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Reduced tillage and green manures for sustainable cropping systems - Overview of the TILMAN-ORG project

Mäder, Paul (2013) Reduced tillage and green manures for sustainable cropping systems - Overview of the TILMAN-ORG project. Paper at: Organic Producer’s Conference, Birmingham, UK, January 22 - 23. [Completed]

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Reduced tillage and green manures are environmentally friendly practices that increase levels of soil organic matter and biological activity, improve soil stability, and reduce fuel consumption and may mitigate the climate impact of crop production. The avoidance of deep ploughing is successfully practiced as no-tillage agriculture in conventional farming systems. However, these no-tillage systems rely on herbicides for weed control and mineral fertilisers for plant nutrients. As these inputs are banned in organic farming the TILMAN-ORG project focuses on efficient weed management strategies and improvement of nutrient management. Because there is little information on greenhouse gas emissions under reduced tillage in organic farming, greenhouse gas flux studies will shed more light on this challenging issue.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Bodenwissenschaften, reduzierte Bodenbearbeitung, TILMAN-ORG, Bodenfruchtbarkeit, Klima
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > TILMAN-ORG
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/soil-sciences.html, http://www.tilman-org.net/
Deposited By: Mäder, Paul
ID Code:22471
Deposited On:19 Mar 2013 19:59
Last Modified:21 Mar 2013 08:14
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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