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Record number 453410
Title Developments in mineral surpluses and water quality in the Dutch dairy sector, 1960-2010
Author(s) Ham, A. van den; Luesink, H.H.
Source Den Haag : LEI Wageningen UR (LEI 14-012) - 10
Department(s) Performance and Impact Agrosectors
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) veehouderij - intensieve veehouderij - milieubeleid - milieubeheer - waterkwaliteit - nitraten - fosfaten - zandgronden - livestock farming - intensive livestock farming - environmental policy - environmental management - water quality - nitrates - phosphates - sandy soils
Categories Environmental Pollution
Abstract In line with the agricultural policy during 1950-1980, which aimed at increasing production levels, inputs of fertiliser and purchased fodder increased considerably, resulting in higher milk production levels per hectare and per cow on Dutch dairy farms. This intensification of the dairy farming system resulted in a nitrogen soil surplus of 400 kg/ha and a phosphate surplus of 82 kg/ha on average on dairy farms in 1985, which led to high nitrate contents in the water leaving the root zone, especially in the Sand region.
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