Kristensen, Hanne L.; Kidmose, Ulla; Dresbøll, Dorte Bodin and Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian (2011) Vegetable quality in a conventional and three organic cropping systems. Poster at: First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research, Prague, 18-20 May 2011.
Differences in nutrient availability and methods of pest management may affect crop growth and product quality.
The question is if conventional and organic cropping systems, which differ clearly in strategies for nutrient and pest management, influence the harvest and sensory quality of the products?
Lettuce and onion were grown in a conventional and three organic vegetable cropping systems with different levels of external inputs and use of cover- and inter-crops for nutrient re-cycling and natural pest management in
the period of 2007-2009 (VegQure project). The crop rotation consisted of 8 fields of vegetables and cereals. Onion was grown after a year of oat and iceberg lettuce after winter rye. There were 3 replicates of each
cropping system each year. Sensory analysis of samples of iceberg lettuce was performed as quantitative descriptive
analysis by a trained sensory panel of 10 assessors. A sensory profile of 9 attributes was evaluated on a 15-cm non-structured continuous scale.
Harvest and sensory quality were not affected by the clear differences in nutrient and pest management between the four cropping systems.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Poster|
|Subjects:|| Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions|
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
|Research affiliation:|| Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > VEGQURE - Organic cropping Systems for Vegetable production|
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
|Deposited By:||Kristensen, Ph.D. Hanne L.|
|Deposited On:||04 Nov 2011 15:19|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2012 12:15|
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