Description of long-term field experiments in Europe. Climatic zone: Atlantic

Nr.   Name Started  Farming Information  Soil Quality
Monitoring
Main target
    Netherlands
 1  BASIS  2008

Farming system: arable (INT. Org)
Main crops: mix of arable and vegetable crops
Productivity level: high
Management: Tillage; Organic matter content 

Physical,
Chemical,
Biological

productivity
 2 Soil quality on sandy soils  2001

Farming system: arable (INT. Org)
Main crops: mix of arable and vegetable crops
Productivity level: high
Management: Tillage; Organic matter content 

Physical,
Chemical,
Biological

productivity and nitrate leaching
 3 Soil health on sandy soils  2006

Farming system: arable (CONV. Org)
Main crops: mix of arable and vegetable crops
Productivity level: high
Management: Tillage; Fertilisation; Organic matter content 

Physical,
Chemical,
Biological

soil health
 4 Sustainable soilmanagement fodder crops  2009

Farming system: intensive maize production
Main crops: maize
Productivity level: high
Management: Tillage; Organic matter content 

Physical,
Chemical,
Biological

reduce emissions, nutrients and herbicide use
    Portugal     
 5 VITAQUA  2011

Farming system: permanent crops
Main crops: Rotation
Productivity level: high
Management: Tillage; Organic matter content; Rotation

Physical,
Chemical

reduce pollution
 6 VITICHAR  2013

Farming system: permanent crops
Main crops: Vineyards
Productivity level: high
Management: Organic matter content

Physical,
Chemical

soil organic matter
 7 ESAC  2003

Farming system: modern/mechanised
Main crops: Maize
Productivity level: high
Management: Organic matter content

Chemical

productivity
 8 ESAC  2003

Farming system: traditional modern
Main crops: Vineyards
Productivity level: medium/high
Management: Organic matter content

Physical,
Chemical

test OM sources
 9 ESAC  2003

Farming system: extensive grazing with horses and cows
Main crops: Pastures
Productivity level: low/medium
Management: Pasture improvement; Fertilisation; Grazing intensity

Physical,
Chemical

test OM sources

Project partners can apply for registration by sending an email to: harm.gooren@wur.nl or klaas.oostindie@wur.nl

This project has received funding from:

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the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research & innovation under grant agreement no 63570


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Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. Contract: 15.0170-1