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Crop agronomy in organic agriculture

von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, P. and Kristiansen, P. (2006) Crop agronomy in organic agriculture. In: Kristiansen, P.; Taji, A. and Reganold, J. (Eds.) Organic Agriculture: a Global Perspective. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, pp. 53-82.

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Organic crop husbandry is based on practices outlined in the various organic standards that have been developed and documented in many countries. The most widely recognised organic standards are those published by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM 2002). Organic farming methods emphasise the use of internal on-farm inputs rather than externally sourced inputs to achieve essential soil fertility, nutrient management and plant protection goals. Self-regulation within an agroecosystem, multi-year management cycles and a focus on prevention rather than reaction, are key principles in organic farming that underpin organic plant production.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:organic; cover crop; green manure; rotation; legume; weed; biodiversity; landscape; inter-cropping; review
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Australia > University of New England
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Organic Farming and Cropping
Deposited By: Kristiansen, Dr Paul Erik
ID Code:14041
Deposited On:28 Aug 2008
Last Modified:15 Sep 2011 08:21
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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