3.F - Field burning of agricultural residues

Last updated on 09 Oct 2018 06:49 (cf. Authors)

NFR-Code Name of Category Method AD EF Key Category 1
3.F Field burning of agricultural residues - - - -

Country specifics

Already since 1990, the first year of the emission reporting time series, the burning of crop residues was banned by law in Germany.

Only in specific, exceptional situations (e. g. infestation by insects) permissions can be issued on municipal level.

Inquiries with several district administration offices revealed that such exceptional permissions mostly do concern forest areas rather than agricultural areas, and that there are no official statistics on those exceptions.
Due to the restrictions in legislation and the information gathered from the district administration offices it is assumed that burning of agricultural areas is occurring extremely seldom and that the pertinent emissions can be neglected. For more details see Haenel et al. (2018) [1].


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