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?
Reference to umbrella project AGRUM
...Model-based calculations of regional nitrogen balance surpluses
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.
10.2013 - 12.2014
Project status: finished