Integrated Nutrient Management


This course will give you insight into the roles of research, consultancy and legislation in the integrated nutrient management in Denmark and how they contributed to reduce the impact of agriculture on the water environment.

You will be challenged to grasp complex issues dealing, not only with natural science, technology, and economics, but also their relationship to society. A series of environmental legislation called the Water Environment Plan (WEP) is used as a teaching tool to illustrate complex issues such as these. The WEP deals, among other things, with the leaching of nutrients from agricultural fields into the water environment. All important aspects of the WEP related to the course will be explored. You will meet people who are associated with the WEP in different ways. Also, a number of study excursions will be arranged so that you can visit the experimental fields and the places where the WEP is implemented in practice. The basic idea of the course is to give you the opportunity to think about and learn how theories are applied to practice. This course is a link between theory and practice. 

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