sampling areas identification and characterization
Monitoring of nitrate concentrations in the groundwater will be carried out on specific areas and pilot farms, identified in Task 3.1. In fact, maps will be developed to identify the ‘critical’ areas on which to carry out the biomolecular study of groundwater (Task 3.3). Sampling sites will then be identified and specific ‘pilot farms’ and crops (representative of the reference areas) will be selected. Furthermore, the production systems will be characterized from an agronomic point of view (crops, wells, soil, agro-technical).
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New NZV designation in Puglia: what’s the situation?
The designation of NVZ has undergone several evolutions over the years, thanks to the new scientific tools available: let's discover together the situation in Puglia today! The first designation of the NVZ by the Puglia Region dates back to 2005: in response to...
Report: what’s a Nitrate Vulnerability Zone and what do you need to know about it?
Agricultural pollution by nitrates represent a great risk for the groundwater safety; for this reason the European Community has issued a series of rules that regulate the so-called Nitrate Vulnerability Zones. Find out what a Nitrate Vulnerability Zone is and how the...
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Wha’ts a Nitrogen Vulnerability Zone? Here’s what you need to know! (italian)
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