Agricultural scenarios to reduce the national phosphorus surplus in the Netherlands

A.J. de Buck, W. van Dijk, J.C. van Middelkoop, A.L. Smit, H. van Reuler, A.G. Evers

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The national phosphorus balance can be made more sustainable by reducing the accumulation of phosphorus in agricultural soils and by increasing recycling from waste streams. This study investigated different scenarios for reduction of the national soil surplus on agricultural land. The focus was on scenarios that will not compel agriculture in the Netherlands to change radically e.g. reduction of phosphorus fertilisation levels and reducing animal phosphorus excretion by improving feeding efficiency while maintaining national milk and meat production levels.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherPPO AGV
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NamePPO rapport
PublisherWUR/PPO agv
No.PPO nr. 466


  • agriculture
  • phosphorus fertilizers
  • manure policy
  • phosphorus
  • nutrient balance
  • mineral excess
  • inventories
  • scenario analysis
  • livestock feeding
  • netherlands


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