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NDICEA - Nitrogen Planer – version 6.2

{Tool} NDICEA - Nitrogen Planer – version 6.2. [NDICEA - stikstofplanner.] Creator(s): Burgt, G.J.H.M.. Issuing Organisation(s): LBI - Louis Bolk Institute. (2014)

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Document available online at: http://www.ndicea.nl


NDICEA presents an integrated assessment of the question of nitrogen availability for organic crops. During the growing season, the model compares net available nitrogen from manures, crop residues, green manures, additional fertilisers and the soil, with the crop specific demand on a daily basis. The release of nitrogen from different types of organic matter in the soil is calculated, considering soil type, temperature, rainfall and losses due to leaching and denitrification.
The NDICEA model has been developed, tested and used during more than 15 years by the Louis Bolk Instituut in the Netherlands. The interface is user-friendly, with complex calculations in the background. This offers an easy way to obtain a reliable indication of the nitrogen and organic matter dynamics on a specific farm. Calibrating the model with measured soil mineral N values (if available) will improve accuracy of the calculations.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:A useful tool for understanding nitrogen dynamics in organic rotations
What problem does the tool address?:Understanding of the nitrogen (N) supply and organic matter (C) cycling in arable rotations
What solution does the tool offer?:Insights into nitrogen supply and carbon storage on farm or field basis
Country:Netherlands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Calculation tools
Location:The tools is developed in the Netherlands, but has been calibrated also for Belgium (Flanders), Denmark and England, Denmark and Spain as preset country options. The tool could be adapted to other languages and country conditions.
Theme:Nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, nitrogen, nutrient loss
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, nitrogen, nutrient loss
Agrovoc keywords:
arable farming
crop rotation
nutrient deficiencies
nutrient management
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Related Links:http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=1&ProjectID=19256, https://orgprints.org/29499, https://orgprints.org/28776, https://orgprints.org/4400/, https://orgprints.org/5468/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/31675
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:31675
Deposited On:08 Jun 2017 11:12
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 10:02
Document Language:English, Dutch/Nederlands, Spanish/Español
Additional Publishing Information:The 6.2 beta version is available in Dutch, English and Spanish, other languages could be developed in collaboration.
Additional references
Koopmans, C.J. and J.G. Bokhorst (2002). Nitrogen mineralization in organic farming systems: a large scale test of the NDICEA model. Agronomie 22:855-862
Smith, L.G., Tarsitano, D., Topp, C.F.E., Jones, S.K., Gerrard, C.L., Pearce, B.D., Williams, A.G., Watson, C.A., 2016. Predicting the effect of rotation design on N, P, K balances on organic farms using the NDICEA model. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 31, 471-484.
Swain, E.Y., Almadni, M., Leifert, C., Stockdale, E.A., Cooper, J.M., 2015. NDICEA Calibration and validation on a northern UK soil. Organic Agriculture, 1-14.
Nascimento, A., Mendonça, E., Leite, L., Neves, J., 2011. Calibration of the CENTURY, APSIM and NDICEA models of decomposition and N mineralization of plant residues in the humid tropics. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo 35, 917-928.
Van der Burgt, G., Oomen, G., Habets, A., Rossing, W., 2006. The NDICEA model, a tool to improve nitrogen use efficiency in cropping systems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 74, 275-294.

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