Int J Life Cycle Assess (2017) 22:1339–1353 DOI 10.1007/s11367-016-1247-x LAND USE IN LCA Applying soil quality indicators in the context of life cycle assessment in a Finnish case study 1 1 Katri Joensuu & Merja Saarinen Received: 30 October 2015 /Accepted: 29 November 2016 /Published online: 10 December 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract Moreover, the reliability of the compaction model Purpose In this paper, we present a case study of soil quality COMPSOIL was questioned, as its performance has not been assessments for Finnish arable crop production. The aim was validated in Finnish conditions. to assess the applicability of three soil quality indicators by Conclusions The erosion and SOM models were found to testing available assessment models and data in the context of be suitable for use in LCAs. However, the model for the a life cycle assessment (LCA). The indicators were erosion, assessment of compaction was considered too difficult to soil organic matter (SOM) and compaction, which are crucial use. Furthermore, the compaction model results need to effects of soil cultivation in Finland, strongly affecting the be validated with field measurements to be considered cultivation fitness of soil especially in the long run. reliable in Finnish conditions.
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Published: Dec 10, 2016
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