Full project title: Interactive Soil Quality Assesment in Europe and China for Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Resilience
Project website address: www.isqaper-project.eu
Information website address: www.isqaper-is.eu
The project has received funding from
European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
EU Call Identifier: H2020-SFS-04-2014 Soil quality and function
Grant agreement: 635750
Project Officer: Antonio Pérez-Rendón
Ministry of Science and Technology
Grant no. 2016YFE011270
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Grant no. 16146KYSB20150001
Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.
Project coordinator: Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management Group
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Carbon and nutrient management practices are used to increase nutrient availability for crops, increase soil organic matter, improve soil structure, provide protection to the soil from wind and water erosion, reduce evaporation and suppress weeds. They address the soil threats of poor soil structure and poor water holding capacity, erosion and soil organic matter decline.
SQAPP includes 53 examples of the world-wide use of the following soil managment practices.
- Liquid manure or slurry
- Animal manure
- Inorganic fertilizers
- Green manure
- Leguminous crops
- Retaining crop residues
- In situ composting
- Mulching with pruning materials
- Straw mulching