Research on agricultural farming systems is increasingly aimed at minimizing environmental effects. In order to reduce losses of pesticides and nutrients whilst maintaining economic feasibility, integrated farming has been developed. On two experimental farms integrated and conventional farming systems were compared. Measured nitrate concentrations from these two farms were used to validate the simulation models SWACROP and ANIMO. A scenario study was carried out to predict the nitrate leaching underfour management options. Using fertilizer instead of organic manure did not reduce nitrate leaching. Removing crop residues slightly reduced nitrate leaching. The options without winter catch crops and without irrigation both increased nitrate leaching.
|Title of host publication||Scenario studies for the rural environment; selected and edited proceedings of the symposium Scenario Studies for the Rural Environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12-15 September 1994. Dordrecht etc., Kluwer, 1995. Environ. & Policy 5|
|Editors||J.F.T. Schoute, P.A. Finke, F.R. Veeneklaas, H.P. Wolfert|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|