Field Storage Leaching

Applies to: Storage I

Description:

This indicator refers to the leaching of nutrients from crop residues stored in the fields and their impact on the nearby water bodies where they may cause eutrophication.

Questions:

Are crop residues covered?

How are crop residues stored in the fields?

Rating:

Fully covered

Distributed over the field

Partially distributed and partially stored at one place in the field

Stored at one place in the field

Sources of information:

PCC. 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Japan: IGES; 2006.