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Ruben Dec 02, 2019 04:08 PM

I am interested in obtaining information about total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium fertilizer (kg/ha) in the rice fields of the Ebro Delta. I have seen the the eps file called "Total nitrogen application to agricultural soil and river nitrate concentration" in the following link[…]/total-nitrogen-application-to-agricultural

However, I would like to know whether there is any information with greater resolution for the Ebro Delta or any other location, as well as whether that information is also available for phosphorus and potassium.

Thank you very much in advance
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EEA Dec 09, 2019 02:48 PM
Dear Ruben,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

We noticed you are referring to the EEA map published in 2012:[…]/total-nitrogen-application-to-agricultural. This map focuses on nitrogen only and is a modelled representation of national data. It was produced by the Joint Research Centre, which we would suggest you to contact for obtaining the data behind it. Please see:[…]/joint-research-centre_en .

Generally European data sets do not provide data points for specific geographic areas, such as the Ebro delta. That is because they are generally compiled at the level of countries or large administrative regions. However, you may find information on the gross nitrogen balance or nitrogen balance by country within the EEA indicator SEBI 019:[…]/assessment .

The EEA uses data from Eurostat that are located at[…]set=aei_pr_gnb&lang=en. At that particular link, you can also find the gross nutrient balance by EU country for nitrogen and phosphorus. Eurostat possess many other datasets on the subject such as:

- Pollution by phosphorus :[…]of_pollution_by_phosphorus.
- Mineral fertiliser consumption (nitrogen and phosphorus fertilisers):[…]eral_fertiliser_consumption
- Fertiliser consumption and nutrient balance:[…]_statistics&oldid=67144

Furthermore, the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) offers a map of potassium concentrations in soil at European scale, please see:
(as well as other soil chemical properties[…]le-based-lucas-topsoil-data). These maps are based on LUCAS topsoil data (which are compiled from point samples across Europe).

We hope that you may find this information useful.

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