Optimisation of nutrient budget in agriculture

01 September 2022 → 31 August 2026
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental technologies
Other information
Project description

A new nutrient management platform for farmers, regional authorities and advisers will assist them to systematically optimise nutrient management across different agricultural production systems and regions in the EU. Designed by the EU-funded NutriBudget project, the Nutriplatform is a decision-support tool. It will be tested and used by at least 40 000 farmers across Europe. Firstly, the development of the Nutriplatform will be based on the algorithms of two advanced, newly developed, holistic Nutrimodels. These will quantify the impact of agronomic mitigation measures to optimise nutrient budget and flow across scales and by looking at various agronomic and environmental targets. This will result in the reduction of pollution.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University is the coordinator of the NUTRIBUDGET project, and as such deals with all administrative aspects. Furthermore, it is the leader of WP1 that aims to develop the Mitigation Measures Catalogue of at least 50 of the best region-specific practices. Finally, in WP4 Ghent University leads Atlantic pilot region where four agronomic mitigation measures will be experimentally tested for their performance to close the nutrient cycle.
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