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Dutch report Dwarsdiep: the combi-scenario

28 November 2019 - Published by Jens Uvijn

Within the TOPSOIL project, the Waterboard Noorderzijlvest worked together with Waterboard Hunze & Aa’s and the Province of Drenthe to provide the Dutch contribution for the Interreg collaboration. Each of these parties has run individual projects. The TOPSOIL study by Waterboard Noorderzijlvest concentrates on the Dwarsdiep area.

In the TOPSOIL-Dwarsdiep study, investigations focussed mainly on measures with a potential positive effect on both the hydrological and agricultural function of the soil on a field scale.  

The aim was to propose a package of measures on this scale and to investigate how to achieve greater involvement of local stakeholders.

The most effective measure in terms of yield seems to be a combination of deeper rooting and less shorter mowing less often.

The full report is now available in Dutch. An English summary is available as well.