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Integrated Nutrient Management

Integrated Nutrient Management

This course will give you insight into the roles of research, consultancy and legislation in the integrated nutrient management in Denmark and how they contributed to reduce the impact of agriculture on the water environment

You will be challenged to grasp complex issues dealing, not only with natural science, technology, and economics, but also their relationship to society. A series of environmental legislation called the Water Environment Plan (WEP) is used as a teaching tool to illustrate complex issues such as these. The WEP deals, among other things, with the leaching of nutrients from agricultural fields into the water environment. All important aspects of the WEP related to the course will be explored. You will meet people who are associated with the WEP in different ways. Also, a number of study excursions will be arranged so that you can visit the experimental fields and the places where the WEP is implemented in practice. The basic idea of the course is to give you the opportunity to think about and learn how theories are applied to practice. This course is a link between theory and practice. 


This course is hosted by Aarhus University (Department of Agroecology, AU-Viborg, DK-8830 Tjele, including the https://land-craft.dk/ and https://sustainscapes.org/ research centres) and will be based at Innovest DK-6900 Skjern, where accommodation is arranged in close collaboration with the partners in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and Hokkaido University.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue

Students are taught intensively for 6 days, 12-14 hours per day using a mixture of lectures and theoretical as well as practical exercises. We expect preparation prior to the course. Participating all six days is mandatory.  

Students must hand in an exam report 4 weeks after the course. The report is handed in online.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A relevant bachelor's degree within Science and Technology.  

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge in agrobiology and agricultural production systems.  


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


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