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|
|Deposited On:||28 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||15 Sep 2011 08:21|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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