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An organic vegetable crop rotation aimed at self-sufficiency in nitrogen

Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian (1999) An organic vegetable crop rotation aimed at self-sufficiency in nitrogen. In: Olesen, J.E.; Eltun, R.; Goulding, M.J.; Jensen, E.S. and Köpke, U. (Eds.) Designing and testing crop rotations for organic farming, DARCOF (1), DARCOF report, no. 1, pp. 133-140.

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The paper describes the organic vegetable crop rotation. The ideas behind the design of the crop rotation, the use of green manures and catch crops, and how information on crop root growth has been used to try to design a crop rotation with a high NUE and minimal N leaching losses. The results from the first years of the rotation, in terms of yield and N uptake of the crops and of the content of inorganic N in the soil are presented.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:vegetables, rotation, nitrogen, catch crops, green manure, Nmin
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF I (1996-2001) > III Development of organic plant production systems
Deposited By: Thorup-Kristensen, Professor Kristian
ID Code:1910
Deposited On:03 Nov 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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