Towards to farms with zero carbon-waste-and water footprint – Part I

  • 1 Angel Kanchev” University of Ruse
  • 2 Aberon” OOD
  • 3 Benaki Phytopatological Institute
  • 4 “Angel Kanchev” University of Ruse


Agriculture is responsible for large part of the land use and the agricultural productivity increases significantly during the last decades. Important past is the mechanization which leads to a dramatic rise of labour productivity. Improved production techniques, intensive use of fertilizers and pesticides and progress of plant breeding helped to increase the yields. However, excesses use of these inputs has resulted in a variety of problems, such as eutrophication and toxicity. Agricultural production is the main source of several major emissions. Examples are ammonia (NO3). More than 90% comes from agricultural sectors, methane (CH4) and nitrate (NO3-). For these reasons, the study of the agricultural production systems (APS) and their influence on the environment is a major priority. Particularly apple
and apple juice production company was study to find the optimum solution for reduction of carbon emission.



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