Type of document: Brochure
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Language of document: English
Title in English: Special Soil Fertility measures (Summary)
Abstract / summary in English:
The Ministries of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), and Spatial Planning, Housing and the Environment (VROM) are developing policy to encourage sustainable use of the soil (2003 Soil Policy Document). In addition to the general trend towards sustainable soil management, manure policy in particular plays an important role in practical soil management. Manure policy since January 2006 has hindered the use of animal manure and compost and further restricted inputs of nitrogen and phosphate. The tightening of the legislation will necessitate ever more conscious strategic decisions, and make optimum soil management increasingly important in both organic and conventional agriculture.
Organic farms have a great deal of experience in sustainable management of soil fertility. Pioneers in the organic sector can provide the seedbed for their colleagues in conventional agriculture.