Operational Group

Grassland Nutrient Management

Operational Group

Grassland Nutrient Management

Start Date: 01 June 2015

End Date: 31 May 2018

Location: Germany

Objective:

Due to competition for land and because of legal conditions which serve environment protection, innovations in grassland farming are needed. Nutrient management plays a major role in this. Therefore the aim of this project is to develop innovative, locally adapted management strategies for an optimized nutrient management in grassland of Northern Germany (Schleswig-Holstein). For this purpose, data is collected on the project’s pilot farms under practical conditions. The pilot farms are located in typical grassland areas of the country. The collected data includes information about soil nutrient values, grass growth patterns and sward condition. Exact scientific tests will accompany these surveys.

At the end of the project period, the Operational Group will perform a weak spot analysis in order to develop a tool for decision support for grassland farms.

Lead Partner:

Landwirtschaftskammer SH - Dr. Mathis Müller Grüner Kamp 15-17 DE-24768 Rendsburg 0049 4331-9453300, mmueller@lksh.de

Participating Farmers:

Heiko Reiher

Hans Eggert Rohwer Olaf Oldach

Christof Kirst Henning Gnutzmann Kirsten Wosnitza Ose Jensen Ferdinand Feddersen Lorenz Carstensen Florian Sachau

Research institution and research transfer centers:

University of Kiel, Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung Prof. Dr. F. Taube Hermann-Rodewald-Str. 9, DE-24118 Kiel

University of applied science Kiel, Prof. Dr. Conrad Wiermann Am Kamp 11, DE-24783 Osterrönfeld

Advisory centers:

Agrarberatung Mitte -  Erika Selck Landberatung Mitte - Ute Hebbeln Agrarberatung Nord e.V. Jan Hinnerk Alberti

Funding organisations:
wir fordern den ländlichen Raum, eip-agri

Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Conrad Wiermann, University of applied science Kiel conrad.wiermann@fh-kiel.de

Website:
http://www.eip-agrar-sh.de/en/eip- innovationprojects/

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