Skip to main content

Development of a model based decision support system to optimise nitrogen use in horticultural crop rotations across europe

Objective

Most fresh vegetable production within Europe relies heavily on large inputs of fertiliser or organic N sources to maintain the yield and quality of produce. Field vegetable crops often Use N inefficiently and leave large residues of N in the soil after harvest, which can cause damage to soil, water and aerial environments. This project will provide growers and policy makers with a decision support system for N management and rotational planning to optimise N use efficiency and economic sustainability in both conventional and organic systems of vegetable production across Europe. This will help Member States to:
a) minimise hazards to the environment (91/676/EEC) by adopting consistent approaches to improve efficiency of nitrogen use for different production systems and climatic regions of Europe; and
b) optimise production of quality crops while enhancing the economic sustainability of horticultural production.

Coordinator

HORTICULTURE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL
Address

CV35 9EF Wellesbourne, Warwick
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

BODENBERATUNGS- UND LANDSCHAFTSPFLEGE GMBH
Germany
Address
Weinstrasse Sued 40
67487 Maikammer
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Cami De La Marjal S/n
46470 Catarroja - Albal
DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Kirstinebjergvej 10, Research Centre Aarslev
5792 Aarlev
HENRY DOUBLEDAY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Ryton Organic Gardens
CV8 3LG Coventry
INSTITUTE OF VEGETABLE AND ORNAMENTAL CROPS GROSSBEEREN/ERFURT E.V
Germany
Address
Theodor-echtermeyer-weg, 1
14979 Grossbeeren
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
Address
Carretera Moncada A Naquera Km. 5
46113 Moncada (Valencia)
ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE PER L'ORTICOLTURA DEL MINISTERO DELLE RISORSE AGRICOLE, ALIMENTARI E FORESTALI
Italy
Address
Via Cavalleggeri 25
84098 Pontecagnano
THE NORWEGIAN CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Raveien 2
1431 Aas