Seuri, P. (2008) Nitrogen utilization in integrated crop and animal production. In: Cultivating the future based on science : volume 1 organic crop production, International Society of Organic Agriculture Research, pp. 142-145.
The principles of organic production are based on integration between crop and animal production and self-regulated nutrient intensity. A comparison between specialized dairy and crop farm models and an integrated dairy and crop farm model showed 24 % higher total production per area and higher nitrogen utilization in the integrated system. The main factors were more efficient nutrient circulation, better utilization of legume crops and low intensity of nitrogen on non-legume crops.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||nitrogen utilization, nutrient circulation, integrated production|
|Subjects:|| Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions|
Animal husbandry > Production systems
|Research affiliation:||Finland > MTT Agrifood Research|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||07 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:37|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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