Nutrient bookkeeping in Germany why?

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Nutrient bookkeeping in Germany why?"

Transcription

1 For Man and Environment Nutrient bookkeeping in Germany why? A short historical introduction Dr. Dietrich Schulz, German Federal Environment Agency, Dessau-Roßlau

2 The North Sea too much nutrients 1. The Wadden Sea in the 80ies A World Nature Heritage Site under pressure: Epidemic viruses among seals (weak immune system) Black spots (sulfides) Lack of oxygen due to nutrient inputs 2. 3rd International North Sea Conference 1990 Reduce nutrient input by 50% 3. Reduce national nutrient surplus by 50% (especially nitrogen, minimum factor in marine ecosystems) Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 2

3 National nitrogen farmgate balance Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 3

4 National nitrogen balance in Germany Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 4

5 Nutrient balances: Regional aspects Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 5

6 The Nitrates Directive drinking water and good agricultural practice The nitrates directive was issued in 1991 to safeguard groundwater quality and help to implement the drinking water limit value of 50 mg nitrate/l. Quality standard for baby food 10 mg nitrate/l. Identify nitrate vulnerable zones, elaborate codes of good agricultural practice Whole Germany is vulnerable zone. Good agricultural practice in fertilizer application compulsory 1996 (DüV; amendment in 2007; next amendment in 2014). Methods to predict N-fertilizer needs (1975 ff). Nmin, EUF. Nutrient bookkeeping to validate (and improve) models ex post (research and development). Broader application in winter wheat (advisory services) Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 6

7 The Phosphate problem resource efficiency versus intensive livestock farming Efficient plant growing: Apply manure (as fertilizer) according to the plants need Efficient livestock farming: Get rid of manure (as waste) as cheap as possible. Soils with high P-contents (D and E). Waste of valuable P-resources in agriculture - Expensive research programmes to regain P from municipal waste water Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 7

8 Nitrogen and Phosphorus a partially legalized waste Regulation versus bookkeeping: Phosphate Ordinance on fertilizer application (DüV): - Phosphate surplus up to 20 kg/ha allowed (generally). - Oncoming amendment: on soils with high and very high P-status (Classes D and E) only surplus 0 allowed. Nitrogen - 60 kg N/ha allowed as surface balance. Ammonia emissions (losses) included would give about kg/ha (legal upper limit!). - Actual national balance (average!!): N-surplus about 100 kg/ha Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 8

9 Nutrient Bookkeeping: A Prerequisite for Farm Management Systems and (voluntary) Sustainability Certification Voluntary farm sustainability assessment systems in Germany (KSNL; REPRO/DLG) use a set of indicators (economic, ecologic and social) to assess the sustainability performance of farms. As regards nutrients: kg N/ha surface balance kg Ammonia-N/ha - 0 +/-15 kg Phosphate/ha Farms can use sustainability certificates in communication, public relation etc., but normally do not get higher prices for their products. Some Federal States demand a certificate as basic need for participation in second pillar programmes Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 9

10 Regional aspects: e. g. Lower Saxony Nutrient bookkeeping on farm level (according to federal law, DüV). Nutrient bookkeeping on farm level about import/export of manure (and other organic fertilizers; Verbringungsverordnung; Meldeverordnung). Controlled by the Chamber of Agriculture (special software). Data are used for Nitrate and P-Reports compiled on county level Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 10

11 INPUT County OUTPUT other organic imports export of manure and others manure imports manure excretion by animals within county Biogas production application of other organic fertilizers manure application within county Limit value 170 kg N/ha corn import Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 11

12 Nutrient hot spots (in NW-Germany): N-Application via organic fertilizers (manure and fermentation leftovers) In 2 counties the Nitrates Directive (170 kg N/ha) is exceeded (not only by single farms, but by the whole counties). Other counties are close to the limit Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 12

13 Nutrient hot spots II: P-surplus in NW-Germany In pig and poultry areas (contrary to dairy cattle) P is the most important nutrient to trigger nutrient exports. The current amendment of fertilizer regulations (DüV) will increase this trend, because on soils with high P-status the P- balance must be lowered to zero Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 13

14 Summary - Nutrient bookkeeping was developed for agronomical, health and environmental reasons. It is a tool for efficient fertilizer use, safeguarding drinking water quality and good environmental status. - Nutrient bookkeeping can be applied on farm level, regional or whole memberstate level. It can be adapted for diferent targets. - Nutrient bookkeeping as part of good agricultural practice provides data (instead of speculations) for environmental discussions, agricultural communication (PR), quality schemes and legal requirements. It is also a valuable tool to concentrate environmental programmes and measures on the areas where they are most urgently needed Dr. Dietrich Schulz, FEA Germany; HELCOM AEF Tallinn 14

15 Thank you for your attention Dietrich Schulz / Hier steht der Veranstaltungstitel in 12 Punkt 15

Nitrates Directive: requirements and experiences of implementation

Nitrates Directive: requirements and experiences of implementation Vilnius, 14 September 2004 Nitrates Directive: requirements and experiences of implementation Liliana Cortellini European Commission, ENV B1 Soil and Agriculture This presentation does not necessarily

More information

Manure management and processing

Manure management and processing Manure management and processing Fridtjof de Buisonjé fridtjof.debuisonje@wur.nl Wageningen UR Livestock Research, the Netherlands Rednex Bucharest, 16-17 May 2013 The Netherlands: a small country on the

More information

February 24 2010 Biogas as a grid stabilising power source

February 24 2010 Biogas as a grid stabilising power source Biogas as a grid stabilising power source By Bruno Sander Nielsen Joint biogas plants Farm scale biogas plants Consultants Energy sector Sub-suppliers Secretariat: Chairman: N.J. Pedersen Secr.: Bruno

More information

Using quality anaerobic digestate to benefit crops

Using quality anaerobic digestate to benefit crops Using quality anaerobic digestate to benefit crops 01 Quality digestate Using quality anaerobic digestate to benefit crops Summer 2012 02 Using quality anaerobic digestate to benefit crops Nutrients in

More information

Turning Pig manure from Waste to Asset

Turning Pig manure from Waste to Asset Turning Pig manure from Waste to Asset Best Available Technologies to reduce nutrients leaching to the Baltic Sea Content Turning Pig manure from Waste to Asset 1 Best Available Technologies to reduce

More information

Harvesting energy with fertilizers

Harvesting energy with fertilizers Harvesting energy with fertilizers Sustainable agriculture in Europe 1 Harvesting energy with fertilizers The reason for agriculture s existence is to supply energy to mankind. Agriculture converts solar

More information

Looking to the Future: 4 Danish scenarios for future farming

Looking to the Future: 4 Danish scenarios for future farming Looking to the Future: 4 Danish scenarios for future farming Christian Ege, Danish Ecological Council Tommy Dalgaard, Aarhus University Alex Dubgaard, University of Copenhagen 1 A Danish project: Future

More information

MINAS the Dutch MINeral Accounting System

MINAS the Dutch MINeral Accounting System MINAS the Dutch MINeral Accounting System For the California Department of Food and Agriculture August 2013, Krijn J. Poppe LEI Wageningen UR Content of the presentation A short introduction to Dutch agriculture

More information

FARMING FOR THE FUTURE How mineral fertilizers can feed the world and maintain its resources in an Integrated Farming System

FARMING FOR THE FUTURE How mineral fertilizers can feed the world and maintain its resources in an Integrated Farming System How mineral fertilizers can feed the world and maintain its resources in an Integrated Farming System european fertilizer manufacturers association Global trends in population growth (Population 1000 million),

More information

Agricultural Production and Research in Heilongjiang Province, China. Jiang Enchen. Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Northeast

Agricultural Production and Research in Heilongjiang Province, China. Jiang Enchen. Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Northeast 1 Agricultural Production and Research in Heilongjiang Province, China Jiang Enchen Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China. Post code: 150030

More information

Observatory monitoring framework indicator data sheet

Observatory monitoring framework indicator data sheet Observatory monitoring framework indicator data sheet Environmental impact: Water Indicator DA3: Nitrate and phosphate levels in rivers The EU Water Framework Directive has resulted in the need to change

More information

CONSIDERATION DOCUMENT Draft action programme in execution of the Nitrates Directive 2015-2018 / 01/06/2015

CONSIDERATION DOCUMENT Draft action programme in execution of the Nitrates Directive 2015-2018 / 01/06/2015 CONSIDERATION DOCUMENT Draft action programme in execution of the Nitrates Directive 2015-2018 / 01/06/2015 www.vlm.be CONTENTS 1 Course of the public inquiry... 3 1.1 Procedure 3 1.2 Information meetings

More information

Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region

Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region A Strategy for Municipalities and Local Governments to Capture Economic and Environmental Benefits 4.3.2015 Introduction This report was commissioned by Zennström

More information

SEQ-CURE III EOG MEETING

SEQ-CURE III EOG MEETING SEQ-CURE III EOG MEETING 25-26/05/2010 ANALYSIS PROCEDURE TO DEFINE A MANAGEMENT STRATEGY PREVIOUS ANALYSIS Definition of system border of the management area Study of the area Geography Livestock Agriculture

More information

Best Available Technologies for manure treatment

Best Available Technologies for manure treatment Best Available Technologies for manure treatment baltic sea 22 BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANURE TREATMENT - FOR INTENSIVE REARING OF PIGS IN BALTIC SEA REGION EU MEMBER STATES 1 Best Available Technologies

More information

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONES IN SCOTLAND REVIEW OF DESIGNATIONS

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONES IN SCOTLAND REVIEW OF DESIGNATIONS NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONES IN SCOTLAND REVIEW OF DESIGNATIONS 2009 CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Background 3. Nutrients in the water environment 4. Assessment Methodology 5. Monitoring Results 6. Water Framework

More information

Frank Mitloehner, PhD Air Quality CE Specialist Animal Science, UC Davis

Frank Mitloehner, PhD Air Quality CE Specialist Animal Science, UC Davis Mitigation Solutions for Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Animal Waste International Symposium on Near-Term Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation in California March 5-7, 2007 Frank Mitloehner, PhD Air Quality

More information

Nutrient Stewardship. Reducing the Loss of Crop Nutrients to Waterways

Nutrient Stewardship. Reducing the Loss of Crop Nutrients to Waterways ETS & PERFORMANCE FOOD ENVIRONMENT PEOPLE COMPANY Nutrient Stewardship Reducing the Loss of Crop Nutrients to Waterways Crop nutrients help plants grow and produce the food, fiber and fuel we all need.

More information

Natural Gas and the U.S. Fertilizer Industry

Natural Gas and the U.S. Fertilizer Industry Natural Gas and the U.S. Fertilizer Industry Harry Vroomen Vice President, Economic Services The Fertilizer Institute July 15, 2010 www.tfi.org Outline of Presentation Brief Intro on Fertilizer Focus on

More information

Mineral fertilizer, climate effects and options for improvement

Mineral fertilizer, climate effects and options for improvement Mineral fertilizer, climate effects and options for improvement LMDs konferanse om klima og landbruk, Oslo, 03 June 2009 Frank Brentrup, Yara Int., Research Centre Hanninghof Crops need mineral nutrients

More information

Using biogas for CHP and/or transportation purposes in the long run

Using biogas for CHP and/or transportation purposes in the long run Digestate and biogas utilisation practices and perspektives International Workshop, 27 May 2010, Hotel Kong Arthur Using biogas for CHP and/or transportation purposes in the long run Søren Tafdrup Biogas

More information

Estimating emission inventories of French farms using the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN)

Estimating emission inventories of French farms using the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) Estimating emission inventories of French farms using the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) M.S. Corson, J.F. Ruas, F. Levert, C. Guerrier, P. Dupraz, H.M.G. van der Werf SAS and SMART Research Units,

More information

Seminar: The Importance of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

Seminar: The Importance of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Seminar: The Importance of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases AGRICULTURE AND GREENHOUSE GASES POLICIES IN PORTUGAL December 16th 2015 Lisboa Clara Lopes GPP - Office of Planning

More information

More effective agricultural water protection TEHO-project. May 2011

More effective agricultural water protection TEHO-project. May 2011 More effective agricultural water protection TEHO-project May 2011 Funding and implementation Funding: 2 meur during 2008-2011 50 % Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 50 % Ministry of the Environment

More information

Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region

Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region A Strategy for Municipalities and Local Governments to Capture Economic and Environmental Benefits 5.6.2015 Background: BCG actively involved in discussion on

More information

Farming at dairy farms (produktion på mælkelandbrug)

Farming at dairy farms (produktion på mælkelandbrug) Farming at dairy (produktion på mælkelandbrug) Process description The present data refer to production on eight typical Danish Dairy in 2000, which combines dairy and (cash) crop production in a mixed

More information

Agricultural Advisory Service in Denmark International Adviser Henry Joergensen, Danish Agricultural Advisory Centre

Agricultural Advisory Service in Denmark International Adviser Henry Joergensen, Danish Agricultural Advisory Centre Agricultural Advisory Service in Denmark International Adviser Henry Joergensen, Danish Agricultural Advisory Centre This paper gives an overview of the unique agricultural advisory service in Denmark.

More information

GROSS NITROGEN BALANCES HANDBOOK

GROSS NITROGEN BALANCES HANDBOOK OECD and EUROSTAT GROSS NITROGEN BALANCES HANDBOOK October 2007 For further information on Nitrogen Balances, see the OECD website at: www.oecd.org/tad/env/indicators TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction...

More information

The Nitrogen Cycle. What is Nitrogen? Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle. How does the nitrogen cycle work?

The Nitrogen Cycle. What is Nitrogen? Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle. How does the nitrogen cycle work? Human Alteration of the Global Nitrogen Cycle Heather McGraw, Mandy Williams, Suzanne Heinzel, and Cristen Whorl, Give SIUE Permission to Put Our Presentation on E-reserve at Lovejoy Library. What is Nitrogen?

More information

International Research Training Group Sustainable Resource Use in the North China Plain

International Research Training Group Sustainable Resource Use in the North China Plain International Research Training Group Sustainable Resource Use in the North China Plain Prof. Dr. Reiner Doluschitz Prof. Dr. Zhang Fusuo Dr. Diana Ebersberger Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart China Agricultural

More information

Maintenance of soil organic matter

Maintenance of soil organic matter Maintenance of soil organic matter Introduction The Importance of Soil Organic Matter Soil organic matter comprises all living soil organisms and the remains of previous living organisms in their various

More information

Sweden s Commitment under the Baltic Sea Action Plan. Socio-economic inpact assessment

Sweden s Commitment under the Baltic Sea Action Plan. Socio-economic inpact assessment Sweden s Commitment under the Baltic Sea Action Plan Socio-economic inpact assessment REPORT 5989 SEPTEMBER 2009 Sweden s Commitment under the Baltic Sea Action Plan SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

More information

@race4thebaltic #RFTBBCGReport. Barbara Jackson Programme Director Zennström Philanthropies

@race4thebaltic #RFTBBCGReport. Barbara Jackson Programme Director Zennström Philanthropies @race4thebaltic #RFTBBCGReport Barbara Jackson Programme Director Zennström Philanthropies Background This report was commissioned by Zennström Philanthropies to better understand local benefits from

More information

USE OF OVERSEER AS A TOOL TO IDENTIFY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING NITRATE LEACHING FROM FARMS AROUND LAKE TAUPO

USE OF OVERSEER AS A TOOL TO IDENTIFY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING NITRATE LEACHING FROM FARMS AROUND LAKE TAUPO USE OF OVERSEER AS A TOOL TO IDENTIFY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING NITRATE LEACHING FROM FARMS AROUND LAKE TAUPO S F Ledgard 1, B S Thorrold 1, R A Petch 2 and J Young 2 1 AgResearch Ruakura Research

More information

18.01.2014 Final Communiqué of the GFFA 2014

18.01.2014 Final Communiqué of the GFFA 2014 18.01.2014 Final Communiqué of the GFFA 2014 "Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience Securing Food and Nutrition" We, the Agriculture Ministers of 65 states of the world, assembled here in Berlin

More information

Biogas production in Germany: Status quo and future trends M.Sc. Georg Friedl, German Biogas Association www.renewables-made-in-germany.

Biogas production in Germany: Status quo and future trends M.Sc. Georg Friedl, German Biogas Association www.renewables-made-in-germany. Biogas production in Germany: Status quo and future trends M.Sc. Georg Friedl, German Biogas Association www.renewables-made-in-germany.com Overview German Biogas Association Biogas production in Germany:

More information

Action 7 To legislate at the appropriate level to limit the presence of phosphates in detergents

Action 7 To legislate at the appropriate level to limit the presence of phosphates in detergents Action 7 To legislate at the appropriate level to limit the presence of phosphates in detergents 7th Steering Group Meeting of the Priority Area 4 - To restore and maintain the quality of waters - of the

More information

State of affairs on Biomethane in the Netherlands National Roadmap

State of affairs on Biomethane in the Netherlands National Roadmap State of affairs on Biomethane in the Netherlands National Roadmap Introduction The Netherlands is a country with a strong gas history. Based on the country s own gas supplies, gas makes up nearly 50%

More information

Bioenergy and Biofertilizer from Food and Agricultural Waste: Innovation from Lab to Commercial

Bioenergy and Biofertilizer from Food and Agricultural Waste: Innovation from Lab to Commercial Bioenergy and Biofertilizer from Food and Agricultural Waste: Innovation from Lab to Commercial Ruihong Zhang, PhD, Professor Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department University of California,

More information

Agronomic and Economic Considerations on Michigan Farms

Agronomic and Economic Considerations on Michigan Farms Agronomic and Economic Considerations on Michigan Farms MSU Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizer Recommendations for Field Crops The key ingredients: Soil Test Information Yield Goal Buildup, Maintenance

More information

Updated Guidance for Farmers on Requirements for the Storage and Spreading of Poultry Litter to 31 December 2014

Updated Guidance for Farmers on Requirements for the Storage and Spreading of Poultry Litter to 31 December 2014 Updated Guidance for Farmers on Requirements for the Storage and Spreading of Poultry Litter to 31 December 2014 This publication can be made available in alternative formats. To request it in an alternative

More information

Bachelor s Programme in Agricultural and Environmental Management Study line: Environmental Management. Total Study description 2011-2013

Bachelor s Programme in Agricultural and Environmental Management Study line: Environmental Management. Total Study description 2011-2013 Bachelor s Programme in Agricultural and Environmental Management Study line: Environmental Management Total Study description 2011-2013 Table of contents: 1. The Programme... 3 2. Total study overview...

More information

Living & Working Managing Natural Resources and Waste

Living & Working Managing Natural Resources and Waste Living & Working Managing Natural Resources and Waste 5.13 Managing Natural Resources and Waste Background 5.13.1 This chapter focuses on how we manage resources within the AONB. It includes renewable

More information

TURKEY ANATOLIA WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROJECT Sedat Kadioglu Ministry of Environment Abdulmecit Yesil Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

TURKEY ANATOLIA WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROJECT Sedat Kadioglu Ministry of Environment Abdulmecit Yesil Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs TURKEY ANATOLIA WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROJECT Sedat Kadioglu Ministry of Environment Abdulmecit Yesil Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs PROJECT TITLE : Anatolia Watershed Rehabilitation Project

More information

Orange County Fertilizer Application Education Course for Citizens

Orange County Fertilizer Application Education Course for Citizens Orange County Fertilizer Application Education Course for Citizens Purpose & Intent In 2009 Orange County took a proactive stand on protecting our lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater by approving a

More information

Interpretation of Soil Test Results

Interpretation of Soil Test Results Interpretation of Soil Test Results PM 1310 Revised October 2013 Soil Test Relationship to Nutrient Availability 1. The concentration of phosphorus (P), potassium (K), zinc (Zn), and nitrate-nitrogen (NO

More information

Towards climate-smart agriculture

Towards climate-smart agriculture Towards climate-smart agriculture Background notes for the informal meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture Luxembourg, 15 September 2015 Table of contents Agricultural impact on climate change Climate

More information

Phosphorus inputs to Lough Neagh. The increasing impact of agriculture

Phosphorus inputs to Lough Neagh. The increasing impact of agriculture Phosphorus inputs to Lough Neagh. The increasing impact of agriculture Table of contents Introduction Why does phosphorus create water quality problems? An algal bloom Eutrophication and phosphorus How

More information

Options for Handling Feedlot Runoff at Large CAFOs

Options for Handling Feedlot Runoff at Large CAFOs Options for Handling Feedlot Runoff at Large CAFOs Water Quality/Feedlots #6.57 Updated November 2007 Contents General permit options... page 2 Individual permit options... page 3 MPCA Area Offices Brainerd:

More information

Introduction to Nutrient Management, Nutrient Cycling and Regional Nutrient Balance Issues

Introduction to Nutrient Management, Nutrient Cycling and Regional Nutrient Balance Issues Introduction to Nutrient Management, Nutrient Cycling and Regional Nutrient Balance Issues 2005 Fundamentals of Nutrient Management Training Course Dec. 14-15 Tom Basden Ag. and Natural Resources WVU Extension

More information

Green Gases Practical concepts for reliable sustainable energy supply

Green Gases Practical concepts for reliable sustainable energy supply Green Gases Practical concepts for reliable sustainable energy supply Ulrike Daniel, International Project Leader and Head of Consultancy EnD-I AG www.end-i.ag Your green energy supplier Landfill Gas Solar

More information

N-flow in Danish agriculture And FarmAC in Amazonas

N-flow in Danish agriculture And FarmAC in Amazonas N-flow in Danish agriculture And FarmAC in Amazonas Ib Sillebak Kristensen & Nick Hutchings Aarhus University Dept. of Agroecology Foulum. Denmark 10. Feb. 2015. Campinas, Brazil. Ibs.kristensen@agrsci.dk

More information

Observatory monitoring framework indicator data sheet

Observatory monitoring framework indicator data sheet Observatory monitoring framework indicator data sheet Process: Farm management Indicator C4: Fertiliser use This indicator monitors fertiliser application rates for England and Wales. C4 Fertiliser application

More information

REVIEW OF ATTITUDES AND AWARENESS IN THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY TO DIFFUSE POLLUTION ISSUES

REVIEW OF ATTITUDES AND AWARENESS IN THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY TO DIFFUSE POLLUTION ISSUES REVIEW OF ATTITUDES AND AWARENESS IN THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY TO DIFFUSE POLLUTION ISSUES Dave Merrilees and Alistair Duncan, SAC Environmental, The Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive, Ayr KA6

More information

Welcome to the Understanding Dissolved Oxygen learning module. This section provides information on the following topics:

Welcome to the Understanding Dissolved Oxygen learning module. This section provides information on the following topics: Introduction Welcome to the learning module. This section provides information on the following topics: How dissolved oxygen is defined and measured in numbers Why dissolved oxygen is important Natural

More information

Implementation of nutrient management training program for farmers.

Implementation of nutrient management training program for farmers. Implementation of nutrient management training program for farmers. Report to the Legislature and other Stakeholders - December 2015 ESSB 6052 Senate Bill Section 309(3) (page 120-1) Washington Department

More information

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: SIMULATING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES, HYDROLOGY AND NUTRIENT EXPORTS UNDER FUTURE CLIMATES

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: SIMULATING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES, HYDROLOGY AND NUTRIENT EXPORTS UNDER FUTURE CLIMATES PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: SIMULATING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES, HYDROLOGY AND NUTRIENT EXPORTS UNDER FUTURE CLIMATES Dennis Trolle, Anders Nielsen, Hans Thodsen, Hans E Andersen, Shenglan Lu, Gitte Blicher-Mathiesen,

More information

Electricity: biogas may be used to generate electricity using a gas electric generator set or natural gas boiler system. Electricity may either be

Electricity: biogas may be used to generate electricity using a gas electric generator set or natural gas boiler system. Electricity may either be Electricity: biogas may be used to generate electricity using a gas electric generator set or natural gas boiler system. Electricity may either be used onsite or sold to the local utility. Heat: biogas

More information

LCA of a Dairy Farm Potentials and Challenges in Modelling

LCA of a Dairy Farm Potentials and Challenges in Modelling LCA of a Dairy Farm Potentials and Challenges in Modelling 17th SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium 28.02.-01-03.2011 Sebastian Gollnow Enno Bahrs University of Hohenheim, Institute of Farm Management

More information

GROUNDWATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT CONTROLS

GROUNDWATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT CONTROLS GROUNDWATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT CONTROLS The following controls shall be utilized in the appropriate phase areas in order to manage those activities having an effect on groundwater quality. 1. PHASE I AREAS:

More information

Soil Organic Amendments: How Much is Enough?

Soil Organic Amendments: How Much is Enough? Soil Organic Amendments: How Much is Enough? Thomas F. Morris, Soil Fertility Specialist Jianli Ping, Post Doctoral Scientist Robert Durgy, Horticultural Diagnostician University of Connecticut, Department

More information

Farm Animal Manure is an Important Sustainable Renewable Energy Resource

Farm Animal Manure is an Important Sustainable Renewable Energy Resource Farm Animal Manure is an Important Sustainable Renewable Energy Resource Dr. John Sheffield. Director for Energy Technology Programs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PO Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6248.

More information

Poultry manure as a substrate for methane fermentation: problems and solutions

Poultry manure as a substrate for methane fermentation: problems and solutions Poultry manure as a substrate for methane fermentation: problems and solutions Robert Mazur Ph.D., Jakbu Mazurkiewicz M.Sc. eng. Andrzej Lewicki M.Sc. Eng, Sebastian Kujawiak M.Sc. Eng Poznan University

More information

ANEROBIC DIGESTION and BIOGAS

ANEROBIC DIGESTION and BIOGAS ANEROBIC DIGESTION and BIOGAS Anaerobic digestion is the natural biological process which stabilises organic waste in the absence of air and transforms it into bio fertiliser and biogas. It is a 4-stage

More information

Welcome to Kristianstad The Biogas City

Welcome to Kristianstad The Biogas City Welcome to Kristianstad The Biogas City Welcome to Kristianstad The Biogas City In order to be interesting for business, the biogas sector must change focus so that its users are put center-stage. The

More information

IMPROVING PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN INTENSIVE AUSTRALIAN GRAZING SYSTEMS

IMPROVING PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN INTENSIVE AUSTRALIAN GRAZING SYSTEMS IMPROVING PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN INTENSIVE AUSTRALIAN GRAZING SYSTEMS Warwick J Dougherty 1 and Cameron J P Gourley 2 1 Agriculture NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Menangle, NSW 2567, Australia

More information

Understanding the. Soil Test Report. Client and Sample Identification

Understanding the. Soil Test Report. Client and Sample Identification Understanding the Soil Test Report Page 1 of 7 Crops absorb the nutrients required from soil in order to grow, so ensuring that your soil is meeting the crops needs is critical. Having the proper level

More information

CHAPTER 9 PERMITTING. 9.2 Scotland 102 9.2.1 Exemption 102 9.2.2 Waste management licence 102 9.2.3 PPC permit 102

CHAPTER 9 PERMITTING. 9.2 Scotland 102 9.2.1 Exemption 102 9.2.2 Waste management licence 102 9.2.3 PPC permit 102 CHAPTER 9 PERMITTING 9.1 England and Wales 100 9.1.1 T24 exemption for on-farm AD 100 9.1.2 T25 exemption for off-farm AD 100 9.1.3 Standard rules environmental permits 100 9.1.4 Standard rules for on-farm

More information

Options for financing biogas plants

Options for financing biogas plants IEE Project BiogasIN Options for financing biogas plants D.5.5, WP 5 Dominik Rutz Erik Ferber WIP Renewable Energies Sylvensteinstr. 2 81369 Munich, Germany February 2011 Contents 1. Introduction... 3

More information

Emerging BioFuel Crops and Technology Kurt Thelen Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan ABSTRACT

Emerging BioFuel Crops and Technology Kurt Thelen Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan ABSTRACT Emerging BioFuel Crops and Technology Kurt Thelen Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan ABSTRACT United States energy policy requires 36 billion gallons of ethanol by the year 2022, with 21

More information

Options for Sustainable Heat Use of Biogas Plants

Options for Sustainable Heat Use of Biogas Plants Options for Sustainable Heat Use of Biogas Plants Dominik Rutz, Rita Mergner WIP Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany Contents 1. Biogas situation in Germany 2. Characteristics of heat from biogas plants

More information

Status of the World s Soil Resources

Status of the World s Soil Resources 5 December 2015 Status of the World s Soil Resources The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the main scientific advisory body to the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) hosted by the Food and

More information

In-situ Bioremediation of oily sediments and soil

In-situ Bioremediation of oily sediments and soil 1 Peter Werner, Jens Fahl, Catalin Stefan DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY In-situ Bioremediation of oily sediments and soil 2 WHAT IS OIL? MIXTURE of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons Different composition

More information

ORGANIC FERTILIZERS AND THEIR USAGE INTRODUCTION

ORGANIC FERTILIZERS AND THEIR USAGE INTRODUCTION ORGANIC FERTILIZERS AND THEIR USAGE INTRODUCTION The EU endeavours to follow the principles of sustainable agriculture and highlights the significance of soil protection. Our most important natural resource

More information

Sustainable production of biogas and bioethanol from waste

Sustainable production of biogas and bioethanol from waste Sustainable production of biogas and bioethanol from waste Waste - Resources on the wrong way Jens Ejbye Schmidt Head of programme NRG Biomass & Bioenergy Biosystem Division Risø The Technical University

More information

TECHNICAL APPENDIX Investment in Water Resource Management

TECHNICAL APPENDIX Investment in Water Resource Management TECHNICAL APPENDIX Investment in Water Resource Management This information relates to applications for funding under the Water Resource Management strand of the Farm Competitiveness theme. There are separate

More information

Rural and Agricultural Advisory Systems: Best Practices and Experience in the Eastern Partnership. Riga, 15 16 April 2015

Rural and Agricultural Advisory Systems: Best Practices and Experience in the Eastern Partnership. Riga, 15 16 April 2015 Rural and Agricultural Advisory Systems: Best Practices and Experience in the Eastern Partnership Riga, 15 16 April 2015 Riga 15 April 2015 Henry Joergensen, Senior Consultant THE SUSTAINABILITY OF AGRICULTURAL

More information

The nutrient management plan comprises the following elements:

The nutrient management plan comprises the following elements: Experience gained while testing soil samples and advising on nitrogen nutrients management in Poland as an extension worker presentation of Agronom software NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN Nutrient management

More information

AGRICULTURAL WASTE AS AN ENERGY SOURCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES A case study in Egypt on the utilization of agricultural waste through complexes

AGRICULTURAL WASTE AS AN ENERGY SOURCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES A case study in Egypt on the utilization of agricultural waste through complexes AGRICULTURAL WASTE AS AN ENERGY SOURCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES A case study in Egypt on the utilization of agricultural waste through complexes El-Haggar Salah M. 1, Ghribi Mounir 2 and Longo Gennaro 2

More information

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2012 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 2 The Fremont School District uses oil to heat school buildings. Go Green! is a new project the district will implement. The superintendent has

More information

Kristina Veidemane, Baltic Environmental Forum Panevezys, 12.05.2015

Kristina Veidemane, Baltic Environmental Forum Panevezys, 12.05.2015 Priority 2 Protection and restoration of biodiversity and soil and promotion of ecosystem services, including through Natura 2000, and green infrastructure Kristina Veidemane, Baltic Environmental Forum

More information

Nutrient Management Regulation and Farm Level Profitability: the Case of Ontario Dairy Farms

Nutrient Management Regulation and Farm Level Profitability: the Case of Ontario Dairy Farms Nutrient Management Regulation and Farm Level Profitability: the Case of Ontario Dairy Farms by Xin Xie A Thesis presented to The University of Guelph In partial fulfilment of requirements for the degree

More information

N-SINK Reduction of waste water nitrogen load: demonstrations and modelling. D7.1. Conceptual model of linking economic and ecological approaches

N-SINK Reduction of waste water nitrogen load: demonstrations and modelling. D7.1. Conceptual model of linking economic and ecological approaches LIFE12 ENV/FI/597 N-SINK Reduction of waste water nitrogen load: demonstrations and modelling D7.1. Conceptual model of linking economic and ecological approaches Lassi Ahlvik, Kari Hyytiäinen, Katri Rankinen

More information

Feed Management Plan Template (06. 21. 10) Address: Address: Town, State, Zip: Homer City. Farm Name: Phone: Fax: e-mail:

Feed Management Plan Template (06. 21. 10) Address: Address: Town, State, Zip: Homer City. Farm Name: Phone: Fax: e-mail: Feed Management Plan Template (06. 21. 10) Producer's Name: Address: LG Address: Town, State, Zip: Homer City Farm Name: Phone: Fax: e-mail: Consultant's Name: Cargill Animal Nutrition Address: Address:

More information

Chapter 14 Quiz. Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Chapter 14 Quiz. Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Chapter 14 Quiz Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. Which of the following is NOT true regarding the Chesapeake Bay? a. it is one of many small

More information

Waste to Energy. Patrick Grange. Copyright CIBSE MNW Region 1. Rural, Business and Renewable Energy Consultants

Waste to Energy. Patrick Grange. Copyright CIBSE MNW Region 1. Rural, Business and Renewable Energy Consultants Waste to Energy CIBSE Presentation Patrick Grange Rural, Business and Renewable Energy Consultants Copyright CIBSE MNW Region 1 Agenda CMS UK Background to Renewables Energy from Waste CHP Units How we

More information

Bottom-up: Responding to climate change through livestock in integrated agriculture

Bottom-up: Responding to climate change through livestock in integrated agriculture Bottom-up: Responding to climate change through livestock in integrated agriculture Katrien van t Hooft, ETC Adviesgroep, Netherlands Personal introduction Veterinary medicine in Utrecht, NL MSc Management

More information

biogas Action Sheet 66

biogas Action Sheet 66 biogas Action Sheet 66 What is this Action Sheet about? This Action Sheet is about biogas. If you live in an area where livestock are kept, and there is sufficient water supply, then a household biogas

More information

Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Questions Chapter 15 IMPROVEMENT IN FOOD RESOURCES Multiple Choice Questions 1. Which one is an oil yielding plant among the following? (a) Lentil (b) Sunflower (c) Cauliflower (d) Hibiscus 2. Which one is not a

More information

Organic farming and Biogas

Organic farming and Biogas Organic farming and Biogas REVISION Workshop 3rd QLIF Congress University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Senior Adviser Michael Tersbøl,, Denmark Developing self-sufficiency in organic farming? Biogas is the

More information

European Innovation Partnership Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability

European Innovation Partnership Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability European Innovation Partnership Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability Annemiek Canjels - Provincie Limburg / Brainport 2020 / Greenport Holland / GH International EIP APS: What tool, Why EIP APS: What

More information

The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy

The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy Overview The following standards offer a framework for agricultural literacy throughout life. Foundational Knowledge is addressed first. This section provides a guide

More information

ENERGY IN FERTILIZER AND PESTICIDE PRODUCTION AND USE

ENERGY IN FERTILIZER AND PESTICIDE PRODUCTION AND USE Farm Energy IQ Conserving Energy in Nutrient Use and Pest Control INTRODUCTION Fertilizers and pesticides are the most widely used sources of nutrients and pest control, respectively. Fertilizer and pesticides

More information

Water resources. The main problems of pollution that need to be addressed in the country are the following:

Water resources. The main problems of pollution that need to be addressed in the country are the following: Translated from Spanish Water resources 1. The issue of water resources At the present time, sustainable standards for the development and use of water resources are not maintained in many parts of the

More information

A comparative study on the water footprint of poultry, pork and beef in different countries and production systems

A comparative study on the water footprint of poultry, pork and beef in different countries and production systems A comparative study on the water footprint of poultry, pork and beef in different countries and production systems P.W. Gerbens-Leenes M.M. Mekonnen A.Y. Hoekstra University of Twente September 2011 Contents

More information

Transformation of the energy system in Germany challenges and opportunities for regional development

Transformation of the energy system in Germany challenges and opportunities for regional development Transformation of the energy system in Germany challenges and opportunities for regional development Spa-ce.net Conference 2012 Kecskemét (Hungary) 26 October 2012 Bernhard Müller Andreas Ortner C.Wachler

More information

THE PLANT KINGDOM: THE WATER CYCLE

THE PLANT KINGDOM: THE WATER CYCLE THE PLANT KINGDOM: THE WATER CYCLE Material: The Water Cycle Nomenclature The Water cycle Model Water Ice Heat Source (lamp with a clamp) Tables Presentation 1: Key Experience 1. Say, Today we are going

More information

Impact of Dairies on Surface Water Quality in the Lower Yakima Valley, WA

Impact of Dairies on Surface Water Quality in the Lower Yakima Valley, WA Impact of Dairies on Surface Water Quality in the Lower Yakima Valley, WA Emily Palmer GIS in Water Resources December 5, 2014 Table of Contents List of Figures 3 List of Tables 3 1.0 Introduction 4 1.1

More information

the world s soil status resources INTERGOVERNMENTAL TECHNICAL PANEL ON SOILS

the world s soil status resources INTERGOVERNMENTAL TECHNICAL PANEL ON SOILS status of soil the world s resources INTERGOVERNMENTAL TECHNICAL PANEL ON SOILS life depends on soils status of the soil world s resources The overwhelming conclusion of the first-ever comprehensive report

More information

Demand driven research in organic food chains. Wijnand Sukkel, Paris March 4, 2010

Demand driven research in organic food chains. Wijnand Sukkel, Paris March 4, 2010 Demand driven research in organic food chains Wijnand Sukkel, Paris March 4, 2010 Organic agriculture in the Netherlands 1996 1999 2008 Area organic farming (ha) 12,500 22,997 50,435 Percentage of total

More information