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Evaluation of the measure "Environmentally friendly slurry application"

Project Leader
Amon Barbara, BOKU Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Landwirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria.
Contact person: DI Alfred Pöllinger;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Hörtenhuber Stefan, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Division of Agricultural Engineering
Division of Livestock Sciences
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Stubenbastei 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
Environmentally friendly slurry application is financially supported via the Austrian "ÖPUL" programme. The aim of the project was to find out which percentage of slurry was applied with low emission techniques. A cooperation between BOKU and LFZ Raumberg-Gumpenstein surveyed Austrian machinery rings. 8.69 % of Austrian slurries were applied with low emission techniques in 2009 and received a financial incentive of 1 EURO per m3 of slurry. The low emission application reduced ammonia emissions by 649 779 kg N and CO2 emissions by 4 841.78 t CO2. As the potential for low emission application is by far not fully exploited, it is strongly recommended to continue the financial support of low emission application.
agronomy; cereal production, cereals; crop husbandry; agricultural ecology; organic farming; Plant nutrition and plant fertilization; agricultural machines and equipment; organic farming; agricultural economics; agricultural policy; agricultural machines and equipment; agricultural ecology; environmental protection; Sustainable development, sustainable economics;
ammonia emission; Low emission slurry application techniques; emission inventory; greenhouse gases; National Emission Ceilings;
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