DEPARTMENT OF FIELD CROPS AND GRASSLAND HUSBANDRY

We are a research intensive department dedicated to teaching, research and service related to plant production and grasslands. We conduct fundamental and applied research at multiple scales to ensure the sustainable and efficient management of arable and grassland systems. The department also offers undergraduate and graduate programs that will train tomorrow’s agronomists.

Research and studies:
• Long term impacts of different land use systems – conventional versus organic farming
• Nutrient cycling in field and grassland systems
• Effects of biochar application to soils and plant productivity,
• Liquid manure (slurry), sewage sludge and biomass ash to fertilize grassland and arable land to measure their impacts on yield quality and the environment
• Food, feed and energy crops cultivation, environmental impact of agro technologies, yield quality
• Green manure crops in conventional and organic farming systems, regulating humus status, nutrient balance in soil
• Internet based Decision Support System for plant protection
• Agricultural advisory systems and delivery of scientific knowledge

 

Contact: evelin.loit@emu.ee
                Phone: +372 731 3502

Address: Estonian University of Life Sciences
                  Kreutzwaldi 1
                  51014 Tartu
                  Estonia