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Abstract

Quantification of the fate of fertiliser and in particular residual N and P is essential to develop management practices for cropping systems that optimise nutrient use efficiency. This workshop aimed to assess and to improve the understanding of the fate of fertilisers from agriculture, by investigating the nitrogen and phosphorus surplus lost towards soil, air and ground and surface waters. The workshop provided the state-of-the-art in scientific understanding of nutrient pollution from agriculture, an assessment of current policies and wanted to improve the knowledge in multiple fields addressing environmental problems linked to nutrients. Invited speakers covered the following topics:
- Measurement techniques to assess the fate of fertilisers in the environment (soil, water, air)
- Modelling nutrient fate and losses
- Best practices in combating pollution originating from fertiliser from agriculture

Additional information

Authors: BOURAOUI F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);GRIZETTI B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MULLIGAN D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);GALBIATI L (Editors), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21748 EN (2005), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200618472 / Last updated on: 2005-12-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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