Environmental Impacts of Crop Production

The use of fertilisers and plant protection products helps to safeguard or improve yields and product quality but may have a negative impact on the environment. Tillage affects not only soil quality, but also erosion and nutrient leaching. Because measures taken in one crop affect the subsequent crops, it is crucial to consider all measures in light of the cropping system as a whole and to correlate the environmental impacts with product volume and quality. Adapted plant protection strategies, for example, can significantly lower the impact on the environment.