Environmental impact of potato cultivation on plantations covering areas of various sizes

Zbigniew Kowalczyk

Abstract

The paper contains a comparative analysis of technologies used for potato production on plantations covering areas of various sizes in the context of their impact on the natural environment. The research was conducted for potato plantations in the south of Poland. For its purposes, the "cradle-to-gate" approach was adopted. The type of technological practices applied were taken into account, as well as machines used, duration of their operation, number of seed potatoes, fertilisers, pesticides, used fuel and water. The final results were referred to the area of cultivation (1 ha). In order to determine the environmental correlations of all the inputs and outputs included in the LCA research and estimate their impact on the environment, the SimaPro application was used, ver. 8.1.0.60. It was, for instance, found that the cultivation of potatoes on smaller plantations affects the natural environment more adversely.
Author Zbigniew Kowalczyk (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Zbigniew Kowalczyk,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
Journal seriesE3S Web of Conferences, [Environment, energy and earth sciences web of conferences], ISSN 2267-1242, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol132
Pages1-7
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number02002
ConferenceXXII International Scientific Conference POLSITA 2019 “Progress of mechanical engineering supported by information technology” , 19-11-2019 - 20-11-2019, Czajowice, Polska
DOIDOI:10.1051/e3sconf/201913202002
URL https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2019/58/e3sconf_polsita2019_02002.pdf
Languageen angielski
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