Improvement of farm productivity by preventing nitrogen and phosphorus leaching from soil to water


Improvement of farm productivity by preventing nitrogen and phosphorus leaching from soil to water

Fertilization of agricultural land is a commonly used agronomic practice to increase yielding. Unfortunately, on conventional farms on average only 50% of the nitrogen supplied with fertilizers is utilized by crops, which means that half of the nitrogen compounds are released into the environment and enter the waters (surface and underground), causing economic loss to the farmer and problems in the aquatic environment. There are also smaller losses of phosphorus compounds, but extremely harmful for the environment. Therefore it is important to properly balance Improvement of farm productivity by wise nutrient management folder EN fertilizers rates, taking into account relevant application times and soil conditions.

River Basin and Wastewater Management, Sustainable Development, Water protection in Agriculture