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Indicator: Agricultural nitrogen surplus

A graph shows the agricultural nitrogen surpluses for individual years and as rolling 5-year means between 1990 and 2017. The 5-year-mean nitrogen surpluses in kilogrammes per hectare dropped from 111 to 94.

The five-year average of nitrogen surplus per hectare of utilized agricultural land has decreased by 15 % since 1993.The Federal Government aims to reduce the average nitrogen surplus of the years 2028 to 2032 to 70 kilogrammes per year.Efforts must be considerably intensified to reach this target. read more


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