Agricultural Water Management in Brandenburg

  • Katrin Drastig Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB), Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam
  • Annette Prochnow Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB), Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam
  • Michael Baumecker Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Landwirtschaftlich-Gärtnerische Fakultät, Dorfstraße 9, 14974 Thyrow
  • Werner Berg Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB), Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam
  • Reiner Brunsch Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB), Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam

Abstract

The present study explores whether regional water resources can be used more efficiently by Brandenburg’s farming systems. A description of agriculture in Brandenburg today is followed by a systematic analysis of measures to raise the water efficiency. Brandenburg’s agricultural systems are divided into three sections: soil, plant production and livestock farming. Within these sections measures to increase water efficiency are listed and analysed with reference to five objective criteria for raising water use efficiency. In view of the complexity of farming systems in Brandenburg, general measures to raise water use efficiency could not be derived. Site-specific tillage practices and crop patterns adjusted to recent weather conditions may reflect the specific diversity of Brandenburg more efficiently.

How to Cite
Drastig, K., Prochnow, A., Baumecker, M., Berg, W., & Brunsch, R. (1). Agricultural Water Management in Brandenburg. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin, 142(1-2), 119-140. Retrieved from https://www.die-erde.org/index.php/die-erde/article/view/45