It’s not as complicated as it sounds. DNRA conserves Nitrogen within the system. Since DNRA takes nitrate and converts it to ammonium, it does not produce N2 or N2O.
The Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of project results and in-process outcomes for ongoing projects.
Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonium (DNRA) is also known as nitrate ammonification and is the result of anaerobic respiration. In this process microbes oxidize organic matter and use nitrate (rather
than oxygen) as an electron acceptor, reducing it to nitrite – then ammonium (as opposed to nitrogen gas – as in denitrification). Get a simple explanation to better understand how this can help farmers manage nutrients. Click her to download the flyer.
The Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC) met in December to determine what projects would be funded for 2018. The Council reviewed recommendations made by the NREC Research Committee to determine their choices and how each new project fit within NREC’s priorities. In total, eight new projects were funded for 2018 with 18 ongoing projects that received continuing funding. Click here for a list of funded projects for 2018. 2018 NREC Projects