In the pilot lots of task 3.7 will be tested good agronomic techniques for reducing nitrate leaking risk , such as: i) for fruits, use of ‘cover crops’ (and green manure) and / or localized grassing in the inter-row (combined with organic matrices on the row), in comparison with mechanical processing; ii) for vegetables, comparison between different types , doses and application times of fertilizers (mineral / organic). Nitrogen content will be monitored at various depths and times.
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Nitrogen is fundamental to all living things, but nitrates in groundwater represent a serious health and environmental risk. Where do nitrates in groundwater come from and what is the role of a responsible agriculture to reduce contamination, starting from the...
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