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Optimizing nitrogen utilization by integrating crop and animal production

Seuri, Pentti (2014) Optimizing nitrogen utilization by integrating crop and animal production. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 259-262.

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The farm model was built according to the data from 9 Finnish organic farms. 20% of area produced cash crop and 80% was used as fodder in milk production on the farm. The model indicates that there is high potential (up to 30% compared to Finnish average) to reduce nitrogen losses in agriculture. The key factors are integration between crop and animal production, limited nutrient intensity according to the system itself and BNF.
The crop rotation used in model can support milk production with relative high intensity. In this model no external fodder is used, however, it may be necessary to have a small amount of high quality processed protein concentrate, if the annual milk yield exceeds 8000 kg/cow. Crop yield by means of nitrogen yield was about 10% lower compared to Finnish average.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Intgration between crop and animal production, Nutrient intensity, nutrient utilization, nutrient efficiency
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishNutrient managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
Englishnitrogen cyclehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27938
EnglishNitrogen fixationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5196
Subjects: Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Seuri, M.Sc (agr) Pentti
ID Code:24062
Deposited On:11 Oct 2013 13:22
Last Modified:03 Nov 2014 08:24
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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