Environmental Benefits of Improved Water and Nitrogen Management in Irrigated Sugar Cane: A Combined Crop Modelling and Life Cycle Assessment Approach

@inproceedings{Laan2015EnvironmentalBO,
  title={Environmental Benefits of Improved Water and Nitrogen Management in Irrigated Sugar Cane: A Combined Crop Modelling and Life Cycle Assessment Approach},
  author={Mark J. van der Laan and Ashiel. Jumman and Sylvain Perret},
  year={2015}
}
The application of irrigation water and nitrogen (N) fertilizer in excess of crop demand reduces profitability and has multiple detrimental impacts on the environment. N dynamics in agroecosystems are extremely complex, and mechanistic crop models are most often required to quantify the impact of improved management practices on reducing fertilizer N losses. In this study, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology and mechanistic modelling was used to quantify the environmental benefits of… CONTINUE READING
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