E3S Web Conf.
Volume 132, 2019XXII International Scientific Conference POLSITA 2019 “Progress of mechanical engineering supported by information technology”
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Earth and Environmental sciences|
|Published online||22 November 2019|
Environmental impact of potato cultivation on plantations covering areas of various sizes
Department of Production Engineering, Logistics and Applied Computer Science, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Cracow, Poland
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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. 126.96.36.199. It was, for instance, found that the cultivation of potatoes on smaller plantations affects the natural environment more adversely.
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