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NASCA (Novel Agricultural System Connected to Albin)

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Project information

Project status

In progress


Jens Ekengren

Research subject

Most contemporary farming has biological drawback, mostly caused by the monocultures used. Problems include soil degradation and loss of biodiversity, above and below ground level, as well as in the surrounding areas. Within the NASCA project, we aim to suggest a new comprehensive agricultural system and study the changes on quality and quantity of produce and on the surroundings. Quality is measured both by physical and chemical methods, but also with sensoric methods. Agricultural methods studied include Controlled Traffic Farming, extended boundaries, alley farming with agroforestry, using cover crops and lightweight machines.