogen Management in Agriculture

Semester:

         This week’s presentation was about Nitrogen Management in Agriculture. The speaker was Neville Millar. During the first part of the presentation, he talked about Nitrogen. He mentioned that Nitrogen is parts of amino acids, DNA and RNA. Also, he cited about oxidation and reduction and its complex cycle such as N mineralization, Nitrification, N-immobilization, and De-nitrification.

Nitrogen Management in Agriculture

Semester:

On the 3rd of October, we had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Neville Millar speak about nitrogen management in agriculture.  He is the Senior Research Associate at Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University.  With his presentation, he shed light on the important role nitrogen plays in agriculture.  He also explained how humans can cause harm to the atmosphere if they are not careful with their use of nitrogen-based fertilizers.

Nitrogen Management

Semester:

Our guest speaker for this week was Dr. Neville Millar who is the Senior Research Associate at Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University. He received his BSc in Chemistry from the University of St. Andrews which is located in Scotland. He then continued his education in London receiving both a MSc and a PHD. His recent research includes effect of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry in managed lands. However at this current moment he dealing with the effects of Nitrogen management on nitrous oxide emissions from row-crops (example would be corn).

Nitrogen Management

Semester:

This week’s seminar was on Nitrogen Management in Agriculture. Our presenter was Neville Miller, who obtained his Masters in Applied Environmental Science at the University of London. He has spent a lot of time dedicated to this research which has a big impact on all of us. It is not just a topic that is interesting; it can affect the food we eat and our economy in a huge way.

Nitrogen Management in Agriculture

Semester:

In the fifth lecture of Chemsem, Dr. Neville Millar, senior research associate at Kellogg biological station, gave a lecture about the management of nitrogen in agriculture. Nitrogen gets involved in nitrogen fixation which is a process of converting nitrogen (N2) in the atmosphere into ammonia (NH3). Nitrogen fixation has important roles in agriculture to providing basic building blocks of plants, animals and other living things. It is also essential for manufacturing of fertilizers.

Nitrogen Management

Semester:

Chemistry Seminar 5

Nitrogen Management in Agriculture

 

    The speaker for this seminar was Dr. Neville Millar, the senior research associate at Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University. Before he moved to the United States he lived in Scotland where he obtained his BS in Chemistry from Scotland’s first university; the University of St. Andrews. He also received his MSc in Applied Environmental Science at the University of London and then he finished up his PhD in Tropical Agriculture in the year 2002.

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