INTRODUCTION OF LEGUMES IN CONVENTIONAL FARM CROP ROTATION
Potential benefits of legumes in conventional crop rotation:
- Reduced N2O emissions from soil reported in agriculture sector because of avoided mineral fertilizer application and gradual nitrogen input by symbiotic organisms
- Increased carbon input with plants ensuring increased soil carbon stock
The LIFE OrgBalt project aims to implement a wide range of innovative organic soil management measures to demonstrate how these areas can be managed sustainably, taking into account economic, social and climate aspects. 16 project demonstration sites have been established in Latvia and Finland. LIFE OrgBalt studies greenhouse gas emissions from managed organic soils – In total 51 sites are measured – they include all project demonstration sites and reference sites.