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Record number 542621
Title RECARE fact sheet case study experiments: incorporation of local biomass
Author(s) Rooij, S.A.M. van; Verzandvoort, S.J.E.; Rietra, R.P.J.J.
Source Wageningen University & Research - 2 p.
Department(s) Biodiversity and Policy
Sustainable Soil Use
Soil, Water and Land Use
Publication type Brochure
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) biobased economy - biomass
Categories Industrial Sector
About The health of soils in Olden-Eibergen in The Netherlands is under threat due to declining soil organic matter stocks. According to farmers in the region, agricultural fields have lost on average up to 5% of organic matter in the last 10 years. As a consequence of this organic matter loss, researchers expect to see a decline in the soil’s agricultural potential, as well as its water holding capacity and potential to buffer nutrients and pesticides. Nitrate leaching threatens soils in the Netherlands, especially in the study area, where drinking water is produced from groundwater. As a result, the cost of cleaning drinking water withdrawn from groundwater might rise. In the long term, we expect agricultural productivity to fall and costs of agricultural inputs, such as manure, fertilisers, pesticides and irrigation, to rise.
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