The Integrated Control System for the Management of Fertilizers and Manures in Agricultural Soils (SCIGFAS) is a tool that warns and informs the pasture’s farmer or owner about the saturation level of organic nutrients in agricultural soils according to their edaphological characteristics, type of plot, location and use type, in order to optimise fertilization according to the necessary requirements. It is an instrument that will make it possible to dose and prevent abuse in the land’s fertilization of land, both through organic and chemical fertilizers. Together with the effect of reducing the soil fertilizer load and the leachate to water bodies, it will contribute to reduce GHG emissions and reduce the carbon footprint of the region’s agricultural activity. In concrete quantitative terms, we expect to achieve the following results through the use of SCIGFAS in pilot plots:
- An average 30% reduction in the use of fertilizers and manures for each potato, cereal and horticultural plot.
- An average 50% reduction in the use of fertilizers per for plot for pasture and grassland (liquid fertilizers of animal origin).
- 60% reduction of greenhouse gases due to a lower application of manures, purines and nitrogenous fertilizers on the soil.
To these we should add the economic saving that it would mean for the region’s farmers and which would avoid pernicious effects in soils and wells due to excess of nutrients.
INTEGRATED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FERTILIZERS AND MANURES IN AGRICULTURAL SOILS