Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/87742
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Aplinkos inžinerija / Environmental engineering (T004)
Author(s): Andersen, Hans Estrup;Blicher-Mathiesen, Gitte;Bechmann, Marianne;Povilaitis, Arvydas;Iital, Arvo;Lagzdins, Ainis;Kyllmar, Katarina
Title: Reprint of “Mitigating diffuse nitrogen losses in the Nordic-Baltic countries”
Is part of: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Amsterdam : Elsevier, Vol. 198 (2014)
Extent: p. 127-134
Date: 2014
Keywords: Nitrogen;Baltic region;Monitoring;Mitigation measures
Abstract: Concerns over deteriorating water quality in both freshwater and marine waters have initiated efforts to control diffuse nitrogen (N) losses in all Nordic-Baltic countries. The national strategies for combating diffuse nitrogen losses including selection of mitigation measures, areal extent of measures and incentives for farmers to use the measures differ between the Nordic-Baltic countries. Effects of legislation and other incentives to change agricultural practices and hence to reduce N losses from agriculture are first observed by monitoring close to the source of these losses. Consequently, all Nordic-Baltic countries have set up monitoring programmes including small agriculturally dominated catchments where inputs, outputs and loss of N are followed closely at plot, field and/or catchment scale. We explore the connection between political decisions and regulations, provide an overview of measures and incentives used in the Nordic-Baltic countries, and assess the effect of the measures based on data from national monitoring programmes
Internet: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.05.023
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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