The site is used for grass production and located in the municipality of Ruukki, Northern Ostrobothnia. The expected impact will be on water regulation to limit subsidence, nutrient leaching, acidity leaching (acid sulfate soils), and greenhouse gas emissions from organic soils, which are common in the boreal region.
WATERAGRI solutions applied at the case study location:
- Controlled drainage used to test its’ impacts on crops, hydrology, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions from shallow peatland use in grass cultivation.
- Physical modelling using the DRAINMOD 6.0 open-access software.
- Tracers and bio-based nutrient-collecting membranes
Partners involved: Leader: OULU, Participant: BOKU, VTT, and OULU