In order to determine which biobased fertilising products can replace the regular mineral (chemical) fertilisers in the future, the effects of high-quality biobased fertilisers on soil, water quality and crops will be investigated and monitored among land users. Wageningen University (WUR) is primarily responsible for this element.
We started with ten pilot participants in 2018. In 2019 and 2020 ths number expanded. Wageningen University will also determine the nitrogen replacement value of biobased fertiliser in field trials on their own research farms. In addition, we will set up demo fields for some of the participants. These will be monitored by the WUR. The other participants do not participate in quantitative scientific research, but these land users gain practical experience with the use of high-quality fertilisers and can compare this with their experiences with chemical fertiliser.
At the end of the project, Wageningen University produces a synthesis report containing an environmental and safety analysis and protocol. This report also contains the results of the field and demo trials and three technical dossiers for the JRC (Joint Research Centre) of the European Union.
You can find the design of the research here.