Sustainable nitrogen management and Nitrate Directive

30 - 31 March 2005, Pulawy, Poland

 

Programme

 

15-th meeting of the representatives of agrochemical laboratories from Central and Eastern European Countries

 

 

The meeting was attended by the representatives of Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia. Main objectives of the meeting were:

  • exchange of information on organization and activities of the agrochemical services responsible for agrochemical protection of agricultural land

  • develop the common quantitative approach to nitrate content in soil and water as a measure of sustainable nutrient management

  • exchange of information on the present state and future of the Nitrate Directive introduction in co-operating countries.

All the meeting participants were provided with copies of the Journal Nawozy i Nawożenie-Fertilizers and Fertilization 2005 (1): pp.193, including the papers delivered before the meeting. Altogether 18 papers have been published in two official languages of the meeting-German and English. The participants were also provided with CD discs containing the presentations made in course of the meeting sessions.
The most important date concerning nitrogen management and the introduction of the nitrate directive are presented in table 1.
 

Table 1. Basic information concerning nitrogen management in the collaborating countries.

Country

Animal units/ha

Mineral fertilizer kg N/ha

Nitrogen surplus kg N/ha

Open water monitoring

Underground water monitoring

% area in vulnerable zones

Availability of code  of good agricultural practice

Czech Republic

0,42

72

11

+

+

42

+

Germany

0,85

110

110

+

+

50

+

Hungary

0,20

50

negative

+

+

50

+

Latvia

No data

44

no data

+

+

15

+

Lithuania

No data

50

no data

+

+

10

+

Poland

0,40

60

40

+

+

3

+

Slovak Republic

0,37

70

0

+

+

60

+

Slovenia

0,90

90

100

+

+

no data

+


All the participants highly appreciate the topic and organization of the meeting and the possibility to enjoy the stay at the Institute in Puławy and to admire the beautiful landscape of National Roztocze Park and the old Historical town Zamosc in Eastern part of Poland.
All collaborating countries declared the readiness to participate in the next MOEL meeting, which will be held in April/May 2006 in Slovenia. The provisional themes of the meeting of the meeting are:

  • the present state of introduction the cross-compliance principle and Nitrate Directive in EU countries

  • development of fertilizer recommendations schemes in central-eastern EU countries.

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