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Record number 448604
Title Options for closing the phosphorus cycle in agriculture : assessment of options for Northwest Europe and the Netherlands
Author(s) Lesschen, J.P.; Kolk, J.W.H. van der; Dijk, K.C. van; Willemse, J.
Source Wageningen : Wettelijke Onderzoekstaken Natuur & Milieu (WOt-werkdocument 353) - 47
Department(s) Sustainable Soil Use
Soil Biology
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) veehouderij - dierhouderij - veevoeder - dierlijke meststoffen - fosfor - nutrientenbeheer - kringlopen - mestoverschotten - gesloten systemen - landbouwbeleid - regionaal landbouwbeleid - noordwest-europa - livestock farming - animal husbandry - fodder - animal manures - phosphorus - nutrient management - cycling - manure surpluses - closed systems - agricultural policy - regional agricultural policy - northwestern europe
Categories Agricultural Policy / Animal Husbandry and Environment / Manure treatment / Farm and Captive Animals (General)
Abstract This study assessed which options are available for closing the feed-manure phosphorus cycle in agriculture and their contribution to the reduction of the P surplus and P use efficiency. This was assessed at a national scale for the Netherlands as well as a regional scale for Northwest Europe. No export of animal products, with as a consequence the reduction in livestock numbers, is most effective in reducing external P inputs. An effective option that is easier to implement is the reduction in P excretion through changes in the feed intake. For Nortwest Europe the combination of all five options can lead to a reduction of external P inputs of about 50%. For the Netherlands the combination of the options result in a reduction in external P inputs of 35% and a reduction of the manure export of 26%. The effectiveness of large scale manure treatment in the Netherlands is limited
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