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Fitting legumes into an established farming system

Stoddard, Fred; Nykänen, Arja and Lizarazo, Clara (2010) Fitting legumes into an established farming system. Lecture at: 5th International food legumes research conference (IFLRC V) & 7th European conference on grain legumes (AEP VII), Antalya, April 26-30, 2010.

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Summary

Legume crops are an important part of healthy crop rotations. They offer more than just the harvested part: residual N, healthy soil, broken cereal disease cycles, ecological services. In 10 years 10 % of the arable land of Europe could be under legumes to meet our needs for livestock feed.
Increased production of legumes will: Provide local feed, reduce international nitrogen imports and other "feed miles". Contribute biologically fixed nitrogen to energy crops as well as mainstream crops. Increase yield and quality of following crops. Add diversity to farm income streams.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Lecture
Keywords:legumes, benefits
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:17778
Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 06:04
Last Modified:24 Sep 2010 06:04
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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