Anja Herkner
Institute of Rural Studies

Bundesallee 64
38116 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 531 596 5501
Fax: +49 531 596 5599

Spatially differentiated analyses of agricultural water conservation in Schleswig-Holstein


Agricultural Water Protection (c) aid infodienst/Peter Meyer
The use of improved manure technology helps to reduce agricultural nutrient inputs economically (© aid infodienst/Peter Meyer)

Developing an instrument for state-wide nutrient management in Schleswig-Holstein - regional expansion of AGRUM-Plus project phase II

Schleswig-Holstein is one of the German regions with flourishing milk production. Many farms also produce biogas. The necessary acreage for corn production has become scarce, meaning corn silage must even be partially imported from neighbouring Denmark. This exacerbates existing problems with nutrient emissions.

We transferred a model approach which was developed and successfully tested for the catchment area of the river Weser to Schleswig-Holstein. What must be done in Schleswig-Holstein to solve the nutrient problem?

Background and Objective

See umbrella project AGRUM

Target Group

Reference to umbrella project AGRUM


...Model-based calculations of regional nitrogen balance surpluses

Our Research Questions

What are the regional agricultural nitrogen surplus. How nitrogen reduction measures affect the input into the groundwater.


Under the projects, agricultural nutrient situation could be analyzed at the community level for the year 2010. Furthermore, scenarios were calculated to reduce Nähstoffeinträge into groundwater.

Links and Downloads

See umbrella project AGRUM


Funding Body

  • Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein
    (national, öffentlich)


10.2013 - 12.2014

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: finished

Publications to the project

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  1. Wendland F, Keller L, Kuhr P, Tetzlaff B, Heidecke C, Kreins P, Wagner A, Trepel M (2014) Räumlich differenzierte Quantifizierung der Stickstoffeinträge ins Grundwasser und die Oberflächengewässer Schleswig-Holsteins. Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft 7(6):327-332, doi:10.3243/kwe2014.06.001
  2. Kuhr P, Haider J, Kreins P, Kunkel R, Tetzlaff B, Vereecken H, Wendland F (2013) Model based assessment of nitrate pollution of water resources on a Federal State Level for the dimensioning of agro-environmental reduction stategies : the North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) case study. Water Resources Manag 27(3):885-909, doi:10.1007/s11269-012-0221-z