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By J.D. van Mansvelt

This paintings is an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, widely-calibrated record for ecu sustainable panorama administration, that's meant to serve either as an analytical instrument of reference in addition to a layout software for neighborhood, neighborhood and eu coverage making on sustainable developments.

The software has been built out of a multidisciplinary learn in european international locations which was once designed to determine what will be the total specifications for a sustainable administration of the panorama of rural parts. may those conditions be introduced jointly in a entire procedure with adequate consistency to conform with the idea that the panorama is an entity, which could be controlled for that reason? Cooperation of the medical specialists with these occupied with the sensible aspect, and alternating plenary reporting with subgroup visits to farms within the rural landscapes of the members' international locations, allowed for the advance of a few really interdisciplinary teamwork. natural agriculture has been integrated to determine how natural agriculture contributes to the agricultural landscape.

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Moreover, problems inherent to a non-sustainable management of the parameters and criteria are described. Indications are given on how to assess such problems. In order to increase the system's practical use, the techniques proposed for the assessment of the mentioned parameters and criteria are often of a qualitative and visual nature. Only when Indispensable, more expensive and complicated, quantitative measures like (bio)-chemlcal or (bio)-physical analyses are indicated. If possible and relevant, for each of the parameters with respect to environment and ecology a desired range is suggested necessary to make sure they warrant that the goals of sustainable management of the rural landscapes are reached.

Besides the C/N ratio, also the aerobic microbe content and moisture have to be considered. g. bought-in types of feed-stuff, manure, etc. This means that the quantity of manure at organic farms is limited by the organic farming standards. Considering the capacity of the soil to uptake manure, the allowed manure quantities are based on a permitted stocking rate of an average of 2 cattle units/ha. 7 dung unit. One dung unit contains 80 kg N and 70 kg P2O5. Therefore, the maximum amount of the nutrients, which can be purchased from outside the farm is 112 kg N/ha and 98 kg PzOg/ha (Fragstein, 1996; IFOAM, 1996; SKAL, 1997).

Should match the local soil formation rate. It is guessed that some 1 t/ha/year in temperate climate and 2 t/ha/year in the tropics are the maximal acceptable amounts of top-soil-loss. 47 The a-biotic and biotic realm: Environment Problem(s) of soil erosion Soil erosion is one of the most burning environmental issues. During last 40 years, nearly one-third of the world's arable land has been lost by erosion and continues to be lost at the rate of more than 10 million hectares per year. Eroded soils have lower yields, lower fertility and reduced infiltration rates and water-holding capacity.

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