MISSION

The agriculture of the future will require efficient crop production systems capable of maintaining high production levels, high crop quality and high use efficiency of inputs with minimal impact on the environment. The research developed from the consortium AGRISOST aims to provide adequate and innovative technology to achieve these goals.

ABOUT US

The consortium is composed of seven research groups belonging to different public institutions, two laboratories of the Laboratory and Infrastructure Network of The Community of Madrid, seven industries from the fertilizers, seeds and food sectors, five associated research groups and three farmers associations.

WHAT WE DO

Through field experiments, we reproduce different management systems, agricultural techniques and pollution exposure to crops. The results allow us to understand better the processes occurring in the soil-plant -atmosphere system. Using these results we develop models of plant production and GHG emissions to create different future scenarios and propose mitigation techniques.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

Improve agricultural productivity and quality in a sustainable manner.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

To improve the sustainability of irrigated systems by optimizing nitrogen (N) fertilization and water supply

To improve the sustainability of soft and durum wheat crops by adaptation to low levels of N.

To employ cover crops (CC) to improve sustainability of farming systems.

To improve soil quality and agricultural production via the application of conservation agriculture techniques.

Risk analysis of production losses and crop quality due to the ozone.

Calibration and improved simulation tools (DSSAT, DEHESA, DNDC, DAYCENT) to assess and thereby enhance Mediterranean agricultural systems.

Transfer of technical and scientific results to the agricultural sector.