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Nutrient balance and fertilizer use efficiency in swedish vineyards

Mårtensson, A.


The number of vineyards in Sweden is increasing, but vineyards may have a negative environmental impact, resulting in further eutrophication of surface waters. In this study, the nutrient balance was calculated for four vineyards in southern Sweden. Comparisons of the results with nutrient deficits/surpluses under comparable land uses (arable, pasture) revealed only minor surpluses from the vineyards. Therefore, current fertilization strategies for Swedish vineyards do not appear to raise environmental concerns concerning eutrophication risk.


Cold climate wine; Eutrophication

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International Journal of Wine Research
2020, Volume: 12, pages: 17-21
Publisher: Dove Medical Press Ltd

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    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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