Rational fertisation


Prediction of the nitrogen soil mineralization potential using anaerobic incubation (T. Cugnon)

The amount of nitrogen which could be provided by the soil mineralization is quite difficult to estimate, due to the heterogeneity of the soils and the environmental factors. This project aims to validate a better way of prediction based on anaerobic incubation of a diversity of Walloon soils. We are monitoring the real mineralization on different kinds of soils and crops to correlate it with our prediction. The final objective is also to predict this potential by using near infrared spectroscopy.

Collaborations: ELIA-Nitrawal, Laboratoires du réseau Requasud.