Title: Assessing the Impact of Cross Compliance Measures on Nitrogen Fluxes from European Farmlands with DNDC-EUROPE
Authors: LEIP AdrianORLANDINI LorenzoFOLLADOR Marco
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION vol. 159 no. 11 p. 3233-3242
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC67339
ISSN: 0269-7491
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749111000479
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.01.025
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We investigated the effects of the agricultural Cross Compliance measures for European cultivated lands, focusing on nitrogen (N) fluxes from corn fields. Four scenarios have been designed according to some conservation farming practices, namely no-till, max manure, catch crop and N splitting. Results indicated that (1) in the no-till scenario the N(2)O fluxes are decreased during the first simulated years, with a return to default fluxes in following years; no-till particularly decreased N(2)O emission in the dryer and colder simulation spatial units (HSMUs); (2) the no-till and the N splitting scenarios slightly increased the N surplus because of a decrease in plant uptake; (3) introducing a rotation with alfalfa decreased the N leaching in the corn crops following the catch crops; and (4) the application of fertilizer and manure during the cold and wet seasons led to an increase of N leaching.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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