Farm gate nutrient budgets in organic agriculture
The RELACS project partners issued practical guidelines informing farmers about assessing the main nutrient flows in and out of their farm with a dedicated Excel tool. The tool reveals whether farms have a nutrient surplus or deficit. Based on the results, farmers are enabled to adjust their nutrient flows to achieve a balanced nutrient budget.
Publishing partners are the University of Hohenheim, the University of Copenhagen, the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM Organics Europe. Practice abstracts contain practical guidelines for different actors of the food and farming system to solve a given problem, in this case farmers.
RELACS seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems.
Scheme for calculating a farm gate nutrient budget
‘Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems’ (RELACS) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773431.