The objective of the project is to develop a NIR measurement-technique for the economical and scientific use in agriculture. The background is the necessity to measure the total effective and available Inorganic, the residue of Unfertilised and C/N-proportions in soils, peat and composts on plant-fields and plantations in order to get a fast, cheap and complete overview about the soil situation regarding the nitrogen content. This is not possible when using only wet-chemical analytics. The non-controlled use of fertiliser in the cultivating of food-plant affects not only the health of human life when involving high concentrations of nitrogen in toad-chain and ground water, but also fauna and flora in rivers and lakes. The project combines the economic advantages for farmers to ecological ones, for e.g. for nature sanctuaries and polluted lakes and rivers.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards